Pros: what a great learning experience, an opportunity to work for the ibm vice president of north america, i learned high end administrative skills, and was given high end management level decision power.
Cons: ibm gbs division can not hire assistants right now, they have to use temp from another country, or my vp said he would hire me in a heart beat, please call him for reference.
IBM is wonderful, my temp service did not provide affordable health insurance or benefits; so I'm in the process of finding a company that I can work with long term; 10-20 years. My IBM Vice President over North American stated that he would hire me in a heart beat, if there was a position open, but they only allow temp right now. He stated that with – more... my help, he is 50% more productive compared to prior when I was not his administrative assistant.
Please note that my approved PO for my position was for 54K a year, and that my temp service took $8.00 for themselves and I only receive $16.00 per hour right now. You can call Manpower of Bentonville AR and confirm the amount of the PO ($24.00 per hour) and what I'm paid ($16.00 per hour). IBM increased the PO in order to keep me, but it was not enough to buy health insurance, through Manpower. (They want $94.31 per week, with a $4500.00 deductible - the reason I'm looking for a new job). – less