Department managers are mostly really good people to work with. It's when you go above them to Human Resources when you lose any real human contact. People recently hired have been lied to about wages, and raises. There is no feeling of anything more than a number. It almost feels as if H. R. would prefer to replace everyone with minimum wage temporaries. It used to be a very personable place, the new regime has changed that.
It starts above minimum wage.
22 months for first raise, 10 months for benefits.