I'm fresh into a career change ... Former Business grad w/several years of management experience, and just finished up at a tech school with an AAS in Software Development.
To make a long story short, I took a position through Robert Half Tech that is a three-month contract-to-hire doing some application development on a Microsoft Dynamics system. It's a small (under 30) supply chain/logistics company, with a pretty small IT team. They have actually brought me on to replace the previous person that retired earlier in the year. They've expressed to me that they intend to hire me on as an FTE once the three months is up, and (right or wrong) I'm pretty confident they will. The only reason they even hired me through RHT was because that is who they have gotten Accounting/Purchasing people in the past.
Anyway, on to my question.
I'm about a month into the position ... and I like it a lot so far. I'm assuming that the company I am working for does not know how much I am making through RHT (from what I've read on various boards, anyway) ... so I'm wondering what I should expect to be offered when/if I do get put on FTE status?
I'm sure people on this board have experience with this ... could you give me your experiences? Were you able to negotiate a pretty decent rate? Was it more or less than what you were making through the staffing agency?
Thanks in advance!