MIDCOM

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Mixed experience from the contractor and the client perspectives

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

I worked at MIDCOM as a contractor (more than a year)

Pros

- Client base consists of large, well-known corporations.

- Contracting/consulting opportunities tend to be long term (12 months or longer).

- Recruiter returns emails and phone calls within 24 hours.

- Pay rates are at or slightly above market.

- Payroll is prompt every time.

- Internal payroll administrators flexible to work with...can call in hours in a pinch if a client's authorized signatories are unavailable.

Cons

- Health care benefit was a real ripoff. I didn't purchase it when offered in mid-2010. If reading this review after September 30, 2013, then go through the California Insurance Exchange instead.

- 401(k) contributions are not matched (but this is typical for plans offered through contracting firms and temp agencies).

- Expense reimbursement is an absolute nightmare. The larger the payment due to the employee, the more likely MIDCOM's finance department will take full advantage of the 60-day "grace period" to cut a check. (Those 60 days are the maximum allowed by California law before an organization is subject to Labor Board penalties.) Until I read on here that MIDCOM had and evidently still has financial problems, I thought the company was merely trying to maximize interest on certain accounts!

This contrasts sharply with payroll. (Today, nontimely paychecks have the threat of jail time hanging over the heads of California employers.)

- The "no news is good news" attitude on the part of MIDCOM management when it comes to their contractors is frustrating at best. These MIDCOM representatives are laid back to the point where they will not counsel/discipline a contractor who falls short of client expectations. I became a team lead upon converting to regular, full-time employee status with MIDCOM's client in 2011, and my manager and I encountered this laissez-faire approach to performance management when we had issues with a MIDCOM contractor (whom we ultimately let go). The closest MIDCOM comes to communicating bad news to a contractor is when his or her gig has ended prematurely—and then MIDCOM phones the contractor.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Do whatever it takes to reimburse contract employee expenses on a set schedule—even if the client might be slow at paying MIDCOM—and include that schedule in your new contractor packets. These should have urgent priority. No contract employee should be subsidizing the company by dipping into their paychecks to cover expenses that should have been repaid 15+ days earlier!

- Practice actual performance management with underperforming or misbehaving contractors! They are your employees!! Failing to do so exposes your clients to potential co-employment charges in a wrongful termination situation.

Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Troubles - too many bad decisions

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at MIDCOM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, good atmosphere and up beat environment, many resources

    Cons

    Owner is crazy, manager doesn't do anything and is a walking contradiction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    replace management & work on strengthening your employees with training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Around a long time- Do what they can for you!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Orange, CA

    I have been working at MIDCOM full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This company has been around a long time- they have a good group of people who have also worked there a long time so they value their employees. They treat employees and candidates with respect and have good client base. Management solves problems quickly

    Cons

    sometimes payroll does not respond right away- Account Execs mainly facilitate majority of communications -

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up- you obviously show your employees that you care- need a good balance of profit vs. empathy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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