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Insightful mission statement, goals, and attributes; but inconsistent follow-through in their application from top down.

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Former Employee - Technical Analyst
Former Employee - Technical Analyst

Pros

Most people working there are great. Collaborative and results-driven team who enjoy working together. Good benefits and nice perks available. There are opportunities to learn and opportunities for lateral or upward movement. Possibly would rate with 3.5 stars, if able, but option is not available.

Cons

At times, work becomes so intense that management fails to recognize staff efforts. Long-distance line of management can be difficult and cause breakdown in communication.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listening to staff suggestions to make a job more efficient should be exercised with greater frequency. A genuine kind word to recognize effort, pays forward multiple times.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    I started as an in-house temp...

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    Former Employee - Staffing Specialist  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Staffing Specialist in Fort Worth, TX

    Pros

    Get to meet a lot of new and different people. Manpower offered some of the best training. Their benefits package was decent. Management listened to those working in the field.

    Cons

    Staffing Specialists had to wear a lot of hats and learn a lot of legal issues surrounding employment and hiring. In this position I did everything from interview, hire, on-board, counsel, and fire employees. I also had to handle FMLA, workers' compensation claims, and respond to unemployment cases, including handling unemployment hearings. This was on top of all of my recruiting and placement duties. There were many times when an eight hour day was not long enough.
    The pay that they offered was never very good, the company stated that I always could make more from commissions by converting temporary employees to hires with the client. That would be fine if the market I worked in was used to paying conversion fees but competition kept that from happening. My position was considered hourly and overtime was rarely approved, leaving days when important tasks had to wait until the next day.
    There are few places to advance in a branch office. They only way to see true advancement would require moving to Wisconsin.
    Management wanted us to contract with large companies for high-volume hiring with very low pricing. This essentially forced our office to put "all our eggs in one basket." When I started there were five Staffing Specialists in the office. After two years of working there our large client closed their facility moving it to Mexico and our office all but closed. By the time I left I was one of two Staffing Specialists that remained.
    Temporary staffing is a tough business, the jobs to recruit for are never very good ones and always at the bottom of the ladder. some of the people that those jobs attract are not always very nice, no matter how hard you try.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to reward Staffing Specialists other than commission based conversions.
    Do not require so many responsibilities of the Staffing Specialist with regards to HR tasks.
    Encourage diversity in clients, do not open an office when there is only one large client in the area.
    Learn geographic differences of an area before deciding on a location for an office.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Smart hard-working people with good culture

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    Former Employee - Analytics Intern  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Analytics Intern in Milwaukee, WI

    Pros

    Great culture people make the work fun

    Cons

    Lots of people work remote

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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