Some benefits are through an employee association and can be expensive, such as childcare.
No maternity leave for women, only from the state. Pay some amount for health insurance, which is OK but not great.
great 401k even for interns
LLNL is has a very good benefit package. The paid vacation and sick leave time is very much appreciated. The way contributing to our retirement is structured, is a financial strain on many of us.
Competitive benefits with the Bay Area.
8 hours of sick leave accumulates per month, no cap. 10 hours per month of vacation leave, to start. There is a cap on the accumulation, and you don't start accruing any additional time until you hit 10 years employment (reduced by part-time work, or any kind of leave, which is especially hard on women). 401k is very good. Many options to chose from, great matching (100% of 6% contribution, PLUS additional based on years of service). Dental is okay. We have Delta, but some of the limits are really low. On the upside, it's covered. Vision is pretty good. It's covered for the base policy, and there's a slightly better one available if you want it. Health coverage - EXPENSIVE. Even Kaiser is getting high. The options are good, they're just pricey (both co-pays and premiums), and the increases are pretty ridiculous.
Outstanding opportunities and support for continuing education. Generous tuition reimbursement program for those completing undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Pretty happy with everything. Lots of choices, different price points. Life insurance, health, dental, eyes...
Best: 401K Worst: not working from home
Great 401k match. 6% Also will add 3.5% not matter when you contribute. Kaiser plan is so cheap!!!