Helpmates Staffing Services

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Helpmates Staffing Services Reviews

Updated January 5, 2015
Updated January 5, 2015
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    They ar very helpful.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Helpmates Staffing Services

    Pros

    The company was quick in response and hiring.

    Cons

    Nothing to report great company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great at finding me a job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Clerk in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Clerk in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Helpmates Staffing Services

    Pros

    If you're a perfect fit for a client, they put you to work right away

    Cons

    If no client needing your expertise, you're out of luck. It's dead silence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find more clients

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Would rather not say.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Supervisor in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Supervisor in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Helpmates Staffing Services full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Gained great experience in Human Resources.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, Believes in high turn over. Does not appreciate employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Helpmates Staffing Services as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked at the Cashier's Office for a brief period of time and loved every moment of it. The staff was very nice and understanding and I received a great deal of support from the managers. This is a great place to work and also the university has great benefits!

    Cons

    One of the only cons is the commute to the location in downtown.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Helpmates Staffing Services as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    I have gotten so much support from my managers at this company. They have always done their best, even in lean times - to keep me employed. Additionally, they have have always worked with my school schedule, even before I started attending nursing school. I was recently placed in my dream job - an administrative assistant in a hospital. The schedule is flexible and works perfect with my other obligations. Helpmates Staffing Services is the way to go.

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is that I miss one of my old managers. However, the transition has been seamless and I feel confident they will always do their best to keep me gainfully employed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great staffing company who cares and tries hard

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Helpmates Staffing Services

    Pros

    they work hard to fight for jobs for you

    Cons

    work is slow right now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    spread out beyond downtown la maybe?

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    bad place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Helpmates Staffing Services full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    when i first started, there seemed to be a positive work environment . but i was mistaken. this is not a happy place to be employed.

    Cons

    compensation is unclearn
    training is okay, but the systems used are old
    company culture is hostile.. i would not want to work there again

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create a report to show commission and sales
    speak positively around the office about employees you do not like.
    The General Manager talks about employees to other employees, and thinks they do not talk..

    This is not a good employer

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Previous Employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Helpmates Staffing Services full-time

    Pros

    Great Co-workers and smaller offices so you get to know everyone fairly quickly. Quarterly meeting with cash bonuses.

    Cons

    No work/life balance, you are expected to work Monday-Friday 10+hours, eat lunch at your desk and never take a break. Often worked 12+hours and Saturdays as well. Management expected more and continuously pushed for higher numbers, more hours etc. without giving the tools or assistance to complete tasks.

    Bought most of my office supplies while working there without being reimbursed.

    Also there is, as previously stated, a lot of favoritism, you can be a top performer and management will still reprimand and yell. You can also be a poor performer and get fawned over.

    The management needs better training and there is no room for the growth that they claim. Also, EVERYONE is on a different pay scale doing the same job and new employees are often paid more than the seasoned employees. Bonuses can not be relied on and raises are rarely given.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training all around especially at the branch manager levels and stop micro-managing. Provide the team the tools and assistance they need to do their job well and pay the ones who have been loyal decent pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst company I've ever worked for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Helpmates Staffing Services full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - The office co-workers/recruiters were awesome. If it weren't for them, I would not have stayed. Period.

    Cons

    - Training was terrible. Received two weeks of role playing on the phone. My regional mgr went on my first three appts and I was by myself after.
    - Seems like every employee has a different pay plan.
    - Commissions are terrible (don't rely on them)
    - Micromanaged from higher up
    - Unrealistic expectations (KPI's) on weekly basis as well as having the same type of activities for each market when they are all different.
    - NO JOB SECURITY, they will fire you without hesitation or disciplinary action if you give her the slightest bit of doubt. They will fire you even if your a producer which makes no sense.
    - Extremely high turnover
    - Terrible benefits. Paid $500/per month on the cheapest HMO medical
    - Unobtainable budgets that you have to meet
    - Constant changes within company as well as their expectations for you
    - Old school methods of sales training
    - They talk about advancement opportunities when in reality, the regional managers are doing the same job as the sales force and not actually managing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company talks about growing when you fire more people than you actually hire. Allow time for new employees who have never done staffing to develop their skills rather then firing them without warning or giving actions steps. Better train your new hires.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Human Resource Recruiter Role

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resource Recruiter in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resource Recruiter in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Helpmates Staffing Services as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very exciting opportunity, staff was excellent and easy to work with.

    Cons

    I was not able to get the salary I was looking for but very happy with the result.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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