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"Great training but limited career prospects"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Business Manager in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Business Manager in London, England (UK)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great training and good branch network. On most high streets with a stable reputation, the steady plodder. Good training if you're new to recruitment.

Cons

Man in a van reputation, not taken seriously as a recruiter. Not members of REC. Seem to have conference calls to discuss previous conference calls leaving very little time to focus on recruitment. Limited career opportunities. High turnover of staff due to lots of red tape.

Advice to Management

Allow staff to do their role, strip out a the layer of management who seem to want to sell their granny to make it up the greasy pole. Remove the cut-throat approach and internal politics and this could be a winner.

Other Employee Reviews for Manpower

  1. "Lack of leadership in Romania"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bucharest (Romania)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great consultants, lots of opportunities, projects diversity

    Cons

    total lack of leadership in romania

    Advice to Management

    to change the senior management


  2. "Not great"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work onsite with a great client company, stepping stone for better things

    Cons

    Awful pay & reward, poor holiday entitlement, no opportunities for progression, upper/middle management upwards don’t seem to bother with staff, training is non-existent, no recognition from senior management, terrible annual review process, a lot of managers seem to be fighting their way to the top & are solely focussed on themselves - bizarrely this seems to be done by self-promotion & not caring less about lower level staff. IT is unbelievably bad & outdated, staff are not valued in any way

    Advice to Management

    Increase holiday allowances, increase pay to market rate, senior managers need to recognise staff who are valued by their local line managers, engage with staff far more, create some sort of career opportunities for staff, improve training for staff drastically. In general just value your staff a lot more than you seem to.

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