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Labor Ready Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
119 Reviews

2.9
119 Reviews
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Steve Cooper
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • they could always find work somewhere (in 3 reviews)

  • Very easy to start working here (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • they didn't pay more than minimum wage (in 7 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Horrible

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

    Pros

    there aren't any to state here

    Cons

    The payrate is horrible. It's just not enough to properly maintain bills & care for my family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the payrate

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Complete abuse of the common worker

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Common Laborer  in  Lawrence, MA
    Current Employee - Common Laborer in Lawrence, MA

    Pros

    Flexibility, and getting paid the same day IF someone happens to be in the office after your job assignment is over.

    Cons

    Work is hard to find if you do not have transportation and upper management has an incentive to reduce employee compensation as much as possible through corporate structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the lively hood of average workers when sending them to the most hazardous jobs in the country and fight for better wages for them as oppose to profit margins for the owners considering every dollar earned by Labor Ready is off the backs of human beings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Day work day pay

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    dont have to work everyday

    Cons

    Hard work for little to no pay :(

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  5.  

    Sucks to have skills.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I found none. Think about it:

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take down your motto: get hired today get Paid today

  6.  

    Too soon

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Just signed up. Have no opinion yet

    Cons

    Haven't been on here long enough to know any

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask after people have used site for a while

  7.  

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to rethink policies heavily.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Executive Team Clueless

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

    Pros

    Great industry in this economy. People you help that want to be helped can make you feel useful. Name recognition when talking with people.

    Cons

    The executive level of company is full of incompetent people that would not be wanted by other companies. They promote people who are poor performers but are great butt kissers. They also do not want to keep employees that just do the job and meet or exceed goals but are not interested in doing the political aspect. They only achieve results they have by volume and by the industry they are in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What is point when executives will not evaluate themselves. Pass of blame on others and just out for themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Can't do a job that requires a high school degree.

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

    Pros

    None!!!! People to stupid to do d payroll sameday. Especially when there moto is, work today and get paid today. The moto should be work to day and we will pay you when we figure out how to.

    Cons

    Where do I start?!! We want you to travel to a job that can be located anywhere. We will pay you less than what the job will ever pay because you are worth less than the job. Your safety is only their issue if you are injured and sue them. They are only interested in making themselves look good for the accounts they have. In the best interest for them not the emplyees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher someone with a high school diploma not a GED!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Horrible Employment Opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Labor  in  Novi, MI
    Former Employee - General Labor in Novi, MI

    Pros

    Only pro I can think of is not being tied to one job.

    Cons

    Everything, your not guaranteed employment, they request you come in at 5:00 in the morning to sit and possibly wait an entire day to see if you get a job. I waited 8 to 12 hours some days to get absolutely employment. For 3 months I sat and waited for a position for a job. Only to be employed twice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The need a change in structure. To where instead of having a ton of people sitting around in their building waiting on day labor. They should have contact infomation to call people in when needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Pointless other than pocket money.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    If you can't get anything anywhere else, even collecting aluminum cans, go there.

    Cons

    If you're working here, there is only one step lower and that is prison.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to add.

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