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Best

The team at Contemporaries, Inc. has been so great to work with. This firm is definitely who you want to contact if you are looking for temp work. Tuoyang has been my main point o...

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This agency was so disappointing due to the time I took to go there. It was a very dead office and a woman by herself by the name of Donna. She twice told me how the office is bu...

Editorial review from Citysearch 12/19/2014

Rude receptionist. She never even asked what I was looking for just said there are no jobs and hung up. I worked with them before and could not believe the change in the rudeness. I will never contact them again more

Editorial review from Citysearch 10/6/2013

When I moved to Boston in May, I tried all avenues to find work from asking friends for any leads to submitting large amounts of resumes to various online postings. I got a few interviews that never panned out to anything, until I contacted Contemporaries. Their offices are located in a really convenient place near Government Center, but you have to submit a resume and make an appointment first. They tend to get booked pretty early. \r \r I met with Rory, one of their business development officers, and she was gracious enough to really engage me on broadening my skills and refining my career path. She understood the imperative to work immediately, but she also wanted to find me a position that I could evolve in 3-5 years down the road. I’ve met with 4 other agencies in the downtown area, and couldn’t help but feel like a disposable cog in their mass instruments of labor. Contemporaries was totally different. They were unpretentious and they got right to work. Rory introduced me to a couple of their longtime clients in education and government, and within a couple of days, I was out working for a local university. Throughout the assignment, the agency checked in with me at regular intervals, which despite what other reviewers complained about, was great in keeping me in the loop and planning ahead. After 2 months, a job opened up at a quasi-government agency and they moved me where I am now, and I’m looking at possibly going perm.\r \r I’d have to thank Rory personally for her diligence and professionalism, but all the rest of the staff were really attentive and caring. I never got bait-and-switch offers like I did from other agencies, and there was always somebody I could talk to who understood my situation when I called. I haven’t been able to count on that anywhere else. Give this place a try if you’ve got some experience and are looking for high-level admin work. I’ve talked with a couple of other folks that have worked with them, and they have a pretty diverse array of clients in the Boston area. I hear they also do IT placements. \r more

Best Temp Agency in Boston 2/15/2012

The team at Contemporaries, Inc. has been so great to work with. This firm is definitely who you want to contact if you are looking for temp work. Tuoyang has been my main point of contact, and he has worked very hard to find me positions. I was placed in my first position almost immediately after contacting contemporaries, and it was a great fit. After that ended, they placed me with a temp. to permanent position, which is exactly what I asked for. I am very grateful to Tuoyang and Donna and the contemporaries team! Pros: null Cons: null more

Good People, Good Service 11/29/2011

Contemporaries provides a service that is increasingly difficult to find in today Pros: null Cons: null more

A foot through the door and a future 11/28/2011

Being from Boston, I thought finding a job in the city would be no problem. But, after coming back from college, I found the economy and job market a disaster. Pros: null Cons: null more

Super dependable and friendly 11/28/2011

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Really? Very Selective (in a bad way) 11/19/2011

Unfortunately this company, which used to be the best of Boston, has been struggling to survive and treat prospective temp employees like pawns in their money game. Sadly they use people when they are hot and earn lots of $, and ignore those same people who held their back when they find a new crop of fools willing to work for less. Have worked with this operation over the years and the pay scale has plummeted from north of $20 to the flat $10 per hour range. Call in, they tell you to call every morning at 7am, or there will be nothing. Ask for a call back if you are on their "hotlist" and they do so. Not on their hotslist anymore - never, ever, a call back. Pros: null Cons: null more

Back to Work befor I knew it. 11/16/2011

I had worked with Contemporaries 12 1/2 years ago when I first got out of college and it was a very positive experience. Pros: null Cons: null more

Temp to Perm! 10/25/2011

I was hoping to move to Boston from out of state after finding a job, but after sending countless resumes without making personal contacts, I decided to move before finding a position. After moving, I was worried that I wasn't working, but determined to find a solution so I called a number of temp agencies. I felt I had a strong resume and was disappointed when multiple agencies did not return my phone calls. Then I called Contemporaries. They were able to meet with me the next day and had me working within a week or two. Although the first assignment wasn't a perfect match, Contemporaries was able to get me full-time long-term work, which relieved some financial stress. My second assignment ended up being that perfect match and led to a permanent job! I started with the basics of answering the phone and doing office work, but making connections proved to be the most important part of working with a temp agency. Contemporaries helped increase my time in the position, which allowed me to apply to jobs as openings were announced. I am fully qualified for my current position, however, my resume would have probably been overlooked had I not spent time in the organization. Thanks Contemporaries! Pros: null Cons: null more

Great Service! 10/10/2011

As a recent college graduate, finding permanent employment was a challenge. I was consistently applying for various positions within the fields of education, health care, marketing, and publishing. Although I interviewed for many positions and received many call backs for a final interview, in the end I understood that although I am qualified for all of the jobs I am applying for, the job market is extremely competitive. more

In the darkness of a bad economy, Contemps produces light! 9/28/2011

When I moved from Flint, MI to Boston I had a feeling that my new voyage into the city life might become overwhelming. However, I was wrong thanks to the help of Contemporaries. Prior to my arrival I sent my resume and within the week I received a call back. more

They got me a great job and it's now permanent 9/26/2011

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. more

First Temp Agency Experience: A Great One 5/6/2011

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. more

Couldn't have done it without them! 5/5/2011

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! more

Are you a college graduate? Need a job ASAP? Don't Wait! 2/4/2011

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. more

Great Professional Staff 12/28/2010

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. more

Great experience, wonderful to work with 9/10/2010

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. more

It's got it's up's and down's 9/8/2010

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. more

Good agency to work with 4/8/2010

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. Pros: They get you a job Cons: none more

Attentive, friendly agency that helped me get my new job. 12/21/2009

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. Pros: Professional staff and quick placement that went permanent. more
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Owner Message

  • 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...

Editorial

  • Full-service temp agency has helped both employers and candidates for over 20 years.

  • 8/1/2005 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    By appointment
  • Neighborhoods:

    Central, Downtown

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