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ManpowerGroup Reviews

Updated April 20, 2019
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Pros
  • "The work life balance is great as well as the option to work from home" (in 21 reviews)

  • "Work from home is fantastic, and the autonomy and trust they place in you to be a true professional is great" (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "work life balance could be better" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Compensation not the greatest, very low raise, no room for growth remotely" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great environment, open and friendly

    Cons

    not bad work environment to work in


  2. "Great Place to Gain Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Recruiter in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Associate Recruiter in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Management are generally very helpful and motivating.
    -Good entry-level position for those interested in recruiting or other HR related fields.
    -Plenty of training offered.
    -Nice office downtown with parking included.
    -Able to learn and be open about communication.

    Cons

    -Pay and benefits are quite low, entry level or not
    -Time off/ sick time are not paid your first several months
    -Your success really depends on your client. No guarantee where you will be placed
    -Some miscommunication due to nature of projects and clients

    Advice to Management

    Manpower treated me very well in hindsight. My advice to management is to be a bit more clear with your job postings and expectations. Be upfront that, when you first start, all employees in RPO are legally considered contractors with no PTO. There is a high turn around and I think that's due to how your employees expect to get their foot in the door, learn a bit, and seek better prospects.
    Despite these cons, I still recommend ManpowerGroup as a solid employer with some exceptional managers.

  3. "Exactly what you think working for a temp employer would be"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Delivery Manager in Cape Girardeau, MO
    Former Employee - Client Delivery Manager in Cape Girardeau, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ManpowerGroup full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get paid to do a job function

    Cons

    Upper Management is extremely unethical, allows client to treat contingent work staff very poorly. Management is off site and never visits allowing on site management to get away with highly unethical practices. Manpower states it has high values & is one of the most ethical companies but this is not true in my experience with them.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more ethical managers for your on site clients, keep closer watch on remote sites.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Outsourcing and Stagnant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice building, free parking, cafeteria has decent prices

    Cons

    They have sent a ton of jobs overseas over the last few years, and it went very poorly. Roles are coming back now, but no one trusts the company to not pull the plug again. IT is offshore, so if you need to download a software update or have any computer issue, you must log a ticket and wait (usually a couple days).

    Career growth is minimal, benefits are very bad, HR is nonexistent

    The internal communications are positive at an over the top level and tone deaf, they preach "empowering the world of work" and "learnability". We do neither.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with employees, you can expect employee surveys to get better just because you haven't laid someone off in said department in the last 6 months. The offshore consulting firm we work with is a utter disaster, anyone who can solve issue ends up devooting they efforts to putting out small fires instead of becoming an asset to the company.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Micro management crazy"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter
    Current Employee - Recruiter
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The paid time off good

    Cons

    Over the top micro management crazy


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Going Downhill Fast"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Manager
    Former Employee - Market Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ManpowerGroup full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits including a lot of PTO. Good corporate support. Manpower used to be a great company and maybe can be again.

    Cons

    Manpower has made a series of bad decisions over the last five years which has had a negative impact on the company. About 1/2 of the work done at the corporate headquarters was sent overseas. This in itself is alarming considering the type of business Manpower is in. The City of Milwaukee was told that the new headquarters would be bringing in all sorts of jobs. Oops. Senior management decided that they needed to start pushing metrics on the already stressed recruiters. In the couple of years since they have implemented this change employee morale has declined steadily as recruiters turn on each other and leave the company due to the stress of knowing that they will be terminated if they don't leave on their own. Record low unemployment has put the staffing industry in jeopardy and long-term employment may not be an option anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Quit trying to squeeze water out of rocks. When/if unemployment again rises you will not have any seasoned employees left. 40 associates out per recruiter is not a reasonable expectation in all markets. Branches should not be looked at as being the same. Employment opportunities and labor supply changes often and across locations.


  7. "They have been constantly calling me back on work that is available."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They are reliable and consistent with working with good wage s

    Cons

    Work so far away from me

    Advice to Management

    Make application easier

  8. "Good for experience and that’s about it"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Core Recruiter
    Current Employee - Core Recruiter
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    You get WFH days eventually

    Cons

    after you “level up” they set these levels for you to reach and don’t offer any PTO benefits until your considered “staff” which is at their own discretion when they want to promote you to that. I know people going on 2+ years who aren’t “staff”. The company does not care about you and is ready to replace you. Constant turnover


  9. "Pros and Cons"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Recruiter in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Associate Recruiter in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location, next to bus stops, free parking, casual business attire, cool coworkers, cafe and coffee shop inside.

    Cons

    Low pay and depending upon where you're located, micromanagement.

    Advice to Management

    Please pay your employees more.


  10. "Ok company, could be better."

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    Former Employee - Assembler
    Former Employee - Assembler

    I worked at ManpowerGroup full-time

    Pros

    Fast job placement, pretty good pay.

    Cons

    Not employee friendly. 2 year contracts, most likely won’t be renewed or hired on.