Current and former employees report that PBS Systems provides the following benefits. It may not be complete.
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The best thing is the travel coverage you get with the company package or the health spending account. the worst thing may be the amount you get for glasses or eye care. This is something if i was being really critical.
No glasses coverage, poor vacation offereings
Health and dental benefits are just okay. There is a small health care spending account of $250 per year. A doctor's note is required for Massage Therapy and must be renewed annually. There are no vision benefits. 80% coverage on prescriptions. Employee paid.
I like the flexibility of the HSA
Technical Account Manager
Being a woman in tech, I only recently started advocating for myself at work about advancement opportunities. Because of this I wanted to ask this question to my male counterparts. When you have 1:1's with your direct reports and talk about career growth / aspirations what is your managers’ response typically? I’d like to gauge how my experience (negative) differs from others. For instance are you met with blockades, enthusiasm, dread, etc?
The benefits are okay - they end up covering 80% of prescriptions, there’s coverage for chiro and things like that as well. The HSA is extremely low at 250$ and there’s no wellness spending either.
- No RRSP Matching - $40/day per diem (If staying overnight otherwise $0.00) - $0.40/km mileage allowance with no base amount. - No Orthodontic coverage / eye care coverage - Basic Blue Cross coverage with 50% paid by employee and 50% by PBS. - No Company branded clothing. Employee's must pay for it. - No company supplied cell phone but they do offer $ to cover the cost. (Can't remember amount) - 50% share on company supplied surface pro. You pay half and PBS pays half. At the end of the payment plan (2 years) you get to keep the laptop and get a new one on a share program again. - 2 weeks vacation to start - 80% prescription coverage
Small package that does not include vision care, accupuncture, naturopathy, osteopathy & orthodontics. The health care spending account is $250 per year. The paramedical practioners has a combined yearly maximum of $750, no orthotics and you need a yearly doctors note for massage therapy. There is a combined (health & dental maximum of $2000 per person per year. Prescriptions are paid at 80%. Vacation is set at 2 weeks until you hit 5 years of employment at which time you get 1 additional week. There are no RRSP options.
PBS Systems response
Thank you for bringing the employee benefits package to our attention. Currently, we are in the process of re-establishing our employee benefits package to ensure that employees receive the best benefits. Employees also have the option to speak to their manager or HR if there are concerns with pay, benefits, or anything in between. We want to do everything in our power to ensure that all PBS staff are empowered. Every bit of feedback helps us continuously strive for this goal. Thank you again for your feedback! Kira T - Communications Administrator
Very basic benefits . The worst I've seen
Everything is pretty standard, no retirement plan, time off is minimum, health benefits are ok.
Their short term medical benefits are a scam. They are "self funded" by the company, not Blue Cross or anyone else. So, that means they pay out of pocket, but only you're one of the family, or missing an arm or a leg. e Expect ZERO coverage if something happens. Numerous people took 2-3 months off due to illness or injury and PBS refused to pay.