Almost everyone is very friendly and I've never had any issues with coworkers. You will find the random hard to work with people, but I don't come across many of those. There are many dedicated faculty at Valencia and their work with the students is exceptional. They harp on all the benefits offered, but some of them are unknown until the policy is changing...usually not in a way that is more beneficial. It seems that little by little the "benefits" they always bring up are being stripped away. We've had a lot of budget cuts unfortunately and that doesn't help, but the new VP of finance seems to be changing policies to match the policies of his old job. Finance is apparently now in charge of raises instead of HR. Pay raises are now considered on a first come first serve basis kind of. How I understand the change is that if one person gets a reclassification (promotion) this week, and someone else gets a promotion next week...depending on your salary and other things...you have to wait in line until the finance department sees when they can approve your raise out of the pot of money for raises. It is no longer...you get a promotion and you get your raise. Also, certain requirements can be overlooked for certain positions, but not for others. That policy seems quite unfair.
Free healthcare, generous time off
No merit pay. High turnover in some areas equals distributed workload. Budget cuts.