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You get 10 days paid leave for vacation and 1 floating holiday. If you work 40 hours in 4 days, you can take Friday off and no one bats an eye. Takes 5 years to earn more than 10 days. 10 days can roll over to the next year if you don't use it and but you can't ever have more than 1 month vacation in one year.
ERM offers 7 paid holidays and 1 personal holiday. After 5 years of employment with ERM your allotted vacation increased from 2 weeks/ year to 3 weeks/year. Vacation is awarded in full on January 1st of each year; however, vacation is earned based on service time. For example, two weeks of PTO is awarded on Jan 1 - If you consume all of that time before Dec 31 and quit before Dec 31, you will have to pay back a portion of your used time.
Fewest holidays I have ever had at a consulting firm. Very hard to get more than 3 weeks vacation even if you have been in the industry a long time. Companies ought to incrementally increase vacation time over a few years.
About par for the industry
Vacation is accrued monthly to a maximum that needs to be used by calendar year end or lost.
it's typical - two weeks to start, 5 years before you get another week
Vacation is actively discouraged or denied.
Some offices view working from home differently, but overall they are flexible when you cannot make it into the office. The expectation is that you come into work when you can as much as possible, but if you can't they understand. Working from home is a nice luxury, but it seems that whenever anybody does, it's viewed as they are slacking.
As-of today (early 2015) those working for the company for < 5 years get 2 weeks vacation, 6-10 years 3 weeks, and 10+ years 4 weeks. Those entering the company with significant experience may request more than 2 weeks, but 4 weeks is a hard-cap regardless of benefits with previous employers. There is no flexibility in earning time off due to extended long hours.
It is on a par with other consulting firms