Manpower UK Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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Manpower UK Managing Director and Board Member Mark Cahill
Mark Cahill
43 Ratings

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. All Good

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manpower UK full-time

    Pros

    People focused.employer. Strong management navigating change positively.

    Cons

    People management can be inconsistent in some areas. Need to accelerate in some areas.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating. Stay close to the shop floor. Finish initiatives.


  2. Great people, but working to targets was sometimes a struggle

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support Services Administrator in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Support Services Administrator in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people I worked with were friendly and welcoming. Hard work was generally recognised and encouraged. Managers willing to take time out to listen.

    Cons

    Setting targets and having them reviewed daily sometimes created a mad rush in the afternoons if your numbers weren't up to scratch.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget to pay attention to those who don't necessarily stand out, and make sure you provide incentive for those who do.


  3. Would never return

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitnent in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruitnent in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Meeting new people within glasgow

    Cons

    Management very poor in all areas Dishonest and fighting throughout


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  5. support services administrator

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support Services Administrator in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Support Services Administrator in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Manpower UK (More than a year)

    Pros

    Gain quick experience in order to help you use it in other companies

    Cons

    Managers had no clue of what they where doing

    Advice to Management

    Management was poor


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Process Manager in London, England (UK)
    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.


  7. Honest straightforward recruiters

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Manpower UK full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Do the job, get paid and bonussed well

    Cons

    Dont do the job, your Off!!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Manpower are the alternative to unsuccessful recruitment processes.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manpower UK full-time

    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,


  9. Good but room for improvement.

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


  10. Okay

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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


  11. Horrendous

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Loading Bay Operative in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Loading Bay Operative in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.



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