I worked as a Contractor, my assignment was based in a unorganised, poorly functioning team. I was working amongst colleagues on a permanent basis who made it apparent I was just a contractor. I was on a 3 months rolling contract earning terrible money and my colleagues proudly made me aware of their pay vs. mine. I was very aware I was simply a contractor, yet I was expected to produce the same level of work as my colleagues. Management was poor and generally didn't want to address the issues in the office, they would implement a change somewhere and never address the team. We would be obliviously doing our work incorrectly, and marked down upon checking. Pay was shocking, no benefits, no progression, working amongst bullies and management didn’t want to know - makes for a awful place to work. I approached Manpower who were unable to do anything, they couldn’t even a new assignment elsewhere (which I was told they could do on my first day), they we’re limited in what they could do to help me. I’d never work as a contractor again, anywhere.
Terrible pay, no help when the assignment wasn’t working out, no benefits, poor pension scheme, no progression