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Manpower Reviews

Updated 23 February 2018
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Manpower Managing Director Mark Cahill
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Pros
  • good work life balance and fun place to be (in 48 reviews)

  • Great company who placed me on many temp jobs (in 39 reviews)

Cons
  • Also no benefits increases where I was (in 42 reviews)

  • No work life balance, minimal training (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Amazing company to work for."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manpower full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Manpower - Understand your needs, great work / life balance, very flexible and understanding.
    They actually care and want what is best for you

    Cons

    I really don't think there is many cons. Manpower is a global company so changing things are not so simple and not so quick.

    Manpower Response

    26 Oct 2017 – Managing Director, Manpower UK

    Thank you for sharing this review. Our business has undergone big changes this year so it's pleasing to hear from colleagues who are benefitting from the greater flexibility we have introduced. I... More


  2. "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manpower full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great support from my Regional manager. Regular development sessions. Happy team spirit with everyone working together to achieve a common goal.

    Cons

    The downside of recruitment, where a lot of the outcome is beyond your contol

    Advice to Management

    Keep the development sessions and the way you lisen to your team


  3. "Monotonous work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Advisor in Liverpool, England
    Current Employee - Customer Advisor in Liverpool, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Manpower full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The staff I work with are nice.

    Cons

    Divide and conquer type situation.

    Advice to Management

    You can't have people being paid the same money for doing an hour longer than the other staff members each day. Unfair practices and the managers can't change anything.


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  5. "Working for manpower"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IBM/HST Engineer in Highbridge, England
    Current Employee - IBM/HST Engineer in Highbridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Manpower full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Holiday days and sick days.

    Cons

    Saturday days introduced. No increases in salary. No career progression.


  6. "Great place to work but training needs improvement."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Manpower full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lovely people and the role itself gives you a fantastic feeling. They also have good benefits for Perm consultants and a great development scheme.

    Cons

    The training isn't up to scratch, they need more guidance for new starters especially if they don't have previous recruitment experience

    Advice to Management

    Have more structure to training so that new starters are set up for success


  7. "Great Company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Manager in Bristol, England
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Manager in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Manpower full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Huge Emphasis placed upon personal development from within the last 2 years. This drives the potential for Internal progression across the whole of the ManpowerGroup.

    Cons

    There has been well-publicized change over the last year which has streamlined the operation, I hope this positive effort will create a more modern and agile firm.


  8. "Terrible company to work for, very poor job security"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Operative in Peterborough, England
    Current Employee - Warehouse Operative in Peterborough, England

    I have been working at Manpower full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, opportunity to gain experience in different roles within a warehouse based environment.

    Cons

    There was hardly ever any hand protection (gloves) on site when it was needed, shifts would be arranged and cancelled with no notice (2 hours in advance if lucky). On 2 different occasions I had turned up to work to discover that the shift had been cancelled and the agency did not give me a phone call or text message to inform me about this, literally wasting my valuable time, energy, fuel money! Often a shift would start 3 hours later than originally intended and I would be given 2 hours notice if lucky. Shifts would get cancelled very frequently and as a result I found myself struggling to pay for living costs.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that there are enough protective gloves on site for all of the workers and give staff more time in advance so that they are aware of when they will be working.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Love my Job and Colleagues but want more time to sell"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Manpower full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The way my Director and Senior Management Team are visible, available, motivating and positively challenging. The North is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Delivering low margin business that gets turned on and off and it’s killing our retail business, I can see it. We are now a Logistics business.

    Advice to Management

    Please help in moving this logistics business away from sales people. Keep on being visible and motivating.


  10. "Head and Shoulders above Competition"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Warrington, North West England, England
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Warrington, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manpower full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Secure Professional environment
    Training and Development
    High Ethical Standards
    Great Rewards for High Performers
    Recognition and Opportunity for consistently hardworking employees
    Mobile Working Opportunities

    Cons

    Capped Bonus structures
    Average Salary Brackets
    Unclear Promotion Opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Although there is always opportunities to apply for internal vacancies, there should be more direction and clarity on how to progress within current front line roles and how to gain promotions/salary increase.


  11. "Fantastic company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Ipswich, England
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Ipswich, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manpower full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, great commission scheme on everything you bill, I love being able to work at home, a continuous training program, fantastic support from my manager, constantly evolving and growing with the times, the Directors are accessible and listen to you.

    Cons

    Absolutely nothing. I’ve been in recruitment for 12 years and at Manpower for just over 3 and it’s the best company I’ve worked at. I would like to continue my career with them for the foreseeable future

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!!!


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