Randstad US Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
317 Reviews

2.8
317 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.  

    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
  2.  

    Forklift operator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3.  

    Great, professional company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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  5.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Site Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Making a difference in the professional attitudes of employees, acting as an advocate for the employees. Initial training/on boarding is well structured.

    Cons

    Unethical, follows the legal guidelines but fails to consider the ethical implications. Unable to effect change as the client makes the decisions and the site manager is forced to comply.

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 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
  8.  

    Great Agency

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Randstad US as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Randstad recruiters have kept me employed for the past year, finding exactly what I was looking for as an Administrative Assistant. The only thing not available has been permanent employment.

    Cons

    Since the jobs are temporary, there are no PTO, sick days, or vacation days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to provide some paid time off so we don't lose income when we need to see a doctor or dentist.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for!

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

    I have been working at Randstad US full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Clear path for career progression, competitive salaries, lucrative bonus plans, strong training program

    Cons

    Lots of multi-tasking on a daily basis. Hard to allocate time to everything that needs to get done.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    This was a pleasant company to work with.

    Current Employee - Data Entry Clerk
    Current Employee - Data Entry Clerk

    I have been working at Randstad US as a contractor

    Pros

    The best part of being talent for randstad was the ability to view all the employee stats online, which included benefits management and paycheck validation.

    Cons

    Sometimes, it seemed very hands off for an employee. At times, it was as if each employee was just another number, but that's probably the case anyway.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check on employee satisfaction and fit more often. Extend benefits that match competitors.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent

    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Always looking out for you. Personable and professional.

    Cons

    Can get let go anytime with short to no notice from who you are contracted to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the personable relationships.

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