No support, no feedback, incompetent.
IT Contractor (Former Employee) – Monroe, OH – January 6, 2019
I was hired to work an IT help desk job for a very large e-commerce warehouse on a 18 month contract. Not long into the contract, I and the other contractors were told we were being moved onto a different kind of contract that enabled us to work uninterrupted for three years. My recruiter was from out-of-state and constantly had wrong information for me. They kept in touch frequently at first but after two months I barely heard from him again.
Pay was poor. They started me at $15/hr which was the same rate they gave unskilled labor client-side. The health insurance was expensive with an enormous deductible. No paid time off or sick leave at all. No compensation for working third shift either.
Shortly after 18 months there, I discovered job postings for my own position and shift had been posted on the usual boards. My contacts at Apex lied to me, claiming it was automated and a mistake. My supervisors client-side stonewalled me, so I kept my desk cleaned out and endured two more excruciating months before Apex finally called and let me know not to come back.
Never once had my performance been criticized by either client or contractor. I fulfilled all my responsibilities and had a single sick day over a year and a half.
No micromanagement (quite the opposite), Free IT training resources, bi-annual $25 gift cards as bonuses
Dishonest management, ignorant recruiters, low pay, no PTO