Pros: Free coffee and cake.
Cons: Lack of appreciation, lack of job growth, low pay, misleading!
Many of the employees here at Town Sports International are recent college graduates, who are hired as temporary workers via an outside agency, Accountemps. Unfortunately, these workers (myself included) are lured into believing that they are hired as real-life experience into the accounting/finance profession.
Only to find out, they are only used as workers to carry out mundane, tedious, and repetitive tasks which require little to no skill. Their college degree pays no part, which further exhibits why no interview is required for them before they join the company. The external recruiter makes the call to these candidates, and tells them they can start tomorrow (I was at the gym when this happened).
Temp workers are shown no appreciation, and given no value. They are misled into believing that they will be hired full-time after three months. This is a LIE, and manipulation tactic the recruiters use to get these spots filled up. Many temp workers have been working there for six months to a year already, at a very low, embarrassing rate, with no prospect for a raise at all. There lies absolutely no growth for these employees, which explains the very high turnover rate and low work morale. Additionally, temps are also requested to work on the weekends and late hours on the weekdays, to fulfill the mundane, low-skilled tasks with their supervisors nowhere to be found.