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Randstad Reviews

Updated 17 December, 2018
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Pros
  • "Work life balance is the best I have ever experienced" (in 75 reviews)

  • "They are a great company to work for" (in 54 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/life balance can be a little off sometimes" (in 51 reviews)

  • "no work/life balance -> always on the clock" (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome life/work balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staffing Consultant in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Staffing Consultant in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Randstad full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Growth opportunity
    - No overtime
    - No micro-management
    - Lots of vacation and self care days

    Cons

    - More flex days to work from home would be great


  2. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - 360 Staffing Consultant in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - 360 Staffing Consultant in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Randstad full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company benefits, good bonus structure (if you can hit it), endless room for growth, great people to work with!

    Cons

    Very competitive targets to hit

  3. "Staffing Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staffing Consultant in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Staffing Consultant in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Randstad full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance, lots of vacation time, for the most part a positive atmosphere

    Cons

    Push to be “human forward” yet our customer service and follow up with candidates is spotty. Sales targets are very aggressive, not enough freedom to get to the end result, mixed messages from upper management and line managers, internal politics are a thing feels like you have to be best friends with management outside of work to get anywhere in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Disconnect from line managers and upper management on what priorities are


  4. Helpful (2)

    "You get what you put into it"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resource Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Resource Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Randstad full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Uncapped commission , Recruiters make the same as Sales, Good back-end tools

    Cons

    Being a large corporation makes it difficult to be nimble and administrative / compliance burden can sometimes cost you to lose a placement; To be truly successful you need to give up allot of your work life balance; Most staff work through evenings, weekends and vacations

    Advice to Management

    Reward high achievers with the support they need


  5. "Directeur de comptes"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Directer De Comptes in Montréal-Nord, QC
    Current Employee - Directer De Comptes in Montréal-Nord, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Randstad full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company overall for career opportunities

    Cons

    Not so much cons for this company

    Advice to Management

    More process and structure


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company to work Randstad"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Randstad full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment
    Supportive management
    Excellent compensation package and benefits
    Flexible working hours
    Work from home option when needed
    Less pressure not like a normal agency environment

    Cons

    Don't think there are any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Incompetent agency"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contractor in London, ON
    Former Employee - Contractor in London, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Randstad full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I struggle to find redeeming things to say about this agency. A job in the hand is worth two in the bush, maybe?

    Cons

    They made frequent, grievous errors. Randstad bungled responsibilities including incorrect start date, lost contract renewal, and incorrect payments, among others. Most of my interactions with Randstad were tainted by errors on their part.

    Advice to Management

    It's not enough to 'mean well'. Intentions must be matched with execution.

  8. "Randstad Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brampton, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brampton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Randstad full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved the short distance commutes to the job sites, Randstads wages are 5/5 I was shown jobs that had opportunity for progression with benefits.

    Cons

    I wasn't allowed much progression as this job agency only offered the same jobs for a long time & spam them on their job search list.

    Advice to Management

    Spam isn't good & I will continue working with Randstad very soon.


  9. "Amazing work experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Randstad full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really good, good benefits, salary, vacations, flex time

    Cons

    Not any inconvenients... All good


  10. "Purchasing Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Purchasing Coordinator in Winnipeg, MB
    Former Employee - Purchasing Coordinator in Winnipeg, MB

    I worked at Randstad full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They seek out employment for you even if it is term or permanent. Great people

    Cons

    It is a term position, so you are employed for the length of time they would need you for.

    Advice to Management

    it is hard to only have a position for temporary.