Manpower Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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Pros
  • not sure about others but my work/life balance was great (in 23 reviews)

  • Manpower is a great company to work for (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Working for Manpower has been fun experience but I still need that full-time job (in 15 reviews)

  • no career path and senior management is very poor (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Manpower full-time (More than 3 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits, opportunity to improve yourself both professionally and personally, great company reputation in the market place and a stable place to work and build a long lasting career in the staffing industry.

    Cons

    Compensation plans are significantly lower than industry average. Wide-spanning decisions are made at a corporate level that affect individual branches negatively.

    Advice to Management

    Create a compensation plan for individual recruiters to compensate top performers for their work better.


  2. Data Entry

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Entry Clerk in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Data Entry Clerk in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Manpower

    Pros

    Like the doing Data Entry

    Cons

    Wish it would last longer than a week.

    Advice to Management

    No


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    Contract Employee

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    Former Contractor - Recruiter in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Contractor - Recruiter in Santa Clara, CA

    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

    They can get you a job right away into a company and have all the right connections. Staff are friendly and know the system of finding the best fit within a company which best suits the employee.

    Cons

    They collect plenty of overhead and are mostly concerned with keeping ties to the company they are contracting for rather than benefitting the well being of an employee.

    Advice to Management

    Get better trained staff who truly care about the contractors they hire rather than making it a slave trade for people.


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  5. I have worked for Manpower for approximately 6 years.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contractor in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Contractor in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Manpower full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Job was a contracting job that lasted approximately 6 years.

    Cons

    Through the course of six years the company has taken our one week paid vacation. There is no sick time. Only five paid holidays left, you have to earn them with 1000's of pre hour time. Which means you can't take anytime off to get those paid holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Think of your contract people as more then slave labor.


  6. Administrative Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Manpower full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Clients themselves are terrific but......

    Cons

    Employees are treated poorly by company itself. No yearly reviews or salary raises. Cut hours many years ago, won't return to previous schedule. Benefits way too expensive for number of Manpower employees.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect and reward frequently. Employees are the face of the company. If they're unhappy, client will be unhappy.


  7. My first exposure to recruiting as a Sourcer and it was great.

    Former Employee - Engineering Sourcer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Sourcer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Manpower full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very open environment, clear company communication throughout and tons of support.

    Cons

    Don't really have any negative things to say, I had a really positive learning experience.


  8. no big complaints

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Receptionist in Mountain View, CA
    Current Contractor - Receptionist in Mountain View, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    offers great benefits for a temp agency.

    Cons

    limited growth opportunities and other resources.

    Advice to Management

    build a rapport with your employees.


  9. A large company with good resources and great people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Operator in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - Operator in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay
    Nice people
    Gave me a good job
    Lots of hours

    Cons

    Laid off, not necessarily their fault
    Very strict schedule
    Not good for short term stuff


  10. My first experience working with a Vendor; no yardstick to compare, but no complaints either

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Manpower

    Pros

    I have a Contractor /Consultant status at another company; they worked with me when I had concerns. They manage payroll and have a 401 K plan for me to contribute to. All my actual work related activities are managed by the company I work for and I report to a manager over there.
    They have quite a bit of training fro those who want to learn new skills, I have not tried these as yet.

    Cons

    The Medical benefits was not good, I could do better on my own so I declined. They pay you for only six specified holidays in a year after you have put in 1000 hours.


  11. Good training ground, takes a long time to move up.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Staffing Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staffing Specialist in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Manpower

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to learn the basics of staffing. Name is recognized and offices do not compete with each other for business.

    Cons

    Recruiters have so much on their plate that they are unable to staff adequately. Recruiters are asked to do sales, register candidates and answer the phones. Too much interruption and management is always stressed out.

    Advice to Management

    Give you staffing specialists voicemail and do not make them take every call and greet every walk in. It is highly unproductive and a complete and total waste of your internal talent. Also create a better bonus structure In order to motivate and retain your recruiters.



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