Manpower
3.1 of 5 447 reviews
www.manpower.com Milwaukee, WI 5000+ Employees

Manpower Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
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3.1 447 reviews

                             

68% Approve of the CEO

Manpower Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Joerres

Jeff Joerres

(216 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Management is very understanding about keeping the work/life balance"
    in 18 reviews
  • "Good benefits and most nice people on branch level"
    in 13 reviews
Cons:
  • "total lack of leadership in romania"
    in 5 reviews
  • "I was told the salary range would be the same as my existing, full time, but they were not sure the salary"
    in 8 reviews
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Excellent Talent Placement Agents

Manpower Associate On Long-Term Temporary Contract Assignment (Current Employee)
Milwaukee, WI (US)

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

ProsThere are two ways to work here: 1) As a temp/temp to hire, etc for Manpower's clients and 2) As a direct employee for Manpower (the company). As the first, I have had nothing but a great experience. Their online application process & applying for positions is easy and once connected with their Talent Placement Specialists, they go above and beyond to find the best position for you and their clients.

ConsI have no cons for this excellent company! Though they are indeed large, I have never had a phone call not returned immediately by my Job Agent.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work! Continue to reward your Talent Placement Specialists!

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

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Nice people

Inside Sales Executive (Current Employee)
Milwaukee, WI (US)

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

ProsNice people, beautiful office, hard working people.

ConsConstantly changing plans- tough to keep up.

Advice to Senior ManagementTalk to your branch offices.

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

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Good career opportunities and learning if you come in to the right unit

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Manpower

ProsIndependent environment where initiatives can be rewarded greatly. Good leadership intentions and great strategies. Great work life balance

ConsCan get stuck and not truly global when it comes to career opportunities. Leadership too traditional and somewhat weak in terms of execution

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure to put a structure that allows to understand what really goes on in the business and do not just rely on management structure to handle this. This can make Manpower go from wanting to be a industry leader to becoming one.

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

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Great experience with a Big company.

Anonymous (Current Employee)

I have been working at Manpower

ProsQuick with finding placement. They also find you quality work with descent pay.

ConsNo personal problems or conflicts.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The training I received at Manpower was outstanding. They invest well in their employee development.

Staffing Representative (Former Employee)
Rockford, IL (US)

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

ProsGreat staff, freedom to make things happen, compliant with employment law, fair, and all above board.

ConsSometimes the management is distant and moody, leaving you not sure where you stand on many things.

Advice to Senior ManagementEven if follow through is not your best skill, it is a must for upper management. If you say you are going to do something, you need to do it for the good of the team and the reputation with your clients.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great opportunity

Advanced Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee)
Menomonie, WI (US)

I worked at Manpower part-time for less than a year

ProsGreat opportunity to experience positions at various companies.

ConsWish some of the assignments would turn into full time.

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

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enjoyed the chance to work with manpower

Receptionist (Former Employee)

I worked at Manpower part-time for more than a year

Prosthey offer training,you get to work wit new people,its also a great experience

Consworking with manpower is no challenge you choose to work when ,where...

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great company, though it struggles to communicate effectively internally.

Branch Manager (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I worked at Manpower full-time

ProsIn a growth industry, company seems focused on growing as well, sales culture, entrepreneur feeling at times.

ConsTough to change against "status quo" of years past, with as much forward momentum there is just as much pushback.

Advice to Senior ManagementStay the course on what you know will grow the company, regardless of the pushback from internal people.

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

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Great first job

Payroll Adjustment Coordinator (Current Employee)
South Milwaukee, WI (US)

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

ProsVery friendly supervisors and managers. Regular one on one meetings with your supervisor to discuss career goals.

ConsStarting as a contractor can be stressful.

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

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I love working at Manpower.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Manpower

ProsManpower is a great company to work for. If you have the talent and skills you can achieve any level of success.

ConsNo job or work place is perfect. But Manpower comes close.

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

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