Manpower UK Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
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Pros
  • Training and development has been second to none (in 7 reviews)

  • I've raised my family while working at Manpower UK thanks in part to the company's culture of work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Basic holiday entitlment - can be long hours but worth it (in 4 reviews)

  • It can be a bit of a battle to try to get market rate wages or even the same wages as new starters (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Good company if your manager believes in you and wants you to succeed.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Process Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Manpower UK

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

    Pros

    Collaborative working is encouraged, friendly and professional
    Good training

    Cons

    Pay is not always in line with conpetitors.

    Advice to Management

    Have more incentives
    Communication to employees could be better and more visible.

  2. Honest straightforward recruiters

    • 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 UK full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Do the job, get paid and bonussed well

    Cons

    Dont do the job, your Off!!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Manpower are the alternative to unsuccessful recruitment processes.

    • 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 UK full-time

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

    Pros

    Decades of experience installing confidence.
    Business ethos ensuring longevity.
    Global resources at a local level.
    Shortcuts not in Manpower's Vocabulary

    Cons

    Work-life balance is difficult as it takes commitment to be great in recruitment,

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  5. Good but room for improvement.

    • 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 UK

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

    Pros

    Line management are supportive and willing to help. Able to set my own working schedule as long as I get my work done. Not chained to my desk which is a big plus.

    Cons

    It's difficult to sometimes reach out for help from other areas of the business. Unless you get the opportunity to travel and network, you will find it hard to make contacts outside your immediate working location. It's also frustrating not being able to speak to the person you want to without going through various levels of management first.

    Technology is awful. We need massive investment in providing systems fit for purpose.

    Benefits and salary are below what would be expected.

    Internal communication and the intranet is poor.

    Advice to Management

    Improve internal communication with employees and invest in technology to allow us to do our work faster and more efficiently. Review benefits in order to increase staff retention. Create more networking opportunities for staff to meet and talk to one another.

  6. Horrendous

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Loading Bay Operative in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Loading Bay Operative in Liverpool, England (UK)

    I have been working at Manpower UK part-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    No pros whatsoever working (ha) for this Company

    Cons

    Not paid on time, unhelpful staff

    Advice to Management

    Sort our your payroll so employees are paid when they should be and not have to wait for CHAPS payments which only pay them 65% of their wage.

  7. Okay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Birmingham, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Money was good for the type of work being carried out. Also the HR department was effective in their job roles

    Cons

    The management wasn't the nicest to people. I began work at 18 from college and it was a massive culture shock to enter a factory

  8. Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England (UK)

    I have been working at Manpower UK full-time (more than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Well established company with global presence that seems to be going from strength to strength.
    Good company values & ethics.
    Excellent training team.
    Unlimited support right up to board level.
    Good career progression.
    Regular updates on UK and Global performance and inititaitives to all colleagues.

    Cons

    No clear salary bandings across business for roles so can be inconsistent even in same business area.

    Advice to Management

    Great work over the past few years taking the company forward and delivering some great success, keep up the momentum.

  9. Good company

    • 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 UK full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Interesting company with positive thinkers

    Cons

    Can keep people who are not good at their job for longer than they should

    Advice to Management

    Get your hands dirty at ground level

  10. More opportunities for career and personal development than you'd expect. Lots of knowledgeable and talented people

    • 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 UK full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    A surprisingly broad and deep range of solutions delivered to clients, with new ones being designed all the time also there are several brands, 80+ countries, so lots of potential to develop - I started work in one sector, then switched to another and then moved continent for three years.
    Senior management open to approach and are investing in enabling customer facing staff.

    Cons

    Large organisation so pay structures etc are quite rigid, but there are various incentive schemes etc.
    Service industry so there's often reactive demands

    Advice to Management

    Pro-active career planning from the organisation at an international level would be ideal - but obviously not easy!
    In the UK the market perception of the brand sometimes holds the company back - many potential clients aren't aware of the scale and scope of solutions that are already beoing delivered

  11. Payroll issues

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Manpower UK full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Possibility of long term employment

    Cons

    Internal communication and action is very poor

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