TrueBlue Reviews

Updated May 4, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    TBI

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA

    I worked at TrueBlue

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

    Pros

    Smart people and very dedicated

    Cons

    too many crisis
    not enough people

    Advice to Management

    Trust the people more

  2. Helpful (1)

    Operations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TrueBlue full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and great sales team within branch. That is about all I can think of at this point. Other than after a year you can get partial tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    Very unstable management, tendency to be two faced to employees. Management has a good Ole boy mind set and if you don't you are shoved out. Take credit for others ideas and work.

    Advice to Management

    Would recommend keeping a closer eye on branch managers and workers. So that they sre performing as needed not just what is being portrayed.

  3. Great Company. Very pro employee, encourages personal growth and development opportunities.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Manager in East Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Field Manager in East Lansing, MI

    I have been working at TrueBlue full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Trust, transparent, always succeeding for today, and planning for the future.

    Cons

    not competitive pay scale for current positions

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  5. Helpful (4)

    My 1st year and a half were excellent...Then, upper management changed and the morale went out the window.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Branch Manager
    Former Employee - Branch Manager

    I worked at TrueBlue full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    My original DM was amazing. He supported us and made sure we were all successful.

    Cons

    After the change in upper management, the company will never be the same. "Do more with less", "save your way to success" & "I understand you'll have to take a pay cut...." all became common conversations. The corporate neglect to the evident problem at hand is causing the company to emplode. I have never seen a district have so much turn over- everyone quit! Enough is enough, someone needs to step in and recognize the problem or the shareholders are in for a huge disappointment!

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at you newest upper management team. Look at the trends on the district and recognize when things began to go down hill...there is your answer.

  6. Helpful (2)

    I've learned a lot but its time to move on

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at TrueBlue

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Sales personnel have huge potential for high income if the operations side of the business is performing well

    Cons

    There have been a lot of changes the entire time I've worked here which has created a low morale and a ton of turmoil.

  7. Centralized Services Rep.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Centralized Services Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Centralized Services Representative in Chicago, IL

    I worked at TrueBlue part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Management, relaxed, stress-free environment even when its busy
    Opportunities to move up
    Super flexible schedule

    Cons

    Outreach and Marketing strategies are dated, ex: making cold calls from phone-book listings to spread the word of the agencies job opportunities
    Antique websites that require internet explorer
    training doesn't really exist, isn't communicated properly

    Advice to Management

    the websites need a a major update as well as marketing
    I didn't know we had to do online training until 3 months later

  8. Helpful (1)

    It was sometimes great, but poor management practices ruined the gig.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Tacoma, WA

    I worked at TrueBlue full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    When I started with them they had a good solid staff, and a plan to improve their technology and IT practices.

    Cons

    The good solid staff were driven away when the company started blindly following trends and gave it's future away to a consulting group. The most successful Senior management was the most political and least effective I have ever seen.

    Advice to Management

    Find a management team with the strength and desire to actually manage IT rather than trying to offload it to third parties. Don't politicize software development so much, demand higher quality from the contract consultants.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Horrible management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at TrueBlue full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Paid mileage, health benefits. Unless youre upper management there aren't many pros.

    Cons

    No raises, on call 24/7, management is lazy but takes credit for all of your work.

    Advice to Management

    Try to carry your own weight.

  10. Helpful (3)

    Customer Service

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA

    I have been working at TrueBlue full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the company is really about making sure you take care and spend time with your family, employee of the quarter recognition

    Cons

    no consistency, little to no interest in wanting to compensate employees with raises, tons of work for 1 person to manage and do a constantly good job.

    Advice to Management

    treat your employees with more respect, they work really hard

  11. Helpful (2)

    It was once amazing

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at TrueBlue full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Leadership, at the time I joined had a clear and certain path. They lived the values and provided a diverse work environment in which minorities did have a strong opportunity for career growth. Joe Sambataro, then CEO, was the embodiment of these values and strong moral character.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is skewed depending on the brand you work for. If you work at Labor Ready, there is very little balance, Spartan, improvement, Centerline, improved, CLP, improved and Planetechs, excellent.

    Advice to Management

    Creating a Diversity and Inclusion committee does not in effect provide the necessary input to improve your current situation. It seems the only reason this committee was created was to mitigate damages in case of either a single suit action or a class action, which I see coming your way.
    Acquiring companies is a sign of great stabuility and cash flow, two major attractors for take over, although promoting employees of companies you buy over those that have been loyal to you, have stronger capabilities, even though you have no effective method of measuring these if not by sometimes inadequate VP opinions, does erode these loyalties and your talent drain is just beginning.


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