Manpower Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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Pros
  • not sure about others but my work/life balance was great (in 23 reviews)

  • Manpower is a great company to work for (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Working for Manpower has been fun experience but I still need that full-time job (in 15 reviews)

  • no career path and senior management is very poor (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Hard job.

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

    I have been working at Manpower full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Always open for over time.

    Cons

    long hours and hard wotk


  2. Very Poor Communication/Onboarding Process

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

    I have been working at Manpower

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

    Pros

    Interview was quick, not much I can say about them otherwise

    Cons

    - Very poor communication between associates working on your on-boarding process
    - Following up with your on-boarding is next to impossible
    - They out right lie to you about what's going on about your on-boarding process
    - Though they try to attempt to sound knowledgeable about the situation they don't have a clue about what's going on.

    Advice to Management

    If you're going to offer someone a job with you, you need to make sure that you are up to date on your new-hire's packets. No one seems to know what's going on. I've contacted you everyday following up with my on-boarding process and every time it's a different issue. From waiting for my background to come up, to you saying that I didn't complete an assignment. In addition to that, you don't seem to let anyone know a thing about what's going on.


  3. corporate employee

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Corporate Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Manpower (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Nothing, they are all about the $$$s for senior management

    Cons

    Everything, they have an aversion to honesty and communication

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your employees


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  5. Forklift Operator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Forklift in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Forklift in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Manpower full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible as you can take assignments based on when you can work.

    Cons

    Very few companies will actually hire you in and most will treat you like crap. Do not take this as a serious gateway to employment.


  6. Great coworkers, poor leaders

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

    I worked at Manpower full-time

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

    Pros

    Great peers to work with. Good, fun, genuine people who work hard and care about each other but they aren't recognized by management.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership. Employees don't feel rewarded or valued. They don't give raises or reviews on performance. You will be stuck at the same pay rate year after year while benefits and cost of living continue to go up. A lot of talented internal employees have left over the last few years because there are no growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the annual reviews! Reward and recognize the people who keep the lights on. Focus on engagement and talk to your staff to see what needs to be changed and then follow through and fix what needs to be fixed.


  7. Potential Employee

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Manpower

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I was called regarding a posting I applied for and had set up a morning meeting to go to Manpower for an interview and orientation.

    Cons

    I had to cancel my appointment with Manpower for paperwork and orientation due to an unforeseen circumstance. Because of the last minute cancellation, the Manpower associate I was suppose to meet with has now cut me off and snubbed me and will not except my phone calls to arrange another meeting.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management this does not look good for Manpower associates and their company and is certainly not a very professional way how they treat potential employees. Maybe it's good I found out now!


  8. Stepping Stone to Learn and Hone

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

    I worked at Manpower

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

    Pros

    Great entry level experience; Position provides the ability to learn multiple roles (HR / Sales / CSR / Pay roll & Administrate support) combined in one position.

    Cons

    Working a full desk and wearing too many hats leaves little time for work and life balance. You get overextended and burnt out very quickly.


  9. maintenance specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Poughkeepsie, NY

    I worked at Manpower (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    hired on after interview started work following week

    Cons

    Pay too low , laid off with no notice or recommendations o directions o local unemployment office

    Advice to Management

    give a least 3 day notice, try to get higher pay , try to give reviews on info from contract supplier (IE IBM)


  10. Forklift operator

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midway, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midway, GA

    I have been working at Manpower (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Manpower isn't a good company to work for I have seen a lot of good works just straight up used by the company and let go

    Cons

    They just work you and let you go with no reason and then bring in new workers


  11. Learned to opporate swing reach order picker in high rise warehouse

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shipping in Benton Harbor, MI
    Former Employee - Shipping in Benton Harbor, MI

    I worked at Manpower part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    decent money for a temp job

    Cons

    Gast does not hire full time. After my 90 days they said they loved my work but sales forecast was not supportive of hiring me full time.

    Advice to Management

    When you have an asset to your company hire them.



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