Okay, *deep breath* this might be a little long but I depend on Yelp a lot, so I'd like to help others find reputable places as well...
I left NYC for San Fran on Halloween and tried to figure out my next steps for a few days. I'd been a temp before on the East Coast, but I hated how inconsistent things were...I wasn't expecting much, but I still set up interviews with a couple of agencies right away. I met with Beverly and Tom (and was later introduced to Debra...she has SUCH a fun personality) and Tom tested my comp skills, while Beverly discussed my needs/wants in a position. They were all so laid back and pleasant...it's a small office and I don't think they take on just anyone as a candidate, they seem sort of particular (in a good way) since they tend to place at smaller companies.
I randomly blurted out that I might like to try a law firm (my mother has been pushing law school since forever). I met with them on Tuesday, and was contacted with a placement at a law firm on Friday lol just my luck, I was over the moon. The firm was small and really felt like a family. Monroe Personnel/Temptime even checked on me regularly after I started to see if it was a good fit and ask if I needed anything. I believe they do a lot of placements within the Financial District/SoMa area, so that makes for a good commute if you're coming from the East Bay. I'd kinda lost all faith in temp agencies before Monroe/Temptime. They have a really great team and I'd refer them to any solid candidate/new transplant looking for work in a flash.
Oh, the law office is like, less than a 10min walk from TempTime and Beverly brought over this wonderful chocolate, pretzel, caramel, Oreo cookie bar/brittle type stuff from Trader Joe's for Christmas. It's things like that that really set TempTime apart!