Spherion Reviews

Updated 24 September, 2014
Updated 24 September, 2014
253 Reviews
3.2
253 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work/life balance was very good (in 9 reviews)

  • Spherion has a large well known name (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • No 401k match for several years (in 6 reviews)

  • no benefits, no long term or to perm, hard to contact admin dept (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Its nice place to work with

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    Former Employee - Prescreener  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Prescreener in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Spherion as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    very co-operative work force.Helps in getting placement for sure.

    Cons

    I do not thingk any !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Ok, I guess

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    Former Employee - Staffing Associate  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Staffing Associate in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Spherion full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    brand name recognition, training great

    Cons

    unorganized management team yadda yadda

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Outstanding!

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    Former Employee - Client Service Representative  in  Bridgewater, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Client Service Representative in Bridgewater, NJ (US)

    I worked at Spherion full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very hands on from day one and learned so much from the present manager at the time.

    Cons

    Very small staffed office. Only 3 people working at a time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I've learned production line work in a timely fashion

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    Current Employee - Genarl Help  in  Layton, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Genarl Help in Layton, UT (US)

    I have been working at Spherion full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Saftey is one of top priority, its safe inviorment to work in and people are friendly.

    Cons

    i work hard safe , and work well with others, I'm a team player.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    It's a job

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    Former Employee - Wellness Coordinator  in  Research Triangle Park, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Wellness Coordinator in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)

    I worked at Spherion full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I was a contract employee for a large corporation so as long as I showed up and did what I was supposed to, I did not hear from Spherion.

    Cons

    Tough working indirectly for a corporation. Poor health plan, poor amount of paid time off. Even though my paycheck came from Spherion, I did not feel like I was working for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    My interview was good when I first worked with that company

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    Current Employee - Medical Records Clerk  in  Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Medical Records Clerk in Baltimore, MD (US)

    I have been working at Spherion full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I like working for this company because they put on jobs that taught you on the job, and give you new skills for future jobs.

    Cons

    I didn't have any bad thought while working for the company, but I had problems with the person whom I was hired, she was not a good person for that job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think when a person work with others she/he should be there to help when problem come a long, and be a good listener.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Family owned business where you efforts and contributions made were appreciated and respected.

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager  in  Baton Rouge, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Baton Rouge, LA (US)

    I worked at Spherion full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Enjoyed going to work where my ideas and suggestions were appreciated. This business is a family owned business with support from a global company. Encouraged to "think out of the box" and act as an entrepreneur of your own business. Owner(s) and Area Manager supportive and challenge you never to find your comfort zone. Great motivators and truly lead by example.

    Cons

    Small office with limited staff. In our location, 3 employees to handle all aspects of the business. Often frustrating trying to grow the business but feeling like you did not have the resources to do so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to the feedback of the individuals who work for you. Just listening to those that work for you is far more than most employers do these days. Don't stop challenging your staff to strive for excellence everyday; by doing so you allowed me to do things I never thought I was capable of doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    It was good for what I needed at the time.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spherion full-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed the company I worked for as a vendor.

    Cons

    Working as a vendor makes the relationship very complicated. You rarely see or talk to your manager from Spherion and instead it seems you work for the other company since they tell you what to do.

  10.  

    No advancement! Treated like dirt! No benefits

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    Former Employee - Kitting  in  South Bend, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Kitting in South Bend, IN (US)

    I worked at Spherion as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    That you get paid and that's about it!

    Cons

    People do not care about you! No benefits! Only temp work and never got hired in permanently. I felt like I was mistreated. Pay sucked too but, it was money! No job security either. They don't look out for your interest. Stay away!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees more and give them a chance to get hired in. Pay better wages. Better communication!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Spherion Employment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spherion full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Spherion does a good job of training employees. They are taking the best of Randstad training processes and make it seamless for franchise employees to use in the field

    Cons

    Spherion is very "old school", they are slow to embrace technology and the way younger generations demand work-life balance. Not much opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a larger focus on work-life balance and opportunites for advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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