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Review of Wall Street Services

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11 Broadway
New York, NY

Total time with agency:
1 year ago

Wait for first assignment:

Average wait between assignments:

Last five jobs:
Job Title Length Client Hourly Wage Typical of agency?
Clerical JP Morgan Y

Tests given:
Word, Excel, Ppt, and some other tests (see below)

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

Medical insurance:
Dental insurance:
Paid vacation:
Transportation allowance:
Entertainment allowance:
Matching contributions:

Wall Street Service is one of those agencies that does a great job marketing itself but has terrible jobs. Please read on.

When I got there, I took the standard MS Office tests and a typing test. Then there was a somewhat difficult spelling test and a somewhat difficult math test. It wasn't really hard, I just wasn't expecting it. Then I met with the president of the company herself for ten minutes. She said that the tests were harder so that they can screen "the best people." In other words, it was a test to screen the clerical people from people with more advanced skills. They even said "MBA Temps" in the phone book. Plus, the name of the firm, whch has "Wall Street" in it, gave the firm a patina of polish.

Wrong. The jobs are just clerical crap. They never had one assignment that differed from any other agency which just advertised itself as a clerical place. They just sound better. What they do have, though, are temps with great educational backgrounds, probably because the agency comes across as being a better-tier agency. On one pointless assignment, there were out-of-work young people from places like Georgetown and Yale. But they very rarely had a job which matched my skills, and, at one point, they put me in a mail room! As for the people at the agency, they are very friendly, "Thank you very much for coming in today, etc." They even have their own news bulletin for temps, and a whole host of other nuances which are nice, but I'm most interested in the assignments, which usually blew.

Ultimately, what ended my tenure with them were two consecutive assignments where I got "negative feedback." First, they told me that there was a one-week job, but when I got there, the people there thought I'd be there for a lot longer. Then they gave me nothing to do at all, at an empty desk, no less. Not sure of what else to do, I just read the newspaper. Then the assignment ended because my supervisor said that I wasn't "proactive enough" and reading the paper too much. Then came the mail room job. I got negative feedback there, too, I guess, and so I couldn't work for them again. Good riddance.



Tue Jun 12 13:44:29 GMT 2001

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