Spherion Staffing

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kgant3
05/04/2011

Spherion Staffing 2

The staff was friendly enough at Spherion staffing in OKC, OK, in the beginning. I called to reschedule an interview because I accidently double booked it with another one, and they told me that job was going to pull my application and to call back next week. I called them the next week to tell them I am still available to work and they told me that because I "did not show up for an interview I am ineligable for rehire".

They also told me that because I did not show up for a job they had scheduled for me I was also ineligable for rehire. I received a phone call after I got off of work, at my current job, and it said "we have a job position availabe for you and just want to confirm your interest please call us back at....". I called them the next morning and found that they had already scheduled me to start that day and I did not show up. Did the message say that? Not at all. I TOLD them I had another job at the moment and was not going to leave it until I found another job, all interviews had to be scheduled around my current job. This place is AWFUL do not use them unless you do not have a job and can be at your phone 24 hours/day!

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Spherion Staffing 1

I was on assignment for Spherion Staffing at there port st Lucie Florida office. I dealt with a very unprofessional individual named Tracy Jackum. I was on assignment for a company called Policy studies inc. PSI. I was guaranteed 40 hrs. a week that never happened. we were sent home on a regular basis because the company never had enough work as they claim. and if we showed up and logged into the system they needed to pay us for 4 hours worth if we were sent home. today I didn't have my phone so I never received the call not to come in. I showed up and logged in and was told to go home as there was not enough work. I received a call from tracy latter stating they are terminating my employment as my performance was low But when I had my performance evaluation just last Friday I received 4 100% and 3 98% so I know she was full of it. then she started stumbling on her words she them just started pulling anything she could think of out of the air. I asked her to give me some examples of what she was lying about but she said hold on and threw me on hold and xfered me to someone else who I never spoke with before and just spouted out more BS. this is by far the worst company I have ever been involved with and I dont know how they can stay in business this way. and as for a review I read on here yes once your in they dont give a damn about you. you are just a body for them to sell and make alot off of you while paying you chump change. stay away from this joke of a company. they are not trying to help anyone but themselves.

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UnhappyinOhio
04/02/2011

Spherion Staffing 1

The staff at the Spherion office I went to in Ohio seemed very friendly in the beginning but what I learned from working with them was that once your on a job assignment regardless of any problems you face on that job assignment they don't seem to care.

Would I refer anyone to Spherion? NEVER....

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rolon2
02/22/2011

Spherion Staffing 2

Beware of Citigroup Analyst Position recruiting 100 they are only recruting 10 example to cover themselves with the goverment. If you you have a permanet Job Do not leave,this company does not care at all.

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pruittit
02/21/2011

Spherion Staffing 5

i love it it works great for me everyone is pleased and nice.

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bicrowell
02/11/2011

Spherion Staffing 1

Worst experience I have ever had. I was phoned and offered a position. I was told that the company was excited to get me there as soon as possible and could I start first thing in the morning the very next day. Good thing I did not say adios to my current employer because two hours pass by when I get another call from the same person saying, we have a problem, it was not me that they want. No apologies. I fealt like I got kicked in the grion.
I have not heard from Spherion since.

DO NOT USE SPHERION STAFFING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Christopher Fgnuss
01/14/2011

Spherion Staffing 1

I was really happy because I was going to get an awesome six month job at UCLA.

However, they neglect to tell you until the last second that you will not be able to purchase the faculty parking pass. Parking at the site is $10 a day.

I tried taking the bus but after the first day I decided it really wasn't worth my time. Furthermore I feel that both the client and Spherion were not forthcoming with this type of information. This type of information is a definite dealbreaker. Spherion just wants you to say yes and anything else you needed to know would be found out afterwards.

Ironically to get the interview for the position the staffing agent asked if I could blow off this other staffing assignment I had. I did blow off that assignment. Haha, these people are like vultures especially amongst themselves.

These people really do just want to make a buck of your back. Actually 99% of the staffing agencies operate this way.

Before accepting the assignment make sure they tell you EVERYTHING. This people are like recruiters in that they will tell you everything and anything just to get you.

