Spherion

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Spherion Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
247 Reviews

3.2
247 Reviews
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Spherion President Loretta Pen
Loretta Pen
39 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.  

    Spherion Staffing

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Diversity, opportunities, full cycle recruiting

    Cons

    Work life balance during ramping phase

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    horrible

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    Former Employee - Scanning Operator  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Scanning Operator in New York, NY

    Pros

    their are none pros in your new york office

    Cons

    they hire at one salary and pay you below the salary you were hired at

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn how to manage

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Overall Good learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Print Shop Associate  in  Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Print Shop Associate in Des Moines, IA

    Pros

    good people - support staff and end users

    Cons

    due to agreements in place unable to accept job offer from client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall Good learning experience and client environment offered a great place to work. During time spent as a technician support staff was helpful in assisting with resolving hardware issues that would occur in the trading division. The only really draw back was the amount of coverage for the number of users required to support but luckily this was not a daily occurrence. In the executive and critical support role this was in a different division (E&P) the number of clients to support was less but the level of expectations was much higher. Overall across both divisions the people were enjoyable to support which made the days pass quickly.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Spherion is a good company when they needed to be.

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    Former Employee - Anything  in  Lakeland, FL
    Former Employee - Anything in Lakeland, FL

    Pros

    Troy was the best part.

    Cons

    Job, Work, Money, Came to work every day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You probably should not discriminate.

  6.  

    It was a job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    When they had hours I got to work
    Attendance bonus was good idea
    The pay was decent
    Job was easy to do

    Cons

    On lay off way to much
    If there's no place for you to work you don't get the attendance bonus since you "left early"

  7.  

    Not very many hours

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    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter  in  Cal Nev Ari, NV
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Cal Nev Ari, NV

    Pros

    Able to work virtually and spend time with family

    Cons

    I placed engineers and was put on the bench a lot. I felt as if management thought how easily dispensable contract recruiters were

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work more on letting the contractors feel valued

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Working as a temp with Spherion.

    Current Employee - Assembly Line  in  Mechanicsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Assembly Line in Mechanicsburg, PA

    Pros

    Got me back to work when no other Temp agency did.

    Cons

    Low pay wage where I work now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication with employee's...

  9.  

    I think that are good company that care about the clients and employees

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    Former Employee - Contract Administrator
    Former Employee - Contract Administrator

    Pros

    They have a good pay rate and good benifits. They check to make sure that assignment is working out for both the client and the employee. They have open communication between all parties.

    Cons

    I do not have any down side to working with spherion

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Relaxed atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Pros

    Quality co-workers and managers. Good working environment

    Cons

    70 to 80 hours week at least one week per month and a few months of the year

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Outstanding Workplace when seeking diversity.

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    Former Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC

    Pros

    Salary's for opportunity's, benefits, and places to work.

    Cons

    The length of the assignments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep seeking better opportunities with companies that promote diversity and training that give more permanent opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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