56 employees reported this benefit
Exelis employees receive paid time off, including company paid holidays.
took away a week of my vacation but I had 4 weeks
The best part about the paid time off was that I effectively got paid to go on a hike.
You can accrue 168 hours per year from year 1 through 10. Sick time is expected to be used as PTO.
They mean it when thy say that they respect work life balance which is demonstrated by the vacation and time off that they offer to their employees.
Vacation is earned through accrual over pay periods rather than all at once at the beginning of the new year. Some hours are allowed to be carried over into the next year. Floating holidays are given at the beginning of the year. Comparable with most company plans. Most managers allow for flex time and often approve of work from home options if not abused (salaried employees only). Recently the company reduced the longevity vacation by one week for employees beyond 15 years.
Vacation is probably about average the first few years, then becomes pretty substantial, but now can only be carried over in limited amounts from year to year.