Manpower Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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Pros
  • not sure about others but my work/life balance was great (in 23 reviews)

  • Manpower placed me in my ideal role within a great company and gave me a chance to impress (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • I heard some full time employees complained about his or her job (in 15 reviews)

  • Senior management acts with a 'do as I say, don't do as I do' mentality (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Very good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Manpower

    Pros

    They care about their employees.

    Cons

    Haven't experienced any as of yet.

  2. Great staffing company which has helped me land some great opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Documentation Specialist in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Documentation Specialist in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Manpower

    Pros

    Opens the doors to some of the top companies in Tampa. The team works hard with you to find the right fit for you.

    Cons

    Might take a little longer than average to place you in a position, but worth the wait.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Office Specialist

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Atlantic City, NJ
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Atlantic City, NJ

    I worked at Manpower

    Pros

    Excellent Temp Agency all aspects of being employed by this company are as if you worked for a corporation. Insurance, benefits, and holidays. With the flexibility of contracted work.

    Cons

    Need more higher paying positions for employees on Temp to permanent positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at more training in areas to keep your employees up to speed for the job market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Excellent employee engagement

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    Current Employee - Vice President Sales
    Current Employee - Vice President Sales

    I have been working at Manpower full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employee engagement is the best, total compensation is not bad but not industry leading. Great environment very people friendly

    Cons

    Very siloed and frequently changing strategy, conflicting agendas sometimes get in the way. Not the most innovative sales culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be agile versus reactive - stay the course a little longer, value outside perspective/experience a little more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Great to work with the group

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Manpower

    Pros

    Listens to potential candidates concerns

    Cons

    None that I can think of at the moment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Nice guys finish last.

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Manpower

    Pros

    Great co-workers! We've worked together for a long time, so the team dynamics flow smoothly.

    Cons

    Our technology is so out dated that smaller competitors in our market are running circles around us. Has anyone clicked on our 1990's website recently? Someone in management also made a stupid decision to work exclusively with Monster, so we're losing visibility to 25% of the candidates available on other job boards. One thing is consistent, recruiting decisions are made by people that aren't recruiters, and when those uneducated ideas blow up, it makes us be reactive rather than proactive. Commission reports are rarely processed for us to review, and once we see them, they are riddled with errors. The commission payout formula is convoluted and messy. No acknowledgment or recognition for years of amazing growth and return on your investment. The mentality around here is that no one works hard enough or deserves praise. No raises or performance reviews in years. As a HR company who is an industry expert, our HR department is one of the most poorly run HR departments I've ever encountered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add tools and technology, not just empty promises. We rehash the same complaints and gripes year after year, and nothing ever gets solved. Send your commission based employees accurate commission reports in timely manner, and quit changing how you pay commission. Kid you not, I was recently given this excuse for a completely botched commission report, "Oh. We just realized that we've been overpaying you for the past 7 - 8 years, and we made a correction to our formula that will impact that." What?!?!?!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Material Handler in Ottumwa, IA
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Ottumwa, IA

    I worked at Manpower

    Pros

    work closely with staff in supporting them

    Cons

    turn over at local manpower office so hard to have a good relationship

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Good for extra money

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Manpower

    Pros

    Great way to gain experience. Great for extra part-time work

    Cons

    Might be inconsistent with hours at times, depending on the individual.

    Recommends
  10. I've enjoyed working with manpower

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Manpower

    Pros

    I'm gaining good experience. I work with some great people.

    Cons

    I sometimes feel lost because I don't really have a supervisor. So it would nice if there was someone I could turn to for help.

    Recommends
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Administrative Assistant

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    Current Contractor - One Year Contracts With Mandatory Waiting Period Between Contracts in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Contractor - One Year Contracts With Mandatory Waiting Period Between Contracts in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Manpower as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Variety of work experiences. Availability of reduced hours.

    Cons

    Recently my assignments have been out-sourced resulting in difficult communication with my manager at Manpower.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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