So-so if you're company, horrid if you're a temp.
Fabrication Technician (Current Employee) – El Paso, TX – July 11, 2019
When I started as a temp agent, they told us: "After 6 months, you go company!" Turns out it's rare for temps to go company at the 6 month point, with some people being a temp for 2 years before they quit. In addition, as a temp, the only benefit you get is health insurance, which you still have to pay for. I won't say much for other work areas, as I mainly stuck to mine, but the PPE is a joke in many cases, and only sufficient in the best case scenario. In addition to that, we would run out of tools, work supplies, or even PPE in our area, and it could take anywhere from a few days, to MONTHS for them to get more.
On the other hand, if you go company, or get directly hired on(which wasn't available when I was job searching), you can expect to be making about $3-$4+ over a temp in the same position, with full company benefits(though you're still gonna be paying your own health insurance, they don't give you that.)!
One thing that really, REALLY frustrated me personally: The lack of communication on almost every level. If something bad happened in your area, odds are, the team leader won't know unless YOU tell them. The supervisor won't know unless YOU tell them. HR, managers, plant managers, branch managers, even corporate won't know unless YOU YOURSELF tell them directly on the rare occasion when they visit your area to talk with you for whatever reason.
Decent benefits, plenty of overtime.
No benefits for temps, no communication, too much overtime.