Boston >Personal Services > Contemporaries Incorporated
55 Court St. Suite 330, Boston, MA | Directions 0210842.359339 -71.059086
Neighborhoods: Central, Downtown
With more than 20 years of experience, Contemporaries promptly solves staffing needs. We match our clients with the right candidates in the Boston area by using proprietary testing and methodology. We provide seasoned and highly-skilled staff in a variety of positions, IT, and hospitality. We cater to start-ups and non-profits, universities, and companies in the private sector. Working with Contemporaries you get a team that serves your needs with the same sense of timeliness and attention to detail that you do.
For all your temporary and temp-to-perm employment needs, call Contemporaries, Inc. Because people who have a vision deserve to reach their destination.
Contemporaries, Inc. is a woman owned and operated corporation. SOMWBA-certified, WBE, and DBE.
They got me a great job and it's now permanent – I met the team at their office and outlined my experience, and afterwards they said they had a client in mind with an open IT position requiring database and application skills that were a close match, but as they told me last week after I went permanent, they actually had plenty of other candidates with C# and SS2008 but they knew I was the best fit for the team I was joining, and I think they were right and I thank them for allowing me to have this opportunity.
First Temp Agency Experience: A Great One – Having come back home to Boston after grad-school with the job-market in the toilet - I decided to give temping a try. Thankfully, I found Contemporaries.
The first thing I tell people about this company is that once you are on the payroll, they make sure you have something to do. I've talked with friends of mine at other temp agencies who get hired and then sit around for months "on-call" with no assignment in sight.
Donna, the owner, is very personable and will work hard to place you in a position that you are well suited for. I knew I wanted to find an assignment that was temp-to-perm and I'm happy to report that I recently got hired full-time at a great company thanks to Contemporaries.
If you are looking to get your foot in the door somewhere in Boston, or just need some extra cash, Contemporaries is a great place to start!
Couldn't have done it without them! – I just moved into Boston after graduating from my University. They were able to place me right away into a temp-to-perm positon. Now after four months of working full 40 hour weeks, I have been offered the permanent position with a great salary and benefits! I couldn't be happier that I chose Contemporaries, they have really guided me into the business world and right after I graduated. They are very helpful and really take the time to figure out the perfect placement for you and their clients - job matchmakers! I don't know what I would have done without Contempories, fresh into the working world. If you're in a bind or just looking for something new, apply to them right now!
Are you a college graduate? Need a job ASAP? Don't Wait! – I graduated from Smith College with the class 2010, and trust me I know it’s not easy to get a job. Especially, when you don’t have any years of job experience, or if you just don’t know what you want to do after college.
I sent my resume to Contemporaries one afternoon, and received a call back immediately. The staff took the time to understand what my strengths and weaknesses were, assessed the skills I had to offer, and did an excellent job matching me to a job that I fit in both personally and professionally.
My experience as a temp has been amazing. It has given me the opportunity to learn more about myself than I could have ever imagined. My employer had the chance to get to know me and I also learned whether or not the job position will fit me in the long-run.
I was blessed to have had made the decision to contact Contemporaries where everyone is friendly and dedicated. They helped me get my foot in the door, and I have been recently hired in a place where I feel very happy, and anticipate room for much growth.
"The real world" is hard, but you don't have to deal with it on your own. I highly recommend that you don’t wait until the last minute. Let Contemporaries help you find your dream job!
Great Professional Staff – I returned to Boston from working in Europe. With my experience, they were able to find me work in days. In the midst of a recession I was working for Contemporaries 4 out of every 5 days.
Jan and Donna are wonderful and actually try to give you work that you are looking for and only give you the "random" assignments when that's all they have.
After a few months, I was able to get a full time position at a place I was temping.
Great experience, wonderful to work with – I had a great experience with this agency. They found me a job within 7 days of the interview/hiring process. The job wasn't advertised as temp-to-perm, but became so after I worked with them for a little while. I highly recommend them.
It's got it's up's and down's – I started working with Contemporaries about 5 months ago. They did find me a job quickly, and at first came off as the sweetest and most caring people in the world. I felt so lucky as to have found an agency that really seemed to care for my well-being. However, as time went on, they have become sort of rude. One of the women there have sort of rash with me on more than one occasion, making it seem like I'm making her look bad. They have sent me mixed messages, and I am beginning to grow frustrated with their services. They have said to me "I can find someone else to fill that position in a minute", as if I didn't appreciate the position. It would be nice if they could show a little more respect. I'm a hard worker, and a good one at that. All of my assignments have loved me, and have had no complaints, it just seems as if Contemporaries get's bored, and nit picks you for reasons to scold you.
Good agency to work with – As good an agency as I’ve worked with. The temp job they got me on asked me to go permanent after a few months so…I can’t complain.
PS—Thank you - Thank you - Thank you Janet for all your help.
Attentive, friendly agency that helped me get my new job. – When I moved to Boston late last summer I wanted to temp for awhile to get the feel for the job market. I e-mailed Contemporaries Inc. and within a day received a reply and had an interview scheduled for the next week. When they had a cancellation for that week's interviews, Rory called me and had me come in on a Thursday. Friday morning Donna called me to offer an excellent position that I had actually been looking at on some job search sites.
I started work the Monday after my interview and was recently offered my choice between two permanent positions. Working as a temp was absolutely the key to getting this job because my employers knew exactly what they were getting and I started my new position familiar with the people, environment, and processes, and without the first-day nerves!
The attentiveness of the Contemporaries Inc. staff blew me away. I went in thinking I would be just another number but after the first time I called them with a question I stopped explaining who I was because I never got past "Hi, this is Cj..." before they knew exactly who I was and answered my questions and gave me excellent advice and guidance.
Contemporaries Inc. helped make my transition to Boston a smooth one and I happily recommend them to anyone looking for work or looking for a new employee.
Horrible Customer Service – I have to believe most of these glowing reviews are written by their staff.
The receptionist I spoke to on the phone was not only extraordinarily condescending, but also quite rude. If she is the face that this company is presenting, then it's a wonder that Contemporaries Inc. is still in business.
Not only did she talk over me on several occasions and make erroneous assumptions regarding my background and the types of positions in which I'd be interested, but she made it sound like there were 100s of people ahead of me "in line" whose needs would need to be met before I could even come in to test or meet with a recruiter. I understand the economy is rough and people like me are a dime a dozen, but a 9% unemployment rate doesn't mean you throw common courtesy out the window.
Instead, I signed up with another company who has already found me temporary work while I continue my ongoing job hunt. I'm not arrogant enough to believe that Contemporaries would miss my business, but if their receptionist keeps up the attitude then maybe they will miss the businesses who - like me - simply decide to use a stronger, more people-friendly company.
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