Spherion Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
251 Reviews
3.1
251 Reviews
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40 Ratings

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)

  • Too heavy in upper management ranks (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I've learned production line work in a timely fashion

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    Current Employee - Genarl Help  in  Layton, UT
    Current Employee - Genarl Help in Layton, UT

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

    Pros

    Saftey is one of top priority, its safe inviorment to work in and people are friendly.

    Cons

    i work hard safe , and work well with others, I'm a team player.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    It was good for what I needed at the time.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spherion full-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed the company I worked for as a vendor.

    Cons

    Working as a vendor makes the relationship very complicated. You rarely see or talk to your manager from Spherion and instead it seems you work for the other company since they tell you what to do.

  3.  

    It's a job

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    Former Employee - Wellness Coordinator  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Wellness Coordinator in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at Spherion full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I was a contract employee for a large corporation so as long as I showed up and did what I was supposed to, I did not hear from Spherion.

    Cons

    Tough working indirectly for a corporation. Poor health plan, poor amount of paid time off. Even though my paycheck came from Spherion, I did not feel like I was working for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    My interview was good when I first worked with that company

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    Current Employee - Medical Records Clerk  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Medical Records Clerk in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    I like working for this company because they put on jobs that taught you on the job, and give you new skills for future jobs.

    Cons

    I didn't have any bad thought while working for the company, but I had problems with the person whom I was hired, she was not a good person for that job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think when a person work with others she/he should be there to help when problem come a long, and be a good listener.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great resource for people looking for temporary or full time jobs in business.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spherion

    Pros

    The recruiters are very personable and work to find you a position that will fit with your work experience and needs.

    Cons

    The online time card system has some quirks at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better web presence for your company and the service it provides.

  7.  

    Great and friendly company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Healthcare Call Center Representative  in  Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Healthcare Call Center Representative in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at Spherion full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It is family owned, they are very relaxed

    Cons

    Some things might seem like they move slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Poor practices if getting temp employees hired permanently.

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    Former Employee - Assembler  in  Bristol, IN
    Former Employee - Assembler in Bristol, IN

    I worked at Spherion as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    They seem to place you quickly, pay wasn't too bad but poor for the position.

    Cons

    Permanent placement is outrageously long term. Terrible benefits. Trying to communicate concerns to the recruiter doesn't seem to get anywhere. Any pay adjustments to the contract are not passed to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage your customers to permanently hire contract employees in a reasonable timeframe. Clearly if you have been contracted for over a year they are happy with your performance. Pass on pay increases, listens to your temps on their concerns, and respond timely.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    No advancement! Treated like dirt! No benefits

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    Former Employee - Kitting  in  South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Kitting in South Bend, IN

    I worked at Spherion as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    That you get paid and that's about it!

    Cons

    People do not care about you! No benefits! Only temp work and never got hired in permanently. I felt like I was mistreated. Pay sucked too but, it was money! No job security either. They don't look out for your interest. Stay away!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees more and give them a chance to get hired in. Pay better wages. Better communication!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Spherion Employment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Spherion does a good job of training employees. They are taking the best of Randstad training processes and make it seamless for franchise employees to use in the field

    Cons

    Spherion is very "old school", they are slow to embrace technology and the way younger generations demand work-life balance. Not much opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a larger focus on work-life balance and opportunites for advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Decent work environment. Pretty easy job.

    Former Employee - Staffing Associate  in  Itasca, IL
    Former Employee - Staffing Associate in Itasca, IL

    I worked at Spherion full-time

    Pros

    Easy going management, easy job overall. It was a very young environment where team work was encouraged. Very metrics driven position.

    Cons

    Low end jobs to recruit on. High turnover for the temporary employees. There were not msny opportunities to move up in the organization.

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