Pros: training was excellent. hours and flexibility were good.
Cons: no stability, false sense of stability, lack of communication, not much support, system issues on a daily basis, etc.
After being employed for a little over a month I was laid off, as well as all of the other contractors! I was just promoted and was told of all the work that needed to be done the same day that I was laid off, the reason for lay off being a "reduction in work". I was left absolutely shocked and was almost evicted from my home because of the lack of – more... concern that the corporate headquarters had when laying off everyone towards the end of the month without warning. Promoting people and then laying them off in the same week is just wrong and selfish.
Communication was poor among management and team members. Issues that had been evident for years were not handled and were sporadically discussed but never dealt with...so the issues kept snowballing and left team members feeling like nothing was ever going to be done about them. There were a few management personnel hired that were initiating, and in my opinion, were going to greatly improve the team morale and production of the office overall, however they weren't even given a chance since they too were to be laid off by January 2014.
Most team members had little idea as to what they were going to be doing exactly once they were on the floor. Many people were hired for a certain position but were put into a different role/position once out of training. Remote employees were hired, trained for 2 weeks but then were not given any work for several weeks after, therefore not earning any income because of that. Each day few people knew what to expect with who would be doing what and if there would even be any work to be done.
Soon after being laid off I was told that ALL of the perm employees were being laid off by January. The office is suppose to shut down completely by the end of the year! – less