Spherion

www.spherion.com
There are newer employer reviews for Spherion

 

It was great in the beginning...

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Operations Director in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Operations Director in Redmond, WA

I worked at Spherion

Pros

If you want experience in Staffing, Recruiting and Operations, Spherion is a good place to start.

Cons

Executive Level Management has no interest in understanding daily operations even to a certain level. They treat employees like numbers, cutting critical positions even without understanding the gravity of that decision and impact to the overall business.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take to heart when you say "We are in the people business".

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

268 Other Employee Reviews for Spherion (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Desperately Needs Executive Leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Spherion

    Pros

    -- Great people (for the most part)
    -- Decent compensation package
    -- Flexible work schedule
    -- Good internal communication

    Cons

    -- Obvious lack of long-term strategic thinking
    -- Runs company like an accounting firm
    -- Too heavy in upper management ranks
    -- Excessive spending by senior management at the expense of the rank-and-file

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The entire sr. mgmt team (CEO, COO and CFO) need to be replaced with strategic thinkers. Spherion reacts to market pressures instead of leading the way. Overhead makes pricing non-competitive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    OK Employer - helps you pay your bills

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Spherion

    Pros

    -My skills were recognisd and quick to hire when in job market
    -Fairly formal procedures that makes it better to work

    Cons

    - organized chaos in IT
    - Frequent changes in Middle management
    - Business screws IT
    - Lets go skilled employees because they cost more
    - Sometimes feel penny wise pound foolish
    - In IT manpower cost perceived cheaper than machine cost whereas the whole world thinks the other way

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Upgrade your peoplesoft
    - Focus on more aggressive selling than cost cutting

    No opinion of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Spherion

Work at Spherion? Share Your Experiences

Spherion

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.