Spherion

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Spherion Reviews in Atlanta, GA

261 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work/life balance was very good (in 9 reviews)

  • Spherion has a large well known name (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • No 401k match for several years (in 6 reviews)

  • No matter how well you're treated, you're still a Temp, lacking job security, benefits, opportunity for advancement (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Analyst

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great perks! Spherion is overall a good company!

    Cons

    Low salary in comparison to the bill rates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Misleading on commission

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Spherion full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large company, many clients. The work/life balance was very good.

    Cons

    The margins they work tend to be smaller than average and the commission structure is split between the recruiter and the salesperson, making the commission structure very low. The idea also seemed to be volume, so they chased away most of the senior talent. Since I left, none of the senior recruiters in my office work there anymore. It looks like they have tried to hire entry level recruiters so that they can manage via submittals, not the quality of the submittals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to hold on to your better recruiters. Pay a better commission structure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great opportunity to run a business as a "business owner" with responsibility of learning P&L accountablity at all level

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Director in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Spherion full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Independent, responsibility, shared resources, training, recognition

    Cons

    tough to get in, communicating change of direction, Management focused on the bottomline vs. the people that get the bottomline for them .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to get to know your people and who they are vs. what they do .... knowing who they are gets them to do what you hired them to do ...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was a dead end bridge to no where.

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    Former Employee - OBF Technician in Suwanee, GA
    Former Employee - OBF Technician in Suwanee, GA

    I worked at Spherion

    Pros

    it's a job.. the people are nice

    Cons

    the pay is really terrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay better, make it seem like you can get a promotion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Satisfied

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Spherion

    Pros

    Ability to work remotely. Various job responsibilities.

    Cons

    Limited growth potential. Limited ability to move from contract to associate level.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Spherion

    Pros

    Excellent Management Team and leadership

    Cons

    need sales strategy and culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve sales strategy

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Branch Manager Review

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Spherion

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, most days are different
    Ability to structure your work day
    Exposure to a range of different clients
    An array of tools to assist you in your job

    Cons

    Senior mgmt really doesn't understand what is happening at a market level
    office staff has been cut to usually no more than 2 employees per office including the branch mgr
    You are required to meet unrealistic sales goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    staffing is not a transactional business, you need to have an office staffed that allows your sales team to network and build relationships with clients

    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    RUN

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Spherion

    Pros

    It is a job until something else comes along other than that I dont really have anything positive to say. It is just a paycheck.

    Cons

    There are too many managers and not enough workers, It is a very top heavyorganization. They dont care about their employees...a numbers only organization. It is all hype.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think if you would stop looking at numbers and look at the market you would better be able to manage the numbers. It is a constant fire drill.

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

    Desperately Needs Executive Leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Spherion

    Pros

    -- Great people (for the most part)
    -- Decent compensation package
    -- Flexible work schedule
    -- Good internal communication

    Cons

    -- Obvious lack of long-term strategic thinking
    -- Runs company like an accounting firm
    -- Too heavy in upper management ranks
    -- Excessive spending by senior management at the expense of the rank-and-file

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The entire sr. mgmt team (CEO, COO and CFO) need to be replaced with strategic thinkers. Spherion reacts to market pressures instead of leading the way. Overhead makes pricing non-competitive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Working at Spherion

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Delivery Director in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Delivery Director in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Spherion

    Pros

    I am sorry. I really do not have a best reason for working at Spherion

    Cons

    There is really no career growth for someone in my position. When I was first hired, I was given a stack of documentation, a personal assessment of the situation by someone whe really had not been around log enough to truely understand (not his fault), and just thrown in the fire without any understanding of the company's policies and processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I woul like to see more communication across the organization. I have never had any communication with anyone outside of our group.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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