I’m getting pings from recruiters about short term assignments (6–12 months) with Banks, Pharmas, and other large companies for technical roles.
The rates on these are crazy, like 200k+/year. The catch is that the job is not permanent, and while you’re working it you’re an employee of the agency (who gives you second pillar, insurance, etc, basically you’re on their payroll) and when the contract is over they let you go and you go on employment insurance looking for another gig.
How are these jobs in practice? It’s hard to ignore a 100% increase but I’d like to hear about software developers working in that way: are the hours reasonable (40h M-F or lots of overtime)? Are you expected to be on call? How are the work conditions of basically working through the agency for a third party? Do you get offered a permanent job afterwards or does the agency easily find you another gig once the current one is over? Is it worth it?