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angel79
11/22/2010

Spherion Staffing 1

Horrible Staff!!! The recruiter named Tracie at the Federal Way Washington office is a RACIST!! She called me a wetback mixed n*gger!

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jacksmommy
08/08/2010

Spherion Staffing 1

Spherion isnt a good company at all. At first they werent hard to work with. They sent me to a company, i liked the work and the people i worked with. I was there for nearly three months, and the company was hiring. My team lead had said that they were planning to hire me and two other people who had been sent there. The following monday, spherion tells me they're moving all of us to another company, as the old one doesnt need temps and will be laying off.. So we're all moved over to another company, this company didnt communicate AT ALL. I spent two weeks there, showed up on time and worked really hard, even saved my supervisor from a write up for printing bad dates on a truck full of produce.. The company had printed our schedules for us to have, and they'd scheduled us a week off so they could clean the plant. (they do things with food). The supervisors kept reidorating do not come in next week, the schedule said we were off. My family had planned a camping trip to the south... My cell phone didnt have any reception there, but i wasnt worried about it, i had the week off. I came back into a service area a day or so later. I had a voice mail from the company and spherion. The company had decided to call me into work with less than 24hrs notice. I called the lady who called me immidiately and explained to her i was about 4hrs away, and i had no cell service to get their call. She told me it didnt matter they needed me and i no call no showed. I then explained to her i'd not have gone hrs away had i not been scheduled off for an entire week, I let her know i was sorry and told her i'd be in, just late as it would take a while to return home. She said no, we no longer need you here and hung up. Spherion pointed me with a no call no show... Spherion then moved me to an other company.. this company was fun and easy to work with.. it was mostly older ladies who are always fun to talk to.. and only got snipey when they didnt have their chairs.. I worked hard here aswell, and the line lead liked me, and asked spherion if he could keep me for mor than the two weeks they'd origianlly needed me. Spherion said no, they needed all the temps back to go to yet another company... I had oriantation at this 4th company, they said we'd start work monday. Monday morning spherion calls and says no dont go in, they dont need temps.. this goes on for two weeks.. Spherion finally sends us back to the third company we were at... We stayed for three days, and then were told work will be starting the next day at the 4th company... Again, a call from spherion telling us dont go in, they dont need temps..
After two more weeks of this oh you'll start work monday, and then nope not happinin thing. I put my resume in at the first company i was at, and they hired me.. So i advise, dont go to spherion.. they'll just give you the run around..

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bikram101
06/02/2010

Spherion Staffing 3




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Denny85
03/24/2010

Spherion Staffing 1

overall experience: bad

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hatfieldjor
01/14/2010

Spherion Staffing 1

Spherion is a waste of time. I am a recent college graduate who contacted Gwenette Scott at the Spherion office in Dallas in hopes to find a job. After comleting 8 hours worth of agonizing internet testing and waiting 2 months, they managed to set me up with zero interviews. I have called their offices about 10 times, and they still have not returned my call. Awful communication. Save yourself the hassle and heartache and stay away from this staffing agency.

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rubyrose09
12/20/2009

Spherion Staffing 1

I worked for Spherion Staffing in Brevard County Fl, for nearly a year, and I would NEVER work for them again, they are only interested in making a buck off your back, they have no RESPECT for their employee. They tell you one thing and do something else. They ARE the WORST, so, If your thinking about working for them, re-think, they will screw you any chance they get.

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Doc20
10/13/2009

Spherion Staffing 1

Was offered a position, interviewed with the company, contacted the next day informing me that I would be starting training in two weeks. This was a good job that was very close to my house, so I quit looking for other opportunities. Two weeks go by with several contacts regarding drug testing and a minor start date change, nothing big and nothing unexpected. Then the day before I was to start I received a call from Denise Harrison of the Phoenix office telling me that the company wasn't going to hire me. She assured me other opportunities would be available and I told her I would keep in touch. I have called her 5 times since then and left multiple voice messages, and not once has she responded to me.

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sosegado
09/12/2009

Spherion Staffing 1

This company sucks. They fail to communicate with me or get me a job even though there are openings and I have a lot of experience.

