Pros: eventually temps get some benefits, parking spot downtown
Cons: open office, stressful, low pay, poor management
I was passed over for several promotions and actively discouraged from applying for openings within the company. All of the positions I was passed over for went to people who had started work after me and had less education. The primary difference is that many of these people were chummy with the head of the department.
There is supposedly a policy in place that internal applicants will be given an interview, at least, as a courtesy, but I was never given an interview for any of the positions I applied for.
The position is a temporary one, but the nature of the work is such that it is essentially permanent. The result is that one never feels secure in the position but one is constantly being forced to endure speeches and meetings about the value of the company (and how valuable one is to the company). The combination of pay, demand (at certain times of the year the work is very stressful), curtailed benefits, and stress is atrocious. At least one former coworker told me it was the worst place she ever worked, and I agreed.
More than once I felt bullied or threatened by management, and I was lied to about policies and time off on several occasions.