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"Aquent Review"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - User Experience Design Dev in Redmond, WA
Current Contractor - User Experience Design Dev in Redmond, WA
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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Aquent as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Aquent, a tech staffing company offers positive and committed staff who were readily available on campus, and keep in touch with you via email. They offer free training courses both onsite and online for your career which were generally pretty good.

Cons

When I last ended a contract, I didn't see much action from them with interviews, and ended up going to another agency. Also, it would have been nice to see more action on their part towards vendor placement. In Washington state, companies are required to limit contract work to one year. Vendors do not have the same limitation.

Advice to Management

Definitely screen anyone who may be teaching a course at your offices. I had a bad experience with the HTML5 CSS3 course you offered in the spring of 2012. The instructor was not as prepared when we actually came to the coding section.

Other Employee Reviews for Aquent

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Aquent is a superb contracting agent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Communications Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aquent full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Knowledgeable managers, corporate-type benefits, attention to payroll processes.

    Cons

    Some say benefits provided are not as good as other contracting firms.

    Advice to Management

    Provide LTD and match the 401(k)


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great staffing company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Professional in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Web Professional in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aquent full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compared to other contractors at my work location where 3 others are from other agencies, Aquent seems the best. Their health care pkg is better than what most companies offer to full-time employees. Low cost health care plan w/ a major health care provider, HSA, Commuter SA etc.
    And they pay to their contractors weekly.

    Cons

    Other agency people get paid on company holidays (Christmas, July 4th, Thanksgiving etc.). But Aquent doesn't. If you are assigned to a work place w/ Christmas and New Years week shut down, for example, you don't get paid for 1 to 1.5 weeks. Financially tough holiday season...At least, they should pay to long-term contractors when Aquent offices are closed for holidays because we work for them 40 hrs a week too.

    Advice to Management

    Would be nicer if they offer 401K matching.

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