Pros: benefits, rate, relationships with clients
Cons: continued growth for the current staff is limited to "the next role"
For a first time consultant, this was a lucky start! I found the Firm to be growing and therefore suffering at times from the growing pains, but truly looking to do the right thing. The experience has overall been good, and I was particularly pleased the Firm does its best to show their force they care.
I would like to see Bridge take a more active role in training their Consultants to help grow the Firm by starting programs where SOW work were to be offered and encouraged. The current operating model is still that of a staffing firm, however, Bridge is making excellent inroads to relationships with its client companies. With these relationships, Bridge could begin to deliver on set requirements versus simply staffing.
Benefits offered were very fair and included a 401K match which was a perk not even advertised by the Firm, I do not know why not, because as I mentioned, they are doing the right thing for their folks, but need to bring that forward more.
With time and a defined strategy, this Firm could become much larger and I do see growth. However, right now, the niche is staffing.