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Updated February 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Paid daily and shifts are too short (in 20 reviews)

  • You can pick and choose the jobs you want to work (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Minimum wage which is not really a con (in 36 reviews)

  • Low pay jobs may only last 1 day (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "great company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Laborer in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Laborer in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Labor Ready full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    they try t keep you working

    Cons

    its not always everyday work

    Advice to Management

    respond on time


  2. "Work is always available"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flager in York, PA
    Current Employee - Flager in York, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Labor Ready full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They have many job opportunities

    Cons

    You do not get paid enough


  3. "floor worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Labor Ready part-time

    Pros

    work well with industrial environment

    Cons

    need to be at one location for employment

    Advice to Management

    good with multitasking at a high level


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  5. "Labor ready"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Labor Ready full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was happy to be paid daily

    Cons

    Having to go to office and wait for a job


  6. "Temp worker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Temp Worker in Lawrenceville, PA
    Current Employee - Temp Worker in Lawrenceville, PA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Labor Ready part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many different jobs options and can work at a different place every day

    Cons

    Not steady work should hire people for long term

    Advice to Management

    Some places should give you a chance to stay on as a full time worker for company


  7. "Food service"

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    Current Employee - Hospitality in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Hospitality in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Labor Ready full-time

    Pros

    I like take the challenge to share my skills to different companies.

    Cons

    I work well with others

    Advice to Management

    I am a team player


  8. "Dependable trustworthy honest,loyalty"

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    Current Employee - Let's Geter Done in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Let's Geter Done in Everett, WA

    I have been working at Labor Ready (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You get paid everyday

    Cons

    Sometimes the weather will not permit you to work

    Advice to Management

    I'm a very hard worker that strive to be the best,love working as a team


  9. "hard labor"

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    Current Employee - Laborer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Laborer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Labor Ready (Less than a year)

    Pros

    they pay everyday and their ok to work for.

    Cons

    labor ready is not stable people would mind working for them.

    Advice to Management

    their ok.


  10. "Sales Rep"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Tacoma, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom, no micro-managing in my experience, having a base salary was also a pro. If you aren't afraid to play the numbers game and work hard you can be successful-depending on a few key things. If you are in a territory that is fortunate enough to have good sales support staff and an abundance of reliable workers, you can make a lot of money as a sales rep.

    Cons

    As an outside sales rep, you spend a lot of time and effort getting a sale (which is not the con here, I love working hard). You make the cold calls, get decision maker's numbers, set the appointments, prep and close the sale successfully. You walk out of that closing meeting feeling great, then you remember all that hard work getting the sale was actually the easy part. Now you have to rely on recruiters to recruit the right employees for the job. Then you rely on customer service reps to dispatch the workers to the job. Then you have to rely on the temporary workers to show up on time (and sober), stay on the job and not leave at lunch time because they learned they actually have to work, not steal anything from the jobsite, and then keep that up for more than a week. Oh and when something goes wrong (it's a miracle if at least one thing doesn't go wrong), the sales rep is the one getting the screaming call from the customer. Needless to say there is a lot of human factor to consider, putting somewhat of a cap on your "uncapped" commission. Meanwhile, as you're putting out fires all day, there's little time to go out and make more sales.

    Advice to Management

    Be more selective in the hiring process when hiring CSR's and recruiters. And when you find a good one, provide more incentive to keep them around. Pay them more, reward them for their performance. Often times CSR's dispatch workers who are getting paid more than they are. Also when you notice sales reps are making a lot of money from commissions, don't change the commission structure because you felt it was too generous or lucrative for the rep.


  11. "Did what they said; offered a variety of jobs with slightly vague descriptions of each job you could take."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eau Claire, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eau Claire, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of jobs based on your availability.

    Good pay usually never under $8.

    Possibility to have more than one job in a day.

    Cons

    Sometimes they'd be vague about the description of the job.

    Slight miscommunication when it came to Labor Ready and the employer time scheduling.



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