Spherion Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Pros
  • The work/life balance was very good (in 9 reviews)

  • Spherion has a large well known name (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • No matter how well you're treated, you're still a Temp, lacking job security, benefits, opportunity for advancement (in 5 reviews)

  • no benefits, no long term or to perm, hard to contact admin dept (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Direct Hire Recruiter

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Spherion as a contractor

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Help candidates find jobs.

    Cons

    The commission is not ideal.


  2. Administrative assistant

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

    I have been working at Spherion

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no pros for this company

    Cons

    Staff needs to care more about the people who work for them.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more


  3. No advancement! Treated like dirt! No benefits

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Kitting in South Bend, IN
    Former Contractor - Kitting in South Bend, IN

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

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

    Pros

    That you get paid and that's about it!

    Cons

    People do not care about you! No benefits! Only temp work and never got hired in permanently. I felt like I was mistreated. Pay sucked too but, it was money! No job security either. They don't look out for your interest. Stay away!

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees more and give them a chance to get hired in. Pay better wages. Better communication!


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  5. Spherion Employment

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

    I have been working at Spherion full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Spherion does a good job of training employees. They are taking the best of Randstad training processes and make it seamless for franchise employees to use in the field

    Cons

    Spherion is very "old school", they are slow to embrace technology and the way younger generations demand work-life balance. Not much opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Consider a larger focus on work-life balance and opportunites for advancement.


  6. Great Entry Level Experience

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

    I worked at Spherion

    Pros

    You get to learn the job and they train you really well

    Cons

    Long hours and low pay

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more


  7. Used to be good now it is just money driven

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Purchasing Specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Purchasing Specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Spherion full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A good experience & well-known name for your resume. The people were the best part. Good environment to connect with your peers and grow.

    Cons

    Very political. No internal stability - a lot of change manangement. No clear communications of reporting structures and requirements. Too many blurred lines.


  8. Depends on office environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Support in Johnstown, PA
    Current Employee - Administrative Support in Johnstown, PA

    I have been working at Spherion full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management seemed like a great team, however their salary offering was very low.

    Cons

    The office where I was at was dependent on an incompetent manipulative envious female.

    Advice to Management

    Hire, train and warn the next person coming into that office of the one women-show.


  9. Average

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

    I have been working at Spherion

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Salary is not too bad for temporary position

    Cons

    Do not offer adequate healthcare benefits

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more with employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    Misleading on commission

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Alpharetta, GA

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

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

    Pros

    Large company, many clients. The work/life balance was very good.

    Cons

    The margins they work tend to be smaller than average and the commission structure is split between the recruiter and the salesperson, making the commission structure very low. The idea also seemed to be volume, so they chased away most of the senior talent. Since I left, none of the senior recruiters in my office work there anymore. It looks like they have tried to hire entry level recruiters so that they can manage via submittals, not the quality of the submittals.

    Advice to Management

    Try to hold on to your better recruiters. Pay a better commission structure.


  11. Spherion is a good company when they needed to be.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anything in Lakeland, FL
    Former Employee - Anything in Lakeland, FL

    I worked at Spherion full-time

    Pros

    Troy was the best part.

    Cons

    Job, Work, Money, Came to work every day.

    Advice to Management

    You probably should not discriminate.



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