Labor Ready

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They do get you work everyday, and you are paid everyday

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

I worked at Labor Ready part-time (less than a year)

Pros

You can work different shifts, daily different jobs, week long jobs, monthly jobs, and even work jobs that leads to permanent employee with the company.

Cons

The cons are, if you turn down a job. You are unlikely to be given another type of job. And if you do not have a car, your chances of getting work are greatly reduced.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Instead of playing favorites, use a first come first out plan. Unless the employee is returning to a previos company they have worked for before.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Time you'll never get back...ever!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA

    I have been working at Labor Ready full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The People I worked with directly were cool...more or less. Pay was decent.

    Cons

    Morale is very low. All employees (with exception to the 6-digit salaried mgmt) are paid well below scale and are seriously overworked. Say the wrong thing, or look the wrong way at her, and the CIO will fire you!

    Branch staff and TAs are NOT the only ones treated like crap. The Service Desk, Networking, National Sales, Customer Service (call center), Distribution & Shipping are all treated like stepchildren. The mgmt only cares about advancing their own careers and being "Yes men" to the technologically incompetent CIO.

    Always hiring "directors" for technology departments that couldn't even use a dual-monitor system, but yet are being hired to "run" the tech depts.

    STAY VERY FAR AWAY FROM TRUE BLUE, INC\LABOR READY!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice to Mgmt, because they just don't care anyway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people, incompetent corporation.

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

    I have been working at Labor Ready full-time

    Pros

    Branch managers are spectacular! Definitely some of the best in any industry. The corporate culture is also pretty good. Lots of positive reinforcement and encouragement.
    Also we get to help people find work.

    Cons

    The corporation is run by good motives and big dreams. Lots of talk, very little forward motion. The intentions are there but the knowhow just isn't. It could change in time but I'm not holding my breath.
    Also, everybody is universally underpaid and overtasked. They need to create more positions at the branch level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is too large to manage. Start outsourcing the tech department and please cut overhead so that you can keep talented employees via better pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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