Health Insurance was affordable. Great 401K plans.
vacation is very very very good
Pro- Comprehensive Benefit Plan where cost is dependent upon how much you make based upon thresholds. Those that make over a certain amount must pay more.
Flexible Schedule, free coffee and snacks
Special grant program to support home ownership in and around the university.
CWRU has a verity of insurance companies to choose from.
Student employees only have hourly compensation. There are no other benefits.
Not much vacation, but lots of sick time and very good health insurance
As graduate students we get basic health insurance (but you must go through health services first). There is no dental or vision insurance. Time off is flexible but unfortunately it depends on your adviser so some people can easily take time off, while others have to fight for it.
The health insurance provided for the postdoctoral scholars is a disgrace, they changed from a reputable company to healthspan. They tried to get a cheap insurance company and it reflects in the insurance. Postdoctoral scholars aren't treated very well. No pre-tax benefits allowed such as parking or publuc transport.