Little communication between employees and management.
Warehouse Associate (Current Employee), Herndon, VA – September 25, 2012
Pros: free lunch
Cons: standing in one place for 8 hours.
A typical day at work involves going to a predetermined site to work. Tasks can range from food prep to warehouse work such as shipping and receiving. I have learned a wide variety of skills including but not limited to inventory control, document processing, employee and time management.
Picking & Packaging (Former Employee), North York, ON – July 17, 2012
Pros: free beverages, gift bags etc.
Cons: nothing was bad
A typical day at work was fine. The management was great and helpful. I learned how to acheive the given target at work with speed & quality. My co-workers were very helpful and understanding.the hardest part of the job was lifting heavy boxes alone without anybodies help. The most enjoyable part of the job was the amount of regular hours.
Laborer (Former Employee), St. Catharines, ON – June 25, 2012
Pros: provided different work experiences
Cons: too much travel, not enough security
Temporary work that spanned several regions. Involved a lot of heavy lifting. I learned how to do several different jobs from wine bottling to stacking. Co-workers were very nice. The hardest part of the job was not knowing when the next job was coming or what I was doing.
Walkie Operator, General Labour (Former Employee), Mississauga, Ontario – May 15, 2012
Pros: job assignments
Cons: completed job assignments
My day at work though this agency was every good and was assign to my tasks during the day at work. I have learned lots of knowledge within this agency and the management of the job assignments were nice like the staffing consultants at this agency. My co-workers were very nice as well you do have those that think they are all that but you get them – more... in all companies. The hardest part of job is leaving the job because of assignment completed and waiting for a new job assignment. The most enjoyable pat of the job is working at matrix as a walkie operator and a general labour at Carquest and getting a full time permanent job with them after the assignment was finished. – less
General Labourer (Former Employee), Brockville, ON – May 7, 2012
Pros: good training, variety of work
Cons: lack of work, poor job security
Throughout the duration of my employment with Manpower, I worked at several different companies. I enjoyed the diversity of not only working in a variety of companies, but working in various different positions within those companies.
Although the availability of work was often unreliable, I greatly value the experience and the skills I was able to – more... acquire while working for this agency. – less
I enjoyed everything i got to learn working there. I enjoyed seeing where the core went after it left the mines and knowing what the next step was. I found everything i learned there very interesting. The downfall there was that I was just a temp.
Remodel Associate (Former Employee), Caro, MI – July 27, 2014
I had a lot of fun working for Manpower, I worked for them when we were remodeling Wal-Mart in Caro, MI and enjoyed going to work. I just wish that the job was more permanent and not just a temporary employment.
Staff Accountant (Former Employee), Livonia, MI – July 25, 2014
Pros: money was what i asked for.job gave me the experience i was looking to get.
Cons: my agent wasn't very helpful or personable
I've been trying to get back into the bookkeeping end of administrative work for years and Manpower was able to get me the experience that I want to have on my resume.Altough, I think that had more to do with me being " in the right place at the right time" than anything to do with my agent at Manpower.My agent there was just flat out lazy.Anytime I – more... had to call/email him, I would get the impression that I was really putting him out.So, I avoided contacting him unless I had too, and the few times that I did, he sounded aggravated and could be very condescending.There were a couple of other people at the agency that treated me the same way.It was a strange experience...I've worked with temp agencies in the past and have never run into this before. However, not everyone at Manpower was like that. Manpower does get some pretty good opportunities & I'm not trying to discourage people from working with them.I just want other jobseekers to be aware that if you are interested in an assignment with M.P., you really need to stay on them to get you what you need (payroll PIN #'s etc) or they might not get it to you in a timely fashion or at all! – less
Senior Compliance Safeguarding Coordinator (Current Employee), Uxbridge, ENG – July 24, 2014
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