Pros: independance, trust, flexibility
Cons: no visible advancement opportunity, %1-4 raise per year, zero cost of living adjustments
I have worked here for quite awhile and from the effort and time that I have put into this company professionally and personally, I have received virtually zero recognition or compensation for my efforts. Personal projects I have done to benefit the team have been swept under the rug or even acknowledged and credited to others in as much as authorships of documents being changed to someone else's name and then refusal to acknowledge my efforts in evaluations. My compensation has increased by less than $3/hr in the five years I have been there. We have received zero cost of living adjustments and the largest raise I have received was when the company increased their starting salary. New employees started at the exact same wage as those who have been with the company for 5-7 years and zero adjustments were made to compensate for the difference so, basically, after 5 years, I jumped right up to starting salary. Aside from those parts, the work is fun, the people are nice, and the pace is exciting.