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Labor Ready Reviews

Updated July 2, 2017
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Pros
  • Paid daily and shifts are too short (in 21 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Minimum wage which is not really a con (in 40 reviews)

  • Low pay, assignments weren't so great (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "A great starter job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  2. "Laborer"

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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.

  3. "General laborer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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


  4. "General Labor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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!


  5. "temp"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "The pay really doesn't do justice"

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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.


  7. "General"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Wichita, KS

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

    Pros

    You are paid on a daily basis

    Cons

    The pay is too little for the work excepted

  8. "Paralegal"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Paralegal in Fairhaven, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Paralegal in Fairhaven, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Labor Ready full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great working hours not much overtime required

    Cons

    Below average wages and benefits

    Advice to Management

    Need to provide adequate reviews and raises


  9. "I enjoy working with Labor Ready."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Branch Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Labor Ready (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was able to help many people find work and was able to keep the hard workers busy almost full-time.

    Cons

    Stressful. Managing the branch, onboarding temp and permanent staff, calling on prospects, doing site evaluation visits, workman comp claims, etc.


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