Pros: Touch base meetings with recruiter and account director, active communication of their employees' value to the client.
Cons: Limited opportunities for executive assistant assignments
As a contractor, I enjoy the touch-base aspect of the recruiter and account director, reaching out on a weekly basis (on average) to check on how the assignments are going, if there's anything that needs addressing, and being VERY responsive when a sensitive or timely issue arises. The employees are knowledgeable, friendly and driven with purpose in mind (in a good way!). They communicate directly rather than passive-aggressively so there is understanding on all sides.
I learned that they can be your best advocate if you are open and provide them with ample information to work with.
The hardest part is not being permanent with them. Aquent would be a GREAT organization to work for!