Business Development Manager (Current Employee) – Colorado – March 28, 2016
The company overall is NOT terrible. However, their expectations can be unrealistic. The Elwoods are great at sitting in front of their computers and composing a bunch of emails to "encourage" their employees and that is about it. They do not have a true understanding of operations on a branch level. They also have no understanding of how very different markets can be. A typical day consists of getting hounded by direct managers, who I am sure are feeling the heat from above but it carries through the company very negatively. I do enjoy my coworkers and have enjoyed the few business trips I've been invited to. However the turnover rate is astronomical and they wonder why? Salaries and especially commissions are LOW and the written job d3scriptons really don't even begin to t0uch on what they actually want from you.
Production Worker (Former Employee) – Layton, UT – April 4, 2016
I loved working here and would go back in a heartbeat. The hours were perfect for going back to school. I loved that we had a pre-shift workout every day to ensure no injuries would occur. I loved everyone I worked with. When I was a new temp, I wasn't treated any differently than if I was a direct hire employee. They have amazing benefits. The hardest part of the job was getting used to handling the hot product and the use of my utility knife. The most enjoyable part was not only how everyone helped one another when needed. It was the fact that I had my weekends FREE. It's very hard to find a production job where you don't have to work at least one day over the weekend
ability to have a drink with you. Weekends off, Awesome people
breaks didn't seem long enough sometimes, couldn't listen to music as a temp.
Does not stay in touch with employees on new opportunities.
Medicaid Patient Accounting Representative (Former Employee) – Fort Wayne, IN – December 11, 2015
No communication with employees, whether it be about new opportunities or present position. Job duties were directed by Parkview managers with little or no notice at all. Co-workers all got along, however always felt like in limbo because of no communication. Everyday seemed to be different in that such the objective was somewhat juggled! Hardest part of job was lack of communication between navigators and or call center reps.The most enjoyable part of my job was to be able to tell people about the Healthy IN Plan and reassure them that we would help them anyway we could.
Exployee (Former Employee) – West Valley City, UT – January 21, 2016
Elwood staffing provided up to 4 jobs while working for them, with more on the side for easy applying and assignment. Each job offered decent hours as well as some benefits once hired on through actual company rather through the temp agency. Jobs varied from working with hot plastics to assembling eyeglasses. Day to day activity fluctuated from slow to fast, but nothing unmanageable.
former employee (Former Employee) – Nashville, TN – November 16, 2015
If your thinking about working with elwood, please don't. They will mess up your checks, put u at horrible sites, steal half your money and claim it's for taxes and deductions, and you can forget about getting hired on by any site they place you because once you sign that contract with them, they own u. their benefits aren't worth anything. Do not work for elwood.
Staffing Manager (Current Employee) – Torrance, CA – November 1, 2015
Great environment to grow in a Human resource field. Skills apply to any sales or customer service directed position. Slow ability to move up the career chain, but executives are present and in constant communication.
Warehouse Worker (Current Employee) – Portland, OR – October 16, 2015
Stocking, loading trucks, returns, tote picking, labeling boxes, stacking boxes on pallets and wrapping for shipment, relocating overstock items, pulling new items for current orders, using equipment such as box cutters, rulers, and RF gun, followed proper safety standards and procedures at all times, relocated overstock items.
Warehouse Associate (Current Employee) – Belton, MO – September 7, 2015
A typical day for is from 7am-3:30pm. I work at a warehouse and the day moves along pretty well as long as you stay busy. The management and staff are very friendly and make you feel as if your needed there. The only complaint I have is I wish they payed more money and the benefits were better.
Free popcorn on 1st break and snacks on Wednesday afternoons
General Labor/ Tech. Assistant (Current Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – June 20, 2016
• Check electronics items on processing line before shipping sending to customers. • Liquidate items that do not work or will not reset and eliminate customer info. • Process each item into the computer through the Blue IQ processing system. • Rebooted/ Reset items such as: game consoles, internet modems, laptops, GPS, etc….. • Work as a team to help meet individual production goals 60 processed items and warehouse goals of 2500 items processed and ready to be shipped after meeting OSHA requiremennts.
