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Current Employee - Technical Recruiter
Current Employee - Technical Recruiter

I have been working at Manpower full-time for 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

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  1.  

    Things are getting interesting................

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    Former Employee - IT  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - IT in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Pay was better than average, good bunch of co-workers until the layoffs, decent cafeteria in the building. This was a good place to work until recently.

    Cons

    No IT strategy globally, 83 separate fiefdoms protecting themselves from everyone else, they call it a "federation." Jobs are now being outsourced to India, who knows how far this will go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please drop the catchy phrases and come back to the basics. Also, drop the whole "industry star" thing. No one really knows exactly what it means, or when it will arrive. Sometimes it got started to get a little Orwellian.

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

    On the wane

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Manpower full-time for 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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