Great competitive time off package
PTO is good, but what the health insurance covers and how much it costs is embarrassing. Extra employer match to the retirement hasn't happened in a few years, I don't anticipate that will change. It's really hard to find affordable, local childcare that will work with a 12-hour shift schedule. There are only three paid holidays, which is poor compared to the rest of the industry.
They make you pay double the premium for health insurance if you want to add your spouse to your health insurance and they are offered their own plan through their job. When asked about this, the reply was "well if we didn't charge double then we'd insure the entire state of NH." Working for a hospital system as large and well know, world renowned even, you'd think you'd get health insurance coverage for next to nothing. Or some other reward or benefit for working there, one that would definitely make you want to stay. Nope...
Pros: self-funded so it covers many things that other plans don't. However, the cost is high as are the deductibles.
Health insurance, while adequate, could be a lot better. The deductibles and what it includes is just average.
Different benefits packages depending on date hired. If you were hired in 2011 or before, you started with more vacation than current employees will ever be able to receive. No sick time. Must use Earned Time on holidays even if your department isn't open on those days.
Worst: New employees get 8.61 hours of "accrued time" per pay period (2-weeks) which must be used for all holidays, vacation, and sick time, so if there are holidays when you start you may not actually start to accrue until several months in. Only high-deductible health plan choices, which aren't too bad if you're single but if you add a spouse or kids it's pretty high. 401K is only good if you plan to be here for years, long enough for it to be vested, if you don't stay long enough you get nothing, and they don't match any of your contributions. Health coverage doesn't start until 30 days after you begin work. Best: Health plan includes the best infertility coverage I've seen (6 full cycles EACH for: oral meds only, injectable meds only, oral meds + IUI, injectable meds + IUI, and IVF). Fitness reimbursement for gym memberships up to $200 per year.
When I first started the benefits were great now not so. 4 weeks vacation is great. Some areas are great to work in others are not.
403(b) retirement plan with matching up to a certain percentage. Health benefits are expensive, especially if you have dependents. Cost of benefits has been increasing year over year. My family has elected to use my benefits from a different employer. My wife currently works at DHMC and we would not be able to afford the benefits of we had to be covered by her insurance at DHMC.
The worst thing about the benefits at Dartmouth Hitchcock oddly enough is their health and dental insurance. The best things are their employee resources. They provide and enormous amount of financial, emotional, and personal resources to employees.
List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.