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- "Good pay and they I got my foot in the door at a large company." (in 278 reviews)
- "Great people to work with always go the extra mile to ensure the well being of there employees." (in 176 reviews)
- "Great training and development programs with tons of internal promotion opportunities!" (in 107 reviews)
- "He get me pretty good salary and help me get the offer quick." (in 84 reviews)
- "This Company has a great culture and Drive to Win." (in 70 reviews)
- "worst company with no benefits to work with and they terminate employment with no reasons." (in 230 reviews)
- "poor management not much else to say." (in 143 reviews)
- "No work life balance if you want to keep up with the demand of the job." (in 97 reviews)
- "The managers have no other management experience more or less work experience and don't know anything else but Randstad." (in 79 reviews)
- "they were not very understanding of people who need to have time off or Rearrange their schedule." (in 62 reviews)
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- 3.0Mar 29, 2021Senior RecruiterFormer Employee, more than 8 yearsAtlanta, GA
work from home and schedule flexibility with work life balance for most accounts you support. Great place to work if you are looking for a temporary role and not looking for long term career growth. Great place to learn a lot fast and move on
limited internal career mobility. Internal recruiting team & process needs work. Many internal roles not posted, or if posted already have preidentified candidates. Salary's are not competitive for years of experience and current market comps in the area. Though woman in leadership is prevalent within the organization, there are very few minority leaders in internal management and They don't develop their internal talent very well. Also, consistent annual turnover of recruiters, and managers. Most people are hired as contractors to easily dispose of staff when requisition volumes are reduced.1
- 1.0Oct 12, 2015Staffing Consultant (Recruiter)Former Employee, more than 1 yearJacksonville, FL
Money is good if your branch is making bonus
HORRIBLE management. They want to meet metrics and do not care about their people. They do not have a healthy work life balance and do not expect you to either. They pay good, but it's not worth the mess you have to deal with. No thanks. I will take a pay cut and not cry on my way to or from work. Not just me, this is common throughout the company for staffing consultant. I have seen several of my coworkers in tears.8
- 5.0Apr 14, 2017Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Great people and training program. This is a great opportunity for people who want to get into HR/Recruiting.
Work/Life balance can be tough when you work onsite due to constant changes and being on call.
- 5.0Jul 10, 2017Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsChattanooga, TN
Great place to work with many opportunities for advancement.
Work life balance can be a challenge at times depending on your position and projects assigned to.
- 2.0Jun 15, 2012Senior Branch ManagerFormer Employee, more than 10 years
Great training and career advancement opportunities. Promoted several times in my 11 years there. Truly wants to be the best in the business and invests in it's people to get there.
Micro management to the nth degree. Sales focus became absurd and our talent took a backseat. No work life balance if you want to keep up with the demand of the job. Sr. VP in my area was a bully. No other way to put it.2
- 2.0Jun 14, 2021Staffing ManagerCurrent Employee, less than 1 year
Honestly....... none. Wasn't just the absolute worst experience, but there's just nothing good to say.
I've been waiting a nice hot minute to type up this review. 1. Here in 2021, Randstad decided to do a big hiring wave where they pretty much hired on about 400+ staffing managers across the nation in just a little less than half a year. Each wave consisted about 150 people and all 150 of those people had to go through the first two weeks of training together through google meet. Unless you went to a big college and LOVED your large classes then this training will SUCK.... TERRIBLY. Training with 150 people as a company is one of the worst training tactics I have seen in my entire life. 2. They DO NOT do a good job of breaking down how commission works. They sort of sell you a dream on how it's practically easy to make 75k year one when even though it's doable, it's not quite likely. 3. What they probably don't tell most people during their interview process is, you're going to work 45-50 hour weeks. ABSOLUTELY not worth it for that base pay. 4. Your territory.... This job doesn't necessarily consist on selling skills, it dang near consists on if you have a good territory or not. One of our VBR tactics on finding good clients in our territories would be to get on indeed and find job openings in your assigned zip code(s). Every time I would go and look, there were ONLY job openings for like one or two units in our branch. Mind you, there's half a dozen units (two people per unit) in this branch so make it make sense that only one or two units have openings... 5. MANUFACTURING AND LOGISTICS IS TERRIBLY MISERABLE. It's just so boring. 6. The cold calls...... I am on my tenth week of training and have probably called WELL over 300 clients at this point and I think I have gotten a half butt 'yes we need staffing' from literally like 4 or 5 clients. 7. There's typically about two people that look over you in the office. When in your interview process, make sure you really like both of them. 8. Being completely off on the weekends is cool but I for sure still feel like there is no work/life balance. They expect you to be pretty hardcore locked in for literally 9-10 hours a day. 9. The training overall is actually quite rigorous and they didn't stress that AT ALL in my interview process which is pretty weird to think about in hindsight. 10. The money potential in the long run is actually pretty great but man it's just a BORING job. 11. There's literally 15 meetings a week. Micromanagement is insane. They say you have a lot of freedom..... which you in a sense do... but those meetings just make almost everyday super dreadful unless you CONSISTENTLY have good wins every other day. Which, barely half of my unit even does. It's extremely embarrassing to have to talk in front of the entire branch and tell everyone how bad of a day you had at work because all the clients in your territory suck. 12. Trust me, I get it, if you've made it to this point then I know some of you are probably reading this and going 'dang maybe he was just really bad at the job' or 'Maybe someone clearly just rubbed him the wrong way'. But neither are the case. I have a history of being good in sales and was really sold a dream to come work here. I was just way too vulnerable to fall for it. The only people that really love this job either had HORRIBLE jobs before working this one and/or have phenomenal territories and just had good luck from the jump. 13. Lastly, the KPI numbers are very unrealistic. Almost every category is hard to fully attain but the order numbers is the specific one that I cannot seem to wrap around my head. To dumb it down, they basically expect you to receive 17+ orders in a three month span. This is why I said territories matter, to put things into perspective I am now in week 10 of training and there are a little over a dozen of us new hires in the branch..... Only 4 of us (I think) have over 3 orders.....here in week 10..... I hate to have to type things out like this but if anything I am just frustrated at the fact that I left my past job for this crap. This job wouldn't be half bad if the base was at least 55k, the commission came in a little faster, and the hours weren't as brutal.3Randstad US Response3y
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- 4.0Oct 7, 2021Site ManagerCurrent EmployeeAllentown, PA
-You are only really managed as much as you want or need to be. Being on site you not in constant contact with any direct contacts but will begin to feel more like you work for the client instead! -If you set up expectations well (depends on client expectations/hours) you can have a good work/life balance. - Flexible with being onsite and working from home when needed (if you have others onsite with you and depending on mgmt) -Can be reward if you do well and the clients happy and you get to hire a lot people -401k match
-Can get lonely and boring as you don't physically really have coworkers and its hard to get that sense of belonging from the client. -Firing people and dealing with nonsense from talent (what can you do, i guess there's always bad parts to a job) -Bit of a ceiling on how much money you can make based on the bonus structure -All IT/general support is done through chat and its 50/50 if you get someone that can help you. can be very frustrating -Pay should be about 15-20k hire at least but depends on the profitability of the site I suppose. -health benefits are expensive
- 4.0Jun 21, 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
great work life balance and when you have an issue it gets taken care of right way. overall really nice and supportive
contracted work. so on the flip of a dime you could be out of a job. they do a good job of letting you transfer between departments but feel a lack of support in helping find alternatives