Labor Ready Reviews

Updated 26 August 2014
Updated 26 August 2014
121 Reviews

2.8
121 Reviews
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Steve Cooper
34 Ratings

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.  

    It's a great option you get out what you put in!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Manager  in  Steubenville, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Steubenville, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    This place can will change the lives of those who are willing. If you have the right mindset you will do well. I have had several people tell me that they have change their lives.

    Cons

    The people that don't believe they make a difference is what can impact an entire branch and community.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Steve and Wayne you are Rock Stars. Keep growing and allowing us to provide specialization. We are well on our journey to True Blue!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Labor Ready helps you get back on your feet.

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

    I worked at Labor Ready full-time for more than 10 years

    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
  3.  

    Very rewarding

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Labor Ready

    Pros

    Helping people find work..improving there self worth

    Cons

    On call 24/7. Finding qualifies workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More pay and help

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  5.  

    The CSR: Cogs in the BLUE MACHINE

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience in what not to do.

    Cons

    CSRs are overworked and underpaid. Every few months more responsibilities are added while wages are held down and overtime is restricted. Management has no understanding of how a branch - let alone a 'super branch' functions. All management is concerned with is NOI, weekly gross margin, not having any OT for CSRs and not receiving customer complaints.

    One person cannot:
    • open an office 5:30 am,
    • dispatch 20 - 40 workers - have those workers report on time,
    • conduct site visits,
    • contact customers to see how business is going,
    • call potential new customers,
    • place new job orders,
    • recruit new workers (applications, drug tests, E-verify, interview),
    • call delinquent customers for payment,
    • complete regular office management (update W-2, run new background checks, update customer / employee records, clean the office, order supplies, trouble shoot IT issues) and
    • payout workers
    without making any mistakes.

    Such a work schedule would burn out the most enthusiastic worker leading to fatigue, low morale, errors and finally resignation or termination within 2 -3 years.

    While there are some CSRs that have worked for Labor Ready for 5 - 10 years (senior CSRs), these are not the ones who handle the bulk of the above responsibilities. Senior CSRs have carved out their own responsibilities and limits and have pushed all new responsibilities on junior / rookie CSRs. For example, some senior CSR do not conduct site visits or only handle closing of the office - so they never come in at 530 am.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the Customer Service Representative (CSR) position into a salaried position, with a salary range between 45k - 55k. Remove the 40 hour restriction. The work that CSRs handle cannot be completed in a 40 hour week.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    very dependable and reliable

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

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

    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
  7.  

    General Laborer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Labor  in  Winter Park, FL (US)
    Current Employee - General Labor in Winter Park, FL (US)

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

    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
  8.  

    Excellent

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    • 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)

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

    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
  9.  

    Temporary service provider.

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

    I worked at Labor Ready part-time for less than a year

    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
  10.  

    Horrible

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

    I have been working at Labor Ready part-time

    Pros

    there aren't any to state here

    Cons

    The payrate is horrible. It's just not enough to properly maintain bills & care for my family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the payrate

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Complete abuse of the common worker

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Common Laborer  in  Lawrence, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Common Laborer in Lawrence, MA (US)

    I have been working at Labor Ready as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility, and getting paid the same day IF someone happens to be in the office after your job assignment is over.

    Cons

    Work is hard to find if you do not have transportation and upper management has an incentive to reduce employee compensation as much as possible through corporate structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the lively hood of average workers when sending them to the most hazardous jobs in the country and fight for better wages for them as oppose to profit margins for the owners considering every dollar earned by Labor Ready is off the backs of human beings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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