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Manpower Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
658 Reviews
3.3
658 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.  

    Depends on the franchise - can be horrible.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, WV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, WV

    I worked at Manpower

    Pros

    Nice coworkers. Work/life balance is good.

    Cons

    I believe it depends on the franchise and location. I worked in the Charleston, WV office and the franchise owner was belittling to the staff and micromanaged. Upper management spends their time talking about staff in the most unprofessional and negative manner. I heard conversations about hard workers that was uncalled for. Absolutely, it was the worst work environment I have experienced. The turnover is very high in that office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanaging and take some courses on team leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Dirty jobs!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Buffalo, NY
    Former Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Manpower as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of open temporary positions.

    Cons

    Temporary office personnel were routinely sent to unsafe and hazardous conditions for jobs. Chemical plants, factories, and other similar places where administrative staff are working on the floor without proper protective equipment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very few of the office positions billed as "temp to hire" were ever intended to be filled permanently. Need much better screening of work settings and better job contracts to better protect workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    They facilitate the pay for temp employees

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Manpower

    Pros

    I dont have any pros to list

    Cons

    They would not assist in job search while you are temporarily employed with one of the clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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  5.  

    Manpower is a company with no future who is stuck in the past and manages by intimidation.

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    Former Employee - Account Manager Outside Sales
    Former Employee - Account Manager Outside Sales

    I worked at Manpower

    Pros

    Money, vacation, insurance, and 401k.

    Cons

    No future in my opinion. Managers manage by intimidation. No good marketing plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together and get a good sales plan and stick to it. Get rid of the managers who have been around for 30 years who rule by intimidation and get new ones who know the current market. Realize you have created a revolving door with sales people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    very very irresponsible

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hackensack, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hackensack, NJ

    I worked at Manpower part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    the jobs would be frequent and there would be one available every few days

    Cons

    pay roll was a nightmare, my information was wrongly written on several occasions , the jobs they would send us too would treat us in a discriminatory and unfair way just because we came from a staffing agency, and there was a long delay for payment to arrive when it would be long over due

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop exploiting, ex cons, minorities and immigrants and maybe you would do better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Dissatisfied

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

    I worked at Manpower

    Pros

    Great vacation credits for new and current employees

    Cons

    Too big to care about staff, customers, candidate and service. Rates are high. Not competitive in salary with other services

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find the Human in Human Resources, stay fair in compensation, recognition and loyalty

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

    Sucked

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Manpower

    Pros

    Staff is clueless. Treats you like crap when you don't follow through with guidance they didn't give you.

    Cons

    They can't find their butts with both hands and the management helping.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourself!

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

    Temping For ManPower London

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Manpower

    Pros

    Not a lot really. They got me a temp role but that's where it ends. the McDonalds at Liverpooll Street station is convenient for lunch whilst you wait for ManPower to locate your files.

    Cons

    Unprofessional, unorganised and a free for all. An absolute disgrace of a recruitment company. They are full of empty promises, telling the temp one thing and the potential employer another. This caused unnecessary drama and stress. Myself and 3 other temps have no idea whether our contract have been extended and not one ManPower employee seems to know what's going on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together guys! You charge your clients finders fees but yet you don't know your elbow from your bottom.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Glad I left; Thinking about this company makes my skin crawl.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Manpower

    Pros

    I worked for this company for nearly three years. I cannot think of any pros from working here.

    Cons

    Absolutely NO work/life balance is the least of the issues here. The management is horrible. None of them care at all about their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Horrible employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tech Support in Muncie, IN
    Former Employee - Tech Support in Muncie, IN

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

    Pros

    There are none at all

    Cons

    How they treat everyone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix everything

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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