Manpower Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
579 Reviews
3.3
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • not sure about others but my work/life balance was great (in 22 reviews)

  • Good benefits and great paid time off (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • I heard some full time employees complained about his or her job (in 14 reviews)

  • Senior management acts with a 'do as I say, don't do as I do' mentality (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Terrible experience from an agency

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contracted Tele-sales in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Contracted Tele-sales in Boise, ID

    I worked at Manpower full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    paid weekly, and not too much else since the cons definitely out weigh the pros

    Cons

    It took a week to adjust my fed exemptions, but 7 weeks to get my state exemptions changed. I really don't understand why it took someone that long to go into my W4 and change a lousy number (I used to do payroll, it's not really a huge task). The other problem is that they were very secretive about any spiffs that they paid out and they would take back wages stating that we were overpaid on the spiff. They referred me to payroll , who referred me back to the local office, who sat on it for three weeks until I finally threatened the Dept .of Labor to get involved. Another culprit was the client in that they refused to tell employees exactly what spiff was earned. They also failed to get one on my co-clients in the system for a few weeks.. Overall I would say run from this agency, they are not fully above board in their dealings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Force the local office to be honest and upfront with your workers. Don't belong to the firm of Dewey, Cheatum, and Steel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Horrible

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

    I have been working at Manpower as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    They placed me with a great company and great coworkers. I actually enjoy going to work.

    Cons

    Pay is at least $1.00 less per hour than the other staffing agencies. I have been trying to contact my recruiter and she never calls back. They do not pay you time and a half if you work a Federal Holiday when the other temp agencies in my area do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to wake up and get current with the employment laws and maybe practice people skills

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Manpower is stuck in the last century

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

    I worked at Manpower full-time

    Pros

    I worked with some great people

    Cons

    It is not a progressive company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Manpower at times are good for getting jobs but now slacked off.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Manpower as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Manpower is good for certain people who been with them long they never have work when you call

    Cons

    Hard to find long term assignment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do better at assigning long term assignment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Stay Away from Manpower

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

    I have been working at Manpower as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are no positives about Manpower.

    Cons

    Pay is low. No benefits after a year. Found out company is paying Manpower $21/hr and I am getting $10. No support. Customer Service is clueless. Payroll is clueless. High turnover. They have many offices, but where are the jobs? Is the company a front for some other operation?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stay far away from Manpower

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

    I have been working at Manpower as a contractor

    Pros

    Large organization that muscles into organizations where others can't go with low consultant prices.

    Cons

    I had trouble getting paid ontime. When i told them that i would quit if i wasn't paid, they wired my paycheck on the other side of the city where it took an hour to fill out the paperwork and wait in line. These guy have the lowest payout of any contracting company. They take sixty percent of the check. Also their retirement and health plans are terrible. Out of 15 of us who started with Manpower at the beginning of the year only one stayed a full year. If I were you, I would not do business with this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    horrific employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tech Support in Daleville, IN
    Former Employee - Tech Support in Daleville, IN

    I worked at Manpower full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros to this place

    Cons

    management doesn't care about employees

    management breaks all policies but fires the employees for breaking same yet we are the ones who keep the company going

    no work- home balance

    ITs the needs the of the business and nothing else

    dead end job

    no advancement

    no pay raises regardless of how well you do

    horrible benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to employee feedback and uniformly enforce all policies equally for levels

    this call center is for a client concentrix whom the personnel they have on site are just as twisted and break policy of the ultimate client apple and don't ever police their own? its the most unprofessional harassing environment I've ever worked in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Run From this place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contractor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Contractor in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Not a whole lot of postive stuff about this agency

    Cons

    Unprofessional, rude, inconsiderate. I was rushed throughout process.Didn't get a good feeling about the whole process. Needless. To say I won't be using them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please train agency staff on being professional. I wouldn't recommend this agency to my dog

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Not enough lead time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Maintenance Tech in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Former Employee - Maintenance Tech in Poughkeepsie, NY

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

    Pros

    Gave me a job when I needed it after 98 weeks unemployed

    Cons

    Not enough lead time would nor give and notice when we might get laid off

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    dead end job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Daleville, IN
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Daleville, IN

    I have been working at Manpower full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    unlimited Ot.

    decent starting pay

    free lunches

    Cons

    no advancement at the concentrix call center
     benefits are god awful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care more about you employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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