Manpower Reviews

Updated August 26, 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)

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  • 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. Helpful (1)

    Not professional

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are no specific pros that stick in my mind. The office was clean. The area was central to all the major cities.

    Cons

    I signed on with Manpower and was told that they will help place you with a position that will be a temp-to-hire. Two weeks later I was sent an email at 9pm saying I needed to come in to discuss a temporary position that only lasted two weeks. The commute was about 1 1/2 hours away for half of the time. They put you on the spot and were told to tell them right then and there due to it starting 2 days later. The next day when I was unable to come up with the gas money I professionally declined the position. I was then bombarded with emails and a call AFTER I requested to be pulled from Manpower services. They basically made me feel less than a human being for backing out of something I couldn't control with a day and a half of notice.

    Advice to Management

    Plan ahead when you have major temp jobs that require 30+ people. Do not treat people poorly and single them out while in a conference room full of people. Train your employees with professionalism.


  2. Helpful (1)

    contractor

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They have many offices in all major metropolitan areas.

    Cons

    - Very poor communication, management and support of contracting employees - The benefits they claim to provide to contractors, including online training courses to sharpen skills, are non-existent and none of the managers that are supposed to provide support to the contractors cannot help and do very little (to nothing) to resolve. - Treatment of contractors is less than professional and supportive

    Advice to Management

    Don't tout contractor benefits that are sub-par, non-existent in many cases, and are an insult to skill-building training. If you aren't going to support such an important alleged benefit, then do not include it and have your managers talk about it like it is a great benefit, when you don't even support it! - Management of many contractors is bordering on unlawful.


  3. recruiter

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staffing Specialist
    Current Employee - Staffing Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Vacation time, lunch, temps clients

    Cons

    Hours salary boss benefits office

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro managing


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  5. Staffing Specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nothing I can list to even be worthy as a Pro.

    Cons

    Overwork. Underpaid. No appreciation! No help from manager!

    Advice to Management

    If you claim to be a manager, do your job. No need to keep telling all associate you are the manager and yet you can't even help when help is needed!


  6. Want to learn about high turnover and oppressive office politics?

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Manpower full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was easy to get hired by these guys.

    Cons

    They promote favorites, and imply that working for them will get your foot in the door of the company using their services. Nightmare workplace. Better than starving, but that's about it.

    Advice to Management

    Don't listen to your managers to find out about your employees. Listen to your employees to find out about your managers.


  7. These guys are idiots.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Watertown, WI
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Watertown, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Manpower full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They found me 2 jobs.

    Cons

    Where do I start? Okay. So the first job wasn't too bad however it was short term due to a company transfer. I had a few instances where I needed to call in sick (tonsillitis) and they would not answer the phone. I gave up after about 4 attempts to call their office and speak with someone. Every time I had a problem with payroll or anything, I had to physically go to their office to talk about it. Next job I was physically threatened by another coworker (did not find it necessary to get police involved) and left. Of course, they take his side of the story over mine and promise to find me a different job the next week. It's been 3 weeks and I still haven't heard anything. Thanks manpower. Thanks for your support.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate your "job Finder" associates at the Watertown, WI location. I'm disappointed with this company.


  8. Branch Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice benefits for permanent employees.

    Cons

    You are an island as a Branch Manager. Your divisional manager is the only person you have contact with. If your divisional says you are doing a poor job, there is no one to go to for help, or resolution. If your manager doesn't want you to climb the corporate ladder; you won't.


  9. The Worst Experience of My Career

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Manpower full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros to working at Manpower. Highly political, no vision, employees are treated like slaves. Regional leaders was more interested in promoting himself at Corporate while Abandoning all team members except his two favorites.

    Cons

    I was lied to in the interview about what my Sales job was. Learned the second day what I would really be doing and would have quit but my two other job offers had been filled. As soon as i said I was gay, accounts were taken from me, leader didn't show for two key meetings, and terminated me within two weeks after sharing that my Partner got cancer. Within six weeks of my termination, Three of his other team members quit because he abandoned them too. No one at HR cared

    Advice to Management

    Live your values. Be aware that employees have legitimate concerns when they go to HR. Rather than support the company's leader who was anti-LGBT, do an investigation and take the appropriate action.


  10. Manpower Miscommunication

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Data Entry Associate in Lewisville, TX
    Former Contractor - Data Entry Associate in Lewisville, TX

    I worked at Manpower as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very efficient in completing on-boarding process, friendly and professional recruiters.

    Cons

    Accepted assignment with understanding that it was a full time(40 hrs) position. Several contractors were hired with that impression however the client made it clear that this was a 20 hours a week position with possibility of increase with business. I left a position that did not pay as well but was full time to take this assignment.

    Advice to Management

    When negotiating contracts make sure recruiters are well informed.


  11. Hard job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Manpower full-time

    Pros

    Always open for over time.

    Cons

    long hours and hard wotk



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