Manpower

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Great experience for first job out if college

  • Work/Life Balance
Former Employee - Staffing Specialist in Germantown, MD
Former Employee - Staffing Specialist in Germantown, MD

I worked at Manpower full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Busy, fast paced. Meet lots of different people. Good experience for recruiting, interviewing and sales.

Cons

Learn quickly that many people looking for temporary work are not reliable, gets old fast.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Thought the training was great. I had a great branch manager who taught me a ton.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Metricized to Oblivion

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

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

    Pros

    Decent base pay and system tools to complete the job.

    Cons

    Not being able to do your job without a few gorillas on your back. The sheriff is always in town and has the management skills of a flashlight cop.
    There is no pride in quality of work but a race to put up arbitrary numbers. We must keep feeding the pipe of people to jobs in 48 hours or else heads will roll.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let recruiters have a personality, pride, and better compensation.

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

    On the wane

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Manpower full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The headquarters building in downtown Milwaukee is a nice place to work. Great camaraderie with co-workers...until they started being laid off.

    Cons

    A company starting to spiral...mass layoffs over the last year, particularly in IT (most IT work now in the process of being offshored).
    Management incapable of articulating its vision.
    Purchase of COMSYS a mess...systems still not integrated almost two years after merger.
    It was a good place to work several years ago, but it's sadly a mess now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get off of the weird, new-agey sounding concepts like "talentism"...and focus on the basics.
    Quit the whole "reaching industry star" nonsense. Is Manpower supposed to give itself a medal for reaching "industry star?" And how is "industry star" being measured?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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