Manpower Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
559 Reviews
3.3
559 Reviews
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Manpower CEO Jonas Prising
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34 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • not sure about others but my work/life balance was great (in 23 reviews)

  • Good benefits and most nice people on branch level (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • I heard some full time employees complained about his or her job (in 13 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Keeps up with the times

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Receptionist  in  Olympia, WA
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Olympia, WA

    I worked at Manpower as a contractor for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Man Power puts you through a assessment test to see where your strengths are and match your jobs your strengths.
    They service both clerical and Factory business. You can work part time or full time.
    If you feel the job you were sent on is not a fit you can request a new assignment.
    If you work a 40 hour week a period of time you receive full benefits.

    Cons

    Man Power was always there for me so I have no cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

  2.  

    Good- American Cancer Society

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Constituent Representative Specialist  in  East Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Constituent Representative Specialist in East Lansing, MI

    I have been working at Manpower full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Manpower is a local staffing service that offers different types of job opportunities.
    In my experience working for them at American Cancer Society they have been very flexible with scheduling.
    The pay is at least above minimum wage and bonuses are available. Also, work parties.

    Cons

    The supervisors at ACS have somewhat lost their touch when it comes to helping CRS agents truly better their performance so they can succeed. I also feel that it's become harder to succeed at ACS in general because telemarketing seems to be a dying business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The actual Manpower managers are great but again the ACS supervisors could use a tune up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Always had a job for me

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

    I worked at Manpower as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    I really liked that I got to a variety of different kinds of work. It was a great way to explore all sorts of industries and possible careers.

    Cons

    The pay didn't always seem to match the skill on the job. Harder work didn't always pay more... and it should.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find more temp to hire and get the right people on the job so they get full time work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Professionalism Growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Metro Recruiting Assistant  in  Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Metro Recruiting Assistant in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at Manpower as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Since I started as intern I truly learned a lot from this corporate office environment.

    Cons

    Because of new CEO Jonas Prising all interns nationwide.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to training for new employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great culture and room for movement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Manpower

    Pros

    Lets you have an entrepreneurial spirit, great benefits

    Cons

    Politics gets you further than results and experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose hold of your strong performers and pay them what they are worth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BioTech Support  in  Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - BioTech Support in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Manpower as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    I enjoy working with serval different recuriters from different locals.

    Cons

    Did not have enough long term employments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great leader and strong Trouble shooter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to work at!!

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

    I have been working at Manpower full-time

    Pros

    Great people and Great boss

    Cons

    The phones do not ever stop ringing but it comes with the job of helping others to get jobs

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    great company for temporary employment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Manpower

    Pros

    easy to register and work

    Cons

    some jobs are not fun

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    easier website would be nice, but certainly not unuseable

  10.  

    My experience at Manpower

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Manpower full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great environment, very team oriented with plenty of support at your fingertips

    Cons

    Administrative duties are innefficient to overall productivity. Need a better workload distribitution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on distributing workload to accomodate sales goals and employee expectations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Things, but Buyer Beware

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Manpower as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Enjoyed the assignment I was placed into, thoroughly.
    Felt the compensation was good for the role I was in.
    Weekly, directly deposited pay was nice.
    Onsite Supervisor was always helpful at answering questions or providing assistance

    Cons

    Unfortunately, my experience left me with a bad taste in my mouth about temporary employment.

    The Onsite Supervisor made it seem like there was a strong chance of temp-to-hire occurring with the job I was at. The way everything was phrased to me gave me the distinct impression that either I would be added to permanent staff if the client liked my work and they were able to complete such a hire, fiscally...or...they would "not be able to add anyone". Given the assignment and the client, I thought this was a good, calculated risk to take regarding my employment needs.

    To make a long story a little short, a position opened up, and I was in fact interviewed for it. But I was interviewed along with multiple external candidates as well, and I was not offered the position. In getting feedback from client management, I was essentially told that the details I had been shared - wherein I thought it was "either they'll hire you, or they can't add to staff" - were not accurate. The role I filled had always been a temp position, nothing more.

    When I sought clarification from the Onsite Supervisor about this discrepancy, I was told - after the fact - that if I had not been informed completely of how that would have worked regarding temp-to-hire, the Supervisor was "Sorry for the misunderstanding".

    It was too late for me to be angry about what had happened, but if I had known that before I started the assignment, I might have taken it differently.

    To top it off, when seeking a next assignment, the Placement Specialist attempted to place me in jobs where I had zero skills, and at much lower pay. The Specialist then promptly transferred, and nobody at the company, or the Specialist, bothered to tell me until the replacement showed up.

    The replacement Specialist has been moderately more helpful, but as of this writing, I am not on an assignment with them, and I frankly have no desire to go back on one with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have to make processes crystal clear to your prospective employees. If a job is temp-to-hire, and I will be expected to compete with strangers off the street who have more experience than me, make that clear. If you'll try to put me in another job, but hey, it may be nothing like what you just did...that'd have been a nice heads up too. And train your people to give employees a courtesy notice when they're going to disappear and transfer, hm? That'd be appreciated too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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