Spherion
2.8 of 5 214 reviews
www.spherion.com Fort Lauderdale, FL 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 15, 2014

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Spherion President Loretta Pen

Loretta Pen

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41% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "The work/life balance was very good"
    in 8 reviews
  • "good people - support staff and end users"
    in 7 reviews
Cons:
  • "Too heavy in upper management ranks"
    in 6 reviews
  • "No 401K matching going on two years"
    in 6 reviews
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they are very understanding

Agrana Fruit (Current Employee)
Anna, OH (US)

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

Prosthey put you on a job site right away

Consthey were very helpful when I was in he hospital

Advice to Senior Managementthey are very nice

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Spherion as a contractor

ProsVery friendly Good company to work for

Consnone Only that the job has to end

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Ok, I guess

Staffing Associate (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

Prosbrand name recognition, training great

Consunorganized management team yadda yadda

Advice to Senior Managementnone

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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competitive Pay

Customer Service Associate (Former Employee)
Orlando, FL (US)

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

Prosprovided opportunity for growth for some employees

Conshigh turn over rate and schedule changes

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Depends on office environment

Administrative Support (Current Employee)
Johnstown, PA (US)

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

ProsManagement seemed like a great team, however their salary offering was very low.

ConsThe office where I was at was dependent on an incompetent manipulative envious female.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire, train and warn the next person coming into that office of the one women-show.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Average

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Spherion

ProsSalary is not too bad for temporary position

ConsDo not offer adequate healthcare benefits

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate more with employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Misleading on commission

Senior Technical Recruiter (Former Employee)
Alpharetta, GA (US)

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

ProsLarge company, many clients. The work/life balance was very good.

ConsThe margins they work tend to be smaller than average and the commission structure is split between the recruiter and the salesperson, making the commission structure very low. The idea also seemed to be volume, so they chased away most of the senior talent. Since I left, none of the senior recruiters in my office work there anymore. It looks like they have tried to hire entry level recruiters so that they can manage via submittals, not the quality of the submittals.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to hold on to your better recruiters. Pay a better commission structure.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very kind employees, great organizational climate.

Employee (Current Employee)
Bryan, TX (US)

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

ProsThe office environment is great! They are very accommodating and love what they do. They go above and beyond for their client sites while also meeting the needs of the applicants they place in available jobs.

ConsThe pace of the office ranged from dead to overwhelming in a heartbeat at times

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall Good learning experience

Print Shop Associate (Former Employee)
Des Moines, IA (US)

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

Prosgood people - support staff and end users

Consdue to agreements in place unable to accept job offer from client.

Advice to Senior ManagementOverall Good learning experience and client environment offered a great place to work. During time spent as a technician support staff was helpful in assisting with resolving hardware issues that would occur in the trading division. The only really draw back was the amount of coverage for the number of users required to support but luckily this was not a daily occurrence. In the executive and critical support role this was in a different division (E&P) the number of clients to support was less but the level of expectations was much higher. Overall across both divisions the people were enjoyable to support which made the days pass quickly.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Spherion Staffing

Branch Manager (Former Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

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

ProsDiversity, opportunities, full cycle recruiting

ConsWork life balance during ramping phase

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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