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Current Employee - Branch Manager  in  North Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Branch Manager in North Atlanta, GA

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

Pros

Good benefits if you are fulltime.

Cons

Horrible hours including weekends and nights. You are always on-call to fill jobs. You feel guilty for only paying temp help $7.25 an hour for extremly hard work! Company does NOT care about their employees, in management you are treated horrible with very high expectations. Work with some homeless temps that are sometimes desparate for work and often on drugs and alcohol. Horrible and unprofessional district management that do not follow the rules they hold you accountable for in northern ATL! Stay away! Work anywhere else besides LR.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Accountability needs to start with you! If you are holding your staff to strict rules and guidelines then make sure you can follow them yourself first.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

Other Reviews for Labor Ready

  1.  

    very decent

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    Former Employee - Laborer  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Laborer in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Labor Ready part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    made some business contacts for job references

    Cons

    not enough jobs and lousy pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get clients to commit more to using people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent employer depending on your location, just don't expect to advance within the company

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    Current Employee - Operations Specialist  in  Central Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Central Valley, CA

    I have been working at Labor Ready

    Pros

    Good, competent coworkers since most positions are not entry-level
    Job stability in a growing industry
    When the company allows autonomy at the branch level, the job is very enjoyable and satisfying
    Managers are allowed freedom with office expenses and reimbursed quickly

    Cons

    Hourly employees have the responsibilities of management, without the pay of management
    Lots of poorly-thought-out directives from senior management that will make your job harder
    Very little chance of promotion unless A) you're branch manager is leaving, or B) you're willing to relocate
    Company promotes best sales performers to management and then saddles them with non-sales responsibilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your boardroom ideas rarely translate well to the branch level; maybe test new policies at the few locations that need it before blanketing the entire region/district
    Remember that lots of factors create a successful branch, not simply the sales numbers

    Doesn't Recommend
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