Spherion

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Spherion Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
269 Reviews
3.5
269 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.  

    Great but not great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - BCBS AL- Customer Service Representative in Charleston, IL
    Former Employee - BCBS AL- Customer Service Representative in Charleston, IL

    I worked at Spherion

    Pros

    it was a job and the income was sufficent

    Cons

    not completely honest when it came to compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    just be completely honest with workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Franchise owned nightmare

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Hagerstown, MD
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Hagerstown, MD

    I worked at Spherion full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I made enough income just to pay my bills each week and learned a little about the recruiting industry.

    Cons

    The salary was lousy which is equal to the low wages of the area. They appeared to want sharp and educated people but some of the employees made more than the staff without education or training. Salary was equivalent to an hourly pay of $11 gross and less net! One of my coworkers endured a very awkward and uninvited racial joke. Sex, body parts, and all sorts of unprofessional topics were discussed on almost a daily basis. Many unregulated business practices were done weekly to increase profitability and joked about as normal procedures. There was no set standard in training; Most of it which was each trainer's personal method instead of a set standard across the very small company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start making moves which will increase productivity and cut wasted time. The job is way to simple for that person who has been there the longest to make it as complicated as it is. Raise the salary or better yet revise the commission structure, because the way it is doesn't incentivize anyone to do anything extra. And please explain to new recruiters that you truly want them at work by 7:45 instead of 8 am. Finding that out later has a bitter taste

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company to Work For

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

    I have been working at Spherion

    Pros

    I'm speaking more about being an employee of Spherion than a candidate or temporary worker. It is a great company that cares a lot about all stakeholders. They are very concerned on maximizing technology and being on the cutting edge while also cognizant of getting buy-in before they move 100 mph in the wrong direction (i.e. they value feedback)

    Cons

    Not much. I think they run lean so people work hard, but I don't know if that is any different than most companies these days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great and attentive.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Radiology Scheduler in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Radiology Scheduler in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Spherion full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Communication lines always open and great follow through.

    Cons

    I have no complaints about this employer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Call center. Great job right out of high school

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Spherion Customer Service Agent in Heathrow, FL
    Current Employee - Spherion Customer Service Agent in Heathrow, FL

    I have been working at Spherion (more than a year)

    Pros

    Shift differentials as well as bonus for metrics good start to professional resume. Worked in beautiful AAA National Office

    Cons

    I was working a hectic queue in the call center work is draining. No opportunity for advancement. very difficult to get time off for vacations or families. But i have learned that is most call centers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more effectively and give opportunities to advance off of the phones.

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

    Outstanding!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Service Representative in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Client Service Representative in Bridgewater, NJ

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

    Pros

    Very hands on from day one and learned so much from the present manager at the time.

    Cons

    Very small staffed office. Only 3 people working at a time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I've learned production line work in a timely fashion

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Genarl Help in Layton, UT
    Current Employee - Genarl Help in Layton, UT

    I have been working at Spherion full-time (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
  9.  

    Great place, so-so pay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spherion

    Pros

    Great people, very flexible with their employees,

    Cons

    Have to rely on entry level employees that usually do not take pride in their work

  10.  

    It's a job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wellness Coordinator in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Wellness Coordinator in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at Spherion full-time (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
  11.  

    My interview was good when I first worked with that company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Records Clerk in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Medical Records Clerk in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Spherion full-time (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

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