Spherion = Fail



That is all.

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Believe It
08/19/2009

Spherion Staffing 1

As a former employee for Spherion I can vouch they do not have anyone's best interest except those who are eligible for bonuses (i.e. the senior leadership team). I watched them in the local market I was in move people to screw them out of bonuses -- I watched people quit over this. They have gotten so bad now in the market I am in they only have one branch manager and one recruiter per office which leaves no coverage if someone is out sick or on vacation. Want more...
Spherion also likes to play games with employees (not just the temps) as they offer you a position, you give notice and then they say oops don't have the hiriing authority right now best we can do is bring you in as a temp and later bring you on in a permanent position -- 12 - 14 months later if you're lucky you might get a permanent position; meanwhile you've worked with no benefits, bonus opportunity and at a reduced wage for that time. I know several people this happened to.

Spherion like many other companies announced they were cutting the 401k match...really wasn't a big deal since they only matched like 1/2 of 1% and you only became fully vested after 5 years -- isn't an issue for them since they drive most of the good employees away anyways.

But more important is the fact they conduct a "Performance Forum" each year at a plush hotel where they bring in all the top performers each year to celebrate alle xpenses paid. This year (2010) they are planning on taking everyone to the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas yet they told everyone they would have to take 5 days off unpaid because financing for the company was so bad. Since they were taking away the 5 days pay they said their wouldn't be a need to do any layoffs....well that didn't happen == they continue to lay off people. One of the top performers in 2007 who went to Performance Forum in 2008 was forced to move to a under performing branch office and was not given any help much of the time yet they walked in one day and fired him after 10 years of service....no severance, nothing!!

If you can get a job through them great.....but realize they do not care about you, will lie to your face as well as lie to the client you are actually working for by telling them what ever they want to hear.

In a recent class I found out Spherion switched insurance companies for their temporary employees and in doing so they cost a man's dependents who died from collecting any of the insurance money. Seems the insurance company's requirement was the employee had to have worked at least one day and even though he called numerous times to find out what he needed to do (and could have worked a one day assignment) was told he didn't need to do anything he was all set. They were generous enough to return the money he paid for the policy though......Spherion will screw you every chance they get

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CombatvetIraq
08/10/2009

Spherion Staffing 1

So here's my story on Spherion Staffing in the St. Louis area. Last year in October '08' I re-registered with Spherion because I was looking for work. They called me on a Friday to ask me if they could send my resume' to a business named ZEP. I called back & said yes. Spherion made the 1st mistake of not telling me exactly what the job entailed but it didn't matter because I knew what I was doing. So the branch manager of the business liked my resume' & told Spherion I could start that Wednesday. The pay was great & it was a full 40 hrs. a week. After being out of fulltime work for more than 6 months I was happy to find a job, even if I was a temp. The company I worked at was short on manpower & with me there it made 3 guys in the warehouse. I tell you, the whole gig was good with Spherion at 1st. I didn't have a problem with the job, my fellow workers or Spherion. My 1st issue came when my 3 month mark came for getting hired onto the company. The company wasn't hiring though so the manager decided to keep me because he liked my work. 2nd, I called out of work one day in January because of a bad snowstorm. I called the manager (Spherion says they're my employer & I should call them instead of the client) from the company to let him know I'd be out. In turn I get a call later that a.m. from Spherion & I was accosted for not calling them 1st! I didn't honestly know since the client was basically paying me through Spherion & I never really heard from the temp agency.

So after getting reamed from my "boss", a recruiter at Spherion, I said okay, I'll call you next time. She apologized a few days later for being mean to me over the phone. I accepted. In April I had to leave town to see my brother who just got out of the service & was about to leave the country again. (I gave 3 months notice on me having to leave town. That was never an issue for the record). No vacation, sick or personal time/pay. In May I got sick & I was out for 2 days. I called Spherion to call out of work sick that 1st a.m. I missed work. After the 1st time in Jan. I didn't want any problems. I never called the client because SPHERION stuck it in my head that they were MY employer, not the client. While sick Spherion told me they'd call the client to let them know I'll be out. They never called! They emailed the client, lmfao! Well after being out sick for 2 days I get back the 3rd day thinking all is ok. Nope, apparently with the manager being out on vacation the Lead was pissed at me & told me that the manager wasn't happy with me not calling in! I explained that Spherion told me they were my employer & that I should call them when calling out! All in all it was a HUGE mis-communication & mis-representation on Spherion. I was the one who got the blame for it all. I did my job still with grace & tried to forget about it all. Spherion told me on the phone that day that it was a mis-communication with the manager, me & them. They apologized again.

