nextSource – Seattle, WA
* Experience developing and consuming RESTful JSON and XML web services in native development. * Experience with recognized industry patterns… TheLadders.com
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I worked at nextSource as a contractor for more than a yearPros
NextSource provided a port in a storm, but not much else. If you are the kind of person that has trouble being patient while you are waiting for a more serious and long term career move, NextSource might fit the bill - - temporarily.Cons
I was brought on board at the client site, never having interviewed with either NextSource or the client; I knew people on the inside that referred me. I suspect that somebody cozied up to the hiring manager to skim a referral fee.
During the time I was their, the resource manager NEVER initiated contact with me; I never heard from them until my contract was terminated. I was a W2 employee, but I was all alone.Advice to ManagementAdvice
It is difficult to imagine ANYONE accepting the benefits presented by NextSource. In fact, I suspect that nobody does accept them because my effort to gain information about the 401K program flustered at least five people in HR Benefits Administration; This includes the third-party plan administrator.
I was eventually provided some plan literature and saw that NextSource requires nearly a year before you can participate. Then, although they advertise a *discretionary* match, there is no record that it was ever paid to anyone. That track record doesn't indicate that it is discretionary at all - - to me. I never received a list of investment options, by the way.
In summary, sometimes your best efforts just aren't good enough. Why bother offering benefits at all? Stick to staff augmentation and billing.Doesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO