I've joined Champion from being PAYE with my agency whilst I got settled into my assignment and knew I wanted to carry on.
I'd phoned several of the "big" companies but their response time left me on hold more than once and that was when I was able to get through in a reasonable time.
I've spoken to several members of the team at Champion and each one has been helpful and responsive. I spoke to the payroll team in great length about setting up a salary sacrifice pension and whilst they couldn't go into too much information because they aren't a pension company, I was able to get free impartial advice from their business partners. It was a possibility that they could set me up in an Aegon scheme but I set up my own which was my personal choice.
I've had two payments so far but everything has gone exactly as expected. I get a payslip on Thursday afternoon and then the payment goes into my account Friday.