Of course this put me in a bad light. It made me look bad even though I was rated a 9 out of a 10 on my attitude, performance & attendance. What the client & Spherion thought of me was important so I always did my best to do what was asked of me & I did plenty of extra things not asked of me to make a good impression. I didn't have any problems with the 2 workers in the back & I loved having some guys to talk to about life. Well a few weeks later in the 1st week of June 09. I found myself in a bad spot. To make a long story short an employee of the client got mad at me & he threw something at me. He then made a threatening comment to me & I replied with my own thoughts. I then apologized to him even though I didn't initiate the whole mess. We were due to have our safety meeting with lunch & because of this event with that worker I didn't feel it to be wise to have the meeting around him. I requested the safety paper to read on my own. I was told that I was no longer needed & I was asked to leave. I got home, called Spherion & they asked me what happened. I was told by Lindsay that they would still work with me & offer me a job if something came up. This after I was supposedly let go for not following protocol. I filed for unemployment only because I knew I wasn't at fault but Spherion countered it & I was denied. They lied to the state about why I was let go from the client & failed to mention that I am still technically an employee & that they would send me to a job if I something came up. I decided not to fight it because Spherion is dirty. They got what they wanted out of me at the client's workplace & now I'm sure they have made up for it. I was never a bad employee for anyone! I was always at work, I only missed 3 days (out of 9 months) of which is mentioned in this story & I always followed protocol's at work & for calling out. I always knew that I could be cut loose with/without reason so that is why I did my best to work hard.

All in all after getting screwed on the unemployment part & me being cast in a bad light after the mistakes Spherion made regarding my actual employment I wouldn't recommend them to anyone. I had no beef with this place before all of this. In fact I thought they were the best one around. Not anymore.





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sisgeri
05/29/2009

Spherion Staffing 4

I had a little bit of a rocky start with spherion. they were tring to get hold of a co that was interested in my resume, once that happened i was sent for a interview and was told the co wanted me to start 2 weeks later. I have now found a home and love my job. I will and have told others to go to spherion for a review and job search. At least I got updates from them and with a couple of other temp to hire agencies i signed up with NEVER called me at all I finily told them where to go cause I and a dispatcher. Thanks... Bakersfield office

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dhille
02/12/2009

Spherion Staffing 1

I was hired with no problem for Hewitt and Associates. I was told how impressed she was with my background and face-to-face interview and that she couldn't wait to get me onboard. She did the background check (with no drug screening which I found odd to do one without the other) and said it came back like I expected, with flying colors. I was given my start date and told that the automated system would call to confirm THE DAY BEFORE MY START DATE. Well, that little automated man called me and I listened to him half-heartedly because I thought I knew what he would say. Well, it turns out he was saying something totally different than what I thought. He informed me that I would NOT be starting work the next day because of the fact that the class was overcrowded and they would have to break the class up into two different ones. Ok, well atleast I still had a job in this economy right? Wrong.... I called Amy at Spherion the very next day (since they were closed on the Sunday I received this message) and asked her what was going on. She said they over hired to be sure they had a full class and now are waiting on Hewitt to tell them "IF" they need the rest of the people before they form another class. So basically they used me and the other people to cover their own butts and make sure they had a full class. I was crushed and pissed and never called back. So does Spherion suck?? Yeah, from where I am sitting they do!!!

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dona13
09/30/2008

Spherion Staffing 1

HELP WANTED:
Spherion Staffing is seeking a qualified person for their Redding, California office.
The following is required:

Complete contempt for any or all clients seeking a job position.
Absolute disregard for ethical business practices.
Adept at snubbing, proficient at threatening to "discard all information if you do not return their call within 5 business days."
(Yes, that is a quote.)

