Randstad US Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
339 Reviews
2.8
339 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 11 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.  

    I really enjoyed working for this temp agency! Friendly atmosphere, wonderful experience out in the field.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in East Greenville, PA
    Former Employee - Associate in East Greenville, PA

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the working as a team, getting the job assignments completed for the day! Different job stations every few days!

    Cons

    You get to experience working with other team members, learning each task on the job site!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I liked that I had insurance after I just started!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Customer Service

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dublin, OH

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

    Pros

    Explained the position very thoroughly, quick interview

    Cons

    Located downtown lots of traffic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Okay experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staffing Agent in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Staffing Agent in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    I was a staffing agent for Randstad in one of its specialty divisions. The training for the position was top-notch. I feel that I was vetted very appropriately, as were the other professionals in my division. We did excellent work for great clients. I loved finding the right fit for my clients and my talent - that part of the job made it fun to come to work every day.

    Cons

    The position was incredibly stressful, because staffing agents were expected to meet various "touch" (in-person) and "talk" (phone call) quotas each day as a part of our divisions success. That meant cold-calling people and dropping in on them, which I've ALWAYS felt to be extremely invasive and annoying to the client. That said, our bonuses could be impacted if we didn't deliver on these numbers, so it was a necessary part of doing business . I just would have changed that piece of it, specifically, if I could.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A bit more flexibility and latitude for agents to figure out sales and business development methods that will be successful. I understand proven techniques, but reporting how many phone calls one made on a daily basis was completely off-putting, and made my decision to leave an easy one.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Focused on people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Randstad US

    Pros

    Many opportunities for different skill sets

    Cons

    People assume it is just another temporary staffing agency

  6.  

    Customer Service Representative

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Pennington, NJ
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Pennington, NJ

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

    Pros

    Fair, reliable, trustworthy job placement

    Cons

    Short term job placements only

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Mediocrity

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

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

    Pros

    Company has specific training guidelines presented when you first start. Bonus opportunities if you are in certain roles. Contests to win extra money if you are in the right role.

    Cons

    Training based on position, bonuses based on position, contests based on position. How you are treated is determined by local manager and company as a whole. Only sales people are valued and rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Include ALL internal employees in bonus opportunities, employee engagement surveys, and opportunities to advance. Not just sales people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    There is not much to say . I got the job to Citi Bank thru them

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    answer any concern in a timely manner

    Cons

    Randstad is temporary staffing company and that's about it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing to say

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    My experience with Randstad US hasn't been the best.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mail Clerk in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Mail Clerk in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Randstad's found a job, but the job was 40 miles away

    Cons

    Randstad's found a job that was 40 miles away, this created a travel expense that was not equal to the part-time salary that was being offered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would ask that even through job placements are successful, please work with your agents to ensure that they are placed in positions that allow their personal advancement. Otherwise, the agent will not be satisfied and look for other opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The managers I've met have a caring approach and don't micromanage. Compensation and benefits are very competitive. The company also has an in-house continuing education program.

    Cons

    The hiring process is very long with several interviews and multiple assessments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    The company is represented throughout the country in most states.

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

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

    Pros

    Is an aggressive company when looking for temporary and permanent employment.

    Cons

    Start off pay could be more competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Off better health benefits. Make it more available.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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