Spherion Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
255 Reviews
3.2
255 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work/life balance was very good (in 9 reviews)

  • Spherion has a large well known name (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • No 401k match for several years (in 6 reviews)

  • No matter how well you're treated, you're still a Temp, lacking job security, benefits, opportunity for advancement (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great and attentive.

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    Former Employee - Radiology Scheduler in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Radiology Scheduler in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    I worked at Spherion full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Communication lines always open and great follow through.

    Cons

    I have no complaints about this employer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Call center. Great job right out of high school

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    Current Employee - Spherion Customer Service Agent in Heathrow, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Spherion Customer Service Agent in Heathrow, FL (US)

    I have been working at Spherion (more than an year)

    Pros

    Shift differentials as well as bonus for metrics good start to professional resume. Worked in beautiful AAA National Office

    Cons

    I was working a hectic queue in the call center work is draining. No opportunity for advancement. very difficult to get time off for vacations or families. But i have learned that is most call centers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more effectively and give opportunities to advance off of the phones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Outstanding!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Service Representative in Bridgewater, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Client Service Representative in Bridgewater, NJ (US)

    I worked at Spherion full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very hands on from day one and learned so much from the present manager at the time.

    Cons

    Very small staffed office. Only 3 people working at a time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I've learned production line work in a timely fashion

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    Current Employee - Genarl Help in Layton, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Genarl Help in Layton, UT (US)

    I have been working at Spherion full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Saftey is one of top priority, its safe inviorment to work in and people are friendly.

    Cons

    i work hard safe , and work well with others, I'm a team player.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    It's a job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wellness Coordinator in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Wellness Coordinator in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)

    I worked at Spherion full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I was a contract employee for a large corporation so as long as I showed up and did what I was supposed to, I did not hear from Spherion.

    Cons

    Tough working indirectly for a corporation. Poor health plan, poor amount of paid time off. Even though my paycheck came from Spherion, I did not feel like I was working for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    My interview was good when I first worked with that company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Records Clerk in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Medical Records Clerk in Baltimore, MD (US)

    I have been working at Spherion full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I like working for this company because they put on jobs that taught you on the job, and give you new skills for future jobs.

    Cons

    I didn't have any bad thought while working for the company, but I had problems with the person whom I was hired, she was not a good person for that job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think when a person work with others she/he should be there to help when problem come a long, and be a good listener.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Family owned business where you efforts and contributions made were appreciated and respected.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Baton Rouge, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Baton Rouge, LA (US)

    I worked at Spherion full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Enjoyed going to work where my ideas and suggestions were appreciated. This business is a family owned business with support from a global company. Encouraged to "think out of the box" and act as an entrepreneur of your own business. Owner(s) and Area Manager supportive and challenge you never to find your comfort zone. Great motivators and truly lead by example.

    Cons

    Small office with limited staff. In our location, 3 employees to handle all aspects of the business. Often frustrating trying to grow the business but feeling like you did not have the resources to do so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to the feedback of the individuals who work for you. Just listening to those that work for you is far more than most employers do these days. Don't stop challenging your staff to strive for excellence everyday; by doing so you allowed me to do things I never thought I was capable of doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    It was good for what I needed at the time.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spherion full-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed the company I worked for as a vendor.

    Cons

    Working as a vendor makes the relationship very complicated. You rarely see or talk to your manager from Spherion and instead it seems you work for the other company since they tell you what to do.

  10.  

    Spherion Employment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spherion full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Spherion does a good job of training employees. They are taking the best of Randstad training processes and make it seamless for franchise employees to use in the field

    Cons

    Spherion is very "old school", they are slow to embrace technology and the way younger generations demand work-life balance. Not much opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a larger focus on work-life balance and opportunites for advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    No advancement! Treated like dirt! No benefits

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    Former Employee - Kitting in South Bend, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Kitting in South Bend, IN (US)

    I worked at Spherion as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    That you get paid and that's about it!

    Cons

    People do not care about you! No benefits! Only temp work and never got hired in permanently. I felt like I was mistreated. Pay sucked too but, it was money! No job security either. They don't look out for your interest. Stay away!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees more and give them a chance to get hired in. Pay better wages. Better communication!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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