Your opinion about working at a staffing agency.

New qKWF35
Jul 3 20 Comments

I recently got an offer to work full-time at a tech staffing agency. I'll be an in-house software developer. Them being a staffing agency, I will work on the projects that they're developing for other companies. I'm excited about the projects they're working on, I like the employees (my future co-workers), and I don't dislike the compensation.

I'm a new grad. For a person who dreamt of starting their profession at the dreamy places like Google, Facebook, Apple, LinkedIn etc, I find myself being a little anxious about the staffing job. How was your experience when you started working at a place that wasn't necessarily on your top list? Do you have any advice for me? Thanks.

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  • Pinger / Eng create💻
    Tc?
    Jul 3 2
    • New qKWF35
      OP
      $85k
      Jul 3
    • Pinger / Eng create💻
      I guess it's not bad for Chicago
      Jul 3
  • MongoDB equalsql
    Staffing agencies can either be great and give you a breadth of exposure in a short amount of time, or suck the life out of you with poor WLB and unrealistic expectations.
    Since the TC is good, why don't you give it a shot and leave if you don't like it?
    Jul 3 0
  • Microsoft ?)6;./68,/
    TC? What percentage the staffing company will take? How's the health insurance?
    Jul 3 3
    • New qKWF35
      OP
      $85k. I get all of it. Health insurance seems solid enough for now.
      Jul 3
    • Microsoft ?)6;./68,/
      Seems good. Location?
      Jul 3
    • New qKWF35
      OP
      It's in the Chicago metropolitan area
      Jul 3
  • Amazon ofbsyckeba
    247?
    Jul 3 2
    • Amazon ofbsyckeba
      Why did you give up FANNG?
      Jul 3
    • New qKWF35
      OP
      No, not 247. I'm assuming you mean the tech staffing agency.
      I didn't give up FAANG. I couldn't land a job there. However, I have received an invitation for a phone interview at Apple for a UI Engineer role. But the recruiter hasn't replied to my email about confirming a time for the interview.
      Jul 4
  • Pandora ‘“
    Dude I started as a new grad with TC 70k after masters.
    Jul 3 1
    • New qKWF35
      OP
      I'm sorry if I came off like one of those, "I want to make an impact" people. I'm fine with the TC. It's just that I'll be at a staffing agency working on some other company's projects. I honestly don't know the root cause of my anxiety about the job. I'm happy that I found a job though.
      Jul 3
  • Microsoft / Data njhfxdyu
    How long is the contract?
    Jul 3 1
    • New qKWF35
      OP
      It's a full-time salaried position. There's no bond or minimum contract length
      Jul 3
  • Google SonOfCoul
    Sounds like you will be a contractor. Review how the company treats contractors. Difference between their FTE & Contractors can be night & day.
    Jul 3 1
    • New qKWF35
      OP
      It's a full time in-house salaried position.
      Jul 3
  • Uber bаrt
    Don’t work at Indeed.
    Jul 3 1
    • New qKWF35
      OP
      Then I'm glad it's not Indeed. But what makes you say that?
      Jul 3
  • ICU Medical / Mktg
    user3.0

    ICU Medical Mktg

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    Trying my own thing but doing something for someone else. 🤷🏼‍♂️
    user3.0more
    Don't! I haven't even read your comment. I just read the title.
    Jul 3 0