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Spherion Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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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. "material handler"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Nothing good about the staffing agence but i enjoyed my job

    Cons

    Pesonnell treats employees horribly, rude staff

    Spherion Response

    Mar 19, 2017

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  2. "Maintenance Tech."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Maintenance Technician in Gaffney, SC
    Current Contractor - Maintenance Technician in Gaffney, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Spherion as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Only thing these guys are pros at is lying!!!!

    Cons

    These guy had me leave a permanent job. Only to terminate me with in two weeks for reduction of work force. Why take someone from a permanent position knowing that you may not need them. I asked the maintenance manger of the company why i was terminated he had no clue about this he stated he needed me it was not his doing it was all on spherion. I was advised never to work for this company again.

    Advice to Management

    Be a professional and do your research first.


  3. "Overview"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Found a temp job for me.

    Cons

    No contact after. You are sent a survey once a yr but no feedback or inquiries about how you are doing. Not overly helpful or active in your connection with them once a job has been found.

    Advice to Management

    Personal contact would be nice once in a while.


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  5. "They refuse to pay employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Spherion (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Thought they were a career path, they assured me they were interested in a one-year commitment, but it was manipulation to keep me as long as possible without paying me what I worked throughout a seven month period.

    Cons

    I was encouraged to falsify weekly timesheets so that no overtime is documented. After refusing, I continued to work many mandatory undocumented overtime hours without pay, as well as I was docked for the occasional days off after I'd already worked overtime to compensate the three absences during a seven month period. After I was incorrectly paid for the fourth time, I emailed my immediate resignation with only a request to accept their offer of a recommendation letter, and they refused. I again asked to please just be truthful about the services I provided and they insisted I worked no overtime. They asked for the office key and I responded the key would return upon the recommendation letter offered. They responded with changing the locks in the office and disabling my email account. No idea whether the State of Arkansas' Labor Board has any interest in assisting me with what is owed, but I filed a claim anyway.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to and abusing your employees with illegal labor practices.


  6. "Terrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Spherion full-time

    Pros

    Actually tried to find you a job in the place you wanted. Was great if you were unemployed waiting for a call.

    Cons

    -had employees on speaker phone in the office giving out their socials for everyone to hear
    -didn't communicate well with future employees
    -didn't inform employees of important things like w-2s
    -hard to get ahold of, seemed to never be in the office

    Advice to Management

    Do your job for once. Be professional.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Unorganized, not a fit for a professional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  8. "Okay company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Plainfield, IN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Plainfield, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    High paying positions. Decent hours.

    Cons

    Hard to get hired on full time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep expanding.


  9. "Laid off after 11 years"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Spherion was a great place to work for nearly 11 years until they prepared themselves for purchase by Randstad. Plenty of opportunity to learn and grow, while serving employees and clients. Tons of variety and wonderful management - thought I would be there forever!

    Cons

    Randstad initiated tons of metrics and downsized staff, making it nearly impossible to handle business within 50 or so hours per week of work. Laid off tenured managers, making the priority one of covering your backside rather than serving employees and clients. Just not the great place it used to be.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  10. "this company sucks"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Temporary Employee in Ormond Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Temporary Employee in Ormond Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Spherion (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are no pros for this company as they only care about money n will lie to you whenever possible.

    Cons

    Once your placed your forgotten pay sucks they don't care how many hours u get as long as they get paid

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your people or you won't have people as they will go to other employers


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Accounting Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no pros on this place. They lie to you and treat you like garbage. So does the companies they work for. I would not recommend them to anyone.

    Cons

    Unorganized, rude, belittling, non professional.

    Advice to Management

    shape up or ship out. one of the worst experiences I have ever had.



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