There are two really impressive areas in the benefits package. The first is the Paid Time Off (PTO) plan. This includes vacation, sick and personal time off. All others like jury duty, disaster pay and bereavement leave; just to name a few are not deducted from your PTO. The longer you are employed with Everglades the more PTO time you have. After 90 days you receive 5 PTO days, at 1 year you receive 10 days, at 2 - 4 years you receive 15 days....the time continues to increase up to 25 days off a year. The second item is their medical insurance. They offer so many different options and price ranges for the packages. The amount you pay decreases the longer you are employed for employee only medical insurance. These are both really nice options and Everglades offers many more benefits that are covered with you during the interview process. It is even included in the company offer letter for each new hire. Everything is transparent so you can make an employment decision that you feel is right for you.
5 days off a year for both sick and vacation. The best thing is when I no longer worked here.
Best - not that expensive, allowed lots of flexibility with providers accepting their package. Worst - office was not near usual providers sought
No benefits for my position
Worst thing is that it's expensive and not too comprehensive. If you have kids, it's better to use Florida Healthy Kids to make sure that your family can be covered inexpensively.
There are ABSOLUTELY NO PERKS! NO life-work balance, they own you now and you are at their mercy. Cheap exploitive place to work. They do not care about you, all workers are expendable. Get used to it and plus they will NEVER let you use your vacation ever.
There is nothing the 'best' at Everglades University. Everything for employees and students is subpar. If they could charge you for using their office supplies, coffee, water, etc - they would, they are that greedy.
Vacation and sick time are merged together and this place is so stressful, I needed to use most of my days from stress-related illnesses. Skimpy days off and benefits are crappy. Managers won't let you use your earned days off anyway, so advised to call in sick, but then they use it against you. They make you work mandatory over time every single week for no reason - burn out is unavoidable.
List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.