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Manpower Milwaukee Reviews

Updated October 12, 2017
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  • no benefits--no holiday or vacation pay (in 39 reviews)

  • No work life balance, minimal training (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Outstanding Company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Professional, excellent training, long term growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Did not allow part time and lost good people.

    Advice to Management

    Overall I can say that Manpower was the best company I ever worked for and I would recommend it to anyone. I would add that your employees are your company and that you should try to be as flexible as possible to work with them to keep good people. Manpower was wonderful to me and they helped develop me and my business skills. Our office was like a family and I valued that.


  2. "Manpower Recruiting Agency"

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Specialist in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Recruitment Specialist in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Temp agency, Recruiting, reliable, trusted, local employment, accessible, can be reached, online application, international, resources, employment, resume search, candidate search

    Cons

    temp job, limited, temporary positions

  3. "Sales Executive"

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manpower full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Manpower has a great culture.

    Cons

    None -no company is perfect.

    Advice to Management

    Nice job.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Not Worth It"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great cafeteria, lovely building, the receptionist was very friendly.

    Cons

    It's hard to explain what working here was like, but it reminded me of scenes in movies where people are on phones in cubicles shouting over each other to make cold call sales. I was doing recruiting for a large client that was very disliked in all of the areas we recruited. It was high-volume recruiting with quotas to meet. If we did miraculously meet the high quotas, we were pushed to do more. It was never enough, and for meager income.

    Advice to Management

    Send the work overseas...oh wait, you did.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Associate Recruiter (CORE) in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Associate Recruiter (CORE) in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Scheduling
    Coffee in break room
    Ping Pong Tables
    Starbucks inside

    Cons

    They say open communication with upper-level management but they hold everything against you
    predominately white- would like to see more Asians, African Americans, and Latinos
    Pay is low compared to competitors. They start all recruiters at 13/hr


  6. "Field technician"

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    Former Employee - Field Quality Technician in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Field Quality Technician in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Manpower (More than a year)

    Pros

    Responsable, accessible, Responsible, communicative, honest

    Cons

    No job security, low job offerings, low salary


  7. "Pays the bills"

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    Former Contractor - Service Representative I in Franklin, WI
    Former Contractor - Service Representative I in Franklin, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Manpower as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    When hiring through an agency like Manpower, some employers' interview and screening processes aren't quite as rigorous as they would be when hiring direct. There's very little long-term risk involved for the employer, so they can afford to be laid back and have candidates jump through fewer hoops. It was also very nice to get paid every week via direct deposit. And, Manpower has some good, passionate people working in the Client Delivery area of HR, so it was usually easy to get help with any questions or concerns.

    Cons

    Contractors who are assigned work through Manpower (as opposed to corporate Manpower employees) have only very limited benefits. Any time off was unpaid unless you worked for Manpower more than a year. It was also very difficult to request time off from the client I was working with (a very large insurance company located in Milwaukee/Franklin, WI). My time-off requests for doctor's appointments, vacation, family emergencies, etc were always treated with the lowest priority (preference is always given to their own employees). Often, the request would be denied and they would tell me I had to wait until 1-2 days prior to the requested day off to find out if would be honored. I had to cancel multiple medical appointments because of their lack of cooperation. And planning travel was next to impossible. What made this even more frustrating was that they kept extending my contract for a few months at a time, but never told me when this was happening. I started on an 8-week assignment. I came to work one day thinking it was my second-to-last day there, only to learn by accident that my job had been extended three months. This happened three more times after that. While it sounds like it'd be great to have continuous employment, this exacerbated the challenges with getting time off for personal events. I lived in a constant state of uncertainty and was seldom allowed to plan my life beyond the next 2 or 3 days, but I was expected to be available to them indefinitely. If I wanted to stay with Manpower but get a new assignment, I would have to resign with two weeks notice, then re-apply. And if I wanted to try and get a permanent job with that client, I would have my pay docked for the time I spent in the interview, and I was usually competing with several hundred other applicants. Not all assignments will be like this, but this client in particular clearly uses contractors as a way to avoid paying for benefits for all of its workforce. Ultimately, this scheduling problem is what led to the end of my assignment. I needed time off for major life events and they couldn't cooperate.

    Advice to Management

    Although most Client Delivery reps were excellent, I worked with one whose interpersonal skills needed a lot of work. He was ineffectual, slow to respond to inquiries, and sometimes seemed to be annoyed when I asked for his help - as if I was keeping him from something else that was more important. He did not seem happy in his job and unfortunately, the associates who were his subordinates were the ones that suffered.

  8. "Temp"

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    Current Employee - Temp in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Temp in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They can always find you a job.
    Income, possible health insurance.

    Cons

    At best they seem to pay 11.25 an hour.
    Most of their jobs are in the manufacturing and cleaning fields.

    Advice to Management

    You're not bad, maybe get office jobs too on a more frequent basis. You are not a bad company.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Churn and burn"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    looks good on resume, other than that forget it

    Cons

    very political - lots of sr management infighting

    Advice to Management

    grow up


  10. Helpful (2)

    "manpower associate care center is the worst."

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    nice, friendly co-workers.
    manpower as a company is great.
    but this department is the worst

    Cons

    -As soon as manageemnt sees you frienfly with your co-workers/cube neighbors they move you promoting a hostile work environment.
    -Overworks and under pays their employees. I literally left with a migraine every single day. The micro managing is horrendous and the environment is draining.
    -Focus more on your employees mental well being than your metrics, clients, and management. You'll get better results that way. That place is like prison.
    -management are not trained professionals with poor leadership and people skills.
    -Favoritism is a HUGE factor in this department.
    -Narcissistic management has caused a high turnover in employees.
    -abuse of power is a factor.

    Advice to Management

    management needs a full make over


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