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Review of Atrium

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420 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY
212 292-0550

Total time with agency:
3 Weeks

Wait for first assignment:
1 Days

Average wait between assignments:

Last five jobs:
Job Title Length Client Hourly Wage Typical of agency?
Clerical 2 Days Y

Tests given:
None, I was gien no tests, but given a job the next day. $15 an hour.

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

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

TERIIBLE. Counselors Lie, Lie, Lie! They are so busy trying to negotiate their commision that they often screw up jobs for you. I was offered a permanent job after two days of employment. Both the employer and Atrium staffing called me. Atrium called with "We are so proud of you they want to hire you permanent. We have to negotiate for you. But..." report tomorrow to them. I showed up at the office, I was told by the company that we hadn't finish negotiating. Can you call Atrium? Went to Atrium the same day, Couselor said "Oh, I forgot to call and tell you! We are still in negotiation and will report tomorrow." And would you believe the same thing happened two days in a row. On the third day I was asked to sit in the pool for $10 an hour for 3 hours. I was called at 8:00PM that night and was left a message that said. They don't have a position for you. I wasted three days, they could have been giving me another assignment. I heard from them two days later, different couselor, said "Are you available, oh, hold on... nevermind, forget it," and hung up in my face before I could say more than hello!! Counselors are too young, I should be interviewing them. I asked them to hold my check, because I was coming in the office "Sure, no problem!" I came all the way to the office. "Oh, it's been mailed, sorry." I have ample experience and have a college degree and have been working steadly for 12 years. (I relocated.) RUN, Don't walk from atrium!!



Fri Sep 17 07:34:32 EST 2004

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