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
Good in a pinch with professional staff, but little chance of advancement from the labor side.
General Laborer/Forklift Operator (Current Employee), St. Louis, MO – November 19, 2014
Pros: friendly management, many available jobs
Cons: jobs are often too far away, and there is difficulty getting paid in a reasonable time.
While the jobs are often dirty and strenuous, along with last minute 'take it or leave it' offers, the staff is usually professional and there are plenty of work offers-- providing you're willing to drive many miles per day.
Service Specialist (Former Employee), Indianapolis, IN – November 17, 2014
Pros: changing lives everytime we were able to assign/dispatch a worker
Cons: high turnover, management, policy and proceedures not followed
Act as a goodwill ambassador to our clients and our temporary associates, Build business relationships with customers and temporary associates while providing excellent customer service, Call customers to generate repeat sales and/or set sales appointments, Deliver marketing materials to potential clients, Assist new applicants with the employment process, – more... answer questions and qualify potential temporary associates for eligibility to work, Assist with dispatch by preparing work tickets, distributing safety equipment, selecting associates for job assignments, and directing them to the job site location, Occasionally, drive temporary associates to and from job sites, Input, maintain and follow-up on accounts receivable, Process credit applications and set credit limits, Follow up with customers on outstanding invoices, Assist in temporary associate payout and process payroll from completed work tickets. – less
Painter/Mover/packer (Former Employee), Milwaukee, WI – November 17, 2014
Pros: payed by the day
Cons: dirtiest work spots
I was required to work a various companies thru this company. Such as ready clean where a had to pull up carpets and move furniture. Working with this company u must be able o lift 75 to 100 pounds because there our lots of heavy objects .Great place to meet lots of great workers like myself. I love this just because we get paid everyday right after – more... u done working. – less
co owner (Former Employee), Conroe,Tx – November 17, 2014
Pros: learned alot
Really cool work environment learned how to use MOST Hand tools and power tools learned to read tape measure use levels squares talk to people was co owner and just was over all a really good work experience