Spherion Reviews

Updated 25 August 2014
Updated 25 August 2014
248 Reviews

3.2
248 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Spherion President Loretta Pen
Loretta Pen
40 Ratings

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)

  • Too heavy in upper management ranks (in 7 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    It was good for what I needed at the time.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    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.

  2.  

    No advancement! Treated like dirt! No benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Kitting  in  South Bend, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Kitting in South Bend, IN (US)

    I worked at Spherion as a contractor for less than a 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
  3.  

    Spherion Employment

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

    I have been working at Spherion full-time for 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
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    Decent work environment. Pretty easy job.

    Former Employee - Staffing Associate  in  Itasca, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Staffing Associate in Itasca, IL (US)

    I worked at Spherion full-time

    Pros

    Easy going management, easy job overall. It was a very young environment where team work was encouraged. Very metrics driven position.

    Cons

    Low end jobs to recruit on. High turnover for the temporary employees. There were not msny opportunities to move up in the organization.

  6.  

    Great resource for people looking for temporary or full time jobs in business.

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

    I have been working at Spherion

    Pros

    The recruiters are very personable and work to find you a position that will fit with your work experience and needs.

    Cons

    The online time card system has some quirks at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better web presence for your company and the service it provides.

  7.  

    Great and friendly company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Healthcare Call Center Representative  in  Honolulu, HI (US)
    Current Employee - Healthcare Call Center Representative in Honolulu, HI (US)

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

    Pros

    It is family owned, they are very relaxed

    Cons

    Some things might seem like they move slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Poor practices if getting temp employees hired permanently.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assembler  in  Bristol, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Assembler in Bristol, IN (US)

    I worked at Spherion as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    They seem to place you quickly, pay wasn't too bad but poor for the position.

    Cons

    Permanent placement is outrageously long term. Terrible benefits. Trying to communicate concerns to the recruiter doesn't seem to get anywhere. Any pay adjustments to the contract are not passed to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage your customers to permanently hire contract employees in a reasonable timeframe. Clearly if you have been contracted for over a year they are happy with your performance. Pass on pay increases, listens to your temps on their concerns, and respond timely.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Unhappy X- Employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Service Representative  in  Port St Lucie, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Client Service Representative in Port St Lucie, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    They found me a job quickly with 2 months training but I was highly trained prior for the type of work I was doing. No pros I can recall, it was a negative experience unfortunately.

    Cons

    Many. Lack of communication regarding a poor work environment. No one got along, I never experienced that in my lifetime prior as I get along with co-workers always.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better reps to represent your company. When an employee wants to speak with management, don't push them away. Communicate properly with your employees,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Receptionist  in  Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Redmond, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Lots of projects to work on while you're at the reception desk, so you are never bored. Allowed to dress up for Halloween.

    Cons

    No flexibility in hours. If you need to see a doctor, you are pretty much stuck having to wait until the weekend (assuming you can even find a doctor who will see you on the weekend). They read all of your email, so be careful what you write.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your employees a bit more flexibility when it comes to doctor appointments and family emergencies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Data entry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Entry  in  Madison, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Data Entry in Madison, WI (US)

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, Most people are friendly. Can wear jeans to work. Getting time off was very easy to do.

    Cons

    Certain departments were no so great. Moving departments if not happy within on wasn't so easy to do. Not treated like an actually employee but as a staffing company employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees about the department that they are in

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

Worked for Spherion? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.