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Updated Jul 25, 2014
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2.7 115 reviews

68% Approve of the CEO

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Steve Cooper

(31 ratings)

43% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • they could always find work somewhere (in 3 reviews)

  • Very easy to start working here (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • they didn't pay more than minimum wage (in 7 reviews)

  • 00 an hour is not enough for the kind of commitment and hard work that LR expects from its employees (in 5 reviews)

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    Branch Manager (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsI had an opportunity to assist some talented, yet misdirected, temporary employees use their talents to find full time work. Personally learned the type of manager I want to be.

    ConsEndless hours, constant changes in management, receiving calls from temps at crazy hours because the call center thought it was appropriate to give out my cell phone number

    Advice to Senior ManagementCorporate needs to find a sales strategy and stick with it, at least for 6 months to a year so they can really evaluate if it is a failure or success before changing the strategy again.

    Acknowledge that there is a difference in selling labor city to city. The way you sell in New England is completely different than the Midwest.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Beware

    Mechanic Shop Driver (Former Employee) Manville, NJ

    ProsYou will get paid daily, But at or slightly above minimum wage.

    ConsPay rate does not match work involved. And jobs have very slim chance of becoming permanent. Steady temporary work force is there objective.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It was great.

    First Cook (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsYou get to cook at various food establishments throughout the city.

    ConsNot enough work to pay the bills.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your workers fairly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    They do not answer the phone

    Warehouse Worker (Current Employee) Victorville, CA

    Prosthey get a lot of work

    Consthey don not answer the phone nor do they email you information in a timely matter I called and gave my email more than once and I have not received a email and it has been 3 weeks

    Advice to Senior Managementget a system that you are able to send out emails the will not interrupt with your daily task this process can be done in less than 15 seconds develop the email with all the proper information and send them out as a BCC to multiple people it is so easy.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    loved my job

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) North Hills, CA

    ProsIf they can get you work it's great. I was lucky I love what I do. The company I worked with was great too.
    Hard work very busy at times but management really helped out.

    ConsNo seniority, you're at the mercy of staffing if you get a job over someone else. Low pay. Can be stressful dealing with temporary workers, but you learn how to deal with all kinds of people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is tough. They should show appreciation for a job well done or your loyalty, A kind word now and then would really be appreciated.

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    Easy come easy go.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDid not have any thing positive happen during my tenure there.

    ConsIf you like to be talked down to everyday by your direct manager it is a great place to work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo to one of your locations and spend some time to really see what is going on.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    MANAGEMENT

    Branch Manager (Former Employee) Asheville, NC

    ProsThe calling center screening your calls after hours.

    ConsBeing Micromanaged..Ridiculed and talked down to. Having endless paper work. They don't care if the manager works 16 hrs a day as long as everyone else takes their brakes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to your District Managers, some just cant handle the position...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good at first then it went downhill

    Reboxing (Current Employee) Lewiston, ME

    Proswork today get paid today

    Conspediofiles, and minorities seem to be getting the jobs first !

    Advice to Senior Managementcater to the more experienced and leave the pediofiles last, they chose to be that way,let them lay in there bed ,"crime isn't suppose to pay"! as for the immagrants I know that there are TAX incentives on hiring them, but there is a limit,they should of stayed in there home country instead of bumping us!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Turned out to be a nightmare

    Branch Manager (Current Employee) Wilkinsburg, PA

    ProsFlexible/early work schedule
    You get to meet really great people
    Not you rtypical "office" job

    Conswork/on-call 24/7
    Never get a day off- even if you are taking vacation someone (office, answering service, alarm company) is calling you.
    Long days = no family/social life

    Advice to Senior ManagementOrganize a team that will work well together - quit firing everyone when they get to close
    Do not hire on managers that have not worked in the field, these people tend to be control freaks and do not work out well.
    Treat others as you would want to be treated

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I've learned that the person you work doesn't care about you're well being, he just wants to see you get the job done.

    General Labor, Electrician (Former Employee) Roanoke, VA

    ProsThe traveling around the blue ridge parkway of southwest Virginia

    ConsThe traveling around the blue ridge parkway of southwest Virginia with strangers 10+ older than me.

    Advice to Senior Managementdiscontinue the having to come in at 5:30 am slot because not everyone finds jobs in the morning and that can kill somebodies day when it hasn't already started.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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