The research environment is vigorous and professors are generally very nice. Grad students are too stressed out but if you are just a research tech it's okay. The main campus is beautiful. Cost of living is acceptable.
Not enough good seminar on campus
It actually varies greatly between professors and project. In my experience, the job is mostly unsupervised but have to meet project deadline. The project I was doing required a lot of time and cannot be done in a rush so I worked really hard everyday from 9 to 6 but other asisstants did not.
The schedule for work is quite fair. Though sometimes you might spend more time on experiments. You have to accept a boring daily routine and also get used to some unsuccessful outcomes from experiments. However, you can also learn the latest knowledge in the field and have chances to get in touch with some experts.
Fruit is free, they pay 50% of healthy meals and 20% of everything else. Catering once a month and pizza randomly ordered. (It seems like they provide food every other day). Free Starbucks coffee, 117 pto hours every 3 months. Casual wear every day. (T-shirt and jeans if you want. Management is all amazing, open door policy, pay is good, benefits are amazing, you get $240 a year to spent on anything you want that is health/ fitness related (Apple watch if you want, gym membership, equipment, etc. They send people to Amsterdam every year. They close down Seaworld and party one a year.
I very like this place. The work environment is very good. My adviser give us to arrange our mission. We don't need to present in the office on time. Just need to finish the mission and report the process on weekly meeting. Which is good, because i don't need to commute on the rush hours.
Life balance, travel bonus and low price of the gym facility.
Depend on your professor