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Labor Ready Reviews

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

  • They will put you to work if you really want to work (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Not enough work above minimum wage 8 (in 37 reviews)

  • Low pay, assignments weren't so great (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Branch Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Branch Nanager in Bridgeport, OR
    Former Employee - Branch Nanager in Bridgeport, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, temp employees, customers, manage branch to meet the region's needs

    Cons

    exempt so could be very long hours, possible weekend, night, and holiday work


  2. "Overall good for me at the time i was working there."

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    Current Employee - Laborer in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Laborer in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work when you want or can

    Cons

    Pay everyday and travel to some jobs that might only be 1 hour or 2 hours of work


  3. "laborer"

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    Former Contractor - Laborer/Driver in Olathe, KS
    Former Contractor - Laborer/Driver in Olathe, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Labor Ready as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Daily Pay if you go out daily
    Insurance if desired after 30 - 60 days
    Uniforms Provided if needed and helmets and boots

    Cons

    not always jobs available on the day you apply
    Usually need own transportation to jobsite
    The fees for using their equipment

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to get advancements on work untill unreliabl, or poor work experience


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  5. "General Labor"

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    Former Freelancer - General Labor in Detroit, MI
    Former Freelancer - General Labor in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Labor Ready (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get paid the same day. After you have worked at a job site.

    Cons

    You may have to bounce around to different job sites from time to time.


  6. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Furniture, and Equipment Mover in Sunset, LA
    Former Employee - Furniture, and Equipment Mover in Sunset, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They give you a job to what you're good at.

    Cons

    Minimum wage which is not really a con.


  7. "Basic"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Labor Ready as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Same day/ next day pay if workticket in after 2pm

    Cons

    Not enough work above minimum wage 8.25 pay scale

    Advice to Management

    Make the effort to raise minimum pay scale


  8. "Anything they send me"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Belleville, IL
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Belleville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Makes me money When I really need

    Cons

    Doesn't send Alot of jobs

    Advice to Management

    Friendly environment


  9. "I enjoy working with Labor Ready."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work when you want, learn skills, and MAKE MONEY..

    All these people complaining and whining about LR.. Seems to me your the issue. I started working for LR in the mid 90's. I have moved on to hire in jobs, went my own way etc. I come to labor ready when I want, and they work me almost everytime I show up. Once the csr knows your not a screw up, and that your dependable they give you even more, and better jobs.

    Pretty simple logic, do your job, don't be a jerk to the csr or at the jobs, show respect, bust your butt like expected "like you should do with any job, LR or not" and you can make a good life.

    Cons

    Only complaint I even have after all these years, various locations country wide is that they are switching to weekly pay. This will ruin it for me, other workers, and for LR/PR.. Once you switch Toledo, Ohio to weekly pay, I quit.

    No, I'm not a dope head by the way. Just a regular guy, that has tons of skills and experience with various jobs, but doesn't want to feel tied down to a "regular job" cause I like my freedom, and the choice of when I want to work, and enjoy traveling the country on my motorcycle. I don't have problems with the types of jobs, nor the rate of pay at all. Its expected, and I am good with it.

    Just changing to weekly pay literally ruins the adventure of traveling, and working where I end up day to day, state to state..

    Day labor, and daily pay is what MADE THIS COMPANY..

    Advice to Management

    Do not, and I repeat, do not go to weekly pay. You will lose many workers. THEN WHAT?


  10. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA

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

    Pros

    According to your skill set, if a client needs your particular skill set you and how many workers are needed will go out.

    Cons

    Mist be at office 5am before office opens up, bc its,a first come first serve basis, you also could be waiting all day for an assignment

    Advice to Management

    Im responsible, reliabe, and fast learner
    Great attitude and good customer service and people skills. Communication.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Temp Worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spokane, WA

    Pros

    Get paid DAILY (but there is talk of changing that to WEEKLY). They send a "blanket text" to everyone when they receive a work opportunity, so you can be home, on another job, or wherever - then you just reply if you want it. You no longer need to get to their office at 5 AM to be first in line or hang around there all day waiting!
    They bust their buts to put you to work.

    Cons

    Nearly Impossible to contact them!!!!!!!! There phone system is set to default to their answering machine and they RARELY call you back unless it is an emergency. I work with TWO separate offices and it is the same. If you text them, they probably WON'T see it (let alone reply) because there system only shows the last 100 texts - which in a medium-size metro area like here, is used-up VERY quickly. The only way I found to contact them is to immediately "reply" to a job notice text with whatever question I have OR stop by their office. VERY inconvenient!

    Advice to Management

    Fix the communication problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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