Experience at speaking to the public in a mono-tone, robotic style as to prove how dedicated you are to becoming a mindless company drone.

Will train the right person to communicate in a harsh, aggressive manner in which to intimidate potential clients.

Will be tested on all of the above, as well as on the ability to look down your nose at others.

THOSE WHO VALUE GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE IN A POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT NEED NOT APPLY.




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WorkerB
09/29/2008

Spherion Staffing 5

SPHERION ROCKS!!  Thanks to Spherion I have found a career!!  They found work for me after being out of the workforce for 5 years!!!  I have now been with the same company for 4 1/2 years....I highly suggest using them.

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mrnerd08
07/11/2008

Spherion Staffing 1

Spherion really does suck alot because they send people to crappy jobs. I was working through Spherion but now they are saying there no jobs. They give me the run around and lie to me about job they are hiring for. They are very unfair company.

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sgrho
05/15/2008

Spherion Staffing 1

Spherion DOES suck I agree. I was hired to analyze and file a few adocuments. Before you know it within a week I am lifting 60 to 100 pound boxes. I ended up destroying a very expensive $500 suit. When I asked for a couple of dollars more an hour they game me the 3rd degree. I told them they can have that job. They suck, they do not look out for your interest especially if you are a highly qualified with a ivy league degree.

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devibear
05/01/2008

Spherion Staffing 2

Spherion DOES suck. I am at an RPO client of theirs. I was identified, screened and selected by the client, not Spherion. The RPO that Spherion has with the clien has me working through them. No biggie. I get paid about 10K a month but Spherion is billing the client SEVENTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS for me. They do have some employer contributions to taxes and other expense, but not seven grand a month worth. They are making money hand over fist.

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Meaux
10/03/2007

Spherion Staffing 1

I had a talk with employer the other day, who told me he had thought about hiring from temp companies like this one. He told me that he called them to ask if he could get someone to help and they didn't have to have alot of experience. They told him, sure, and proceeded to get him someone out for 5.85 hour (states minimum wage here) and it was going to cost him $15.64 per hour for that individual. WOWZA! He went to a friend who was HR for a company down the road, who told him, that even those temp places don't send reliable help, his company hires and fires 250 in any 90 day period, and 100% come from that same temp company. Well I'll be, if the companies would just hire the person for that rate, they would get paid better and would probably show up, work better, or do whatever they need to do to keep that job. HR's around the globe, get a brain! These companies are spinlessly taking all of the money that you could build trust, and faith with a new employee and laughing at you when they drag up on you. Just call up that person that left (the temp) and ask them if they would have left if they were making 3 times what you were paying them. Even twice of what you were paying them! For real guys, if ever put in a position to bankrupt a temp company, I WILL DO IT! JMHO

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NotMyRealName
06/29/2007

Spherion Staffing 1

Spherion sucks.  Use them for your own benefit or avoid them at all together.  Horrible, simply horrible.

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rating16
04/05/2007

Spherion Staffing 1

This agency is awful. I used an agency in Georgia and they treated me very poorly. They did not communicate with me and when I was finally placed in a job, I found that they did not do much research. They are only concerned in filling positions, but not finding the right person for the job. The practices of Spherion are unethical. I would NOT recommend or use this company again!

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cdelhoyo
06/18/2006

Spherion Staffing 1

They are the worst. They treat people like nonhuman beings. They are very inconsiderate and very unjust. I will never recommend anybody to go through them.

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dixie1202
06/18/2006

Spherion Staffing 1

I applied to several accounting positions that were posted on their website. I was very well qualifed for all of them. (I have a Master's Degree). They never even scheduled me for an appointment or returned my calls so I decided not to even bother with them.

