Labor Ready Reviews

Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
128 Reviews
2.7
128 Reviews
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36 Ratings

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)

  • 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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  1.  

    It was ok it you want to make a quick buck and you get paid daily.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Labor Ready as a contractor

    Pros

    Met Cool People. IT was interesting. 1 hour Lunches.

    Cons

    Last minute changes. 15 min breaks is not enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PAY MORE FOR THESE LABORERS THEY DO THE DIRTY And Dangerous work!!!!!!!

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

    Learning many different job fields and gaining experience...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Driver/Laborer/Wearhouse  in  Sherwood, AR
    Current Employee - Driver/Laborer/Wearhouse in Sherwood, AR

    I have been working at Labor Ready part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Help you with a wide range out work experience...

    Cons

    Just not enough work never not consistent...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the workers on the same job when others don't show up for work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    If your desperate its a quick way to get some money working various labor assignments. T

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

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

    Pros

    If you are really hard up, its a quick way to get money. They pay you the same day. One assignment in particular turned out to be long term and I got lots of overtime. They text you everyday with the various job assignments.

    Cons

    Lately they have been limiting overtime. A lot of the jobs are dangerous and dirty. Most assignments only pay minimum wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to boost the pay. Some of the assignments involve very dangerous heavy lifting and you risking injury for minimum wage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    General Laborer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Labor  in  Winter Park, FL
    Current Employee - General Labor in Winter Park, FL

    I have been working at Labor Ready full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you have a car you will get sent out on tickets, and if you work good and you get there early you're good! And there are people there who will actually get hired on with the company that requested for you to work.

    Cons

    Some of the dispatchers could be a holes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would consider being a bit more polite to people, because we are all human. Treat people with respect and you will get respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Temporary service provider.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Labor  in  Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - General Labor in Baton Rouge, LA

    I worked at Labor Ready part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy to start working, lots of diverse jobs offered.

    Cons

    Mostly manual labor. When I worked here it required one to show up at 5:00am in the office and wait 0-4+ hours before being assigned a job. They also will ask you to give others rides to the job site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more courteous to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Labor Ready

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Labor Ready as a contractor

    Pros

    opportunity for those who are not employed to make extra income

    Cons

    its not a full time position or stable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what youre doing

  8.  

    Good opportunity to add to your resume

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Labor Ready full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get to give people opportunities to get permanent jobs and change their lives.

    Cons

    Passionate is one of their core values however, caring too much is sometimes is not a good thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give better more clear direction, follow the core values

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Lots of hard work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Laborer  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Laborer in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    You get paid the same day you work and sometimes you don't like on the weekends.

    Cons

    Management isn't always honest and they keep you in the dark.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep your word

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    odd jobs working to different companies

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Labor Ready part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    different location each day travelling to site

    Cons

    Not permanent jobs waiting for customers to make request

  11.  

    It was very interesting had never done that type of customer service.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Akron, OH

    I worked at Labor Ready part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Got to meet a lot of different walks of life and challenging

    Cons

    Starting out working in a very bad area and having to be there before 5am

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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