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Pros
  • Promoted work life balance, fostered team atmosphere (in 11 reviews)

  • Great company with advanced creatures and systems (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Working as a contractor I had no benefits so if I needed to take a day off it was unpaid (in 11 reviews)

  • Disorganized, upper management to site management (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Better than most"

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    Former Employee - Laborer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Laborer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Spherion (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working with the staff.

    Cons

    There were no down sides I had to quit and move back in state.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Unorganized, not a fit for a professional"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not really many to list, unless you are desperate for a job under any circumstances

    Cons

    Disorganized, upper management to site management. Focus on EOC and nepotism, rather than highly skilled professionals, even when demanded by client

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps rebuild from the top down with a focus on customer and customer needs rather than diversity and H1B1 tax breaks


  3. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks! Spherion is overall a good company!

    Cons

    Low salary in comparison to the bill rates

    Advice to Management

    More communication


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Misleading on commission"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company, many clients. The work/life balance was very good.

    Cons

    The margins they work tend to be smaller than average and the commission structure is split between the recruiter and the salesperson, making the commission structure very low. The idea also seemed to be volume, so they chased away most of the senior talent. Since I left, none of the senior recruiters in my office work there anymore. It looks like they have tried to hire entry level recruiters so that they can manage via submittals, not the quality of the submittals.

    Advice to Management

    Try to hold on to your better recruiters. Pay a better commission structure.


  6. "Great opportunity to run a business as a "business owner" with responsibility of learning P&L accountablity at all level"

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    Former Employee - Director in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Director in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Spherion full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Independent, responsibility, shared resources, training, recognition

    Cons

    tough to get in, communicating change of direction, Management focused on the bottomline vs. the people that get the bottomline for them .

    Advice to Management

    continue to get to know your people and who they are vs. what they do .... knowing who they are gets them to do what you hired them to do ...


  7. "It was a dead end bridge to no where."

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    Former Employee - OBF Technician in Suwanee, GA
    Former Employee - OBF Technician in Suwanee, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    it's a job.. the people are nice

    Cons

    the pay is really terrible

    Advice to Management

    pay better, make it seem like you can get a promotion.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Satisfied"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to work remotely. Various job responsibilities.

    Cons

    Limited growth potential. Limited ability to move from contract to associate level.


  9. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Management Team and leadership

    Cons

    need sales strategy and culture

    Advice to Management

    improve sales strategy


  10. "Branch Manager Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, most days are different
    Ability to structure your work day
    Exposure to a range of different clients
    An array of tools to assist you in your job

    Cons

    Senior mgmt really doesn't understand what is happening at a market level
    office staff has been cut to usually no more than 2 employees per office including the branch mgr
    You are required to meet unrealistic sales goals

    Advice to Management

    staffing is not a transactional business, you need to have an office staffed that allows your sales team to network and build relationships with clients


  11. "RUN"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a job until something else comes along other than that I dont really have anything positive to say. It is just a paycheck.

    Cons

    There are too many managers and not enough workers, It is a very top heavyorganization. They dont care about their employees...a numbers only organization. It is all hype.

    Advice to Management

    I think if you would stop looking at numbers and look at the market you would better be able to manage the numbers. It is a constant fire drill.



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