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Lakeshore Staffing Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
15 Reviews
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15 Reviews
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  1.  

    great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lakeshore Staffing as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    friendly staff, supportive, good learning experience

    Cons

    i am satisfied, if the pay rate will be a little more that would be great

  2.  

    It is better to pursue a job on your own than to waste time seeking temporary work while unemployed.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Temp  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Administrative Temp in Denver, CO

    I worked at Lakeshore Staffing part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I haven't anything positive to say about Lakeshore, except that I enjoyed working at their client's office while under Lakeshore's employ.

    Cons

    I worked for Lakeshore Staffing, working just four times and using them as a temp agency to get some extra money while looking for permanent work.

    After finding a permanent part-time position, I filed my separation with them. Shortly after, I received an appeal, saying they wanted to prohibit me from receiving unemployment from them. Since I worked only 4 times for Lakeshore, I wasn't entitled to unemployment (per my unemployment form from the state.) To that end, I had no intention of filing for unemployment from Lakeshore; I was receiving unemployment from a previous employer. But Lakeshore filed the appeal anyway, which will prohibit me from getting any monies from my former place of employment for approximately 10 weeks.

    I am thrilled to have a new position which I found on my own. But I wish I had never signed up with Lakeshore, and I don't recommend that anyone use their services.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are bureaucratic methods with all forms of government; but when your staff doesn't take time to review and sift through the paperwork, they end up making decisions that affect their current and previous employees in an adverse way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    My experience with Lakeshore was great until I gave a job separation.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lakeshore Staffing

    Pros

    I liked the people at Lakeshore's client.

    Cons

    I was receiving unemployment from a previous company when I signed on at Lakeshore. I recently found a job, so I gave notice with Lakeshore. They immediately filed an appeal against me, stating that they didn't want me to file unemployment against them. I hadn't worked long enough to get unemployment and didn't want to apply for it from them. The legal form from the state explicitly stated I couldn't get unemployment from them (the amount was $0 benefits to receive) but they filed anyway.
    Since this appeal is under review, I have no idea when I will get my unemployment from my previous employer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay close attention to your staff and to legal forms from the state. If the form states that one is to receive not money from you, then it means that you won't be paying out an unemployment monies

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    They listened to what I wanted and then delivered.

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator  in  Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Oak Brook, IL

    I worked at Lakeshore Staffing as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Very personalized service and the staff really seemed like they cared about what I wanted.

    Cons

    Not a conventional job / contract work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I truly wish it would have worked out to / lead to a full-time, permanent position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    excellent

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lakeshore Staffing full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    always there whenever you have questions

    Cons

    there are not any cons

  7.  

    Fun and Inspiring place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Lakeshore Staffing full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people with strong core values
    Fun and friendly environment
    Solid benefits and PTO plan
    Community involvement
    A lot of learning opportunities and support from the organization

    Cons

    Tough industry to work in, so can get easily burnt out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on engagement and core values, remember to not only listen to feedback and ideas, but be open to making changes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Was a waste of my time and energy.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lakeshore Staffing as a contractor

    Pros

    I was able to get a good full time job for a little bit through them. They were easy to contact and keep in touch with for the most part. They were good about meeting with you and answering any questions you had. Most of the people were very nice to talk with.

    Cons

    In the long run looking back this was a waste of my time. I was given a good assignment but the place they assigned me was awful. They didn't treat any of the temps like they were valued members of a team, instead like cattle that was easily replaceable. When they decided they wanted to get some new blood in they called Lakeshore to tell you the bad news. Even Lakeshore handled it badly as they don't do much for you as a temp worker as far as being on your side. I understand why but it sure doesn't make you want to work with them anymore. When I first signed up it took months before I heard of a job offer and after one didn't work out I didn't think I would hear anything else.

    My advice is if you are looking for a job, do it yourself. You can present yourself better then Lakeshore can and find better jobs as well. I ended up finding a job that paid me a lot more in a matter of weeks and one that I know not only want me as a person but that I have a really chance at advancing in. Lakeshore skips the interview part of the job which is important for you as a new hire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to stand up for your temps as people and not as dollar signs. We are people looking for some hope in this job market and we are coming to you because we don't know what else to do. Maybe try to treat us like that because I think most of the temps could find better jobs on their own.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  9.  

    It has been a good experience

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    Current Employee - Temporary  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Temporary in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Lakeshore Staffing

    Pros

    The best reason I could describe about working at lakeshore is that he temp assignments so far have been long term

    Cons

    one of the not so pleasant aspects is not being informed as to how the employer feels about the temps job performance on a consistant basis

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend this company to others becase the assignments are long term as well as having a good hourly wage

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Front Desk Coordinator is a great entry level human resource position.

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Coordinator  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Front Desk Coordinator in Denver, CO

    I worked at Lakeshore Staffing

    Pros

    You get a lot of entry-level human resource training and exposure to the staffing industry. Great place to get your friends temporary positions.

    You learn human resources legal hiring paperwork: criminal background checks, drug screens, EEOC, I-9 verifications, W-4, education verifications, and employment verifications. This positions allows you to help manage 6 staffing manager's calendars, screen the phone calls for the recruiting team, answer general human resource questions for all candidates working.

    Process weekly payroll for 300 candidates. Not very complicated, but you have to call and email all candidates that have not submitted their timecard each week which gets old. You have to learn a lot initially, but once you get the hang of the paperwork and data inputting of candidate files, the work gets monotonous.

    Cons

    No room from growth. All front desk coordinators start out as temporary employees until all 6 managers decide they like you. Employees that last in this position are very high energy, agreeable, organized, and don't mind sucking up. If one of the staffing managers does not like you, you probably won't last.

    They expect you to stay for at least 1 year, max 2 years. They say they'll help you find positions after a year of tenure at their clients, but it's never happened.

    You work closely with a second front desk coordinator. The 2 front desk coordinators do not sit anywhere near the rest of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure the existing front desk coordinator is heavily involved in the hiring process of the next coordinator. Try to involve the front desk coordinators in the team culture in the back of the office.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Very Temporary

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    Current Employee - Customer Service/Call Center Representative  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service/Call Center Representative in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Lakeshore Staffing

    Pros

    Bad news is delivered dipped in warm maple syrup and ice cream. My branch captain does listen when you ask questions and ask for consideration, even though the answer is almost consistently negative/

    Cons

    If a client flunks you out of one assignment, (I worked one where everyone I met,was a contractor, even my supervisors and floor manager) you definitely will not be offered another assignment with any meat on the bones. This is the warning to the new or prospective "contract 'employee'": you'd better be really good, or else your "career" with the company will go nowhere. A year after being dumped by one of Lakeshore's clients I have not been offered more than two menial one-day assignments doing inventory work with a supermarket, and an eight dollar an hour retail warehouse temp position where you're told to throw your coat on the floor when you come in because they're too cheap to install coat racks.. If you blow your one chance or simply aren''t judged "good enough" by the client, you;ll endure the humiliation of having to call every week to check for more work you're not going to get just to qualify for unemployment. And if they catch you skipping calling in for being discouraged by no results, get ready to have to appeal!

    Don't bother applying for a "contractor" position. Wait for a "real" employer to offer you a job that involves some commitment and confidence on their part.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please, if you don't think an employee is worth giving another assignment, be honest and say so and "fire" them so they can seek meaningful work opportunities somewhere else without having to call in to a place where the agency has already decided you aren't worth a hoot.

    "Please release me, let me go."

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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