Would be interested to hear how you found the on-boarding experience when started at the company you are working for. I find it quite ironic that the on-boarding experience in design agencies can be so bad.
My experience is that the agencies want the talent and once they have acquired them the process stops there. Including the company who owns this website - which was one of the worst onboarding experiences I have had into a company. I'm sure some have this process down to a science and have tested it with employees to see which yields better success and happier people.