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Labor Ready Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
165 Reviews
2.7
165 Reviews
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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.  

    I have 20 on and off years of janitorial experience,sweeping,mopping,stripping and waxing floors,I also do restrooms.

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

    I have been working at Labor Ready full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I would like to work for your company to get more experience and to advance me career.

    Cons

    Labor Ready is a good company but does not have many opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Branch Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Labor Ready

    Pros

    Great growing company. Good training programs. Good people to work with and for.

    Cons

    Possibly that parent Company TrueBlue is growing too fast. Too many people coming aboard from acquisitions. Pay for Branch Managers is lower than other Staffing Companies. Healthcare Benefits have become extremely costly and have become poor. This being a problem everywhere these days, these benefits used to be great at Labor Ready.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow job posting protocol so that potential candidates may emerge for future promotions and positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I enjoy my experience at labor ready for three years.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - General Labor
    Former Employee - General Labor

    I worked at Labor Ready part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was working at labor ready to achieve some employment goals in the life that I would like to continue in the future at labor ready as a rehire.

    Cons

    the only thing I could find was the minimum wage for type certain types of jobs at your company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no problems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Labor Ready

    Pros

    Great place to work if you need a job or the hours

    Cons

    No benefits for long time workers.

  6.  

    I have experience in assembly, warehouse, & production.

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Powder Springs, GA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Powder Springs, GA

    I worked at Labor Ready

    Pros

    I have a good attitude not only at work, but all the time. most people enjoy my company & would say that they are happy to be my friend.

    Cons

    not only would I be learning a new career or job, but if show my manager what I can do I could advance with in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    any job u give me to do will get done very efficiently I hope that when my managers see how good my work is they consider my for advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    For the most part it is straight forward.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Temporary General Labor Agent in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Temporary General Labor Agent in Miami, FL

    I worked at Labor Ready part-time

    Pros

    Work today paid today, alot of new experience.

    Cons

    usually minimum wage, sometimes co workers slack.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better compensation for dedicated workers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Learned a lot of different things.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Laborer in Independence, MO
    Former Employee - Laborer in Independence, MO

    I worked at Labor Ready full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Once hired, arrive every day 20 min. before office opens as assignments are parceled out first-come first-served. You are paid the day your assignment is completed.

    Cons

    Some weeks work everyday, others 2 or 3 days a week, not steady employment. Be sure to ask for any safety equipment which ought to be offered to you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more qualified people to go to big companies to create more jobs for their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It was a very rewarding position, broadening my work experience and customer service skills.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Labor Ready

    Pros

    I loved how every day as different, the job site locations and customers were ever changing.

    Cons

    I'd say one of the most challenging things about this job was making sure that our temporary associates were staying professional, such as not not showing up to work intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, showing punctuality, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay positive because the job is very rewarding!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Hit and miss work, but good in a pinch.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Temporary Employee in Springfield, OR
    Current Employee - Temporary Employee in Springfield, OR

    I have been working at Labor Ready part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is daily. This helps if you have an immediate need for cash. May open up opportunities which may not be otherwise available.

    Cons

    Temp work is not guaranteed or stable. Often dispatched to very labor intensive jobs for minimum wage. Sometime you get lucky.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    It's a good place to work if you want everyday pay from what you worked in, instead of waiting every week.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Carrollton, TX

    I worked at Labor Ready full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They are a good company, that gives you a chance in what jobs that you may have little to no experience in.

    Cons

    It pays you minimum wage, and they don't have health benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to raise up the pay rate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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