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Labor Ready Reviews

Updated February 19, 2015
Updated February 19, 2015
41 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I was able to help temporary employees find work and sometimes full time positions (in 5 reviews)

  • For many workers, assignments give workers an opportunity to try different kinds of work and as a means to obtaining full time employment (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Expects people to rearrange their schedules for a two hour assignment 40 minutes away that only pays minimum wage (in 10 reviews)

  • Need to sharpen it to the company/goal and conduct real world training to the branch Managers (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    do u need work done

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Labor Ready

    Pros

    cut through and stand up

    Cons

    truth and seem s less ness 2 me

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    is this real way to serve company better by desk jockies who couldn't last an hour

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Racist

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Labor Ready

    Pros

    You might get a job after standing outside in the cold for 4 hours, that is if you sign the list first.

    Cons

    They claim to be open at 5:30am, yet force you to stand outside in the cold until 7am. Then after finally getting in, they kick us out after more hours of waiting, with no jobs. We are treated so poorly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire African American people to work at the front desk, then maybe we won't be treated so poorly.

  3.  

    Overworked, underpaid, under valued.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Decatur, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Decatur, IL

    I worked at Labor Ready full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting opportunity to research and interact with different local busniess.

    Cons

    Poor talent recruitment and development policies. Long hours and low skilled work force.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    warehouse/general labor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Fife, WA
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Fife, WA

    I worked at Labor Ready full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    have lots of work at time

    Cons

    they want you to work for them all the time at 9.32 in hour . in will not give you a raise wen you get it . they will lie to you so you will stay at 9.32 . and will lie to you about a job that want you back . so you cant get you raise. both men and woman at that office in fife wa . ..and wen you get heart at work and you report it .they some time do not report it to l&i . they only report what they want to .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    he need to be fired . he the mane one . oh lie to people . he late to meet you for a lot of job .you don't get paid for it .wen he late

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Labor Ready refuses to direct deposit my check when due

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Labor Ready

    Pros

    The worst possible place to work,very dishonest,rude,hang up on you when asking about your direct deposit not being there.

    Cons

    Poor manangement, Lies about hours, lies about when you'll get paid,rude to employees on phone when asking why your check is being held back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find some honest people!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Laid off after 4 days

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Laborer in North Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Laborer in North Hollywood, CA

    I have been working at Labor Ready full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I was given assignments, where I had a chance after 2 years of unemployment and a year of homelessness after returning from overseas in the war to earn income.

    It feels great to have money in your pocket to invest in the things that you enjoy.

    The staff was friendly.

    Cons

    After being sent to multiple work assignments, where all of my tasks were done according to supervisor specifications, I was given "DO NOT RETURN" reviews from the Jobsite. After receiving two of these "DO NOT RETURNS" the branch location I was working through for 4 days said that "I am not able to return to their office anymore. The work is not for everyone." And "You almost lost us our contract with our customer."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management said they "Didn't want to argue with me." Which is a nice way of saying "We don't care what you have to say, because we are right, and you are wrong no matter what." And said "You can go to another branch of Labor Ready, but do not come here ever again."

    So, after not seeking any kind of reasoning for my not being asked to return to Jobsite's and after stating that I alone (an employee who had been working less than a week for the company) am the reason that their company almost lost out on a contract for a construction site, the management banned me from ever receiving work from them again.

    Knowing the reason why I was given a "Do not return" from the most recent Jobsite, which I found out from the management themselves, who unfairly singled me out and painted a nasty picture from a photograph that had been taken on the Jobsite during my and the only other Labor Ready employee who was working with me on the site's 20 minute break (which we are given twice a day, per Labor Ready regulations [Exactly: 15 minutes, however our direct line supervisor at the Jobsite said 20 which we agreed on]) where I had taken a seat next to the other employee who was standing, in which point the management of Labor Ready said these exact works: "Why is one person working, and the other one sitting down?"

    There is nothing positive I can say about the companies decision making policies after laying off employees who receive negative reviews from companies. If they decided to go the route of saying that I should make a correction or something should change on my part, it would make more sense. But no, this company decided to tell a homeless unemployed veteran who put his life in danger in the line of duty, that "This job is not for everyone" and I "Am not welcome to return to their office location ever again."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Worst temp agency ....EVER

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Contractor in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Contractor - Contractor in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Labor Ready as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    You usually get paid at the end of your shift

    Cons

    Most jobs would make a slave blush..the management is extremely rude and uneducated..most jobs are not temp-hire...the list goes on....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to sensible opinions of your contractors,get off your "high horse"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Horrible Experieince

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Labor Ready part-time

    Pros

    There are no pros to this job at all dont work here

    Cons

    They use a cell phone for almost every thing , very low pay on average 30 bucks a job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do background checks on the companies who work with you guys and stop treating temps like crap

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I worked at Labor Ready full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Its quick and easy to get in.

    Cons

    They dont have their stuff together.
    Direct deposit takes up to 3 days.
    Online application wont be found.
    Their system has bugs.
    Try to play you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Worsest agency ever!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Rude, disrespectful staff at local office. Recruiters are hardheaded and unreasonable and treat workers horribly.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Temp Worker in Decatur, IL
    Former Contractor - Temp Worker in Decatur, IL

    I worked at Labor Ready as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very easy to get hired on by this company

    Cons

    Unreliable hours, Rude recruiters. Branch manager actually HUNG UP ON ME when I expressed my frustration with the way I was being treated. Extremely unprofessional staff at local office. Expects people to rearrange their schedules for a two hour assignment 40 minutes away that only pays minimum wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like human beings and pay them a living wage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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