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
Editor (Temp) (Current Employee), Killeen, TX – October 21, 2014
Pros: free lunch bonus
Cons: short breaks health care
Please hire me I am the greatest addition to the team.Working for this company is just like that every day you go to work you will be begging for a job nothing is promise not even is you are the first one on the list and is you do not have a care for get it this is not the job for you.
Laborer (Current Employee), Bremerton, WA – October 20, 2014
Pros: cooperative supervisors
Cons: not enough work to go around
The work isn't a constant guarantee, and often times I found the compensation was not equal to the amount of effort applied to each position, however, that is to be expected at a temp agency. The company over all is good to work for and is great for brining in a little extra cash to get by when times are rough, but is not to be expected as a permanent – more... position. – less