Manpower Reviews

Updated April 16, 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. Slavery

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Manpower

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    they hire you without even interviewing you

    Cons

    Treat you like crap, hired/fired you like your worth nothing

    Advice to Management

    How are you going to layoff hundreds of workers without any warning, shame on you.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Little to no ability to move up in the company and very little benefits

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    Former Employee - Collections in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Collections in Beaverton, OR

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

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

    Pros

    The job itself was very explained and procedures were very easy to follow. They did give us all the tools we needed to succeed in the position as well

    Cons

    Being a top performer and seeing people who had less performance being promoted definitely put a damper on wanting to stay with the company. The pay was minimal and bonuses were decent but not if you weren't a top performer.

    Advice to Management

    Look at who you are promoting within the company and also give the people more benefits/incentives.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Joke, not a real job.

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    Current Contractor - Production Associate in Franklin, MA
    Current Contractor - Production Associate in Franklin, MA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Almost impossible to be fired.

    Cons

    Joke, no benefits or sick days or any contact with supervisor. I was told in a group meeting with multiple contractors present that we had no chance of being hired by EMC, and not for performance based reasons.

    Advice to Management

    You're the lowest bidder,

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  5. A bad experience

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)

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

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

    Pros

    Different offerings, workwise. That could be a pro

    Cons

    They hade zero contact with their recruits. Salary solely based on a percentage, not your actually performance.

    Advice to Management

    Better contact with your recruits.

  6. 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

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

    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 Management

    Stop micromanaging and take some courses on team leadership.

  7. Dirty jobs!

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    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  8. 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 Management

    None

  9. 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Money, vacation, insurance, and 401k.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    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.

  10. very very irresponsible

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hackensack, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hackensack, NJ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  11. Dissatisfied

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Manpower

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

    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 Management

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

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