very good vacation and volunteer time off
PTO is pretty generous with 12 days of vacation to start but I wish they would not have the mandatory shutdowns twice a year that burns 6-7 days of vacation each year. The end of year shutdown I don't have an issue with as I tend to take vacation that time of year anyway but the July shutdown is just a way to clear leave liability off the books to show shareholder 'value'
Employees start with 2 weeks of vacation. The next jump doesn't occur until after two years of service.
Standard 15 days off, you get extra base don your employment history.
Very flexible about vacations and time off
Forced shut downs in July and December limit the choices in how to use vacation time. Very challenging for families and really hard for new starters.
It's fairly standard and increases as one vests in years. A lot of the benefit has shifted to "sick days" which as a healthy individual, I don't use. The vacation day caps are irritating, but the overall vacation policy is lax so it is not a big deal.
Average vacation benefits that are similar to those in the bay area
2 forced shutdowns eat vacation days (6 of 10 in the first year)
It's not great and the HR-Corp-Line doesn't allow for vacation negotiations going into the job. 2 weeks is standard.