Spherion Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
255 Reviews
3.2
255 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.  

    Never spent a few weeks without a job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spherion

    Pros

    Great at matching your strengths to a temporary job
    Good reputation with client companies that lead to full-time employment

    Cons

    Hard to transition between industries

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not too bad.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Laborer in McClure, Fayette, PA
    Former Employee - Laborer in McClure, Fayette, PA

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

    Pros

    Not the worst way to get a job and find work.

    Cons

    Communication is bad, they messed up my pay role repeatedly in less than a two month span, and made no effort to find me a new assignment.

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

    They helped me find work that I enjoyed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - GIS Tech and Scanning Tech in Bismarck, ND
    Former Employee - GIS Tech and Scanning Tech in Bismarck, ND

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

    Pros

    Initially they helped me find work doing GIS for 11.50 which was a living for me and they had me do work as a scanner, the people out at the Bismarck location are very nice too.

    Cons

    Unfortunately my second assignment was too low in pay and I couldn't afford to live on that income plus there the office in Madison doesn't seem to care that I worked with them at the Bismarck location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more opportunity for growth or get hired on by the company who is using the agency.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    They would be the first place that I would go back to

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vero Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vero Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    They care about their employees.

    Cons

    There are no cons working at Spherion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spherion full-time

    Pros

    Timely placement, on time payment, treat you with respect.

    Cons

    Have to take a day off after working a certain amount of hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Working with largest accumulation of Bipolar people.

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    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Same as going to a circus

    Cons

    Management is awarded for acting like a seven year old with a temper tantrum. HR does nothing about it and nobody cares. Directors think they are slave masters with whips and drive you against impossible odds. "What do you mean you can't fill 115 positions in 3 weeks? Do something!" Waaay too many morons with a VP or Director title that should seriously get their head checked. Any other company, you would just be called a manager. Sexual harassment flying around like an airborne disease.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unfortunately, I worked with the bulk of the bad ones. My advice is only to them.... Seek mental health treatment. There is no shame in it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Great opportunity for inexperienced.

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    Former Employee - Freight Auditor in Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Freight Auditor in Roseville, CA

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

    Pros

    I worked at Spherion under contract to Agilent Technologies straight out of high school. It was a great temporary position where I learned a lot.

    Cons

    Not much to complain about really. The only downside was that at the time they were actively outsourcing out of the US and laying a lot of people off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage your employees and help them to take an active role in the success of the business. Even temporary contract employees have a lot to contribute.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staffing Specialist in Johnstown, PA
    Former Employee - Staffing Specialist in Johnstown, PA

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

    Pros

    The management team and staff in the office are friendly and nice. They care about their permanent and temporary staff. They work together as a team and encourage team work.

    Cons

    The pay is low, but you gain great experiences!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Their needs improvement on training for permanent staff. Their needs to be pay raises as well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    hrt

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spherion

    Pros

    great pay, great training and plenty hours

    Cons

    temp agency, weird shifts, fast paced all the time

  11.  

    Great Entry Level Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spherion

    Pros

    You get to learn the job and they train you really well

    Cons

    Long hours and low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees more

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