Labor Ready

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Labor Ready Reviews

Updated 11 December, 2014
Updated 11 December, 2014
141 Reviews
2.7
141 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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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - LABOUR in Brantford, ON
    Former Employee - LABOUR in Brantford, ON

    I worked at Labor Ready part-time (less than an 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 an 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 an 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.  

    Stop Gap

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Labor Ready

    Pros

    Once hired, arrive everyday 10 min. before the office opens as assignments are parceled out first-come first-served. You are paid the day your assignment is completed. When cash is short between permanent positions, this is pretty important.

    Cons

    Be sure to ask for any safety equipment which ought to be offered to you for the assignment you're be sent out on, i.e. back brace (lifting), eye protection, gloves, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Anyone can perform general labor, send out associates based upon the order in which they've arrived for work.

  6.  

    Goodwill

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production I
    Current Employee - Production I

    I have been working at Labor Ready full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Missed seeing couple of friends while at Goodwill. I used to call the place my workout arena. Had customers of different backgrounds that I always look up to see and talk to while stocking shelves or at the door making my day an enjoyous one.

    Cons

    Changing of Managers-Because of the need to reprove yourself time after time again. Meaning restructuring of said duties.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I Thought I was doing okay, because I had already gained three steps upwards by previous Mgmt. only to be shut down all the way to like starting all over again!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    no future

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Labor Ready

    Pros

    may be good for the unemployed

    Cons

    you could go all week looking for work and get nothing

  8.  

    Good place to start a sales career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I have been working at Labor Ready part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and opportunity to serve the community

    Cons

    Early morning start hours during extreme conditions. Not always a safe environment considering some neighborhood locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value people out the field more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    This company has the best employees. They are generous, kind, and the best part is they are really friendly

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Labor in Goodyear, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - General Labor in Goodyear, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    The employees are real friendly and helpfully

    Cons

    Hard to get where I need to go because I have to take the bus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Making a difference one employee at a time

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Labor Ready

    Pros

    Rewarding work and ability to help people that are the most in need of a break.

    Cons

    Long hours and giant company communication breakdowns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be disappointed in results of your team, when you have not invested valuable coaching time.

  11.  

    Great company if you need cash today.

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

    I worked at Labor Ready

    Pros

    Work today,get paid today.great deal.

    Cons

    You don't get paid a lot of money.

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