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TrueBlue Reviews

Updated November 24, 2017
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  • They do not care about work/life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Low Pay for the time investment needed to be successful (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great!"

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

    I have been working at TrueBlue full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great management, good team recognition, management provides positive feedback, promotes from within, great co-workers, most people are happy and seem to enjoy their jobs.

    Cons

    Need better medical benefits, some jobs being moved to their company in India, which has caused internal lay-offs and has dumped a lot more work on the remaining employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Part Time Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at TrueBlue part-time

    Pros

    Very flexible part time work. Great for a student with construction experience.

    Cons

    little to no room for advancement.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Was ok once"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Tacoma, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the few tech jobs in the Tacoma area.

    Cons

    Leadership is far to reactive and changes directions too often causing confusion in the ranks.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Credit and Collections Dept"

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

    I worked at TrueBlue full-time

    Pros

    Great co workers. Good work environment for the most part.

    Cons

    Bad management team. Micro managers to the max. Terrible pay and medical coverage. Keep employees who cannot do their job. Long term employees are treated poorly.

    Advice to Management

    Get better Managment and Supervisors. Stop taking away awards for long term employees to save a buck. Treat your employees with respect and start paying them what they are worth


  5. "Sr. Talent Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Senior Talent Acquisition Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Talent Acquisition Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - flexible schedule
    - ability to work from home

    Cons

    - grossly underpaid
    - no real organization
    - no room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Start investing in your good employees. People aren't as dumb as they seem, they know that they are being grossly underpaid under their titles. It's hard for someone to even enjoy their job, if they aren't getting paid what they are worth.

    As far as recommending, this would be great for a FT college student who just needs to keep cash in their pocket or maybe for a person who is looking to get a foot in the door with HR work or recruiting.


  6. "Onsite manager"

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    Current Employee - Onsite Manager in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Onsite Manager in Anaheim, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with good chances to excel and move forward. Very extensive training available.

    Cons

    Formerly laborready and still utilize many inefficient and ineffective infrastructure.

    Advice to Management

    Expand the industry tools on running a staffing desk.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "A Tragic Disconnect!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    On Thursday, November 9, 2017 some 80 people were laid off from TrueBlue, Inc. dba PeopleReady (formerly LaborReady) including the staffing brands of CLP, Spartan and others. It was a very sad day for those eliminated and for the company as a whole. With unemployment at a national low, no shortage of qualified accounts and the staffing industry recording record growth, it's hard to understand what went wrong. In my opinion, the restructure that took place over the past year and a half came too top heavy and field directives didn't match up. While corporate personnel wanted to minimize competition among branches, the compensation structure was set up to encourage divisions among branches, markets and co-workers. It was a losing proposition and never found acceptance among the ranks. I hope the company will take some time to absorb the enormity of the losses and reflect on what could have been done differently. In the meantime, my heart goes out to all. BE OPTIMISTIC. BE PASSIONATE. BE ACCOUNTABLE. BE RESPECTFUL. BE TRUE.

    Cons

    Please see comments in the previous section.

    Advice to Management

    I'm so sad. You have a lot of work to do!

  8. "It's all about people."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent group of people to work with, no matter what level of the organization, real people. Vision, Mission, and Values clearly shared within the organization.

    Cons

    Compensation in the lower 10th percentile, ability to adjust salary levels very difficult. With recent acquisitions, there is shifting focus on what is most important. Direction becomes cloudy.

    Advice to Management

    Change is good, but don't forget that the company is about PEOPLE.


  9. "Laborer"

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    Current Employee - Laborer in Elmira, NY
    Current Employee - Laborer in Elmira, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TrueBlue part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Has work for me to do.

    Cons

    Some days they don't have any work available

    Advice to Management

    Get more jobs so I can work more.


  10. "Culture has deteriorated, no work-life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TrueBlue full-time

    Pros

    Used to be a good culture where you felt like the company lived their values and was making a difference

    Cons

    Management expects you to work unlimited hours and be connected constantly. Changes in leadership have resulted in poor culture, all about earnings, not about people.


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