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Couple specific Encompass questions sm

Posted By: potential Encompasser? on 2007-06-19
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Do they have a consistent workload?

Heavy ESL?

Their benefits package seems amazing, their requirements seem very well detailed and they seem very structured in general.  I like the black-and-whiteness of it. They seem to have their biz together.  Anyone that can verify?

Any loopholes on their behalf from anyone's experience, such as docking for errors, exreme nit-picking (although my accuracy is excellent thus far).  I'm hoping they're not a company that portrays themselves as reputable, family-oriented, professional, etc. and then harass and turn into monsters once you're on board.  Thanks!

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