Manpower

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Manpower Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
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3.1 594 reviews

61% Approve of the CEO

Manpower CEO Jonas Prising

Jonas Prising

(18 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Management is very understanding about keeping the work/life balance(in 23 reviews)

  • The working environment is professional(in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Wish some of the assignments would turn into full time(in 13 reviews)

  • Promised permanent placement but upper management did not follow though(in 10 reviews)

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    Great work environment!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsManpowerGroup Solutions is best company I've worked for in the staffing industry. I love that everyone understands the importance of recruiting and what recruiters have to deal with on a daily basis. Management is very supportive and doesn't micromanage.

    ConsThe benefits department is the worst I've ever dealt with. Everyone is clueless, can't answer simple questions, and it takes forever to resolve issues. Compensation is very low, and Manpower doesn't take one's geographic location into consideration regarding salary.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt shouldn't be so difficult to receive answers regarding benefits. Employees shouldn't have to jump through hoops to receive answers to simple questions regarding benefits. Regarding compensation, Manpower also should take into consideration that the cost of living varies in different parts of the USA.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good- American Cancer Society

    Constituent Representative Specialist (Current Employee) East Lansing, MI

    ProsManpower is a local staffing service that offers different types of job opportunities.
    In my experience working for them at American Cancer Society they have been very flexible with scheduling.
    The pay is at least above minimum wage and bonuses are available. Also, work parties.

    ConsThe supervisors at ACS have somewhat lost their touch when it comes to helping CRS agents truly better their performance so they can succeed. I also feel that it's become harder to succeed at ACS in general because telemarketing seems to be a dying business.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe actual Manpower managers are great but again the ACS supervisors could use a tune up

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great culture and room for movement

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLets you have an entrepreneurial spirit, great benefits

    ConsPolitics gets you further than results and experience.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't lose hold of your strong performers and pay them what they are worth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to work at!!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people and Great boss

    ConsThe phones do not ever stop ringing but it comes with the job of helping others to get jobs

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great

    BioTech Support (Current Employee) Rockville, MD

    ProsI enjoy working with serval different recuriters from different locals.

    ConsDid not have enough long term employments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat leader and strong Trouble shooter.

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

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    Production Worker (Current Employee) Pineville, LA

    ProsBest reason to work here is togain experience and knowledge.

    ConsChallenges for this company working with other employees that are lazy.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Serious concerns about Manpower

    Staffing Specialist (Current Employee) Taylor, MI

    ProsVery fast paced work environment assuming you're in a busy market. The company has a great framework as it relates to helping associates. If the the framework can be executed at a high level I truly believe it will be one of the factors that will set Manpower apart from competitors such as Kelly, Randstad and other staffing firms.

    The company values look fantastic on paper and if the company desides to roll out this field network strategy structure, I think it will help Manpower attract and retain top Recruiting/HR/Sales professionals to move the company to the next level.

    ConsOh my .....where do I start:

    I'm a current "in-house" employee meaning I'm a contract employee. I have an extensive HR background and a very seasoned professional. I have no idea what benefits I'm eligible for: Healthcare or how to accrue PTO/Vacation Time....there was no benefit orientation....I immediately went into training on how to "do the job."

    Compensation: The job profile and the roles (more than one) the Staffing Specialists are expected to play doesn't match. Wasn't even more alarming is that the compensation doesn't line up. A company should NEVER ask a person who has a job title of Staffing Specilaist to perform the amount of HR Generalists tactics as this position requires. If the company and its clientsexpect dual roles then the Staffing Specialist should be paid accordingly.

    The average slary for this position is somewhere in the 35K-45K. With the way the roles are now for my particular area...and based on the amount of revenue the office is making....the minimum annual salary should be around 48K.

    Additionally, there are no corporate cards so you have to purchase things for clients and associates out of pocket only to get reimbursed later. I think that's horrible. No company mobile --- but yet I'm suppose to use my own personal cell phone to capture images of associates to make badges? Where they do that at? All bad.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdvice to management:

    1. Consider implementing a short Friday programs during the warm months (May - Septemeber) for your staff and watch how it increases morale.
    2. You need to increase compensation. If you don't you'll continue to have high turnover for Staffing Specialist.
    3. Provide company cards for your staff employees. They shouldn't be coming out of pocket to purchase things for associates and/or clients if they're already making close to nothing.
    4. From a succession planning standpoint, decide on the caliber of talent you want in your organization and adjust your compensations decisions accordingly. You absolutely get what you pay for and if you're not willing to pay for top talent, someone other company will.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Short and sweet

    Temp (Current Employee) Flint, MI

    ProsThey are personnel finders not much direct work

    ConsPay is shifted to them

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    Can't say I regret it, but I am ready to move on

    Invoice Professional (Current Employee) Tempe, AZ

    ProsFlexible work hours, decent pay for what you are doing, lots of access to upper and middle management. Active on professional development.

    ConsThere is not a lot of recognition within our particular office, pay scales are inconsistent, with some employees getting paid more than their managers. Virtually no workplace culture. Very small raises, little room for growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake this a less strict place to work and value your employees to reduce turnover.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Terrible Management at Local Location. (New Mexico)

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI'm employed. That's a plus. One of the people I deal with is pretty good.

    ConsI found my own job, I have to fight with them to have my time sheet done in a timely manner. I've gotten paid late because of how long they take to get my time sheet taken care of.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter management. All but one person I have contact with is out of the office every Friday, right when my time needs to be done.

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