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Randstad US Chicago Reviews

Updated September 15, 2017
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Chicago, IL

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Randstad US CEO, Randstad North America Linda Galipeau
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Pros
  • Work life balance - work from home a couple of days a week (in 53 reviews)

  • Good pay Good benefits great support (in 44 reviews)

Cons
  • Challenging workload can create difficult work-life balance (in 76 reviews)

  • There is absolutely no work/life balance as the job requirements necessitate being available at all hours (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "It Gets Better"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staffing Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Staffing Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Your time with Randstad will entirely depend on your team and the work environment you prefer. This job is not easy.

    Cons

    Some disorganization, opco's fighting over clients/orders, etc


  2. "Not what you think"

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    Current Contractor - Contrator in Chicago, IL
    Current Contractor - Contrator in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Randstad US as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The are the contract house for several large firms and are the only reasonable way to work at these firms on a short term basis.

    Cons

    Slow pay, no\poor communication, poor treatment of colleagues and Glassdoor is stacked with FAKE reviews (look at the batches of overly positive interviews uploaded on the same dates). Beware - Randstad takes a large cut of every dollar you earn and are unresponsive. As of today they have not paid me for the last 3 weeks of hours entered in Fieldglass (their time keeping system) and not responded to emails asking for a resolution.

    Advice to Management

    stop staking Glassdoor with fake reviews and pay employees on time.

    Randstad US Response

    Aug 25, 2017

    Thanks so much for taking the time to review us on Glassdoor. I regret you feel so negatively towards Randstad and would like to assure you we don't post fake Glassdoor reviews.

    Since you are... More

  3. "Test Booker"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Booker in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Test Booker in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Randstad US (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment, friendly people, good hours.

    Cons

    There are not many opportunities for career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Contractor - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Randstad US as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Weekly pay. Good, but expensive health care.

    Cons

    No career guidance. No HR department to speak of.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating employees like they are all expendable.


  5. "Data Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Data Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Contractor - Data Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Randstad US as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are nice in general.

    Cons

    They rip you off on your salary.


  6. "Poor Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - IT Contractor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - IT Contractor in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    Did not always get paid on time, poor choice of assignments

    Randstad US Response

    Mar 5, 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Glassdoor. We hate to see that you aren't happy with your assignment or that you aren't getting paid properly. These issues are not taken... More


  7. "Trying to get my W2..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Lead Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My former colleagues, who have not yet left, did respond and try to help point me in the right direction as to who to contact regarding my missing/late W2.

    Cons

    I called and emailed multiple suggested contacts for nearly a week trying to get my W2 before the Federal deadline of January 31st, 2017 (for 2016). Emails, voice messages, and help desk hangups were all made on my end without a single response nor helping hand from Randstad.

    I had heard of similar horror stories in the past but did not believe them entirely. The company has been performing below industry/market growth since I started in 2012, despite multiple acquisitions of successful firms, and this all comes down to the quality of people they hire and the lack of interest there is in performing.

    Advice to Management

    The Federal Law requires employers to provide W2's to all employees, current and former who have worked for your organization the previous year, before January 31st of the following year. My advice is: start following the law.

    Randstad US Response

    Feb 9, 2017

    Thank you for your Glassdoor review. We apologize you had a tough time getting a hold of someone regarding your W2. If you email digital@randstadusa.com they can forward your email to the correct... More

  8. "I would choose differently!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Contractor - IT Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Contractor - IT Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Randstad US as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    They pay weekly and offer health care, 401k etc.

    Cons

    Onboarding was nonexistent. I sent emails to my 'recruiter' and she NEVER got back to me until I emailed her boss. Look... they are a 'pass through' at the end of the day taking money off the top of my hourly rate. My expectations are small BUT I do need basic information like how to enter time and access paystubs etc. It was literally like pulling teeth to get ANYTHING helpful out of them. I will NOT continue with them as soon as my contract ends. I can get someone else who cares a LITTLE.

    Advice to Management

    You're a pass through... who cares.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Recruiter"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The location is perfect and they have unlimited commission. You are NEVER bored and you get to meet people on a daily basis.

    Cons

    minimum work day of 9.5 hours and supervisors highly "suggest" that you stay past the required hours in order to show that you are interested in keeping your job.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "last work"

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    Former Employee - File Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - File Clerk in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    multiple start times or work hours

    Cons

    no chance to prove yourself in position

    Advice to Management

    be more up front with employees


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