Labor Ready

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Labor Ready Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
141 Reviews
2.7
141 Reviews
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Steve Cooper
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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.  

    Stop Gap

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Labor Ready

    Pros

    Once hired, arrive everyday 10 min. before the office opens as assignments are parceled out first-come first-served. You are paid the day your assignment is completed. When cash is short between permanent positions, this is pretty important.

    Cons

    Be sure to ask for any safety equipment which ought to be offered to you for the assignment you're be sent out on, i.e. back brace (lifting), eye protection, gloves, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Anyone can perform general labor, send out associates based upon the order in which they've arrived for work.

  2.  

    no future

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Labor Ready

    Pros

    may be good for the unemployed

    Cons

    you could go all week looking for work and get nothing

  3.  

    Good place to start a sales career.

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

    I have been working at Labor Ready part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and opportunity to serve the community

    Cons

    Early morning start hours during extreme conditions. Not always a safe environment considering some neighborhood locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value people out the field more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company if you need cash today.

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

    I worked at Labor Ready

    Pros

    Work today,get paid today.great deal.

    Cons

    You don't get paid a lot of money.

  6.  

    Convenient

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Laborer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Laborer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    If you are new in town, for some reason you can not find a job or if you don't have any special skills they can find a job for you very quickly and you get paid daily. They provide you with safety best and safety helmet if need it.

    Cons

    You get pay by the hour and the hourly rate is very low for the type of work. The work is very labor intense.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

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

    • 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 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
  8.  

    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 (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
  9.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Labor
    Current Employee - General Labor

    I have been working at Labor Ready full-time (less than an 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
  10.  

    General Laborer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than an 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
  11.  

    Temporary service provider.

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 (less than an 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

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