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Contractors, would you recommend any of your clients?

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    #11
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    IR35 wise contract was excellent through the agency and had a clean bill of health from QDOS and the main keypoint was working practices which were respected on their part for me being a independant third party contractor (which I pretty much supplied all my own equipment without issues).

    Their managers are quite relaxed and as such I had zero to minimal interference and I had freedom to decide and choose how projects were done along with equipment and timescales & planning.

    I wasn't on set times for working hours but again this wasn't a issue really as I chose to work very early in the morning and leave in the afternoon but alot of this boiled down to how much time I wanted to dedicate to my work.

    I didn't use their facilities but from what I saw, there were a lot of nice amenities for anyone to use along with hotdesks for contractors/visitors and they had functions like pizza friday where everyone was invited (Visitors, contractors,permies and guests).

    Rates wise was slightly above the standard market rate for my job spec but as such I found this only minor point concidering how good my work life was with them.

    Overall; A very chilled environment with a respectful hands-off attitude towards contractors

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      #12
      This thread is a wind up, right?

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        #13
        Use Glass Door, Linked In and HMRC

        I would check:

        1. Recommend sites such as Glass Door to assess employee feedback and interview feedback.
        2. Look at the Linked In profiles of the senior management. Assess how they write their profiles.
        3. HMRC to see that the company will not go bankrupt.
        4. Check sites that identify late payers.
        5. Google for any legals cases that the company has been involved in

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          #14
          Originally posted by Contractor UK View Post
          Contractors, would you recommend any of your clients?

          We have been asked to source and understand the best clients for contractors and want to hear from you.

          Where has been the best place you’ve worked as a contractor? Which client paid your invoices on time? Who understood IR35 legislation and put your contract together with this is mind? Where did you get paid the best rate?

          All these things and more contribute to being a great company for contractors to work for, so where have you seen them executed best?

          We want to know about the companies that ensure they have policies in place to cater for contractors working in their offices through everything from working hours to facilities, flexibility etc.

          Is there any client you would strongly recommend to your fellow contractors?

          Thanks
          Only if you like working with people who tell others to F off, get rid of people all the time, take credit for others work, don’t pay expenses when they claim they do, lie about the length of contracts or shorten them, assault you, refuse to introduce you to people so you can do your job properly, don’t talk directly to you unless it’s through a third or fourth person, try to force you into using different payment status despite you having a legal and verifiable payment status, or become extremely verbally hostile for absolutely no reason.

          Try being a contractor at the clients I’ve had.

          And some of those were in the top 100 employers in the country.
          Last edited by Beiberbuffet; 15 November 2020, 22:32.

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            #15
            I can give a list of ones to steer well clear of.
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              #16
              Originally posted by Beiberbuffet View Post
              Only if you like working with people who tell others to F off, get rid of people all the time, take credit for others work, don’t pay expenses when they claim they do, lie about the length of contracts or shorten them, assault you, refuse to introduce you to people so you can do your job properly, don’t talk directly to you unless it’s through a third or fourth person, try to force you into using different payment status despite you having a legal and verifiable payment status, or become extremely verbally hostile for absolutely no reason.

              Try being a contractor at the clients I’ve had.

              And some of those were in the top 100 employers in the country.
              Some of those are par for the course with some clients, but getting assaulted?

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