Randstad US

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Randstad US Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
357 Reviews
2.8
357 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 10 reviews)

  • Great training program for those that have had no experience in staffing (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance was difficult once hours changed (in 12 reviews)

  • You're micro-managed by upper management and goals are very unrealistic (in 16 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Contract Attorney

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    Former Employee - Contract Attorney in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Contract Attorney in New York, NY

    I worked at Randstad US

    Pros

    The pay was good for the contract job. The recruiter was friendly and communicated in a timely fashion.

    Cons

    But as it is with contract job it is unpredictable. Once it is ended, Randstad did not update my status so I still receive their administrative emails.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Temp assignment for Bose Corporation

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    Former Employee - Product & Technical Support in Westborough, MA
    Former Employee - Product & Technical Support in Westborough, MA

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

    Pros

    -Great Recruiter
    -Helpful supervisors
    -Great training on the various products

    Cons

    -Helping senior citizens troubleshoot headsets over the phone

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of Many

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    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Former Employee - Recruiter

    I worked at Randstad US

    Pros

    Good training, decent base salary, and a nice mix of leadership and autonomy. Nice people to work with. Learned a lot about IT recrutiing.

    Cons

    My office lacked good leadership, and account management was lop-sided so recruiters were all working on the same roles for weeks. Long ramp-up time to even start earning decent commission. Never worked so hard and went backwards in pay (after 6 month non-recoverable draw ended).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be quicker to let go the account managers who are strictly 'farmers', and who don't bring in new business consistently enough for recruiters to work on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Randstad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Randstad US

    Pros

    They have a good training program

    Cons

    expectations are not feasible, have a "burn and churn" mentality. ALL depends on your manager

  6.  

    Like talking to a wall

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at Randstad US

    Pros

    Paid weekly. Easy to submit time sheets electronically.

    Cons

    Could careless if you do not get paid. Your hourly rate is about $8 less than what company pays them. they do not listen to any concerns you may have about current job assignment. Will keep you there as long as you are dumb enough to put up with their lies. More concerned with finding companies to hire them rather than find a company for you to work that fits your qualifications.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If someone has a certain amount they are comfortable making and let you know this, do not continue keeping them in an assignment that does not meet the monetary requirements.Concentrate on your talent acquisition & quit posting jobs to get people the door that you do not have available.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    customer service

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    Former Employee - Collections Specialist in Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Collections Specialist in Bloomington, IL

    I worked at Randstad US full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    they get your foot in the door to state farm

    Cons

    no sick time pto and they dont place you anywhere when you tell them its not a good fit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Recruiting Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Renton, WA

    I worked at Randstad US full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, compensation, office culture, ability to work from home for senior level employees.

    Cons

    Leadership, no room to move up in the organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would give employee goals to move up with in the company, schedule regular skip 1 meetings with employees. Appreciate your employees a little more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Randstad US is a temp agency that provides job seekers with employment

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    Current Employee - Temporary Employee in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Temporary Employee in Providence, RI

    I have been working at Randstad US full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Randstad is a friendly environment

    Cons

    Randstad does not have good customer retention; upon the completion of my temp position, I have not heard from them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay in touch with promising candidates.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It was fine.

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

    I worked at Randstad US full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The personnel were awesome. Good people. Easy to talk to.

    Cons

    Communication was tough. Hard to reach but was I did they were awesome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company until you need to use health insurance

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Purchasing Assistant in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Randstad US as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The recruiter I worked with was very friendly and worked closely with me to find a company that would be a great match. She responded to emails in a acceptable time and always answered my questions.

    Cons

    If you are a temp do not sign up for the health insurance. It seems like a great idea but the company will pay the bare minimum for ER visits and when you call corporate they mock you for signing up for it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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