Spherion

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Spherion Reviews

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
256 Reviews
3.3
256 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.  

    Misleading on commission

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    • 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
  2.  

    Overall Good learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Print Shop Associate in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Print Shop Associate in Des Moines, IA

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

    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
  3.  

    Spherion is a good company when they needed to be.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anything in Lakeland, FL
    Former Employee - Anything in Lakeland, FL

    I worked at Spherion full-time

    Pros

    Troy was the best part.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You probably should not discriminate.

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  5.  

    Working as a temp with Spherion.

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

    I have been working at Spherion full-time (less than an year)

    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...

  6.  

    It was a job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spherion

    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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Cal Nev Ari, NV
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Cal Nev Ari, NV

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

    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.  

    Relaxed atmosphere

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    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
  9.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contract Administrator
    Former Employee - Contract Administrator

    I worked at Spherion full-time (more than 5 years)

    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.  

    Outstanding Workplace when seeking diversity.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC

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

    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
  11.  

    Spherion was a great place to work. Always leading the staffing industry!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Director in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - District Director in Columbia, MO

    I worked at Spherion full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The mentorship and training programs were above all the rest!

    Cons

    They were bought out by Randstad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a servant leader to your staff

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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