Manpower Reviews

Updated 13 September 2014
Updated 13 September 2014
553 Reviews
3.2
553 Reviews
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Manpower CEO Jonas Prising
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Management is very understanding about keeping the work/life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • The working environment is professional (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • I heard some full time employees complained about his or her job (in 13 reviews)

  • Promised permanent placement but upper management did not follow though (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Fulfilling when contracted but contracts few and far between

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician  in  Sheboygan, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Sheboygan, WI (US)

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

    Pros

    The contracts I've had have been challenging and well compensated. I've enjoyed the positions offered and all have been within reasonable commute.

    Cons

    The down side is that the contracts have been very far apart. This makes using Manpower a gamble. Financially, this means struggle between contract. They are too few and far between to maintain reasonable status with the DWD.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Agents need to stay in contact more often and be more accessible to phone messages.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Friendly people persons. Willing to work with you on your hiurs of availability.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Ticket Taker  in  Visalia, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier/Ticket Taker in Visalia, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    They always do their best to place me in posiyions I prefer and always ask if I am okay with a different position before placing me.

    Cons

    Wish there were more hours for me to work in my preferred position and/or my field of study/skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be honest and being that type of person you would like to work for or with.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great

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

    I have been working at Manpower

    Pros

    they offer training and support

    Cons

    I love everything they did

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  5.  

    Positive & Rewarding Experience. I recived the chance of working with a leading technology company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal Removal Specialist  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Legal Removal Specialist in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    Good Management
    Very approachable recruitment staff that are always willing to help.
    High end clients who I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to work with.

    Cons

    Left in the dark a lot of the time about project details and contract extensions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I had a wonderful experience during my tenure at Manpower I was fortunate to have an experienced great boss.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Onsite Manager  in  DFW, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Onsite Manager in DFW, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible with hours and supportive of growth within the company.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Got great experience as a Procurement Coordinator at American Science & Engineering

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Procurement Coordinator  in  Billerica, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Procurement Coordinator in Billerica, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    At AS&E, there was:
    - Free coffee/tea
    - Employee raffles
    - Treated like an employee, even though I was a contractor
    - Great pay

    Cons

    - Assignment was temporary, as I was hoping to convert to permanent
    - Received unwelcome harassment by a male employee at AS&E (I'm female)
    - No holiday/vacation pay offered until you've worked there at least one year (my assignment was less than a year).
    - Expensive benefits package for medical/dental coverage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay was good, but PTO and vacation time would make things better. Researching the companies you partner with would also help.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Philadelphia, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Exposure to a wide variety of assignments across multiple industry's verticals and clients. Great people, and excellent training and development tools/ programs.

    Cons

    I personally did not experience any negatives working here other than maybe resource redeployment challenges for example when recruiter assignments end and there are no new projects in the pipeline to offer the recruiter to avoid being on the bench.

  9.  

    A great provider of opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scientist  in  Wirral, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Scientist in Wirral, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Manpower placed me in my ideal role within a great company and gave me a chance to impress. This enabled me to restart my career and opened the door to opportunities within the company I was placed.

    Cons

    Not very hands on once placed. Only contact was to send in my timesheets. Not sure if they would have my back if things had not gone well. I feel that this might owe more to where I was placed than Manpower itself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to become more than a means to an end for contractors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company, culture

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

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

    Pros

    Smart people, willingness to look creatively at the staffing industry, high desire to make a difference in the lives of the people who work for and with them.

    Cons

    Needs to improve technology & process. Speeding up the onboarding process is necessary in a tight economy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Worth every moment of paperwork

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Bridgeboro, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Bridgeboro, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    I signed on with Manpower after many failed attempts at even getting a job interview. I'm a fairly driven individual, but since I'm not from the US, I had a hard time knowing how to present myself here. I tried for 3 months to get a job at one specific company, with no success. One Friday, I walked into the Manpower office, introduced myself, talked with the recruiter, and within a week I had a great job. It's been that way all year, as soon as I walked out of that temp position, another one was lined up for me. We moved an hour north, and I transitioned smoothly into to the new area, since I had another GREAT job lined up. Both my recruiters were thorough, friendly, encouraging, and direct. It was/is their goal, to help me further my career, by placing me in positions where I can learn, which was my request. I have little to no complaints.

    Cons

    Unless you work with a certain organization for 6 months or more, you do not get paid time off on National holidays, and Manpower doesn't offer PTO to begin with, but this is a temp agency, can't really expect different. I'm a little discouraged by some of the reviews I've seen online, I obviously hit the jackpot with the two offices I worked with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your people, so that my experience could be over the board.
    Make sure that those who are recruiters are skilled at that. Not just handling admin type people, who are easier to place, but also the manual labor and 'stranger' positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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