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"good brief job, not good for long term"

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Former Employee - Economic Consultant in New York, NY
Former Employee - Economic Consultant in New York, NY
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

work life balance
great manager
good team

Cons

no sense of growth
no salary increase
no bonus

Advice to Management

no comment at the moment

Other Employee Reviews for Manpower

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Poor leadership, very poor internal communication and a poorly executed business transformation rollout. Avoid alignment"

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    Current Employee - Sales Leader in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people in the individual contributor roles.
    Some impressive tenure throughout the U.S.

    Cons

    Leadership hires are have little to NO industry experience or knowledge.
    Manage by spreadsheet and pay no attention to issues, challenges or motivation/retention of current team.
    Very poor on the fulfillment side for clients.
    Over promise/Under deliver message constantly.
    Play favorites around tenure and cliques vs. promote on accomplishments and merit.
    Leadership skills are lacking in most at VP level and up.
    If you like micro-management, this is the place for you!
    Extremely poor internal communication and a high degree of spin control.
    Do not take ant individual contributor or management/director level advice, ideas or input.
    Way too many meetings for the sake of meetings, big time wasters.
    Business transformation was poorly developed and the rollout was worse.
    Manpower is struggling to gain market share, and will lose even more under the current leadership and organizational chart.
    Attempting to go from a service culture to a sales culture, however, they eliminated all of their sales leadership?!?
    Run, don't walk away from this organization...at best, check back in two years, after the dust has settled on this new look division of the ManpowerGroup.

    Advice to Management

    Don't promote based upon internal relationships.
    Don't promote people that have poor communication skills, no leadership experience/skills and are not respected by any of their subordinates.
    Change the new matrix to give less power and control to the Market Vice President and add additional Directors or VPs to each Market.
    If you are trying to build a sales culture, then focus on attracting top sales leaders, not promoting operations personnel internally.
    Provide more attractive compensation at all levels.
    When someone needs to share insight or information internally, provide a non-biased, non-retaliatory avenue that can be trusted.
    Fix the fulfillment gap. Poor results equals no client retention on fulfillment.


  2. "What happened to temporary work?"

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    Former Contractor - Administrative Secretary in Maynard, MA
    Former Contractor - Administrative Secretary in Maynard, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Manpower as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked for Manpower for six years and it was a different kind of organization than what I see now.
    They seem more interested in obtaining permanent employment than helping me get temporary work.

    Cons

    I have been ignored for months since they don't seem to be in the temporary employment business anymore. Too bad because I really liked them years ago.

    Advice to Management

    Read these reviews and make some drastic changes!

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