A great way to get into really hard to get into jobs
Temporary Assistant (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – June 20, 2017
They open the door, wide open, but ultimately it is up to you to make or break the opportunity. You first meet with a recruiter who figures out your strengths and asks you the tough interview questions. They help you rework your resume to highlight what you can do and have done. They schedule interviews and eventually if you stick with it will get you placed. Through those placements you can try to avenue a way for yourself into full time employment. And You maintain a relationship with them through the assignments so you can get back to back work with little down time. Some assignments are long (6 mo) and can be extended (but that is up to the company.)
We all start with a little conversation about the news or sports. We get to work on the quality evaluations of the scanners and have fun talking and joking.
A new bit of knowledge I picked up from this company is how complex a scanner can be in a simple way. It makes an indeterminant noise, it could be the motor or it could be a post that needs a bit of a push.
That is challenging, after a while the job seems routine and it is easy to lose focus while testing the 40th scanner, but the conversation is lively or a worker can plug in to Pandora for some music. Donuts and cupcakes keep some of us going.
Management is usually hands off, guiding and asking questions when the work is demanding. Few real issues with the management style.
All in all the fact that many people who work here keep returning for seasonal work or just because they like it is a great endorsement.
Lunch is an hour, breaks are flexible, goals are clear and the work is not labor intensive.
The work can get tedious, need sweatshirts inside, not much chance of a pay increase, the work varies and one could lose a day or two in a pay cycle.