Temporary Laborer (Former Employee), Vienna, VA – March 20, 2014
Pros: accepting company
Cons: low pay
Labor Ready is a good place to pick up a job if you are unemployed, or have a criminal record and such. Most people are pretty nice to work with; you just have to be tolerant. You have to realize that many of the men, and some women, that work there have hit bottom and they are trying to work their way back up. I give Labor Ready high marks because – more... they have given me a chance many times when I was struggling and didn't have a job. I felt the management was fair. There are no benefits and no job security. You hardly make any money, but it varies from job ticket to job ticket. You can apply for training to be a flagman which might help you make more money or help you land a permanent job. – less
Labourer (Current Employee), Vancouver, BC – May 21, 2014
Pros: gauranteed pay at the end of the day
Cons: somedays theres just no work.
A typical day at work is unknown until the minute i start (same idea with co-workers), which i enjoy. i could have a boring slow & easy day or a day where im constantly on my feet, which is what i like. the hardest part is not knowing if you will have a good direct employer. the most enjoyable part is meeting new people and doing new jobs.
Laborer (Former Employee), KAMLOOPS-B.C – July 1, 2013
Pros: they get you work if you show up
Cons: you have to show up at 5 am
They get you to work in your field preference whether its construction or cleaning hotels.The pay is average but you get paid daily and it helps ,when you need to buy food if you've been out of work for awhile.
General Labourer (Current Employee), Hamilton ON – February 4, 2013
Pros: paid daily
Cons: temparory work, shortage of hours, time spent traviling from office to job without pay
show up at the main office at 5:00 am. sometimes get sent out to work, sometimes no work for the day. ive learned to be very flexable with my hours and work schedual to acomidate hours of work that are given to me. The hardest part of this job is not having a steady income to support myself.
Laborer-Hussmann Canada LTD, CCT (Former Employee), Cambridge, ON – January 14, 2013
Pros: get paid next day
Cons: low wages
I have worked at a number of jobs through this agency, most recently as a receiver for a perfume store in Stone Road Mall. In 2012 summer months, I was hired on as an advertiser for the closing of a large department store. Previously to that I managed a warehouse for 3 years. Most of the jobs I do with this company are jobs in which I must work independently – more... of others, although I do work very well with people also. The hardest part of this job was the "on call", where you find out about jobs an hour before they start and still need to run to Labor Ready for the time sheet. The most enjoyable part of the job is where they pay you the next day for your work... – less
Labor (Former Employee), sioux falls – September 14, 2014
Pros: most of the time, they have good job assigments and you can get repeat assignments
Cons: this is only a day labor company, you have to be there 3:30am every morning hoping for work
Mgnt is okay but no promises on work. no benefits and you have to be there as early as 3:30am every morning hoping for work. This will be very tiring and frustrating if you don't get any work that day.
Labor Worker (Current Employee), Lake City, FL – September 14, 2014
Pros: lunches, breaks, water, inside when hot, nice bosses
Cons: co workers, heat
my typical day at work was always hard,hot manual labor, i learned responsiblilties ,do what ever it takes to get the job done right the first time, my managers are always stricted which is very good, my co workers usually never done anything but complain and sit around talking . the hardest pat of the job is manual labor and the heat. end of the day – more... getting off. – less
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant (Current Employee), Charlottesville, VA – September 13, 2014
Pros: get paid everyday if you choose .
Cons: not enough office jobs through this company
fast paced like i like it to be and i loved the staff a lot . good hours good pay the hardest part of the job is not having the assignment any more once the ticket time runs out then you are back to not having a job anymore i just wish that labor ready had more jobs avaliable