Pros: you work on a w2 even though you are a contractor at the project where you are working.
Cons: there are benefits, within reasonable cost, but deductibles are very high even on the best offering.
Experis is a placement agency. They provide a framework for the contractor to work in a large company, bill hourly, and have benefits. The Experis Project Manager assigned to the company/project may visit occasionally but has little real oversight of the person. They are managed by a company project person. When they get it right, everything runs pretty – more... smoothly, but when they screw up the benefits, it takes months to straighten out. A co-worker signed up for insurance, 401K, everything. But they insisted that he declined the benefits. He was not covered, but for some reason they took the money out of his paycheck every cycle. This went on for almost a year. He never really got satisfaction. Finally, his wife covered him and their child under her insurance when it came time to renew benefits. – less