Spherion Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
251 Reviews
3.2
251 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work/life balance was very good (in 9 reviews)

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


Cons
  • No 401k match for several years (in 6 reviews)

  • Too heavy in upper management ranks (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    No advancement! Treated like dirt! No benefits

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    Former Employee - Kitting  in  South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Kitting in South Bend, IN

    I worked at Spherion as a contractor for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

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

    Spherion Employment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spherion full-time for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

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

    Great Entry Level Experience

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    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 ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees more

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  5.  

    Used to be good now it is just money driven

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Specialist  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Purchasing Specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Spherion full-time for more than 5 years

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Depends on office environment

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    Current Employee - Administrative Support  in  Johnstown, PA
    Current Employee - Administrative Support in Johnstown, PA

    I have been working at Spherion full-time for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Average

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spherion

    Pros

    Salary is not too bad for temporary position

    Cons

    Do not offer adequate healthcare benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more with employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Misleading on commission

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Spherion full-time for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Spherion is a good company when they needed to be.

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    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 ManagementAdvice

    You probably should not discriminate.

  10.  

    Spherion MSA's . . . at least their checks clear the bank

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    Former Employee - Contract Administrator  in  Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Contract Administrator in Roseville, CA

    I worked at Spherion full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I worked for Spherion under a Managed Service Agreement At Hewlett-Packard in Roseville, CA. Spherion was brought in to take over a portion of the Customer Ops business at Hewlett-Packard in Roseville, CA starting in 2003.

    Cons

    Many HP Contract Admin were forced over to Spherion from HP after years of service with no choice in the matter. Employees were told that their employment at HP was terminated and refusal to accept the Spherion job meant you would NOT be able to draw unemployment and you were out on the street

    The first thing Spherion did was hire NEW Contract Admin at $13.00 an hour, this was a job that started at $19.00 an hour under HP. The Spherion Operations manager than made a huge deal about all the money they had saved HP by doing this. Once those $13.00 an hour CA's hit the floor, they were gone within a 6-month period. The next round of CA's were hired at a staggering $14.00 an hour. They lasted no more than a couple of years and were gone to better paying jobs. The whole time, Spherion continued it's rant about being a cost-savings SUPER solutions provider that HP respected and trusted.

    In 2011, HP started taking back most of it's jobs from Spherion and sending other jobs to Costa Rica cutting Spherion out.

    The Spherion model is a bad thing for most companies and employees!

    - Spherion under pay their employees
    - Spherion expects delivery from employees not possible at their salary points
    - Spherion has very poor, expensive benefits packages
    - advancement at a Spherion MSA is 0 to none
    - what few opportunities there are end up being appointed to friends of upper management.
    - Most employees lose all respect for the employeer that brings Spherion on-site

    At one point, there was a person that worked part-time just to contest unemployment claims of people that Spherion had let go for one reason or another. They also liked to let people go, than call them back to work for a couple of dollars an hour less. If you refused, they would have their "Special Agent" notify EDD that you were refusing work!

    If you see a job and it's with Spherion...RUN AWAY!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks for the years of outstanding leadership and a total lack of development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Applications Consultant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spherion full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Steady employment provided with a wide variety of consulting engagements, variety of assignments and opportunity for increased responsibilities... if the account manager likes you, that is.

    Cons

    You're just a number to the account manager. If I knew what else to write here to fill in the twenty words, I would offer the insights.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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