Labor Ready

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Labor Ready Reviews

Updated 18 January, 2015
Updated 18 January, 2015
153 Reviews
2.8
153 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I was able to help temporary employees find work and sometimes full time positions (in 5 reviews)

  • For many workers, assignments give workers an opportunity to try different kinds of work and as a means to obtaining full time employment (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Expects people to rearrange their schedules for a two hour assignment 40 minutes away that only pays minimum wage (in 10 reviews)

  • Need to sharpen it to the company/goal and conduct real world training to the branch Managers (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Low Pay For Hard Workers, Can't be hired by a company till worked over 400 hrs with labour ready.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - LABOUR in Brantford, ON
    Former Employee - LABOUR in Brantford, ON

    I worked at Labor Ready part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Get paid daily if you're broke, can leave a job if you feel that it's not for you.

    Cons

    After you work 400+ hours for Labour Ready, your hours start getting lower, they slowly stop sending you to work.
    Labour Ready calls you to work at places that can't keep employees'. Factory's that pay like $14 to start for regular employees but Labour sends you for $10.25. You can't be hired by that company nor any other company that Labour Ready has sent you too, till you have worked your 400+ hours with Labour Ready.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A Balance should be looked for when sending people to work, meaning if a company needs workers and someone is liked by them, they should be free to apply without being forced to work a certain amount of hours with labour ready. A temp service should be willing to have someone hired by a company they have sent someone too, it looks good for them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Bottom Line Driven Period

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Labor Ready (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great concept and suitable for contractors, freelancers and those looking for flexiblity in their work life.

    Cons

    Management needs to pay attention to competition which they tend to ignore and are losing their market position. They also turn a blind eye on safety for the almighty dollar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Risk Managment should follow up/ monitor the health and safety policies at the branch level. The talk is not being walked.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Very easy to start at, very varied working conditions, very unstable source of income

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Temporary Labourer in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Temporary Labourer in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Labor Ready part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule. Provide some safety equipment for free. Everyone is welcome. Very easy to start working here. The managers at a place near me seemed very concerned for worker safety. The manager often went to different places to check out working conditions, and definitely if it was the first time the agency supplied workers.

    Cons

    Very seasonal, Frequently not enough work for everyone who comes in during the day. There are work agencies that provide better pay/work conditions, but are harder to start working at. Very unstable source of income.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand to more qualified work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    It's a good place to work if you want everyday pay from what you worked in, instead of waiting every week.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Carrollton, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Carrollton, TX (US)

    I worked at Labor Ready full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They are a good company, that gives you a chance in what jobs that you may have little to no experience in.

    Cons

    It pays you minimum wage, and they don't have health benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to raise up the pay rate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Labor Ready is a great Company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Hyattsville, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Hyattsville, MD (US)

    I worked at Labor Ready

    Pros

    I actually loved working for Labor Ready

    Cons

    Was lied on by a District Manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's always two sides two story Make sure you get both.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Labor in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - General Labor in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Labor Ready as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly staff. Family oriented. Everyone wanted to be at work. You were pushed to do your very best. Very cool job.

    Cons

    It is really hard not to take your work home with you. I love love everything I do and was just hard to leave your work at work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't change a thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Recruiter in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Market Recruiter in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Labor Ready full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Changing and evolving around recruiting, open for suggestions, work life balance, office climate excellent, personal growth.

    Cons

    Branch managers not open for change, buy-in stops with managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to support the growth of recruitment, communicate and be open for suggestions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I have been working at Labor Ready part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    This company allows you to attend a variety of jobs while providing daily pay

    Cons

    The lack of positions available increased the difficulty of providing permanent employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice to provide more permanent positions.

  10.  

    Management hard to please

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I worked at Labor Ready full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    As customer service representative working with people who really appreciate getting a job.

    Cons

    Very inadequate on the job training. All technical training was done on line thru TRUE BLUE UNIVERSITY and very time consuming. No compliments or reviews by management. Pay too low because of split shifts, variable hours and on call too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate employe more and communicate more. Raise pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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