I wouldn't recommend my worst enemy to work for Apex Systems. The Apex recruiters act very nice and will lie and tell you whatever they think you want to hear to get you to take their positions so they can make money off of your hard work, even though they really don't do anything for you or to help contribute to your success. I was told my position was six months contract to hire and then I would be brought on full time for the company they have me doing work for. It has been almost a year and still no such position exists. I later found out through the manager that I work for at my assignment that they initially had no intention of keeping my for more than a few months but since I was doing such a good job they decided to keep me on as a full time contractor. They keep telling me that I will get a full time position but they can't give me any idea when this will happen (keep in mind this was supposed to happen over six months ago). This place is a scam and what they are doing should be illegal and probably is. I admit, at first they make things sound and look good but when it comes time to pay up and follow through they are worthless. If you stay for a year, Apex gets a huge payout, and you get nothing except maybe an extra dollar an hour. The pay sucks, there are no benefits, sick days, payed holidays, and PTO. All they offer is a crappy insurance plan that only helps if you get severely injured or sick. For every hour you are on the job working your ass off making 14 dollars an hours they are making double doing nothing. I am still a contractor for them only because I like my assignment but that is going to be ending in the very very near future. If you're happy living paycheck to paycheck and not having any job security to speak of, than Apex may be good for you but if you are serious about building up your career or are like me and have experience, a degree, and certifications, take my word and stay away from these people. You will regret it.
I have been with Apex for 6 months. I was grateful for the opportunity 6 months ago, and now all I want is out. The pay is decent, but could be better. There is no vacation time, no sick time, no nothing. Insurance benefits are alright. I have seen better. Plus, my contract location is nothing to write home about. They don't really welcome you in, I am youngest here AND I am the only contractor in this particular position in this location. There really isn't room for advancement. That sucks. Another downside is that contract end dates are not given to you. You may leave on Tuesday night and then get a call on Wednesday morning as you are leaving for work, telling you the contract was cancelled. Thankfully my contract was renewed and I am still employed.
If you are looking for challenges, advancement and fun, please look elsewhere.
If you are looking for mundane, boring, routine work, then please, apply.
I understand that Apex will not support you if your client abuses you or behaves inappropriately. However, after I left, the Account Manager and Recruiter began harassing me immediately to return the equipment. They wanted it back in less than a week. I gave a date that I would return it when I got back into town which was less than 1 week after my last day.
I returned the equipment on the day I promised. The account Mgr and Recruiter did not BOTHER to check with the client to see if the items were returned using the tracking numbers they gave me. Instead, they threatened to ESCALATE (LOL!) the issue.
This is absurd for several reasons - one is that the return was already done and the other is that, as we all know, there is no recourse if your remote employees do not return their equipment. Law Enforcement will not pursue it for sure. A civil lawsuit will cost you a thousand times more than the equipment. A small claims court will laugh you out of the courtroom if you say you did not even give the person a full week to return the items.
Why would Apex Systems attack someone and assume the worst of them when they have no reason whatsoever to do so - when the person has not given any reason to assume that they will behave irresponsibly or unprofessionally?
YOU are the ones behaving unprofessionally and unethically. Stop it.