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TrueBlue Reviews

Updated May 26, 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. "On-Site Manager"

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    Former Employee - On Site Manager in Green Cove Springs, FL
    Former Employee - On Site Manager in Green Cove Springs, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relocated to Florida providing positive uplifting support to a great team and corporation

    Cons

    Lack of corporate support with new client

    Advice to Management

    Corporate needs to visit the site more often than once a month


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Beware - IT is a tough place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Location for southern Puget Sound; convenient parking

    Cons

    Culture needs renovation - lack of ownership, training, career growth. Short staffed with long on call hours. Confrontational work style.

    Advice to Management

    Staff IT for the breadth of technologies TrueBlue IT supports. Ensure proper redundant coverage. Establish a supportive culture with communication and praise.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Identity Crisis"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    My Team and Peers are great

    Cons

    Lack of direction and execution at higher level in directing a change environment

    Advice to Management

    Communicate and stick to a plan.


  4. "On call"

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    Current Employee - On Call in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - On Call in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible days off. Ability to pick your jobs

    Cons

    Pay is minimum wage. Many jobs are ones that no one else wants to do.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay


  5. Helpful (3)

    "So much potential but not enough emphasis on employees"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Team Member in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Team Member in Tacoma, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people that you'll work with are going to be the biggest help. They know exactly what it feels like to be overwhelmed so you've got that in common with them. In most of the departments at the corporate office there's a really flexible schedule. Management doesn't normally jump down your throat if you're 15 mins late here and there. The onsite cafeteria is handy when you either didn't bring a lunch or want to go out into the weather. They provide you with a garage pass so parking is free. Some promotional company engagement rallies but those end leaving most with a bitter taste in the mouth. Most of your coworkers are friendly and outgoing and there's a real sense of community.

    Cons

    You will be very over whelmed with the amount of work that is expected of you. Mistakes happen on a daily basis because of how overwhelmed you are with the amount of work given. There's a attitude of "be thankful you have a job" that comes directly from higher ups. The CEO has been known to mention that he understands that your departments are under staffed but that's why they choose you to help, you're just what they need! The pay isn't even wroth mentioning it's that bad. You're coworkers understand and some of the management will too. If you're looking for a job that you can literally not invest yourself in at all this is a great place for you. There is little to no growth opportunity and it will take you several years to get to be anywhere within a decent pay scale. The benefits are total joke. You can either pay nothing per check and have a super high deductible or you can pay a lot of your checks that equal to about the same deductible, no copays and they offer little comfort to your doctor bill.

    Advice to Management

    My management was amazing, the only reason I stuck it out as long as I did. Upper management, Directors, CEO, and even board members need to realize you're losing talent. You need to offer better benefits and offer the correct amount of pay for the amount of work that is expected of us.


  6. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TrueBlue full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Steady pay, stable company. Some people are great, others have no clue.

    Cons

    Labor Ready/ CLP pays low and charges customer a premium. Executive level rakes in all the money that employees work hard for.


  7. "Disaster employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Get paid everyday, or weekly, text alerts when work becomes available

    Cons

    Not enough work. Unorganized, not enough wages, unprofessional company not always open

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Great Company, not so great benefits"

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    Current Employee - IT Service Desk in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - IT Service Desk in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Company is very involved in the community, it has great values and really (for the most part) lives by them and encourages its employees to live by them as well.

    Cons

    They only pay their employee's at 75% of the market rate.
    There has been a flood of IT Management quitting recently. The company is growing so fast (through acquisitions), the existing infrastructure is (in my opinion) struggling to support the growth & not growing in accordance to the rest of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Morale is important, your employees need to know that you appreciate them. One way to do that is through fair compensation.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Real Potential, Unless You're A Woman"

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

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

    Pros

    Huge company with opportunities to develop skills beyond your job description for people with ambition and drive.

    Most of the worker-bees are really nice, welcoming and hard working.

    Huge potential for growth and development of processes and programs to impact the business.

    Autonomy and time to research innovative programs and collaborate with other departments to test them.

    Cons

    Lack of strategic plan impacts overall organizational focus. There are not plans, goals, objectives or anything specific that drives daily activities. There is little to no data, and the data that is available is wrong, outdated or unverified. Technology can help provide this, but there is no meaningful investment.

    Women are called 'sweetheart", "dear" and ideas are taken over by male counterparts and leadership. Patronizing language are used regularly. Language like, "Do you understand what I am saying, sweetheart." "Do you want me to write that down for you, hun."

    Staff with longevity are promoted regardless of their ability to do the advanced position. This results in lack of needed skills for the job and leadership development.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a real strategic plan that includes measurable objectives and tactics. Deploy a data-driven decision making strategy. This will lower costs and drive growth organically, rather than by acquisition.

    Get a handle on the sexism in the company. Women are treated poorly. The smart, strong ones don't last. The lack of female leadership is reinforcing this mentality. The "Lean In" leadership circles are a farce and insulting to those of us that are experiencing the discrimination.

    There is HUGE potential for this company, but you need to clean-house at the corporate level to inspire change. You have a series of staff that are comfortable at doing things "the way we always have."

    There is movement towards technology and advancement, but there is no research behind it. There is no data to sustain or optimize it. Listen to those that are asking for tools to research, collect data and analyze it, because they have the best interest of the company at heart.


  10. "Event Specialist, Dishwasher and General Labor"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Aurora, CO
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at TrueBlue as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Paid Daily via Direct Deposit.
    Varied work(gigs) environmens.

    Cons

    Everything in an OCHA & EEOC complaint.

    Advice to Management

    Become more educated in the laws of this nation & the state you reside in along with the civil liberties every American is entitled to, that management quickly forgot without remorse.


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