Sure – we can tell you over and over that PHIL is an awesome place to work, with great benefits and great people: Do we offer 401(k)? Of course. Have Paid Time Off? You bet. Can someone grow their skill set with us? We wouldn’t want it any other way.
But what about the stuff you wouldn’t think to even ask about in an interview? The kind of stuff that sets us apart from the other guys? Well that’s a long list, but here are just the Top 5 Reasons We Love Coming to Work:
1. PHIL is Family Owned
Working for a family-owned company has always been more desirable to me than working for a big corporation. I’ve worked for both ends, and the middle, of the spectrum, and the smaller family-owned environment takes the cake with its family-friendly and flexible environment. The last thing you are at PHIL is a number; we feel cared for when the Co-Founder and President not only know our name and our responsibilities, but our interests and families. Human Resources runs a monthly associate newsletter that includes pictures and stories of recent events, spotlights on new associates, dates of upcoming events, service anniversaries, wedding anniversaries, and birthdays- even of our spouses and children. Heck, the kids of PHIL even get birthday cards each year with a special gift certificate!
2. Tight-Knit Group of Associates
Considering the family-owned aspect, it’s not really all that shocking that the associates here are a very tight-knit bunch. We celebrate holidays and employment anniversaries together and have fun parties. I care about my fellow associates more than I do my cousin Jake! (To be fair, Jake did tell me that I had a boy haircut, the jerk!) We operate lean to avoid lay-offs and downsizing in the ever changing economy, which means we also make a group effort to pitch in and help out wherever needed.
3. Opportunities to Grow
Within a lean organization, each associate’s position encompasses a lot of responsibility and provides a unique opportunity for them to truly define their role and allow them to take the reins in developing and improving their position and department. This not only expands our skill set, but allows PHIL to continue to foster an environment of learning so that our associates don’t become stagnant and bored in their roles. We can cross-train and take on a more diverse role as we go.
4. Comparative to Working for “Global Leader”
But we still have the same regular advantages of working for the big guys. Competitive wages are offered along with excellent, affordable health insurance with many options. Each fulltime associate is given a dental, vision, and hearing fund. Paid time off is provided for holidays, jury duty, bereavement, vacations, personal days, and sick time. A 401(K) plan and profit-sharing are offered to help with retirement. PHIL also provides an employee assistance program to help associates cope with life issues and provide free counseling. We have travel insurance, life insurance, short term and long term disability, and a flexible spending account. We offer AFLAC, identity protection, and prepaid legal services. Clearly, working at the family-owned PHIL doesn’t mean you have to give up all the perks of working for a “global leader”.
5. Unique Benefits
The absolute best benefit we have at PHIL, is the milestone reward program. To honor an associate’s commitment to PHIL, every ten years you work with us, the Company pays for FORTY extra vacation hours outside of the vacation hours you already get. PHIL also provides you with a bonus of $1,000 for travel expenses, PLUS a wee at a timeshare of your choosing anywhere in the work, with MORE money as an anniversary bonus. Think that’s awesome?? We also have a ping pong table. BOOM.
We love where we work and we think you would too! To keep up on what positions PHIL is currently looking to fill, take a look at our job openings online. Follow the links to the job descriptions and see if you think you’d be a good fit for those positions. We can’t wait to hear from you!