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Average. Nothing exceptional. Meet the department manager and some members of staff then meet with the director. I had three interviews.

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Every year if you are lucky. They basically give you the cost of living only and again if you are lucky. They tend to be cheap when it comes to salary. No bonuses. Usually the increases range between 1.5 percent to 2 percent, but that's pretty much it. If you stay long term you quickly get behind the average rate of pay for your role so to get better money you have to look outside the company for another job paying more.

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About 2 weeks a year and increases after 10 years of service.

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Work/life balance can be good if you have the right leader. Every department is different. There are no common rules that every department follows. It's up to each department leader to make up their own rule. That's great if you have a good leader but isn't if you have a leader that wants to work you into the ground.

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Steer clear of purchasing. Tread carefully with other departments. Ask a lot of tough questions.

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