temporary help (Former Employee) – Delavan, WI – May 2, 2016
Pretty much anything you know about temp agency's are accurate about Parallel. Same stuff different place really, but the staff is helpful and friendly so that's a plus, not like QPS representatives. QPS are still by far the worst to work for.
Substitute Teacher (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – September 26, 2015
This is a great way to earn extra income in between jobs. The flexibility was one of the biggest perks! The staff at the agency were in regular contact to assess how well things went on each assignment. The per diem rate wasn't high enough. Otherwise, this was a good short-term / temporary employment experience.
Regular contact with agency, ability to choose hours and assignments
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Appleton, WI – September 11, 2015
Love love working here. Environment is decent. You work on your own little work station. No coming across any problems with others or being crowded with others. Everyone's respectful and very hard working people. Learn what wires belongs to which plug in order to work. Very interesting, especially knowing you're like making lights or wires for other company such as military truck companies.
I am a beautiful people person. I learn very quickly at my assigned job. Because of the correct type of training I provided so much to the team. I was in tune with the managers and the corporate Mangers when they were present.
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – July 27, 2015
A typical day at work is to pick kids up from lunch room and escort them to class to begin our day of learning. I learned that today's students are much different than when I was a kid and from my children. Therefore I have to adjust teaching to their understanding and try to have fun as well. The coworkers are great with providing information about different schools we may be assigned to and if the students are unruly etc. The hardest part of the day is trying to reach and teach todays students when some of them don't care about their education and interfere with the ones who do want to learn. The most enjoyable part of the day is when I actually do reach the ones who say they don't care along with the few that do!
Packaging (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – July 12, 2015
It was very nice because the managers weren't always looking over your shoulder to make sure you were doing your job. They were just hoping that you are doing your job the right way and hope you would tell someone if you messed up.
Not so many employees so it wasn't crowded
Some of the employees would tell you what to do even though the managers were not around
Still looking (Current Employee) – Kenosha, WI – July 2, 2015
I wish, when they send you on an interview the time and day were right. Or, that they would actually have a client that has requested a new employee. It’s frustrating to show up for an interview and the potential employer has no idea who you are.
They will greet you in a friendly manner.
They have trouble getting your name or other information right.
Substitute Teacher K-12 (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 3, 2015
A typical day at work is telling student that cell phones is not allowed, no talking do your work, and respect your teacher and stop the cursing. I have learn that many students face many personal problems from home and they need someone to talk to about their situation. You must have control over your classroom. We as co-workers must stick together and share the same views when to comes to students. The hardest part of the job is students that disrupt the class while you are teaching the class. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing kids who wants to learn and who wants to succeed in life.
Sometimes as a substitute you have a prep period.
The disavantage is that you get a short lunch period for twenty minutes.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Kenosha, WI – March 18, 2015
The branch I was part of was the best in the company, then all of a sudden we were seen as the worst. Even though our sales were still #1 and we had the #1 and 2 biggest clients, we were seen as doing a bad job. When the management structure was changed, that is when it all went downhill. The VP that took over was clueless in what he was doing.