Manpower

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Manpower Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
606 Reviews
3.2
606 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Horrible company to work for avoid like the plague

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    None None None None None

    Cons

    Awful company to work for I had some very bad personal issues going off which I explained and they wouldn't help me by changing my shift patterns this contributed even more to my depression and I needed time off they would constantly ring me and wanted me to come in for reviews every week. They would question why my Doctor put what he did on sickness notes, they didn't even pay the correct amount of sickness pay and I had to get in touch with Inland revenue. They would put the phone down on me etc. They would also screw up your bonuses sometimes overpaying people or vice versa and late. Even head office was useless when I got them involved they didnt return phone calls has they said they would. I also was spoken to rudely and told by one member of staff that her working hours was nearly over so I had to ring the following day to resolve my pay issues however if I were to do that or any other call centre staff you would get fired for bad customer service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to actually care about Health and Well-Being and not treat people like they're just a payroll number and deal with any problems

  2.  

    Absolutely miserating as a temp. They go out of their way to treat you like you're less than an employee

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    Former Employee - Trocar/Blade Assembly/Probes in Sinking Spring, PA
    Former Employee - Trocar/Blade Assembly/Probes in Sinking Spring, PA

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

    Pros

    They have donations every year for united way in which you get special treatment for donating part of your paycheck. (Ex. Parking spot, a dinner, insurance.) They have an angel tree to help needy families which is nice for the community. Mostly ladies work here.

    Cons

    Manpower takes a little over a quarter of your paycheck. The company values their employees, but do not value temporary employees; make it next to impossible for temps to get hired. (It takes 18 months before they consider hiring) The supervisors are power hungry. You stare through a microscope basically all day, which ends up hurting your eyes very bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to treat everyone equally. In such a job that you sit and think all day, be more lenient with people conversing for the sake of sanity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Horribly disorganized and don't care

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM

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

    Pros

    Sincerely there is almost no pros to this job with Manpower except it keeps the lights on and bills paid.

    Cons

    It's been a non-stop fight to get timesheets fulfilled, benefits and now they deny health insurance . Everything has been an uphill battle at this location. Absolutely seek employment as a complete last resort. I cannot in good conscience recommend anyone ever work for or with Manpower. When trying to resolve issues with unpaid on the job expenses and pay I am literally told "Why are you talking to me?"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New management is what needs to happen. Followed by a thorough cleaning of house there. Professionally trained and professionally engaged staff is needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Terrible experience from an agency

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contracted Tele-sales in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Contracted Tele-sales in Boise, ID

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

    Pros

    paid weekly, and not too much else since the cons definitely out weigh the pros

    Cons

    It took a week to adjust my fed exemptions, but 7 weeks to get my state exemptions changed. I really don't understand why it took someone that long to go into my W4 and change a lousy number (I used to do payroll, it's not really a huge task). The other problem is that they were very secretive about any spiffs that they paid out and they would take back wages stating that we were overpaid on the spiff. They referred me to payroll , who referred me back to the local office, who sat on it for three weeks until I finally threatened the Dept .of Labor to get involved. Another culprit was the client in that they refused to tell employees exactly what spiff was earned. They also failed to get one on my co-clients in the system for a few weeks.. Overall I would say run from this agency, they are not fully above board in their dealings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Force the local office to be honest and upfront with your workers. Don't belong to the firm of Dewey, Cheatum, and Steel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Horrible

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Manpower as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    They placed me with a great company and great coworkers. I actually enjoy going to work.

    Cons

    Pay is at least $1.00 less per hour than the other staffing agencies. I have been trying to contact my recruiter and she never calls back. They do not pay you time and a half if you work a Federal Holiday when the other temp agencies in my area do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to wake up and get current with the employment laws and maybe practice people skills

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manpower is stuck in the last century

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Manpower full-time

    Pros

    I worked with some great people

    Cons

    It is not a progressive company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people

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

    Manpower at times are good for getting jobs but now slacked off.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    Manpower is good for certain people who been with them long they never have work when you call

    Cons

    Hard to find long term assignment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do better at assigning long term assignment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Stay Away from Manpower

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Manpower as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are no positives about Manpower.

    Cons

    Pay is low. No benefits after a year. Found out company is paying Manpower $21/hr and I am getting $10. No support. Customer Service is clueless. Payroll is clueless. High turnover. They have many offices, but where are the jobs? Is the company a front for some other operation?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stay far away from Manpower

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Manpower as a contractor

    Pros

    Large organization that muscles into organizations where others can't go with low consultant prices.

    Cons

    I had trouble getting paid ontime. When i told them that i would quit if i wasn't paid, they wired my paycheck on the other side of the city where it took an hour to fill out the paperwork and wait in line. These guy have the lowest payout of any contracting company. They take sixty percent of the check. Also their retirement and health plans are terrible. Out of 15 of us who started with Manpower at the beginning of the year only one stayed a full year. If I were you, I would not do business with this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    horrific employer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tech Support in Daleville, IN
    Former Employee - Tech Support in Daleville, IN

    I worked at Manpower full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros to this place

    Cons

    management doesn't care about employees

    management breaks all policies but fires the employees for breaking same yet we are the ones who keep the company going

    no work- home balance

    ITs the needs the of the business and nothing else

    dead end job

    no advancement

    no pay raises regardless of how well you do

    horrible benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to employee feedback and uniformly enforce all policies equally for levels

    this call center is for a client concentrix whom the personnel they have on site are just as twisted and break policy of the ultimate client apple and don't ever police their own? its the most unprofessional harassing environment I've ever worked in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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