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!
Let me start me start by saying I don't write reviews, but was happy to do so for Aptitude Staffing Solutions. I am selective with whom represents me when it comes to my career. Who wouldn't? So over the years I have been involved with a select few staffing agencies and most have been decent to good in overall satisfaction. I must say Aptitude Staffing is the only one that I can say is outstanding. They are very professional and have been more than helpful and insightful in matching me to the perfect position. The team always had me informed and aware every step of the way. They explained the full scope of the position, so I was fully aware of what was required of me. This ultimately got me to where I am now, keep reading... I just received a promotion and of course this would have not been possible without Aptitude Staffing Solutions. Aptitude Staffing Solutions needs a promotion of sorts for their efforts! By the way, I spoke to those involved in my hiring and they had nothing but praise for the Aptitude team as well. I also found out they hired through Aptitude Staffing a number of times. Great team at Aptitude Staffing Solutions!
I absolutely adore this agency! I applied to Monroe Personnel/Temp Time because I had become so sick of working retail jobs for very little money and way too much stress. I wanted to get my foot in the door of a professional job and a Temp Agency seemed like my best bet. Not only did they accept my application within 24 hours, but Debra personally helped me re-write my resume and landed me the most amazing (and professional) gig. I have been working for the same outstanding company for a year now all because she believed in me and gave me a chance. I am not kidding when I say this job has been a dream come true and opened many doors for me. Thanks to Monroe Personnel I can now proudly work in any office with the support and credentials to back me up.