Labor Ready

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Labor Ready Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
141 Reviews
2.7
141 Reviews
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Steve Cooper
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I was able to help temporary employees find work and sometimes full time positions (in 5 reviews)

  • For many workers, assignments give workers an opportunity to try different kinds of work and as a means to obtaining full time employment (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Expects people to rearrange their schedules for a two hour assignment 40 minutes away that only pays minimum wage (in 10 reviews)

  • Need to sharpen it to the company/goal and conduct real world training to the branch Managers (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Stop Gap

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Labor Ready

    Pros

    Once hired, arrive everyday 10 min. before the office opens as assignments are parceled out first-come first-served. You are paid the day your assignment is completed. When cash is short between permanent positions, this is pretty important.

    Cons

    Be sure to ask for any safety equipment which ought to be offered to you for the assignment you're be sent out on, i.e. back brace (lifting), eye protection, gloves, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Anyone can perform general labor, send out associates based upon the order in which they've arrived for work.

  2.  

    Goodwill

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production I
    Current Employee - Production I

    I have been working at Labor Ready full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Missed seeing couple of friends while at Goodwill. I used to call the place my workout arena. Had customers of different backgrounds that I always look up to see and talk to while stocking shelves or at the door making my day an enjoyous one.

    Cons

    Changing of Managers-Because of the need to reprove yourself time after time again. Meaning restructuring of said duties.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I Thought I was doing okay, because I had already gained three steps upwards by previous Mgmt. only to be shut down all the way to like starting all over again!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    no future

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Labor Ready

    Pros

    may be good for the unemployed

    Cons

    you could go all week looking for work and get nothing

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  5.  

    Good place to start a sales career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I have been working at Labor Ready part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and opportunity to serve the community

    Cons

    Early morning start hours during extreme conditions. Not always a safe environment considering some neighborhood locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value people out the field more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    This company has the best employees. They are generous, kind, and the best part is they are really friendly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Labor in Goodyear, AZ
    Current Employee - General Labor in Goodyear, AZ

    I have been working at Labor Ready part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The employees are real friendly and helpfully

    Cons

    Hard to get where I need to go because I have to take the bus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Making a difference one employee at a time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Labor Ready

    Pros

    Rewarding work and ability to help people that are the most in need of a break.

    Cons

    Long hours and giant company communication breakdowns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be disappointed in results of your team, when you have not invested valuable coaching time.

  8.  

    Great company if you need cash today.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Labor Ready

    Pros

    Work today,get paid today.great deal.

    Cons

    You don't get paid a lot of money.

  9.  

    Convenient

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Laborer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Laborer in Austin, TX

    I worked at Labor Ready as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    If you are new in town, for some reason you can not find a job or if you don't have any special skills they can find a job for you very quickly and you get paid daily. They provide you with safety best and safety helmet if need it.

    Cons

    You get pay by the hour and the hourly rate is very low for the type of work. The work is very labor intense.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Laid off after 4 days

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Laborer in North Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Laborer in North Hollywood, CA

    I have been working at Labor Ready full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I was given assignments, where I had a chance after 2 years of unemployment and a year of homelessness after returning from overseas in the war to earn income.

    It feels great to have money in your pocket to invest in the things that you enjoy.

    The staff was friendly.

    Cons

    After being sent to multiple work assignments, where all of my tasks were done according to supervisor specifications, I was given "DO NOT RETURN" reviews from the Jobsite. After receiving two of these "DO NOT RETURNS" the branch location I was working through for 4 days said that "I am not able to return to their office anymore. The work is not for everyone." And "You almost lost us our contract with our customer."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management said they "Didn't want to argue with me." Which is a nice way of saying "We don't care what you have to say, because we are right, and you are wrong no matter what." And said "You can go to another branch of Labor Ready, but do not come here ever again."

    So, after not seeking any kind of reasoning for my not being asked to return to Jobsite's and after stating that I alone (an employee who had been working less than a week for the company) am the reason that their company almost lost out on a contract for a construction site, the management banned me from ever receiving work from them again.

    Knowing the reason why I was given a "Do not return" from the most recent Jobsite, which I found out from the management themselves, who unfairly singled me out and painted a nasty picture from a photograph that had been taken on the Jobsite during my and the only other Labor Ready employee who was working with me on the site's 20 minute break (which we are given twice a day, per Labor Ready regulations [Exactly: 15 minutes, however our direct line supervisor at the Jobsite said 20 which we agreed on]) where I had taken a seat next to the other employee who was standing, in which point the management of Labor Ready said these exact works: "Why is one person working, and the other one sitting down?"

    There is nothing positive I can say about the companies decision making policies after laying off employees who receive negative reviews from companies. If they decided to go the route of saying that I should make a correction or something should change on my part, it would make more sense. But no, this company decided to tell a homeless unemployed veteran who put his life in danger in the line of duty, that "This job is not for everyone" and I "Am not welcome to return to their office location ever again."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    It was ok it you want to make a quick buck and you get paid daily.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Labor Ready as a contractor

    Pros

    Met Cool People. IT was interesting. 1 hour Lunches.

    Cons

    Last minute changes. 15 min breaks is not enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PAY MORE FOR THESE LABORERS THEY DO THE DIRTY And Dangerous work!!!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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