Good benefits. Good pay. Maternal leave paid. Good vacation pay
Industry standard benefits. It was not very easy to get into the system to sign up for benefits.
The best p[art of the benefits package was actually the dental plan. Covered most of my dental needs. Worse part of the benefit packages was no roll overs with earned time off.
- PTO (vacation & sick together) - Starting is 15 days, goes up to 20 days at 5 years of service. No further increase until you hit 20 years service. There is no vacation buy. At the discretion of the manager you might be able to take some time off without pay, but it's not an official benefit. - Short term disability (e.g. you need to be out for surgery) pays 70% of normal salary. Maternity leave is also paid at 70%. In both cases the first week out is either unpaid or comes from your PTO. - Health and dental insurance are more expensive (not better) than at my prior employer and at my spouse's employer. There is a $300 monthly surcharge to cover your spouse if they have access to insurance through their employer. Coverage options are employee, employee +1, employee + 2 or more. They do have HSA and PPO options available. - 401k is pretty standard - will match 3% on your first 6% contribution. You may not be able to max out your contributions, depending on your compensation level, however. - Portable pension is added to your 401k account, you don't have to make a contribution for that. - Health and dental insurance are more expensive (but not better) than at my prior employer and at my spouse's employer. There is a $300 monthly surcharge if you want to cover your spouse if they have access to insurance through their employer. They do have HSA and PPO options available.
Health insurance plan has a $300 (approximate) monthly penalty if your spouse is offered health insurance coverage through his/her employer. So, even if Smiths has the better option for you and your family, you get penalized big time for taking it.
Smiths Medical will not negotiate on PTO - 3 weeks for first five years then 4 weeks until year 15.
Health package can be expensive. 401k has employer match %
Best: Good Healthcare and Dental, 401k matching, Daycare FSA options, Great Maternity Leave support, gym on site, PTO and Vacation, Tuition Assistance, Life Insurance, Worst: cafeteria stipend is minimal, no covered parking
Not very many options to choose from.
Everything Compensation related is bottom tier. Infrequent salary increases. Capital sales have 18% total bonus tied to Quarterly delivery. This is impossible to control and infrequently paid out. Targets are unrealistic and 10% or less of sales staff achieved them over past 5 years. Company is behind FY 2017 forecast $70,000,000 (July 31 year end) and will not make earnings guidance. Management is slashing bottom line expenses further weakening prospects for future growth.
List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.