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TrueBlue Reviews

Updated July 29, 2014
Updated July 29, 2014
23 Reviews
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23 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was once amazing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at TrueBlue full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Leadership, at the time I joined had a clear and certain path. They lived the values and provided a diverse work environment in which minorities did have a strong opportunity for career growth. Joe Sambataro, then CEO, was the embodiment of these values and strong moral character.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is skewed depending on the brand you work for. If you work at Labor Ready, there is very little balance, Spartan, improvement, Centerline, improved, CLP, improved and Planetechs, excellent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Creating a Diversity and Inclusion committee does not in effect provide the necessary input to improve your current situation. It seems the only reason this committee was created was to mitigate damages in case of either a single suit action or a class action, which I see coming your way.
    Acquiring companies is a sign of great stabuility and cash flow, two major attractors for take over, although promoting employees of companies you buy over those that have been loyal to you, have stronger capabilities, even though you have no effective method of measuring these if not by sometimes inadequate VP opinions, does erode these loyalties and your talent drain is just beginning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Promotes 'political ' performers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TrueBlue full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is a growing company,with a lot of opportunity. They expose great values, and their mission statement is solid and extremely worthwhile. There is a lot of potential at TrueBlue

    Cons

    The values that senior leadership promotes, are not lived by the senior leadership.

    This is an extremely high politics work environment, where adept political performers acheived high results quickly, and people that do good, hard , heads down work, and are easily lost in the shuffle.

    We've recently seen hard working, award winning employees terminated without apparent cause.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live the values and mission statement you have taken so much care in crafting. Spend time seeking the high end performers not by listening to the most vocal, but by watching. Seek first to understand ..... And then to be understood

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    unstable management

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Great job helping to put workers out on new and long term jobs. Enjoyed growing the business with new and existing clients in the construction, oil & gas industry.

    Cons

    Management was unstable and unpredictable. Poor judgement calls were made with no support. People were written up and fired after receiving awards. It was a challenge to figure out if you were going or coming with management. I saw multiple people fired who were good workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your customers they will tell you who is really doing there job and who isn't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    A typical example of a CPA becoming a CIO

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    Former Employee - IT Professional in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - IT Professional in Tacoma, WA

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

    Pros

    There are still people who care but they are going extinct pretty quick.

    Cons

    A typical example of a CPA becoming a CIO – IT becomes a black hole sucking in money to pay for looney decisions, turnover goes sky-high – pros run for their lives, managers and directors who know anything are replaced with yes-men/women. The end result – money wasted on an in-house product would be enough to develop Windows 9. The board got to be insane to let this happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a real leader who knows IT.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    You've been Warned

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at TrueBlue

    Pros

    Flexibility, easy hire process, some nice people

    Cons

    Incompetent, money-driven senior leadership, high stress to make your numbers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your people well and pay them well

    Doesn't Recommend

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Showing team spirit during the United Way campaign kick off event.
Some of our Labor Ready folks getting ready for Relay for Life.
Allison Walters of CLP at a construction site where she helps put people to work.

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