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Doesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO
- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I worked at CareWorks Technologies full-time (More than a year)
+ Very good PTO for a contracting company (10 holidays, 17 PTO days your first 4 years). + They offer 401(k) matching (discretionary). + They offer a fair amount of training for a contracting company (they've offered ACP, CBAP, and PMP certification classes, agile training, and Cucumber training that I've seen). + They are flexible about allowing time to attend conferences. + Good about keeping touch on client satisfaction; a few times a year, they'll take you to lunch to check on how things are going with the client.
I'll preface this by saying I'm new to contracting and some of these complaints apply to basically every contracting company. - You don't feel like part of the team. You don't get a company email, you sign in as a guest whenever you visit the office (no company ID badge), there's no interaction with your fellow consultants (unless you happen to be posted at the same client), there's no company events to give coworkers the chance to meet one another (not even for holidays). - They seemed to just match resume keywords to postings when looking for the next gig. They didn't have knowledge of the team, managers, etc to offer much insight into the role. Advice you get for the interview is copy/pasted generic suggestions, nothing client-specific. Some of the gigs pitched to me were fairly bad fits. - I wish they'd be clearer on how their 401(k) matching works. It's discretionary and they just give you a dollar amount at the end of the year without mentioning how they arrived at that number. - I was paid less than I know other contracting shops were offering. - On more than one occasion I got a week or less notice of whether my contract was going to be extended. Maybe my client was not the norm. - Exit interviews aren't done in person, which makes the process feel a little impersonal. - Like most contracting companies, fairly high turnover. They bragged in their on-boarding session that 25% of their employees had been there 2 years, that the average tenure was 21 months, and that 50% of those that left were converted to FTE at the client.
Advice to Management
#1 thing that needs to improve is culture. I felt like a resource rather than a member of the team. There are a lot of things you could do here: give company emails and badges, have holiday events, provide some way of knowing what's going on in the company & what people are working on (maybe an email newsletter or something) -- these things would be cheap to implement and make a huge difference in perception.