Labor Ready Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Pros
  • they could always find work somewhere (in 5 reviews)

  • I had an opportunity to assist some talented, yet misdirected, temporary employees use their talents to find full time work (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Most assignments only pay minimum wage (in 10 reviews)

  • 00 an hour is not enough for the kind of commitment and hard work that LR expects from its employees (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    labor men

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Labor Ready (More than a year)

    Pros

    lots of work and the work is all ways good.and something new every day but all way looking for the next big job tat make the ready money

    Cons

    not the best pay but money in hand is batter then waiting and not having a job or money wile i went to school

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what works


  2. Customer Care Specialist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative in Sunland Park, NM
    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative in Sunland Park, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Labor Ready (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere.Ton of room for advancement.

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say about convergys!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  3. Laborer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - General Labor in Butler, PA
    Current Employee - General Labor in Butler, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You can choose when you don'[t want to work. They provide some basic training. The job experiences can expose you to a variety of industries quickly. Great place to hire temp labor of all types. Most labor agencies don't have physical labor or short term positions like Labor Ready.

    Cons

    Pay is usually low. Because it is temp work, you can't count on working all the time. If you agree to work a longer job, the work is more consistent and easier to come by.

    Advice to Management

    I like the management team in Butler, PA. The 24 hour line seems to be an offshore call center and can be difficult to understand sometimes.


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  5. Rewards

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Auto Auction Driver in Kent, WA
    Current Employee - Auto Auction Driver in Kent, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Labor Ready Kent/Auburn gave all Auto Auction Drivers a $5 gift card from Subway for being on time.

    Cons

    Waiting to be confirmed for the Auction can be stressful; because they only need so many and you hope to be one of them.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good PR.


  6. Labor ready

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good management, most other BMs are very willing to provide info, opinions or help when asked.

    Cons

    Stressful when you have jobs to fill and not enough workers to fill them


  7. Chef

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chef in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Chef in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They are nice people who want to put people to work,that's what their company is all about

    Cons

    Sometimes you must wait longtime to get a job and somtimes you get looked over for someone else


  8. Helpful (1)

    Labor Ready Review

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    Current Employee - General Labor in Panama City, FL
    Current Employee - General Labor in Panama City, FL

    I have been working at Labor Ready (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A good place to go for daily cash pay.

    Cons

    Not always enough work to go around Office staff fails to give clients enough respect for the work performed. Min. wage.

    Advice to Management

    Needs sensitivity training.


  9. Market Recruiter Coordinator

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Recruiter Coordinator in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Market Recruiter Coordinator in Winston-Salem, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Labor Ready (More than a year)

    Pros

    Newly creacted position with good potential for an entry level person. Seems to step up the game in hiring day labor.

    Cons

    Lots of systemic quirks to work out. Poor communication between management and the Branch. Corporate vision and Branch vision conflict leading to confusion. Extremely poor work/life balance, Branch expectations completely unreasonable.

    Advice to Management

    Think it through, get it all worked out prior to launch. Better to postpone rather than give people a poor experience


  10. The truth about Labor Ready ...

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    Current Employee - Temp Worker/Employee in Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Current Employee - Temp Worker/Employee in Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Employment is easy to obtain, jobs (usually) readily available, flexible schedule, and the greatest benefit ... The configuration [ employer --> employee --> client // or // Labor Ready --> you --> the job ] creates a buffer where Labor Ready (whatever temp agency really) stands as a sort of intercessor between the employee (you) and the client (job). This only works though, if the employer (Labor Ready) has integrity and chooses to be impartial and fair to all parties involved. This can be a benefit to the employee when dealing with demanding, unjustifiable or unfair bosses (at the client site / the client).

    Cons

    Not a living wage, limited choice of the work you perform (first come / first serve), little or no opportunity to advance, negatively viewed in the eyes of most employers (many / most other employers look poorly upon temp workers, seeing them as lacking initiative, unreliable, and many other things, LITTLE OR NO COMMUNICATION ABOUT DETAILS OF JOBS, WAGE, AND DURATION.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees enough to allow them to make informed decisions. In concrete practice this means divulging the details of the job in painful detail - compensation (including but not limited to travel time, wear and tear, mileage, per hour wage, bonus, etc), - job description (including but not limited to the distance to be traveled to the job site and approximate travel time, and the work to be performed) - schedule / scheduling (including but not limited to the specific time the employee will be released from the shift, number and duration of breaks, approximate time of breaks within the day, etc). Do no look down on, intimidate, or otherwise emotionally abuse employees for wanting to know these things - volunteer it because it's the right thing to do. Do no manipulate employees by withholding information or otherwise changing the terms that were agreed upon. EXERCISE FAIR AND JUST JUDGEMENT IN EVERY SITUATION - STAND UP FOR THE EMPLOYEE WHERE IT IS WARRANTED.


  11. Laborer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Laborer in Killeen, TX
    Former Employee - Laborer in Killeen, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Labor Ready part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They pay on a daily basis and the work comes in constantly

    Cons

    They don't pay as well as another typical job

    Advice to Management

    Pay more to the workers that work hard as they do



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