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Derekzzxx
06/02/2006

Spherion Staffing 1

These people are unprofessional and just plain rude. This one woman, Diane is the Los Angeles office runs around like a chicken with it's head cut off. She is not the worst because this other persian guy acts like he is twelve. The tests that they take there are ridiculous and time consuming. Even if you are qualified for positions, (having your BA) they stick you in jobs stuffing envelopes for $12 p/h. When I resigned from there Diane hung up on me and I still haven't gotten my check and its been three weeks. DON'T GO HERE IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR EMPLOYMENT. Go to Officeteam in Westwood and tell them you went to Spherion first. Officeteam is very professional and I sense they want to knock Spherion down and out of the way.

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retro1968
03/28/2006

Spherion Staffing 1

I interviewed for a contract position. It went very well and I was offered the job. Only then did Spherion tell me that a background check and drug screen were necessary. I did not have an issue with these requirements, but found it most troubling that it was not communicated to me up front. Then they had me sign an incomplete contract and would not provide me with a copy. I elected to pass on the position because I did not want to work for, and be paid by, Spherion.

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40pqueen
12/15/2005

Spherion Staffing 3

Spherion at Hewitt ain´t that bad. The attendance policy sux, but the Spherion reps were good.

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shammy123
10/04/2005

Spherion Staffing 1

I worked for Spherion for almost a month. I worked for a company called Hewitt. Spherion interviewed me and hired me right away. Then about 2 or 3 weeks later they wanted to do a background check and drug test. SO I had to take my own personal time on the weekend to do the drug test. After doing so I worked another 2 weeks. I had about an hour commute. When I got in on a Tuesday, the Spherion contact came into the training room to speak with me. She led me into a private room and told me they were letting me go due to the background check. Prior to working for this agency I worked directly for a bank and had extensive background check and finger printing and my backgound was fine. Spherion let me go because I had an fine on my record for a check that was issued. I worked for a company that before they went bankrupt issued a check to another company. I along with another employee was an authourized signer for this company. The other company brought a lawsuit against the company I worked for along with the signers on the check so the company eventually issued payment and resolved the issue out of court. Spherion let me go because they said this was on my record. It was not. I contacted the county and it was issued like a citation. Spherion treated this like some kind of criminal offense and it was neither a misdemeanor or felony. All it was was a fine. The clerk provided me with documentation for this fine which supports it was no conviction and it was a suite settled out of court. I actually had nothing at all to do with the entire situation besides the intial issuing of the check. Spherion then treated me like I was some kind of criminal and I don't even have a record. I am a college graduate with 2 BAs. Spherion then told me with the information I provided from the clerk that this has to be expunged from my record. I told the county and they said there is nothing to be expunged because this was a fine not a charge. The company resolved the issue on my behalf. I still have not received any apology for the humiliation Spherion put me through for their error. It was not my fault they didn't know how to read a background check and came to the wrong conclusion. I would tell anyone that you never want to work for an agency like this. They knew they were going to let me go and that I traveled far but instead of telling me not to come in they waited until I worked about 2 or more hours that day and came into the class and hauled me off like I was some type of criminal.

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BurnedBySpheri on
10/03/2005

Spherion Staffing 1

They are letting lots (and when I say lots, I mean tons) of people go from the Red Cross Assignment in Bakersfield, CA (and because it's a temp job, they don't have to tell you why even if you think you were qualified to have the job). They let me go on and did not pay me that day. They said I could pick it up from the office on the following friday. I go the office on that day, Guess what, no check. So the woman there told me that they sent all the red cross checks to the ACS facility and to go there. So I drive ALL the way across town (keep in mind gas prices are high right now) with one of my children during RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC. I get to ACIS. I wait in line with all the other people who are still employed for them. Several minutes later, I'm told there is no check there for me, and to "Go the the round table in another area". So I do that. On my time sheet they had written "Will pick up at office on Friday." So they start to say "Go do that." So I inform them that I already went there. A different woman tells me to call the office on the upcoming Monday. I do. I'm on hold with different people (kept getting transferred) for over 15 minutes. Finally they told me it had been sent to me. I ask From where? The woman says "I don't know." and acted like she was going to get off the phone. So I say, Was it mailed from California? I'm put on hold again. She comes back and tells me it was mailed from TEXAS!! and to "give it a few days". Few days pass, NEVER received my check. Talked to the labor board. Apparently, they are doing this to a LOT OF PEOPLE!!! (that's what they told me). They are ripping off a lot of people. Even if I get paid eventually, it doesn't matter, I worked the hours, I needed the money. I had to go through the pain of gettiing fired when I felt I was doing a good job (yes it struck me hard), so now they are making it even worse by not paying me and others. If you're thinking about this agency, go to another one.

