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What is the best part of working at the company?pension, and home life balanceWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?very slow pace of job progression and technologyWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?it is ok, but it is still who you know rather than what you knowWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?predictable most of the time with occasional challenge to better your sefl
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Based on 268 reviews

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3.6 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.4 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.3 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.0 out of 5 stars for Management
3.2 out of 5 stars for Culture

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