Randstad Holding Reviews

Updated February 8, 2015
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Pros
  • Great company to make or start career (in 5 reviews)

  • Management really care about career growth and development of their staff (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management has trouble not jumping into micro-management (but they do acknowledge this and thats a start) (in 5 reviews)

  • Sometimes a bit too much governance (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Randstad cares about their employees

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

    I have been working at Randstad Holding full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The training is world-class and compensation is very competitive. Plus the opportunity for bonuses helps to keep income even higher.

    Cons

    Randstad has a sales-focused and profit-driven environment. Pretty much all of the quarterly calls and conversations with management center around the question of how your business is going to grow or continue growing. It tends to contribute to a feeling that nothing you do is good enough, but if you can look past that and realize that in the big picture of the staffing industry, competition is fierce, you'll understand why the company needs that directive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Consistent, if slightly disappointing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Customer Service Associate in Overland Park, KS
    Former Contractor - Customer Service Associate in Overland Park, KS

    I worked at Randstad Holding as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    They will give weekly paychecks, regardless of if the company hiring them does or does not. Constant communication, especially given I was a remote hire due to being in two different states, was a major plus. Patience and quick response during working hours, major plus.

    Cons

    I had two interviews with companies they contracted with. One resulted in work lost unrelated to Randstad, another never came through. However, after the second interview that didn't go through, despite quick and efficient feedback from the client, I was forced to follow-up several days later with Randstad to find I was not selected for the job. This was after I was given the impression that, in either outcome, I would receive immediate communication on the result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stress communication. They have a solid contribution to it, but some parts are lacking, and it can make a large difference for possible temp workers you may need in the future.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Love My Job!

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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 Randstad Holding full-time

    Pros

    Great company with great people!! Love my Job!

    Cons

    Feel as though my personal growth is not as fast as I would like.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Good Temp Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Mail Clerk in Columbus, OH
    Former Contractor - Mail Clerk in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Randstad Holding as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Good Pay
    -Permanent positions were available
    -Nice People

    Cons

    -Long shifts 12+ hours
    -No Time Off, Required every day when they were busy
    -During the last weeks, not required, if they didn't need help

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more with the temps before you go into your job then leave an hour later after finding out they had nothing for you to do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Great Company

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

    I worked at Randstad Holding

    Pros

    Weekly pay. They work FOR the candidates. They listen. You feel valued.

    Cons

    It's temporary assignments. The rug can get pulled out from under you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    RETURN ALL PHONE CALLS.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Great Learning experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Randstad Holding

    Pros

    Job gave a great learning experience. Good career growth and decent salary . Easy to adapt culture

    Cons

    Experience was enriching . No problem . Enough scope to innovate .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Uncaring and heartless for the people that work for them.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Randstad Holding full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I didn't see any, they use you and only are concerned for what is in it for themselves. You better ask a lot of questions before working for them.

    Cons

    no benefits, low pay and lied to. They are like robots with no empathy or compassion for their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get real about people trying to earn a living.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. Terrible teamwork

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

    I have been working at Randstad Holding full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    decent earning potential if you are willing to work extremely hard.

    Cons

    constant management changes. Extremely long hours. Terrible benefits. They pick favorites and give special treatment. They make you feel guilty for taking a lunch. Rules are in place but not followed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take concerns of your employees seriously

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. CSR - GREAT PAY! CONTRACT TO HIRE

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Customer Service Representative in Lincolnshire, IL
    Former Contractor - Customer Service Representative in Lincolnshire, IL

    I worked at Randstad Holding as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Contract to hire, Weekly pay, Flexability, Benefits start from the beginning, Friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Poor Communication, Poor follow through, If business slow mandatory time off,

     Training shrunk down to 3 weeks from 8 weeks - Very Intense - Need to catch on quick

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on your communication skills and follow through with the contractor.....They may one day be your BOSS

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. No on doing business with Randstad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Senior Image Data Conversion in Adelphi, MD
    Former Contractor - Senior Image Data Conversion in Adelphi, MD

    I worked at Randstad Holding as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing worth mentioning except occupy space.

    Cons

    Recruiters who lack ability to match qualified and experienced people with jobs. Don't back clients & contractors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide numbers to recruiters so that possible contractors could contact you for an interview and skills assessment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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