Manpower

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Manpower - Needed Changes Quick!

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Indianapolis, IN
Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Indianapolis, IN

I worked at Manpower

Pros

Friendly office environment, 'semi' competent managment, those I supported were friendly and knowledgeable (as long as you didn't ask them to step out of their box in any way, shape or form), friendly co-workers (at the same level)

Cons

Management who got their jobs through nepotism, not through any 'actual' job skills ('some' (1-2)were marginally competent as managers, while most were clearly not), those I supported, while appearing friendly and affable, were, at their core, only interested in 'kingdom building', making their own walled empires inside the company, and don't you dare intrude without permission, 'seriously' inadequate benefits (and what was offered was seriously overpriced), Complete inability by Manpower to hang onto the contracts that it aquired (it aquired a five-year contract with IBM from a competitor, and 'so' cheapened 'everything' top to bottom, 'drastically', that IBM cancelled the contract after just one year .. putting 80+ people out of work!)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Not 'everything' is about cost!!!! .. And 'please' hire managers who actually know how to manage! ... Not just sit at their desks all day and delegate 'everything' .. (for the simple reason that they don't know how to do anything other than delegate)

Disapproves of CEO

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    Manpower Staffing

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Manpower

    Pros

    Large company with lots of resources available and good benefits.

    Cons

    So large that development and talent tends to get overlooked. If you want to be promoted, be willing to relocate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach about being the "talent experts".

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Temp work should be just that, temporary

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Temp in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Temp in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Manpower

    Pros

    Large staffing firm so its not difficult to get new assignments, good pay more or less. Also has good benefits, at least better than I expected

    Cons

    Nearly impossible to get your first assignment as priority is given to more established temp workers. You have to really jump through some hoops to get the flame going.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so complacent and sticking with the same temp workers, as new workers are eager to prove their worth and make a good wage while they find something else

    No opinion of CEO
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