UNLIMITED VACATION!?! That was amazing. It continues to be the overarching perk that comes to mind when employees (current or former) think of Seer.
When I was employed with Seer, there was only one healthcare plan available. The plan had a low monthly payment, but a very high deductible. I ended up paying a lot out of pocket each time I needed to seek medical care. The unlimited PTO was a nice perk to have, but there never a PTO day that I didn't have to answer work emails or be on call in some form.
You get decent health insurance. The bonus plan is a joke. And the unlimited PTO is also a joke. Sure you can take as much time off as you want but you actually can't take any time off because of the extreme workloads and total lack of process.
Great health care coverage, FSA's covered, unlimited paid vacation & work from home. They are great about encouraging time off and taking breaks from work. If you get your work done, then go enjoy yourself! We also encourage people to bring magnets back from where they've visited and put it on the magnet wall. Did I mention paternity and maternity time?
Not having to worry about how many sick or vacation days you have left during the year, being able to work from home when things come up, taking off on Fridays during the summer, and having amazing medical and dental have all really been a great part of Seer's benefit package. And those are just the obvious perks/benefits. There's smaller stuff that tends to fly somewhat under the radar like our parents getting personal gifts for mothers' and fathers' day, being gifted money to donate to charities we care for during the holiday, and a number of smaller, highly-personalized acts of appreciation throughout the year that truly show that employees are valued.
Unlimited PTO and low cost of health benefits
UNLIMITED VACATIONS is an absolute amazing perk
flexible working time & ability to take time to volunteer
Overall, employee benefits are good. Reimbursement for prescriptions and copays. Large variety of doctors and emergency care clinics available - as long as you aren't traveling out of state. Flexible hours make it easy for employees to schedule appointments, leave early to pick up the kids, or work remotely when necessary. Medical insurance dropped to 90% coverage because of changing team demographics. Unlimited vacation package discourages employees from taking advantage of time off to recharge. In terms of in-office benefits, management looks to employees to cut costs around the office, which has led to a significant decrease in provided drinks - coke and off-brand k-cups now if you're lucky, while we used to have Naked juices and Red Bulls on hand. Desk phones are taken away if you don't use it "enough." New employees now only receive one monitor while longer-term employees have two.
SEER has a lot of attractive benefits that are promised and upheld. These benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance and maternity/paternity leave (which are all standard). There are also the benefits that are promised, but no one takes advantage of because they're too afraid of being fired. These benefits include work from home days, vacation/sick days, summer Fridays, flexible hours and "vacation" over Christmas week. Basically, if you're not working 10-12 hour days, you're not valuable to the company, so you will be fired or you'll quit due to stress. And over Christmas week, you're still expected to work no matter what it says on our website. You may not be in the office, but everyone is online and working the entire week. Finally, there are the benefits that are promised, but have yet to be provided. I know a number of people at SEER that have never received a bonus or raise. I have also been forced to attend multiple 4 hour long "training" sessions with the rest of the company that are pointless and in lieu of actual training. Other companies bring in people from Google to get certified. We had a training about marketing/sales from someone that didn't understand our industry. And after we wasted those 4 hours, we're expected to complete the same amount of work we would on a normal day. Talk about stressful. And while our HR department is trying to implement a review process for employees, most people have gone a year or two without one (and most people are fired or quit before 2 years anyway). Overall, SEER makes a lot of promises that look great on paper, but they aren't a reality.