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Labor Ready Reviews

Updated April 26, 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. "Customer Service Representative/Recruiter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Staffing/Representative in Harrisburg, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Staffing/Representative in Harrisburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can come and go as you please

    Cons

    Unfair to daily laborers, want persons without negative background and paying less than livable wages per hour. Tax car allowances for drivers transporting other laborers.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the dead weight, bad managers make for bad business practice and high turnover stats


  2. "I"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Laborer in Coachella, CA
    Former Employee - General Laborer in Coachella, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Labor Ready (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They have work back to back with Text Mssg Alerts

    Cons

    Didn't get Permanent Job thought the Company


  3. "temp"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Temporary Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Temporary Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    everyday pay is good to keep money

    Cons

    low wages make it hard to make a living

    Advice to Management

    raise wages


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  5. "construction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Laborer in Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - General Laborer in Glendale, AZ

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

    Pros

    work daily at differnts work sites

    Cons

    get paid daily would prefer wkly ckeck


  6. "A great starter job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Laborer in Hyattsville, MD
    Current Employee - General Laborer in Hyattsville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great way to get income and become introduced to a variety of employers.

    Cons

    Getting there so early and sometimes not having any work and being sent home with nothing.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. "Laborer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dispatched Traveling Laborer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Dispatched Traveling Laborer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The diversity of the day to day jobs.
    oh all via text and mail
    so many locations!

    Cons

    The slow times when there is no work.

    Advice to Management

    Being at so many locations I thought was great and wow the culture shocks from spot to spot.


  8. "General laborer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Laborer in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - General Laborer in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is great opportunities with labor ready as there is always work available for those that wanted and gives you an opportunity to learn and experience a new skill

    Cons

    The salary is always minimum wage. It dont matter if its light work or hard labor. Your assigned job description is not always accurate

    Advice to Management

    Increase job pay base on the assigment.Try to give employees weeklong jobs and help employees with permanent job placement such as temp to hire status


  9. "General Labor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Labor in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - General Labor in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get paid the same day you work.

    Cons

    This is the worst place I've ever work! They are only worried about their contracts but not about their workers. If they have a job that needs to be filled by Monday and that job only needs one person Labor Ready send ten people and there is a big fight over who got there first! Labor Ready do not tell you how to dress for each job, Should I wear boots? Should I have Safty Glasses? Should I have an ear protection? Now to the pay. The pay is always late! There is always a problem putting the money on our card after we worked hard all day! You have to keep calling them and you keep getting their voice message. Philadelphia and New Jersey Labor Ready Management act like they on some type of get high maybe crack cocaine.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees as you would want to be treated. Stop taking advantage of people because you know they really need a Job!


  10. "temp"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Next day pay or sometimes 3 Days To a week

    Cons

    Disorganized management and the need to be at the work office at 5:30 in the morning even if there is no assignment for you


  11. Helpful (1)

    "The pay really doesn't do justice"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pennsylvania (PA) in Scranton, PA
    Former Employee - Pennsylvania (PA) in Scranton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are quite a few jobs that are available.

    Cons

    When I was an employee they worked people like dogs.they had little pay for how hard we worked.

    Advice to Management

    I wish you would have a better starting pay rate instead of only $40 for 12 hours or more worked.


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