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Review of Atrium

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420 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY

Total time with agency:
3 years

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Last five jobs:
Job Title Length Client Hourly Wage Typical of agency?

Tests given:
Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint

Payroll policies:
On-site time sheet pickup:
Direct deposit of payroll checks:
Free check cashing at agency's bank:

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This agency was a bust. I managed to spend three hours taking tests (while on another temp job) and when I came back to the temp job they asked me to leave. Apparently the office manager never told the boss that I was coming in at 12 noon. In any event, they seem to place in what they call "industry" work. Ernst & Young was one of the places that I had an interview for.

However, I couldn't really afford the day off to go "interview" with the client. Some times this is tricky. They want you to interview for a long term temp assignment. You have to be careful of this because the impression that they give to the employer is that you will be there a while, they also give you the wrong impression because they don't let you know that the employer wants you long term or "temp-to-perm". This can be quite a hassle to figure out. Because you don't want to commit to a long term assignment that you haven't even worked one day at.

I just think that temps should be careful of this ruse. The agency makes a commission fee which is usually a percentage of the annual salary. They make money off of you.



Fri Jan 5 15:02:10 GMT 2001

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