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.
A reliable temporary work agency that provides employment in various fields requiring labor .
Laborer (Current Employee), Fort Pierce, FL – May 16, 2014
A typical day starts when you show up and you would be sent out to jobs where employers requires labor or a particular set of skills. Jobs could be from construction to landscaping, from demolitions to janitorial, moving equipment and furniture , driving ,garbage disposal and trade helper . The good thing about it is that it gives you experience and – more... exposure in a wide range of disciplines. – less
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
Package Handler (Current Employee), Jersey City, NJ – July 30, 2014
Pros: quick cash
Cons: not knowing when the next time you'll have a spot to go to
making it on time to the building is okay. i have learned ppe is impotant o any job. management seems to be fine until a co-worker gets in the way of their porduction. the hardest thing about the job is going to the same place the next day. the good thing is u get to meet new people on a day o day basis
Branch Manager (Former Employee), Corona, CA – July 29, 2014
You wore many hats and besides the 5 am start time this was a very good place to work. You sales skills were sharpened daily and you management skills were improved with the constant challenges and great training provided by this company
Laborer (Former Employee), Killeen, TX – July 27, 2014
Pros: learned skills
Cons: payment amount, work time, etc
There never was a typical day at this place. I learned alot of different stuff from being around so many different kinds of workers. I really wasnt around anyone long enough to get to learn anything about the management. The hardest part of the job was never knowing how much you where going to get paid. The most enjoyable part of the job was all the – more... different people I got to learn things from. – less
Temporary Laborer (Current Employee), Lewiston, ME – July 26, 2014
Pros: work is generally "easy" and you get payed same day
Cons: not always consistent work, low pay for work.
You show up at 4:30am and are usually sent out on a job before 7am. You have no way of knowing where you will work or what you will be doing any given day, or even if you will work. The management is helpful if you are a hard and honest worker but will come down on you hard if you cause problems for clients. Most of your co-workers are really interesting – more... people who are just down on their luck; TONS of fun to be around. Payed same day for work.
Hardest part of the job is that no matter how grueling the work is, you almost NEVER get paid more than $7.50/hr – less
Licensed Electrical Assistant (Former Employee), Decatur, GA – July 25, 2014
I used to work for labor ready and they used to have work , but in Houston all of the Temp Services are staffed by Latino's who make sure Latino's get first pick at all the jobs . most of the offices are all latino staffed in Houston Texas . I've been here A year I'm A Licensed Electrician in this State theres plenty of commercial construction yet I – more... haven't had one single job Here by labor Ready or any other Temp services because latino's have set them selves in possitions to do all of the hiring here . – less
Field Team Member (Former Employee), Mesa, AZ – July 25, 2014
Pros: fun coworkers to be around...movies in the morning
Cons: no healthcare and no guarantee jobs daily
The day starts by being at the door before 5am when they open. You sign in and then wait for a job to come available. If one does then you go to the job site. They doesn't always happen though. You may learn new skills that will help you later on in a new field of work. The management is quite nice, but they are strict. The hardest part of this particular – more... job is not being qualified for certain jobs that come in the office. The best part is all the different people and jobs you get to know and learn. It was quite a entertaining job. The people were great to work for. – less