Randstad US Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Randstad US President Linda Galipeau
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  • 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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    • Senior Management
    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. 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


  3. Helpful (2)

    Brutally straight forward with a huge scope to improve

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. 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


  6. Helpful (1)

    Account Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Randstad US full-time

    Pros

    Lucrative commission structure, supportive leadership

    Cons

    Straight business development, no warm leads

    Advice to Management

    Awesome leadership!


  7. Would work with them again

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Experienced and professional. I would work with them again.

    Cons

    Same as them all, low rates.


  8. Great Experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Franklin, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Randstad US full-time

    Pros

    We moved new to the area in May. The Randstad office in Cool Springs was very helpful. Not only were they professional and super friendly, but they were able to set up my first interview the next morning. The next Monday I was started my first assignment. And it's a great fit! I really enjoy the office I'm working in and it definitely is one of the best places I've ever worked. Thank you all for your help!

    Cons

    My current position has more phone time & sales tasks than what I like.


  9. Great for gaining experience

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    Current Employee - Data Center Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Current Employee - Data Center Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to get your foot into the IT world

    Cons

    Besides gaining experience, there isn't much room for career or financial growth


  10. Strong company, great benefits

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Progressive culture, great benefits, schedule flexibility and massive pool of resources at your disposal. Randstad is a benchmark organization in the world of staffing and recruiting.

    Cons

    Metrics aren't always applicable to your specific client/account, yet they're enforced as if they are. While you're reimbursed for a lot of espenses, they're taxed to death.


  11. Great Place for Consulting

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been working with them for last 6 years and I am extremely happy with them. Full time benefits are good.

    Cons

    You may need to move, If you dont get the project in a month



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