Best thing is strong PTO and salary
Health benefits are awful with high health care deductibles
Flexible time off and unbeatable parental leave benefits...a real focus on work/life balance. Rich wellness and retirement programs. Employee ownership keeps your skin in the game.
The benefits are competitive. They have 401k match/ESOP/HSA...etc
Only one option...HDP which basically means you still pay out of pocket for everything!
Flexible Time Off policy is competitive and when managed provides the necessary flexibility of today's demands. Healthcare program is sufficient for single or w/o kids. Firm is working actively to address total rewards and benefits. Appreciate that a more nuanced view is being taken and prioritizing this is a great step. Optimistic about programs that will come of this change.
Best was $2k /year for education/conferences/certifications. Also, you can accrue vacation. The health benefits were also very good. And retirement was available.
This review is for people considering employment as an Affiliate/Contractor. Affiliate status is //not worth considering// unless you are on the consultant side of the business and/or making over $100K per year. A single person can expect to pay ~$90/week for benefits. Many entry level roles have pay rates starting at a meager $20/hour - which means it can cost the employee 4-5 hours per week of work for coverage and then pay $30-$60 for a doctors visit. Affiliates do not get PTO, as it is accrued at an abysmal rate - in 8 months I have accrued 4 days and the company does not pay Federal Holidays either (days on which the office is literally closed). Per my calculations, assuming one could earn 5 days of PTO in 12 months, compared to a minimum of 8 holidays - you will either work on Memorial Day, Labor Day, Independence Day, or during any of the Winter Holidays (or force yourself to work 10-12 hour days so that you can enjoy time with your friends and family when holidays do roll around). North Highland, of course, prefers for you to take unpaid Time Off. Affiliates are constantly treated as beneath the full time employees and are not included with regard to important communications and company events. Finally, it is worth mentioning that working over 40 hours/week is actively discouraged. Not on the subject of benefits, please be aware that (although present at many companies) the culture at North Highland is extremely political, and the promotion process is slow.
It is nice to have so many options as a contractor.
North Highland offers a great package. I was new to the consulting world, so I was impressed just based on prior experience. However, I am not sure if it exceeds industry standards. Benefits include: 3% 401k match, full HSA health coverage with a yearly company contribution of $750 for individuals, unlimited PTO, yearly external education budget. Bonuses are based off of individual and company performance.
List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.