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"It was great in the beginning..."

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Former Employee - Operations Director in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Operations Director in Redmond, WA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

If you want experience in Staffing, Recruiting and Operations, Spherion is a good place to start.

Cons

Executive Level Management has no interest in understanding daily operations even to a certain level. They treat employees like numbers, cutting critical positions even without understanding the gravity of that decision and impact to the overall business.

Advice to Management

Take to heart when you say "We are in the people business".

Other Employee Reviews for Spherion

  1. "OK Employer - helps you pay your bills"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -My skills were recognisd and quick to hire when in job market
    -Fairly formal procedures that makes it better to work

    Cons

    - organized chaos in IT
    - Frequent changes in Middle management
    - Business screws IT
    - Lets go skilled employees because they cost more
    - Sometimes feel penny wise pound foolish
    - In IT manpower cost perceived cheaper than machine cost whereas the whole world thinks the other way

    Advice to Management

    - Upgrade your peoplesoft
    - Focus on more aggressive selling than cost cutting


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Spherion is an ok place to work for stability, but not for benefits, income, or advancement"

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    Current Employee - Contract Staffer in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Contract Staffer in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    In this economy, the stability of feeling that you have job and that you will continue to have a job because they are a staffing agency is comforting.
    The staff on a local level are helpful when requested but generally very hands off once they have found you a position.

    Cons

    The benefits are non-existent. In a company the size of Spherion, with thousands of employees nationwide it is appalling that there is no vacation time for most positions and only a week for others, regardless of time on the job for Spherion. Likewise their health insurance is laughable and makes you wonder if they have any idea how to negotiate an insurance contract for a low premium and high quality. For the number of employees they have, offering insurance that only covers 5 medical visits a year and has no provision for catastrophic care is baffling. They could easily have one of the best health care structures for their employees but they just don't care enough to try.
    There is no opportunity for advancement in most postings because the contracts are not negotiated to provide for direct hire or even preferrential hiring of contract staff when vacancies arise at the company assigned.
    The pay rate is average for the industry, however it is below par for increases as reviews are non-existent and increases seem to be on a flat 3% basis with no feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the amount of time devoted to providing employees with a benefit package comparable to working for a standard industry, with regular review, accumulation of sick/vacation time, and an actual benefits package.
    Negotiate better contracts that seek to provide the contracting staff with a chance for entry into the assigned company through direct hire.
    Maintain your positive attitude that I've experienced from the office staff, at least here, but perhaps seek to be a bit more proactive in soliciting the opinions of the contractors and analyzing their needs and professional wants.

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