Actually, in the case of Simplicity, it's the men who seem to lack opportunity.
Inclusive / Diverse
Simplicity was founded by a female, which is great. But one has only to walk through the office when a staff meeting is underway to gain insight into the distinct lack of men in FTE positions.
Suggestions for improvement
- They really need to expand their client base rather than relying on a single company for the bulk of their contracts, especially since that client now has strict limits on how long a consultant can be assigned to them. This produces breaks in employment that, while they can be planned for, are not quickly resolved.
What I like about the company
The staff conducts themselves in a helpful and professional way. The environment in the office is peaceful and productive, though as a consultant I'm never in the office.
They tend to position themselves as something of a premium vendor, which has the benefit of commanding a higher hourly rate. Their "self-rep" program is also beneficial.
What I dislike about the company
My biggest complaint is that they talk a great deal about how hard they work to ensure that consultants are constantly assigned. This has not been the case in my experience. The goal seems to be to have a huge pool of talent rather than to ensure that the talent they have is actually working. Promises to meet with clients and to actively develop "the next opportunity" are routinely not kept.