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Randstad Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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  • Challenge with work life balance (in 28 reviews)

  • No work life balance / high workload (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Accounts Payable Clerk"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Randstad full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. If you do well for the clients they start you out with, they will quickly place you with future clients.

    Cons

    period of time between assignments can be a few days to a few weeks depending on what is open coming across the recruiter's desk.


  2. "Think about it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helping people find jobs

    Cons

    No work life balance it's work work work and see family when ever. And when you are with family you get interrupted with phone calls and emails

    Advice to Management

    Be equal when you pay your team members understand they have families also.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Worst company to work with and for"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Bedford, NH
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Bedford, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Randstad full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    No pros at all. They are terrible all the way around and I do NOT recommend them.

    Cons

    Everything you can imagine. They are AWFUL and are only in it for themselves. They care nothing about you or helping you.

    Advice to Management

    Give it up.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Big Compoany"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Managing Director in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brand Name, Big Foot Print

    Cons

    Big Company, paints the organization with a broad brush.

    Advice to Management

    Do not use a broad brush.


  6. "HR Generalist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Attentiveness, competence, helpfulness, thoroughness, caring

    Cons

    I don't have any real complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Always pay close attention to the comments and ratings of your employees


  7. "Senior Payroll Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA

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

    Pros

    Good place to start your carrer

    Cons

    Systems tend to be slow

    Advice to Management

    Keep open door policy


  8. Helpful (2)

    "sales"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Randstad full-time

    Pros

    -good commission structure for top producers

    Cons

    -heavy turnover
    -reorganization nightmare right now, every month there is a new strategy in place that seems to be replaced by the next one

    Advice to Management

    listen to your top producers


  9. "Forklift Operator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Randstad (More than a year)

    Pros

    They usually get decent jobs.

    Cons

    always knowing you will need another job soon.

    Advice to Management

    give us a chance, once we prove ourselves.


  10. Helpful (4)

    ""Recruiter""

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Liked my team mates, company does some crazy destination parties.

    Cons

    It was purely throwing junk at the wall and hoping it sticks, not recruiting what so ever. I went in with a wealth of serious recruiting experience and was over qualified for low level, CS staffing for the state. Salary was dismal and the commission structure was a joke. The metrics are absurd as well and it's not surprising why most of the "Recruiters" used to be baristas or work in retail before they became "Recruiters". If you like "interviewing" a ton of people without having an open job just so you can hit your numbers than this place is for you. If you like finding the RIGHT candidates for great jobs, this is not your cup of tea as you are forced to bring in candidates no matter what. I was happy to leave the "recruiter" position and found a killer Corporate Tech Recruiter position making triple the pay and actually making a difference in the company. All in all, if you want to get your feet wet in recruitment, this place would probably be an OK place to start but I wouldn't recommend it.

    Advice to Management

    No reason to give advice, you can't buck the corporate system in place.


  11. "Not a bad recruiter to work with"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Randstad part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They go above and beyond to get you a position asap.

    Cons

    They sometimes don't get you what you want, but get you something to hand on to.


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