Staffing Manager (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – May 11, 2016
I absolutely loved this company, with the exception of their compensation and some of the management team. Yearly review was hastily put together by a manager who knew nothing about your work.
Work environment was amazing, and the team members were fantastic. Corporate office understood their employees and how things worked at a branch level. Yearly training with the corporate team was a blast, and keep everyone up to date with information.
Only complaint was the compensation was very low for the skill set required.
I loved being able to make a difference in peoples lives.
Exciting and Fulfilling Work but not a Guaranteed Job
Manufacturing Associate (Former Employee) – Seymour, IN – February 8, 2016
I really liked my job through Elwood Staffing. A typical shift was eight hours and possibly overtime if production was not met. I did not work weekends. It was a very fast paced job with a large opportunity to learn more every day. Management of the company I was working for through Elwood had a lack of organization and ran a lot on "word of mouth" instead of facts based observations. The hardest part was cooperating with the other co-workers who "did not want to be there" and did not care to meet production. The most enjoyable part of the job was being put on a very fast line with competitive and hard working co-workers who made me "stay on my toes" throughout the shift and provided me with insightful conversation on how to work more efficiently. I also enjoyed the fact that this company made automotive parts for Ford (among other automotive customers) and I really like Ford trucks. I would have gotten "hired on" after Elwood's three month probationary work period but was told that there was not a position open for me at that certain company once my "hired on" date came up. All in all, I learned that even if you work your hardest, sometimes it is not enough and you will just have to continue to work harder at a different place. Don't give up just because you have to work for a staffing agency before you become hired on to an actual company or industry.
Casual Friday (at the company, not the temp service)
Lots of gossip between co-workers and management staff
We meet and greet everyone with a smile, if they walk in the door, or through phone call. Excellent customer service is a must. I enjoy my co-workers as well as my boss. It can sometimes feel overwhelming at times, and very demanding. Nothing can beat the feeling of being able to help someone at the end of the day. I am truly blessed to have this job, and I LOVE IT!!!
Meeting new people daily, helping others, incredible and extensive training
Team work oriented Company & Team Leaders always there to assist when needed
Temporary worker Haworth/Big Rapids Components) (Current Employee) – Big Rapids, MI – January 4, 2016
Beginning of shift check board to see where your working at. Daily information meetings after second break. Ability to work in fast paced environment & be self motivated. Able to move around to areas needed to fill in & learn fast how to perform job the job in a efficient & safe manner Then look at customer label & BOM Sheet to verify type Tower building. Inspect all parts verify there correct & no defects. If any found take to repair person or Co-Ordinator if needs scrapped out & reordered. Must be able to work 50 + hours a week, stand 10 hours a day & weekends when needed. Meet & exceed daily & weekly goals.
Team work environment & Management support
Unable to transfer to different departments, limits ability to learn more on company operations
Electro-Mechanical Assembler (Contract Employee) (Former Employee) – Santee, CA – May 15, 2016
Small hands on manufacturing company. Unique in the opportunity building lithium powered jet propelled surfboards. Every employee had valued input in the product development and production. So it would not be untypical to wear different hats in the production process. Management team was very supportive during my tenure there.
Perks of riding product and lunch out with fellow team members
Order Picker (Current Employee) – Lincoln, AL – January 16, 2016
A typical day at work is picking orders, then waiting on a truck to be loaded and some time it takes time while you get behind and you need to have it done in seven and a hours. I learned how to pick a order and a certain way it is placed on a pallet. Some days I might see management come by and ask how are you but other than that I work without being bothered. I stay to myself working, I don't have time to talk I believe in getting my job done and going home, some co-workers are in a huddle talking I stay away from that. The hardest part of the job is lifting some of the tug that the parts are in. The most enjoyable part of the job is taking breaks, lunch and going home.