Pros: paid vacation time, being able to earn a 3 week vacation after 3 years with the company along with personal days, annual holiday parties, decent annual pay raises and some perks.
Cons: supervisors much more interested with their own personal agendas, lack of genuine care and concern towards their subordinates, some supervisors can be habitually unappreciative and disrespectful towards their employees.
Prior to being laid-off on 2/29/08 from BoNYM's former subsidiary BNYIC, it was a decent company to work for because you learn more about the company and the industry. It was a stable company to work for until Chase Bank had acquired the Retail Sector of the Bank in 2006 and The Bank of New York and Mellon Bank merged later that year in which both companies – more... decided to dissolve BNYIC and relegate those jobs to BNY Capital Markets and Dreyfus. The Benefits like paid vacation time and being able to earn a 3 week vacation after 3 years with the company along with Personal Days, Annual Holiday Parties, Decent Annual Pay Raises, Health Care Coverage and some perks like when the original former long time CEO awarded all employees with Employee Stock Options besides 401-K , Occasional Free Lunches/Working Lunch and job autonomy would be the aspects that I missed very much. Management I would have to say would range from OK to poor since there is always a high turnover rate after 3-4 years and some were able to run the company decently more than others but not exceptionally well though because they were much more interested with their own personal agendas rather than having their subordinates backs in times of need nor were they caring and concern enough about their own employees. In addition, certain supervisors and people in management (not all) have the tendency to show disrespect towards their employee by yelling or to belittle at them especially in front of other employees. This is were the general lack of respect and appreciation comes from especially since you don't hear from Management when you do an exceptional work and get recognized for that. You do hear from them when you commit minor errors. Co-workers I would have to say were okay because just like in the rest of our society some you can relate to or relate with you and get along with some don't and some you would rather stay away from. A typical day at work is I am just a self starter so I routinely perform the same tasks day in day out during my last nine years with them. The hardest part of the job actually none except when it was time to go because there was no other positions available that time which I can be transferred to although I would have welcomed that if there was. – less