One of the few companies to have both a 401(k) and a pension plan. The 401(k) is matched up to 6% plus they give you a free 1%. So I put in 6% and get a total of 13%. I started with 13 vacation days, which is pretty average. Insurance is exceptional and pretty cheap. The only downside is the paternity leave is only 2 weeks for fathers. Hopefully the Fed will get with the picture soon and update that one.
Overall great benefits with the exception of the maternity leave. There is no maternity leave. Women have to take their vacation time and then disability. If your infant gets sick the first year and you used all you time, well then..... your in a bad situation.
Benefits at the Fed are awesome. Truly, the don't compare to other organizations-one of the best things the Fed has going. Maternity/Paternity leave is however, far from competitive with the marketplace. It took them until 2015 to issue two weeks of paid leave. Two weeks is not doing anyone any favors. Employees are required to use their vacation, personal and sick time to supplement. If they don't have enough time, they go unpaid.
Interns get little to no benefits but I believe regular employees have a much more lucrative compensation package.
The medical, dental, eye care and medication plans are all very good and affordable.
Not enough options for choice of healthcare insurance, and somewhat pricey for a family
Great benefits, affordable and generous
The organization offers great benefits. While there is no bonus or profit sharing program, the health care and pension programs are top rate. Few firms today offer both a defined pension plan along with a defined contribution plan (401K).
Tuition reimbursement us an amazing benefit
Tuition reimbursement is an amazing benefit