Manpower

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Manpower Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
591 Reviews
3.2
591 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • not sure about others but my work/life balance was great (in 22 reviews)

  • Good benefits and great paid time off (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • I heard some full time employees complained about his or her job (in 14 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.  

    Terrible experience from an agency

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manpower is stuck in the last century

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Horrible

    • 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 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
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  5.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6.  

    Sad amount of work

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

    I worked at Manpower full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Temp easy to get hired elizabeth arden is their only assignment

    Cons

    Low pay low amount of hire in no raises no other assignments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    It's alright

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary, position placed in is only as good as the company you are in

    Cons

    Once they place you, they kind of leave you alone. If something goes wrong with the placement and you wish to find other work, going through them, they are not helpful. Also you have to threaten to quit to get a raise. Benefits aren't that great (as most large staffing firms aren't), overall and a couple years ago they took away any paid leave time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When an employee needs to find a new assignment and tries to work through Manpower, it would be wise to actually help them. Also Manpower needs to be a bit more in control of things, when you leave your contractor in a business you can't just leave it to the client to direct their work, including job changes and department transfers. It skirts dangerously close to co-employment.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Stressful environment with opportunity to wear multiple hats in the HR world

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent health benefits, Manpower highly values the status as maintaining their reputation as an ethical company, communication with Employee Relations is phenomenal as they assist in all situations regarding associates and trouble-shooting

    Cons

    Stressful office environment due to large call volume, poor communication from upper management, high volume of turnover, limited focus in each role within the field, limited upward mobility

  9.  

    Many changes over the years

    • 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

    Pros

    Some departments have flexible scheduling, work from home opportunities. The corporate HQ has been offering some new on-site perks such as Friday jeans days in the summer, and shortened work days right before a major holiday.

    Cons

    Employee longevity and loyalty is not valued, no matter how dedicated you are, at least below the VP level. There are continual layoff cycles and constant change.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Lack of support for contract employees!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    While being assigned to a contract position< never had to report

    Cons

    No holiday, vacation, or sick pay!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It's good agency for the looking to jop

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Manpower

    Pros

    Because its good agency helping people

    Cons

    I was working in 5 month

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To help full people who want to work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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