MIDCOM

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MIDCOM Reviews

Updated June 23, 2014
Updated June 23, 2014
9 Reviews
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9 Reviews
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    Seasoned IT Recruiter& Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Account Manager & Recruiter in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager & Recruiter in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at MIDCOM full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, Great experience, I learned a lot, was allowed to be independent.

    Cons

    not everyone made the same money, not fair in that aspect

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more training and support to help become successful

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Helpful but slow

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Rosemead, CA

    I worked at MIDCOM as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company has good clients and placement strategy that will match you well with the job you are seeking. They also get you a decent pay rate if you are seeking contract work.

    Cons

    They work very slow. Your resume may not be the first one on clients desk. They do not stay in regular touch and provide feedback/update on applied position sometimes you don't hear from them for weeks even after leaving messages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At the least call the candidates you represent back even if to say there is no update or that they have passed on you. Otherwise there are other agencies out there keeping better relationship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a great experience and a great company. Good employees and a fun work environment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MIDCOM (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company. Great account managers. Good benefits. Great company culture. Good training. Great resources. IT guys are amazing. Experienced women owned company. The owners take care of their employees (lunches, BBQs, etc.)

    Cons

    Promotions could be better tied to long term performance, but they do offer many incentives for making monthly quotas. Sometime favoritism is shown to the established employees- has a negative effect on morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to tell employees when and if there will be performance reviews.
    Please don't talk about your personal political affiliations in the office place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a BLESSING.

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    Former Employee - Admin Assistant in Kapolei, HI
    Former Employee - Admin Assistant in Kapolei, HI

    I worked at MIDCOM full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The Pay Rate is awesome.

    Cons

    Midcom and the company that i was working for didn't recognize or celebrate the same holidays so at times there were confusion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees should have the same holidays as the company they are contracted with and not Midcom. A lot of confusion and loss of pay for the employee as well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed experience from the contractor and the client perspectives

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MIDCOM as a contractor (more than an 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Troubles - too many bad decisions

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    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
  8.  

    Around a long time- Do what they can for you!

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    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
  9.  

    Executive Assistant

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Denver, CO

    I worked at MIDCOM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Paid top dollar for the contract that I supported

    Cons

    They were out of state so did not have a local office

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Place of Craziness

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at MIDCOM

    Pros

    Fun environment
    Work schedule flexability
    No hand holding
    Very Laid Back

    Cons

    It is a crazy place to work. The people here are crazy. The company is very unorthodox which can be good but can also be a disaster.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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