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edithann
07/28/2005

Spherion Staffing 1

This is the worst outfit in the US. Talk about discrimination, I am 56 was employed by speerion for 1 year and yesterday I got a call from Jonathan saying Hello, How are you we no longer need your services. No explanation,and why couldn't he face me? Isn't that a pretty tacky way of firing people?

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DUMBASSES
02/04/2005

Spherion Staffing 1

They have no idea how to run a payroll department. Was almost a month before we received any checks, and then they short changed me 24 hours. On the application, I had stated that I needed time off. I emailed them several times during a contract to remind them. One day, they called me in and let me go because I needed time off. Now back to the hours they short changed me. After they let me go, I had to make many phones calls to get this money. These were hours from the first weeks I worked there, but was paid for two weeks after they let me go. Now we get the W-2 form and that's not right. Got a call into them about this. And to add to people's humiliation, if someone was late or not paying attention during training, they would make that person get up in front of the entire group and sing a song. And then the next day they were inevitably fired. Nice

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SpherionSucks
11/22/2004

Spherion Staffing 1

This is a temp job placement agency that I worked with in St. Louis. I was on reserve status for the military and was looking for work. I worked for awhile at Hussmann Refrigeration, and after my assignment was up, they asked for me by name when they had another assignment. After that assignment was completed I took an assignment at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. While working there, people on my base were being mobilized for deployment to Afghanistan and I pulled a day of active duty time on my base to help. I emailed my contact at Spherion, and three different people at Wells Fargo letting them know that I would not be in that day because of a military obligation and that I could bring paperwork in (my official military orders) to excuse my absense. Instead I went to Wells Fargo, went to my business as usual and then a couple hours later, Jeanette Baugh my contact from Spherion came to Wells Fargo. She wanted to talk to me. I followed her waiting for her to say something, she led me out of the suite and down the elevator in the lobby where I was told I was being fired. That's right, fired for missing a day of work for serving on active duty time, this is against the federal law. The look on her face was priceless when I flashed my orders in front of her and walked out the door. I went straight to the base and talked with our JAG officers about it and they were ready to take it to the extent. I decided it was not worth it, I was better off not working through them anyways. I was able to get my own business off the ground and it has become very lucrative, so they did me a favor.

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turd ferguson
10/18/2004

Spherion Staffing 2

Over the course of 13 months at my current employer, myself and 16 others were promised 3 raises, and received none. The first excuse was, thats not the policy. The second was it's been postponed for 6 months, finally I hear the payroll dept is switching software, expect it soon. I suspect this is just their M.O. Now that their bag of lies is running shallow, a new batch of trainees are hired when there is no extra workload and we get the talk about how poor we're performing (also not true). Policy has also changed regarding paid time off since the hire date.

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RANT IN MN
07/13/2004

Spherion Staffing 1

They will send you to the worst jobs available in the field you want to work in. Then they pretend not to know what the conditions are. They also do not offer shift differentials, and the wages they do offer are bottom of scale.

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trongreen
06/21/2004

Spherion Staffing 2

Spherion will conspire with yout management to keep you a temporary employee for several months or till your death. Find any backdoor for full hire that you can. You can get several promotions while working for your contract and never see a raise, bonus, benefits or vacation time

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Isis Sanchez
07/22/2003

Spherion Staffing 1

I had an "interview" at my local office, and the recruiter forgot that she had an appointment I waited for 57 minutes and finally someone else had walked by and asked who I was to see, when I told her who she responded with "She already left for the day. I still had an interview was promised a job that next week and when I called back to get the information, the day that I was supposed to start, they said that they forgot the asked me to do it and got a realtive of one of their employees!

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