Having the HSA is great- the company puts 1k in for individuals, 2k in for families, per year.
Benefits regularly reduced. Sick days were recently removed, with time off for any reason taken out of vacation. 3 sick days subsequently reinstated. 401k is standard (although less than originally informed) and health care is average (high deductible offset by HSA contribution)
401k company match, contributions by company to the employee for HSA medical plan, medical/dental/vision employee cost is not excessive, etc
The benefits package is rapidly changing without much conversation with the people that work here. The company is moving to a more cost-effective/cost-saving PTO policy. There was a trust based policy of unlimited sick days and a separate bucket of vacation time. All sick time has been eliminated now and employees must use the 1 bucket of vacation time for everything without increasing the rate at which we accrue vacation time. Lastly there used to be 1 employee designated holiday that the employee could use at their discretion. This has been silently eliminated without so much as even an email. One day it was there on the electronic time-sheet, the next it wasn't.
Benefits overall are getting worse. Vacation and sick time policy recently updated to a PTO plan with a 25% cut across the board below executive level on vacation accrual, effective 30 Sept 2016. Non Ca hours will get wiped away from the employee, all sick hours taken away. Company phones and wireless devices pushed onto the employee with small stipend to cover some costs. Performance bonus not consistent and delayed up to 6+ months.
There is nothing about the benefits I would say is "best". The benefits seem to be lower than the standard I see at other companies. The 401k match process is odd in that they match it at the end of the year instead of each paycheck.
Did have unlimited sick time. To shame that it's gone.
-If you are hourly (non-exempt) you get 10 vacation days and 10 sick days (don't even dare try to use sick days as vacation, payroll isn't stupid, they can always tell from what I'm told). If you are exempt, you get 15 vacation days and sick days are on a sort of "honor system" plus an expectation to work from home if unavailable to come to the office. -You can work from home with prior approval from your boss depending on the circumstance if you need to stay home for a day or two (car trouble, sick child, etc). -The healthcare is an HSA plan, so its a high deductible plan but the company chips in $1,000 a year. But you are at a serious disadvantage if you have a chronic medical condition or use maintenance medication and spend a lot on medical expenses...You end up spending it all while healthier employees basically get free money for retirement. -Free DART transit pass; if you park in the garage, the company pays for part of the cost (but not much). -Company pays 3% into retirement plan; Fidelity has a wide variety of good plans. -24 Hour Fitness is across the street and there is a corporate discount.
For Professional Employees (salaried), the company offers a flexible working hours. As long as you're there for the 'core business' hours (e.g. 10:00 to 3:00 CST) this is not a set 8-5 job. Many employess work 'shifted hours' (e.g. 7:00 to 4:00 or 10:00 to 6:00).
There are no benefits to interns