United Healthcare is labor intensive (e.g., recent letter informed us that we had to ask our doctors to use in-network labs or risk paying extra) but coverage is good -- low deductible, low copays; employer pays most of premium. Dental plan covers no actual expensive items, but all maintenance visits are completely free. Three different retirement plans: one fully funded by employer, one paid into by the employee, and a third that the employee pays into but is partially matched. Pre-tax transportation and FSA cards. Starting vacation below manager level is two weeks plus a floating holiday and a personal day. Managers get three weeks. Once you hit 5 years, you can get another week. There are an additional about 10 holidays given per year. Great discounts on OUP books, natch. Also discounts on movie tickets, gym membership, etc. Tuition reimbursement (limited but every little bit helps).
Health insurance is priced fairly.
The retirement benefits are decent. The PTO is pretty standard for the US, and sick time is ok. The health coverage has declined significantly in quality over the last few years, the vision benefits are pretty bad, and the dental is also fairly weak. There are very few perks, aside from a free book at Christmastime, and free access to some online training courses.
Heard from older employees it used to be good. They match well, but only because they pay so poorly. Which makes no sense from a business standpoint. Health is expensive when it comes to copays. Dental is a joke. Very little ability to take a vacation. No working from home. Long hours with no pay.
You get discounts on books, which is pretty cool--although, you're working on them all day, everyday, do I don't see why you'd want to bring them home and fill you with work-related existential dread.
401k matching and vacation are the best perks.
Flexibility in work environment, worst is no comp days when work weekends
Health insurance is terrible, always end up paying out of pocket
retirement contribution is sub-par to below par
Used to be good, when all medical was paid with no deductibles. Now, extraordinary deductibles, higher copays, and constant fights with United HealthCare on payment of claims. Previously had CIGNA which was fantastic, especially vision coverage. Dental coverage is worthless. Transit check is good. Bagels on Friday are considered a benefit and included in total value of package. Like the rest of OUP, it's on the decline.