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TrueBlue Reviews

Updated June 23, 2018
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  • "They do not care about work/life balance" (in 9 reviews)

  • "On call 24/7 5AM start time Compensation is so so for the industry" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Best opportunity in the area"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity to exceed. Minimal amount of effort to achieve leadership role. People are desperate for leadership.

    Cons

    Existing middle management is terrible. Good 'ol boy mentality. Lots of deceptive behavior.

    Advice to Management

    Review middle management. Get rid of people who refuse to adapt.


  2. "Try blue is a great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Officer in Decatur, IL
    Current Employee - Administrative Officer in Decatur, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TrueBlue part-time

    Pros

    Can get started right away. Great a one job or when relocating. Can be part time or full time. They have pay cards which work e era here. Nice company. Not bad hourly wage.

    Cons

    Sometimes orders can get confusing. They are very understanding. Really, no cons. They give you what you ask for and work with you. I am still on call with text message.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your temporary people as well as possible. Thank you too.

  3. "Accounting department"

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TrueBlue (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large corporation with a small company vibe.

    Cons

    There are too many mid-level managers, each looking to find someone else to be responsible for differences. The issue seems to be having two corporate accounting departments, each trying to put the other out of business. The parent company is from Tacoma, who purchased a group from Chicago. There are two of each position, with a lot of override, between the two offices.


  4. "Customer Service Coordinator"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TrueBlue full-time

    Pros

    Incredibly fun and welcoming work environment.
    Co-workers and staff are always patient and willing to help.
    Fast paced, keeps you busy.

    Cons

    You never know what kind of customer you're going to get on the phone.
    There really aren't any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing! Management is great!


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Toxic IT Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, work from home

    Cons

    Middle management in IT is back stabbing and catty. Managers and directors invent problems so they can get credit for solving them. Leadership talks a lot about empowerment yet rules with an iron fist. You have to suck up to your manager to keep from getting thrown under the bus.

    Advice to Management

    Conduct skip-level manager reviews.


  6. "Training and the buy in"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, PA

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

    Pros

    Strong training for recruiting team

    Cons

    Getting field staff to buy in to new initiatives


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TrueBlue full-time

    Pros

    Lots of growth opportunities to explore

    Cons

    Large, growing company has growing pains

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Tried to Hang in There"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Excited about the new company
    *Relationship with clients
    *Some of the best talent I have ever worked with
    *Company seemed to want to make changes

    Cons

    *No new direction and training offered
    *Kept same managers on big accounts when changes were needed
    *Started taking away monthly costs for remote employees last year with no increases
    *Instead sent ancient office equipment
    *Constant turn over due to hiring excellent recruiters and then making them screeners
    *Workload not even and unworkable
    *Expected not to work overtime, yet demanded 60-70 hour work weeks
    *Some of us started developing better relationships with client, and tuned out what we were told about how it has to be
    *The overall joy of what we do is gone

    Advice to Management

    Things were broken when I arrived a few years back and I left due to a major move. When I came back a few years later, the same attitude and the you have to do it this way, was still in place. So many hard to fill positions, aged positions, and new ones that needed that extra support that was impossible for a TA to get accomplished. A few times we had screeners only and this worked, while TA and sourcers could handle the rest. I watched so many missed opportunities go by due to poor management, overloading us with the number of positions, not offering the basic needs that other RPO's offer, and this is causing the turnover. I worked with some of the latest hires and two of them already left. Each new group has some that walk in with many ideas and it is so refreshing and engaging. And most of what is shared is so simple. We have TA's that need more support and no one is listening, instead we are handed more work? We are expected to get this work done in a 40 hour work week which is impossible to do. Does anyone really see how many of us are on until midnight twice a week? And notice the time when emails are sent over? Be giving my notice this time and while I was interviewing with another RPO, I knew what questions to ask, so this would happen again. I learned from this experience and from the new hires that working on certain clients, there is much work to be done. This includes upper management. They seem to just tell stories and go through the motions. We need much more then this and so does the new employees that started, or they will be right behind the rest of the ones leaving. I tried to hang in there, yet after all of this time, no changes were made and it is getting worse. Please go and talk to your people.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Strong mission clouded by corporate politics"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some good microcultures. Casual dress code.

    Cons

    Exec doesn't pay much attention to what's actually going on with the culture.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Branch Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TrueBlue full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn new skills if entry level
    No 2 days are alike

    Cons

    Low salary
    Everything on the P & L effects your bonus and commission
    Boys club atmosphere
    No work life balance. On call 24/7 365.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to creating relationships with the branches and not just with senior management. Support the team on the ground more versus being a yes man to get ahead.


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