**Not strictly an investment question, but financially important nonetheless ***
My wife interviewed for a job in big pharma and was been selected. They wanted to hire her 100% on permanent contract. But due to personal / family reasons my wife does not want to work more than 80%. After some reluctance, the company agreed but offered 80% workload on external contract but for ‘unlimited time’ (communicated over phone).
They will send job advert to vendors / umbrella companies in 2-3 days and will tell the one she chooses that they have selected her already. The manager has some existing team members on Hays contracts but he says that the choice of payroll / umbrella company is up to my wife completely.
The manager told her that the vendor (s?) will make her the offer of compensation, and has not given us the hourly rate that they are going to pay to the vendor.
How do we go about it? Is there any material difference between Hays/Randstad/Manpower/Adecco/ etc etc , etc in terms of:
- pension contributions?
- sick leaves, etc
- any other support
- pension plan (any experience which of these vendors have better pension funds with good coverage ratios ?)
Is it possible that they offer very different salaries / hourly rates)? I understand that all of AHV (~10%), BVG/LLP (10%), sickness leave contribution, and taxes will come out of her hourly rate.
Should we contact many of them to ask for offers, or just I go with the one they suggested (Hays).
Thanks a lot,