Pros: ample vacation and holiday time, discounts to sporting events and at the bookstore.
Cons: "compassionate fascism", no reproductive health services covered by health care except for child birth, trapped audience at dining establishments on campus (stadium/airport pricing for fast food)
The university is a very pleseant place to work. One should be aware of th shortcomings, you will not be paid similar wages to private sector positions requiring similar skill levels, you will not have the opportunity of advancement you would in the private sector and you will be subject the the Universities moralistic philosophies in terms of benefits – more... and vacations.
The non-monetary benefits out way almost any shortcomings. Flexibility is fantastic in most departments. There are no less than 14 paid holidays that correspond to US federally recognized holidays and the Catholic celebrations. Employees start with 2 weeks of vacation in addition to that.
After you are vested in retirement and can take full advantage of the dependent education benefits, it is VERY hard to leave the University. – less