Pros: access to the building with the badge nearly any time
Cons: micromanagement, monitoring constantly, low pay, far commute, no advancement, etc.
MoneyGram is a corporation that has to play the number's game with its contractors like myself. We are let go anytime they cannot afford our services, or if we slack off at all. Many of the contractors have been hired on full time. I have been here almost a year and am still a contractor. People doing the same job as me are getting payed significantly – more... more because for one reason or another they were hired over me. There just seems to be hope one minute, and then the next you feel you may be let go. It is highly competitive, but feels more like a popularity contest than performance based. Even if it were both, I would have a very high chance of not hearing one way or the other how I'm doing or even what I should work on. No room for advancement, no real communication with supervisors, and no accolades other than at the quarterly meetings. Not very satisfying work for me, ready for a change. The bright side to this company is the fact that they have kept me around over many others over time, I just wish it was more clear how to apply for a full time position instead of finding out 6 months in how that process works.
And if you are hired on full time, you get many obvious benefits, like covered parking, or a lenient schedule, or three to four times the pay that I receive. Very short lunch breaks that are not paid for as well. No paid time off, no benefits. – less