Randstad US Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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Randstad US President Linda Galipeau
Linda Galipeau
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Pros
  • Work life balance was okay because none of the employees actually cared about the job so they left right at 5 even if stuff still needed to be done (in 10 reviews)

  • They have a great training program (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance could be better (in 12 reviews)

  • Upper management is rarely on one accord (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Embedded Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Embedded Systems Software Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Embedded Systems Software Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends

    Pros

    fast way to get experience. with relative higher salary. you can work remotely while got aproved

    Cons

    contractors may not so reliable than a full time position.


  2. Exceptional

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    Former Employee - Customer Advocate Call Center in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Customer Advocate Call Center in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Randstad US full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Randstad was always available for any concerns. They always paid well and on time or early. I was proud to be with Randstad.

    Cons

    Temporary positions are always stressful but Randstad provided honest information and a clear path to follow to reach set goals.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Feeling like the Randstad representative always has an employee's back is important, as well as keeping an easy and open line of communication.


  3. Randstad #1

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jackson, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jackson, TN
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Randstad US full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    One of the higher paid temp agencies, more likely to place you in setting that you are comfortable & secure, Checks are always accurate, & they are upfront about what u should expect on the job.

    Cons

    The downsides is that depending on the location, there may only be short term assignments, & none of them lead to full time permenant positions. They will also have many short term assignments that are out of town, that are really not worth the drive, and they are crappy jobs & environments

    Advice to Management

    In the Madison County, TN area consider picking up more long term customers so that employees don't have to continue jumping from job to job. Express Employment is really out doing Randstad because the represenatives are not putting in enough effort or being competitive in getting contracts, seems like they kinda go with the easy companies that don't really care who they get to work for them.


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  5. Awsome

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance is great!

    Cons

    Not any I can think of! IF anything.. more opportunity to work remotely


  6. Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Randstad US (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, they really care for their employees. Pay period is every week.

    Cons

    Minimal benefits, the only con that comes to mind.


  7. Randstad

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    Former Employee - Operations Processor in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Operations Processor in Beaverton, OR
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Randstad US (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get paid on a weekly basis.

    Cons

    Can only get holiday pay if you work a strict set of hours in a specific time frame.


  8. Software Dev

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great for consulting Easy to find a projects

    Cons

    Little risky if you are on H1B because of 4 weeks bench


  9. Helpful (3)

    Brutally straight forward with a huge scope to improve

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Randstad US full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Payment on time. Fair benefits. Pay overtime if client is ready to pay if you are full time. Do NOT pay 1.5 times for week ends - Just the usual pay. Excellent recruiter one on one relationship. Wonderful, meticulous, extremely fast Immigration and Green Card processing with a dedicated immigration and green card processing specialist. Trust me. I was amazed by their promptness. They were just on top of it.They took care of everything on time and I never had to follow up.

    Cons

    If on H1B, bench pay of only 4 weeks after assignments. You will be fired if you don't find a project by then. They do NOT do Corp to Corp. Unless you are in top notch technology, it will be very difficult for re-deployments They don't agree for a lower bill rate for re-deployments even if you agree to be paid less. So, be aware and better go for a low to medium pay and don't be greedy and face the bite during re-deployments. They never do anything beyond company policy for the sake of employee even if they have earned hefty during your first assignment. I think that type of business model is unethical. So, be aware of that before you step into. Some projects, even if you submit the resume, you never get a call because they don't have direct hiring manager relationships with all the clients. Some clients, they work only through a vendor portal of the client with no human interaction. All these are BIG problems when it comes to re-deployments. If you are so specific about location, redeployment chances are extremely thin unless you are in NY, LA etc

    Advice to Management

    Please use the facility of accounting of paying the base LCA salary as salary component and paying the extra billing as a project bonus every month. So, this will make you flexible to re-deploy people if the employee agrees for a lower pay where you will still pay the proper LCA salary for the location but the project bonus will be lower and it is okay. As many are on H1B, they wont go out of status. Getting out of status in the middle of green card process is ridiculously cumbersome. Please don't use the employees to just make profits and throw them unethically like trash as you do now.It is very difficult if we go out of status on H1B and finding an employer to transfer H1B within those 4 weeks of bench pay is extremely difficult. Lots of employees are sole bread winners of their families and they get to the road because of a stupid company policy. It would be great if it is re-thought and re-designed.


  10. Agent

    Former Employee - Agent in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Agent in Chicago, IL
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great experience and diverse company exposure

    Cons

    micro-managers and metrics more than relationship


  11. Quick bucks during peak season

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    Former Employee - Floor Worker in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Floor Worker in Ontario, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Randstad US full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    money, you have a job

    Cons

    not a full hire, crappy pay, hard work,

    Advice to Management

    dont be so greedy, be honest with hires



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