Labor Ready
2.7 of 5 109 reviews
www.laborready.com Tacoma, WA

Labor Ready Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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2.7 109 reviews

                             

66% Approve of the CEO

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Steve Cooper

(29 ratings)

43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "they could always find work somewhere"
    in 3 reviews
  • "The ability to work with people from different states as a family"
    in 2 reviews
Cons:
  • "they didn't pay more than minimum wage"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Low pay for full-time Customer Service Representatives"
    in 4 reviews
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    Sucks to have skills.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI found none. Think about it:

    ConsJob market sucks as
    It is. He told me 5 out of 15 that applied last week he found work for.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake down your motto: get hired today get Paid today

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    They have all kinds of jobs and safety levels. Just chose wisely.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt is quick work to get. The management was friendly in the location I was in. I think your experience depends on the location and the management and the type of work you choose.

    ConsYou never know who you will work with or if you will have a problem. Thankfully I did not.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI have nothing to say here. I don't think it matters.

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    CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

    Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)
    Newark, NJ

    ProsCompany covers expenses in a timely manner

    ConsGreater responsibilities are being given to Customer Service Representatives without an increase in compensation.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My experience so far has to be that I expected steady work placement and found out it's not that way.

    Laborer (Current Employee)
    Upland, Chester, PA

    ProsThat you can get paid that day.

    Consinfrequent work placement. low pay. favortism.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe texting-in system to me dosen't work because the on duty mgr can skip over you without you ever knowing. Why does a company come in with a decent pay rate for a position and labor ready slashes that rate in half or automaticaly places it at minimum wage when we as the work force are doing the work. I understand making a profit but being paid fairly seems to be a problem. Raise your minimum pay rate.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Used and abused!!! Labor Ready used me to give them a good name. Simply put!!! Was a star worker for them.

    General Laborer (Former Employee)
    Manchester, NH

    ProsLearning the several different types of work. Working for various companies.

    ConsUnsteady employment. Slave wages! The office culture is about favorites. Not who does a good job and who doesn't.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to rethink policies heavily.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Too soon

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsJust signed up. Have no opinion yet

    ConsHaven't been on here long enough to know any

    Advice to Senior ManagementAsk after people have used site for a while

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    An experience I will never forget.

    Retail (Former Employee)
    Cleveland, OH

    ProsGoing in to be sent out on a job and getting paid at the end of the day.

    ConsThe way the personnel treats the guys and myself when coming in looking for work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more patient and considerant to the people who come in and looks for work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    General Labor

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDaily pay, jobs are close by.

    ConsTemporary and No set schedule.

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    All aspects of general labor, warehouse,and material handling

    General Labor (Current Employee)
    Newport News, VA

    ProsDiverse work locations and requirements

    ConsUnstable work schedule, sub-average pay scale

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow employees to receive work tickets to enable employees to report directly to the site

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    Temp

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery fun and gives numerous of hands on jobs, safe work environments

    ConsSome jobs are plain stupid but still fun at the same time lol

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