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Labor Ready Reviews

Updated 18 August, 2014
Updated 18 August, 2014
119 Reviews

2.9
119 Reviews
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Steve Cooper
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • they could always find work somewhere (in 3 reviews)

  • Very easy to start working here (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • they didn't pay more than minimum wage (in 7 reviews)

  • 00 an hour is not enough for the kind of commitment and hard work that LR expects from its employees (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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - LABOUR  in  Brantford, ON
    Former Employee - LABOUR in Brantford, ON

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

    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

    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.  

    Labor Ready helps you get back on your feet.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Asheville, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Asheville, NC (US)

    Pros

    I was able to help temporary employees find work and sometimes full time positions.

    Cons

    Your jobs do not always go the way you planned them daily with call outs from workers with odd excuses at the last minute.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very rewarding

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Helping people find work..improving there self worth

    Cons

    On call 24/7. Finding qualifies workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More pay and help

  7.  

    Branch Manager

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

    Pros

    I had an opportunity to assist some talented, yet misdirected, temporary employees use their talents to find full time work. Personally learned the type of manager I want to be.

    Cons

    Endless hours, constant changes in management, receiving calls from temps at crazy hours because the call center thought it was appropriate to give out my cell phone number

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate needs to find a sales strategy and stick with it, at least for 6 months to a year so they can really evaluate if it is a failure or success before changing the strategy again.

    Acknowledge that there is a difference in selling labor city to city. The way you sell in New England is completely different than the Midwest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    very dependable and reliable

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Labor  in  Kalamazoo, MI (US)
    Current Employee - General Labor in Kalamazoo, MI (US)

    Pros

    get to work when you need it badly and pay

    Cons

    some people we have to work with like drug es

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    General Laborer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Labor  in  Winter Park, FL (US)
    Current Employee - General Labor in Winter Park, FL (US)

    Pros

    If you have a car you will get sent out on tickets, and if you work good and you get there early you're good! And there are people there who will actually get hired on with the company that requested for you to work.

    Cons

    Some of the dispatchers could be a holes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would consider being a bit more polite to people, because we are all human. Treat people with respect and you will get respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Laborers  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Laborers in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    They give everyone jobs

    Cons

    Not Having actual permanent hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People should get place closer to other people with the same skills

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Temporary service provider.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Labor  in  Baton Rouge, LA (US)
    Former Employee - General Labor in Baton Rouge, LA (US)

    Pros

    Easy to start working, lots of diverse jobs offered.

    Cons

    Mostly manual labor. When I worked here it required one to show up at 5:00am in the office and wait 0-4+ hours before being assigned a job. They also will ask you to give others rides to the job site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more courteous to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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