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Spherion Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Promoted work life balance, fostered team atmosphere (in 11 reviews)

  • Being a Microsoft full time vendor, Spherion allows flexible work schedule to those, whose responsibilities allow for it; (in 7 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. Helpful (2)

    "Data Entry Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Entry in South Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Data Entry in South Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    They were nice people to work with. I enjoyed how much they were willing to help me to find a job.

    Cons

    They took about a month and half to put me into a job placement, even though they told me within the first week that I had a job. They don't act to kindly if you ask for a sick day because you are actually sick, and is physically unable to get to the job.

    Advice to Management

    Try and not have a such a long wait time for job placement.


  2. "Promises, Promises, but only Lies"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Service Manager in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Client Service Manager in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have wide availability of jobs with different employers
    Can be Temp to Perm so you see if employer is good fit

    Cons

    They lie to their permanent employees
    Pay is low and bonuses are many times out of your control
    If you get too much in bonuses they change the formula
    Management will look you right in the eye and lie to you knowing it is a lie

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to treat your employees like they are valuable


  3. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Professional Staff. They do excellent work. They are knowledgeable regarding the needs of the hiring firm and the needs of the hiring manager.

    Cons

    Slow in response. They must improve call back turn around times.

    Advice to Management

    Implement SLAs to improve turn around time responses. Good firm.


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  5. "Goog company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Westwego, LA
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Westwego, LA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    People are very professional, and honest.

    Cons

    They pay is good, but some on the assignmets i went on were a little dangerous. Inexperienced kids on some assignsment operating equipment with no knowledge of safety rules.


  6. "Manufacturing Team Member"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Orrville, OH
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Orrville, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spherion full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, Safe working environment, Management is very understanding to team member's need's.

    Cons

    No paid benefits, 401k, holiday pay, health care.

    Advice to Management

    improve on the cons


  7. "Temporary worker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Verona, PA
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Verona, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Spherion (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Company to work for

    Cons

    I have no complaints the company is fine.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management the management is fine.


  8. "Customer Service Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Patience for customers over the phone
    Experienced listening and typing skills
    Advising customers of better opportunities

    Cons

    There were no down sides. Absolutely loved it.


  9. "They refuse to pay employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  10. "Administrative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I worked with a lot of people that had experience as an Administrative Analyst that understood the plight of that position so the people and the environment was a plus.

    Cons

    Working as a contractor I had no benefits so if I needed to take a day off it was unpaid.


  11. "Call center"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charleston, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charleston, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is decent, that's all.

    Cons

    Bad management, they have favorites, don't work with your schedule, it's so easy to get fired, not understanding at all


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