Randstad US

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Randstad US Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
313 Reviews

2.9
313 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.  

    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

    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
  2.  

    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

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not my first choice in staffing companies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    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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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Site Manager

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

    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
  6.  

    Company that likes to grow at any cost

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good co-workers - loved the folks that I worked with on the front line

    Cons

    Lacking corporate support, little growth opportunity, lacking accountability for upper level managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to consider taking a more balanced approach to integrating workers from an acquisition. There is a great amount of culture shock in that process and coming from an employee of the firm that was acquired, we felt very unimportant and dispensable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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

    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
  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

    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.  

    This was a pleasant company to work with.

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

    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.

  10. 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

    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.

  11.  

    Rewarding yet not Valued

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Analyst  in  Smyrna, GA
    Current Employee - Claims Analyst in Smyrna, GA

    Pros

    1. Wonderful transferable experience
    2. Great people to work with
    2. Rewards good performance

    Cons

    1. Hires temp first and transition you into permanency - not good especially if you have families
    2. Use your good skills and talents by hiring you own temp
    3. Greed for money and must put up a fight to show your value with fair pay
    4. Upper management is rarely on one accord!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring quality talent on permanently!
    Value employees with good incentives and fair raise increases
    More effective upper management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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