The program allows Graduate students to be independent in their research and makes it possible for them to form their own schedules. The worst thing about the benefits is that there are no guaranteed vacation days, and it depends on the adviser.
Benefits include matching retirement contributions up to 8% (after employed full-time 1 year); tuition remission for employees to enroll in one course per semester.
403b, healthcare insurance, dental insurance, PTO.
They don't offer any benefits to part time employees. Perhaps except for vacation time and some flexibility during work hours.
The benefits package is pretty wide-ranging, including health, dental, life, and disability. The major downside has to do with particular coverage: The health is Tufts, which is arguably the worst of the local major insurance providers. Delta Dental is... okay, but I get the impression they are losing dentists from their network.
Brandeis University makes you wait a year before they match on your retirement. It's a 403b plan with decent match percentage.
Loved having flex time in the summer and the number of vacation days allowed was reasonable.
Brandeis offers comparable benefits. Some can be quite nice when taken advantage of. For example, if you contribute 5% to a 403b account, the University matches at 8%. Staff members can also take course free with Rabb GPS at a rate of 4 classes/year. There are also several additional holidays
Great vacation and sick leave policies (including bonus vacation days every year at the holidays).
The health insurance for postdoctoral researchers.
List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.