Labor Ready

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Labor Ready Reviews

Updated 3 March, 2015
Updated 3 March, 2015
165 Reviews
2.7
165 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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  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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.  

    I have 20 on and off years of janitorial experience,sweeping,mopping,stripping and waxing floors,I also do restrooms.

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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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I would like to work for your company to get more experience and to advance me career.

    Cons

    Labor Ready is a good company but does not have many opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Branch Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at Labor Ready

    Pros

    Great growing company. Good training programs. Good people to work with and for.

    Cons

    Possibly that parent Company TrueBlue is growing too fast. Too many people coming aboard from acquisitions. Pay for Branch Managers is lower than other Staffing Companies. Healthcare Benefits have become extremely costly and have become poor. This being a problem everywhere these days, these benefits used to be great at Labor Ready.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow job posting protocol so that potential candidates may emerge for future promotions and positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I enjoy my experience at labor ready for three years.

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

    I worked at Labor Ready part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was working at labor ready to achieve some employment goals in the life that I would like to continue in the future at labor ready as a rehire.

    Cons

    the only thing I could find was the minimum wage for type certain types of jobs at your company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no problems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Labor Ready review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Labor Ready

    Pros

    Great place to work if you need a job or the hours

    Cons

    No benefits for long time workers.

  9.  

    I have experience in assembly, warehouse, & production.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Powder Springs, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Powder Springs, GA (US)

    I worked at Labor Ready

    Pros

    I have a good attitude not only at work, but all the time. most people enjoy my company & would say that they are happy to be my friend.

    Cons

    not only would I be learning a new career or job, but if show my manager what I can do I could advance with in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    any job u give me to do will get done very efficiently I hope that when my managers see how good my work is they consider my for advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    For the most part it is straight forward.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Temporary General Labor Agent in Miami, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Temporary General Labor Agent in Miami, FL (US)

    I worked at Labor Ready part-time

    Pros

    Work today paid today, alot of new experience.

    Cons

    usually minimum wage, sometimes co workers slack.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better compensation for dedicated workers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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