Randstad US Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
325 Reviews
2.8
325 Reviews
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Randstad US President Linda Galipeau
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I find their mission statement, the culture and work-life balance to be the most rewarding (in 8 reviews)

  • Great training program for those that have had no experience in staffing (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance was difficult once hours changed (in 11 reviews)

  • Not enough communication with upper management (in 15 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Typical big company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Randstad US

    Pros

    Culture is okay for a large company. The work force is quite diverse.

    Cons

    Breaking through the barrier to management is not easy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Randstad US full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The managers I've met have a caring approach and don't micromanage. Compensation and benefits are very competitive. The company also has an in-house continuing education program.

    Cons

    The hiring process is very long with several interviews and multiple assessments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Pretty Awesome

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shared Services  in  Saint Joseph, MO
    Current Employee - Shared Services in Saint Joseph, MO

    I have been working at Randstad US full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Room for growth into company
    awesome boss

    Cons

    Benifits are horrid
    Only a temp job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Definitely should fix the benifits

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It was a very good experience. I had been out of the work force for several years but they were able to help me find wo

    Former Employee - Data Entry Specialist  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Data Entry Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Randstad US full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is a temporary agency. It was temp to permanent position but didn't work out. I enjoyed the experience and learned a lot.

    Cons

    At times it was hard to get ahold of my supervisor but all in all she was a great supervisor. Very resourceful and helpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Poor phone communication. Reached message machine and never had calls returned.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Forklift operator

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Randstad US full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay in Kansas City poor pay in Texas

    Cons

    Hours are not consistence and takes too long to get hired on permanently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better pay and guaranteed working hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Flat Organization with ZERO Career Progression...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Randstad US full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Locations throughout the U.S. but that's all.

    Cons

    Flat Organization, NO Growth, NO Career Progression or Development, Deficient IT Systems with NO hope to change, Senior & Executive Management only care about Bottom Line (shocker) and awful Billing & Payroll support that make us look bad to our clients by making multiple mistakes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please create development plans for your employees, promote those that deserve promotion, conduct exit Interviews when people leave to gather feedback and create better culture, metrics are key in staffing but push quality as well as quantity, separate Lines of Business for Year End metrics so all performers are judged equally, fix your IT internet issues and retrain ALL back office payroll/billing employees. Lastly, LISTEN to the feedback you request on employee surveys.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Too Volitile

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Randstad US full-time

    Pros

    Great atmopshere, not too heavy workload, flexible with personal matters.

    Cons

    recruiting process is not what it should be, databases aren't organized, systems are slow and don't aid recruiters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get back to a smaller business feel instead of a corporate giant who can't control their individual branches due to micromanaging from executives that only look at random, sporadic metrics to make decisions for all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great, professional company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Randstad US as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Treat you with respect and work hard to create great matches between companies and employees. Responsive to your questions.

    Cons

    No cons to mention No cons to mention

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Agent Service  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Agent Service in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Randstad US full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Plenty of room for growth, Great training. Open commincation

    Cons

    Management changes, all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not my first choice in staffing companies

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Randstad US full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Plenty of job opportunities, some on-site recruiting, quick placement, can receive pay through a pre-paid, refillable Visa debit card.

    Cons

    Lower pay rates, offices kept closing, had to be referred to as 'talent' instead of temporary employee, a lot of assignments weren't exactly 'desirable' jobs. Health benefits/insurance is offered, but it's not very good coverage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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