Manpower Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
578 Reviews
3.3
578 Reviews
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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.  

    Lack of Team Work and Negative Work Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staffing Specialist
    Former Employee - Staffing Specialist

    I worked at Manpower full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I learned so much about employee relationships and employment trends. Developing relationships with associates and clients was really rewarding. Being able to share the information that I know about employment trends and best practices and being involved in my community were both very positive experiences for me. Good benefits and great paid time off.

    Cons

    Managers in different branches or divisions were constantly disagreeing and there was little to no team work between offices. The work environment was very negative and there was favoritism towards some of the staff. Moving up in the company is very difficult and competitive. Projects are unorganized and offices are ran too lean. Commitments to some employees are not honored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show your employees that you value them, keep personal information confidential, treat everyone the same.
    Talk to your employees about advancement and growing in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Employees are unappreciated, poor management, poor salary structure...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staffing Specialist
    Former Employee - Staffing Specialist

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

    Pros

    Willing to train entry level employees at beginning for employment to custom systems. Not willing to train on employment laws and other hr tops.

    Cons

    No performance feedback for employee or manager leading to a inefficient use of resources and under performance. Salary structure makes no sense, it is all over the place. Was not allowed to be paid for overtime unless extenuating circumstance, but even as a non-exempt employee when I worked overtime I was not monetarily compensated but was allowed additional time-off (off the books of course). Branch Manager would not show up and ask us to tell regional director she was out doing sales calls when she was really at a hair appointment or just running late because she didn't like to come in to work before noon. Benefits were outrageously expensive above average employee contributions for coverage provided. No room for advancement unless branch manager leaves company. If something goes wrong with an employees pay and it is Manpower staff is not directly responsible Manpower policy forces temporary employees to wait 10 business days before Manpower will address the issue and "send out payment" again if pay has not yet been received.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide feedback. Do surprise drop ins on branches as branch managers are not doing work but having staffing specialist complete both branch manager tasks and staffing specialist tasks.

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

    Manpower

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They found me a part-time job fairly quickly.

    Cons

    They never even continued to look for a full time position for me until I started bugging the recruiter on a daily basis

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Too many starts, always laid off to much

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Labor in Ludington, MI
    Current Employee - General Labor in Ludington, MI

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

    Pros

    Have to pay bills, want to work longer, give more jobs, listen to person applying, and help instead of caring.

    Cons

    Cannot get a good start, and cutoff too quick

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to applicants.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not the same organization it used to be

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

    I worked at Manpower full-time

    Pros

    They pay comparatively well, for this region. There are many good leaders in the organization, and top leadership is very focused on, and have a plan to, reach their objectives.

    Cons

    They expect less people to do the same amount of work, so work/life balance is not good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Outsourcing may be less expensive, but at what cost to your employees in the field, and your clients? As them what they think of the new structures.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Lack of support for contract employees!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    While being assigned to a contract position< never had to report

    Cons

    No holiday, vacation, or sick pay!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Account Executive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to work in office or from home

    Cons

    No training. Management has no understanding of how they want to structure the sales staff. Commission structure is confusing and difficult to collect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a decision on how you want o structure your sales teams

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The right hand didn't know what the left hand was doing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    When I went in to go over my job they were friendly and they seemed to be concerned with employee retention

    Cons

    The recruiters in the office were very unprofessional talking bad about the company they were recruiting for while potential employees were in the office. I was also told by the recruiter that training would be one day, when in reality it was two. It was very frustrating to feel that nobody knew what was going on and they didn't really care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Off-shores employees for low qualified (but cheap) foreign labor

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent working conditions and fellow employees

    Cons

    Management had a problem with the truth, limited training, dated technology, inability to create and follow a plan other than downsizing headcount for cheaper employees, constant flux as plans poorly vetted are executed badly with little follow-up, weak lower level management oversight, etc. A company struggling to find its place in the modern marketplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You get what you pay for. Pretending that American customers and employees are happy with your drive to maximize profits for shareholders and senior management's benefit by off-shoring jobs is a short term fix for a long term problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Easy money

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Patient Attendant in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Patient Attendant in Ann Arbor, MI

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

    Pros

    Easy job depending on the patients and area of the hospital (University of Michigan) but the nurses, tech's and docs see you as invisible until they need something. Very little respect. Pay was $9.00/hr on regular floors and $10.00/hr on psych floors.

    Cons

    They fire people without giving them proper notice, resent you when you don't pick up shifts or stay over/late waiting for your relief.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do something to prevent high turn-over rate, give raises, and holiday pay without working 1500 hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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