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.  

    Very rewarding

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Labor Ready

    Pros

    Helping people find work..improving there self worth

    Cons

    On call 24/7. Finding qualifies workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More pay and help

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Apparently, there is an 'I' in team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Blue Springs, MO
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Blue Springs, MO

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

    Pros

    My branch manager was the greatest boss I've ever had. I had the flexibility I needed and the challenge I craved.

    Cons

    -they spend money on new companies for growth and fail to compensate the staff appropriately.
    -no team work as far as a district goes. Very cut throat. The district manager is the worst.
    -upper management pushes teamwork and being fair but then turns everyone against each other.
    -SO much work and responsibility for one person. Very stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall, just care about your employees and appreciate the work they do. Give them a raise...this is no entry level $10.00-$11.79/hr job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    weird experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative

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

    Pros

    Most of my coworkers were very helpful in my learning process

    Cons

    Misled into believing I would earn more than my starting wage. Training was incomplete. There was a panic button to use in case we got irate workers. This made me nervous because a lot of my shift was worked alone in the building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your reps know everything they need before expecting them to do the job alone. Stop the cussing!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    very dependable and reliable

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Labor in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - General Labor in Kalamazoo, MI

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

    Pros

    get to work when you need it badly and pay

    Cons

    some people we have to work with like drug es

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    General Laborer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Labor in Winter Park, FL
    Current Employee - General Labor in Winter Park, FL

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

    Pros

    If you have a car you will get sent out on tickets, and if you work good and you get there early you're good! And there are people there who will actually get hired on with the company that requested for you to work.

    Cons

    Some of the dispatchers could be a holes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would consider being a bit more polite to people, because we are all human. Treat people with respect and you will get respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Laborers in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Laborers in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    They give everyone jobs

    Cons

    Not Having actual permanent hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People should get place closer to other people with the same skills

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Temporary service provider.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Labor in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - General Labor in Baton Rouge, LA

    I worked at Labor Ready part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Easy to start working, lots of diverse jobs offered.

    Cons

    Mostly manual labor. When I worked here it required one to show up at 5:00am in the office and wait 0-4+ hours before being assigned a job. They also will ask you to give others rides to the job site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more courteous to your employees.

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

    Horrible

    • 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 part-time

    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
  10.  

    Good opportunity to add to your resume

    • 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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get to give people opportunities to get permanent jobs and change their lives.

    Cons

    Passionate is one of their core values however, caring too much is sometimes is not a good thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give better more clear direction, follow the core values

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Labor Ready

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Labor Ready as a contractor

    Pros

    opportunity for those who are not employed to make extra income

    Cons

    its not a full time position or stable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what youre doing

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