Pros: travel, training courses available, job placement opportunities
Cons: no health insurance, no guaranteed work assignments
Keepers was my very first temp agency. I liked it! Though work wasn't guaranteed, somehow I was placed in job assignments that required weeks or months of my time thus allowing me to secure permanent things like my very first apartment and first car all without worrying if I would have a check come in that week in order to pay for these things. They kept me busy, and allowed me to travel to parts of Washington, DC I never knew existed! Crazy especially since I was born and raised in DC. Good thing I hardly ever got sick; otherwise I'd be in trouble due to the lack of health insurance they did not provide. But overall, great company. If it weren't for them, I would've never landed my job at the National MS Society where I started as a temp, became permanent a year later, then stayed for 5.5 years thereafter; gaining the knowledge and experience needed to advance in my field elsewhere. Lucky me!