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Review of Essex Temporary Services

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1501 Broadway
New York, NY
212 391-1515

Total time with agency:
2 years

Wait for first assignment:
3 Weeks

Average wait between assignments:

Last five jobs:
Job Title Length Client Hourly Wage Typical of agency?
Receptionist 6 Months Y

Tests given:
Word, excel, spelling, typing

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

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

When I registered for this agency it was at a time that I thought I could find a decent job. The counselor at the time was Carolyn. She placed me with a real estate firm that was formerly on Lincoln Center where I worked for 65 days at 7.50 per hour. when I finally rolled over to the company's pay roll. It seems to me that they had a deal with Essex for their own purposes, because after working since April of 01 to about 3 days after the World Trade Center fell I was let go after all of the reports they had given on me that were fine. Essex is not a great agency. They refuse to pay anyone, even college graduates, what they should be paying and on top of that the companies that they send you to also have their own agendas. Like if you dont fool around and clown around with the bosses then you are not "working out" and they then let you go. Also from this experience the company offered me a severance then took it back for unpaid insurance and they also denied my unemployment. Stay as far away from this agency as you possibly can. They will screw you in the end. The good thing is that after this experience I went to Kelly Services, and I have been with them for 2 years and am happily working and the counselors are great. The pay is based on your skills, and I am finally in the process of getting a permanent job in one of their own divisions, so there are agencies out ther that care. Essex is not one of them



Tue Sep 14 10:01:14 EST 2004

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