51 employees reported this benefit
You start earning it from day one, but you cannot use it till after your 90 day mark. It increases with every year of employment.
You can't use it until after you are there at least 3 months but it builds up while you are in training
2 hours per pay period is insane. Most companies I've worked with have averaged around 4-5. It's near impossible to miss a day and have enough PTO to cover it.
Once you have worked enough time the Vacation and PTO is amazing and you start adding up your PTO on day one.
Vacation time is earned per pay period beginning after 90 days. It can be taken by the hour or full day. Scheduling is done online through the company's intranet and is very easy. The only down side is that it usually can't be scheduled more than 3 weeks in advance. Vacation/paid time off rolls over from one year to the next so you never lose it. However, there is a cap so once you reach the maximum you don't earn any more until you use some of it. The same pool of hours are used for both vacation and personal time/sick time. As your service time increases, you get an increase in the amount of vacation/PTO hours you accrue and your cap is also raised.
They will not allow you to take anytime off. They say you have paid time off, unpaid time off, yet when you request a day for jury duty, medical, etc it is declined so you are forced to call off then your attendance looks bad. Of course this is not the case for the "drinking buddies" of the salary employees.