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ManpowerGroup Reviews

Updated November 18, 2017
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ManpowerGroup Chief Executive Officer Jonas Prising
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Pros
  • The work life balance is great as well as the option to work from home (in 19 reviews)

  • Work / Life Balance is pretty good as well as the ability to work from home whenever you need to (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance could be better (in 13 reviews)

  • Compensation not the greatest, very low raise, no room for growth remotely (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Staffing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are self motivated and able to multitask this is a great job and company for you. Staffing is hard, but has it's rewards.

    Cons

    Clients come and go, so job security can be an issue.


  2. "Measurement Data Clerk and Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Measurement Analyst in El Dorado, AR
    Current Employee - Measurement Analyst in El Dorado, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    don't have any at this time

  3. "ManpowerGroup"

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    Current Employee - RPO CORE Associate Recruiter in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - RPO CORE 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

    Entry Level Pay is nice

    Cons

    Tossed into environment with little training.


  4. "On-Site Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - On-Site Coordinator in Lowell, MI
    Current Employee - On-Site Coordinator in Lowell, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-Workers, Management and I'm not Micro-Managed

    Cons

    Pay and no room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people better and they might stick around.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Don't sell your soul-one hour at a time...."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hired immediately after initial contact

    Cons

    Open discrimination of employees. Callous disregard for you if you get injured on the job with management lying about what happened. Lies about further assignments available that arrive 6 months later.

    Advice to Management

    Manpower Group and the managers it hires to represent them need to take a course on ethics!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Well.."

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

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

    Pros

    Overall, the people you work with every day are great. Those that do not perform are quickly weeded out and lower/middle management seemw to care about our happiness and improving the work environment/culture.

    The building is nice and there is a covered free parking structure for all MP employees. There are also frequent events held in the building, which increases your opportunities to join causes or network within the community.

    There is potential for upward mobility, if you work hard, network and stand out. Degrees, while important for much higher level roles, don't seem to be as critical for some of the entry level positions. They also offer 100% tuition assistance for those that haven't completed their first degree - Which is a huge perk.

    Cons

    I think your experience with the company is largely dependent on your management team. I've seen people have great managers who develop them and propel them further in their careers, but I've also see the opposite - Managers who do not want you to grow and stifle potential growth. This is a company where networking is key and it truly is who you know, in addition to your merits, that allows you to advance in your career.

    Pay is not great and you need to be cautious when advancing as promotional increases seem to be based on what you were making prior to advancement. This leads to a largely increased workload/responsibility and making only pennies (if that) more than some in your previous role. Top talent is lost frequently because of the companies refusal to pay a competitive wage - While I'm sure leadership is living more than comfortably.

    Advice to Management

    Senior leadership seems far removed and out of touch with the large majority of their employee's needs. Our direction is often unclear even after being stated as decisions are made that contradict that focus. Some great additions have been brought to the leadership team this year, who seem to be in line with where we need to go. I just hope that they don't lose sight of their employees completely, in the process.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Laid off and better off"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people at lower levels. Free parking, nice cafeteria. I loved my job here but, I got a great raise by leaving and taking my knowledge with me.

    Cons

    The outsourcing trend is killing morale. More than 400 people were let go so far this year and there are more to come. Once a bustling high energy place, you can now walk through what remains of certain departments and not see anyone. Outsourcing architected by Darryl Green and Ram whatshisface in Singapore, both former employees of TCS, where the jobs are moving too. I should also mention TCS is a competitor of Manpower. Does that make any sense? Conflicts of interest seem prevalent, and yet the board does nothing.

    Systems are outdated, people unmotivated, management is out of touch and incompetent in several cases. Who you know and how well you pucker up determines your status.

    Advice to Management

    Jonas needs to clean house beginning with Darryl and the teams in Singapore and India. If he can’t do it, then the board needs too before another great Milwaukee company becomes the next Allis Chalmers or Pabst, ruined by greed and incompetence.

  8. "Associate Recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Associate Recruiter in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Associate Recruiter in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced work environment. Get to own your own projects. Clear guidance and goals. Diversity. Free parking. Office environment. Access to upper level leaders.

    Cons

    Pay is very low. Difficult to maintain professional wardrobe/housing and reliable transportation on 13/hr. Would love to have a little bit more dynamic work, it can get monotonous.

    Advice to Management

    More frequent reviews and "level ups" in first year to get to livable wage. Pay is very low. Difficult to maintain professional wardrobe/housing and reliable transportation on 13/hr. Would love to have a little bit more dynamic work, it can get monotonous.


  9. "Team Lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ManpowerGroup full-time

    Pros

    Great work styles - remote/virtual
    Great benefits
    Great compensation
    Excellent formal training programs

    Cons

    Company politics
    Virtual staff feels left out of processes
    Favoritism if you're not "in the clique"


  10. "Company Review"

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    Current Employee - Client Account Director in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Client Account Director in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ManpowerGroup full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great flexibility. Leadership who is client focused. Work hard, play hard. Focused on being number one in all aspects of our business.

    Cons

    Under market compensation. Heavily driven by shareholder value. Too many layers of leadership. Too risk adverse. Outsourced all back office functions to a foreign company.

    Advice to Management

    Morale enhancement for the field


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