Didn't have a good experience: I felt I was not valued or appreciated: I feel like you are a number to Personnel One, not a person
Pros: a job with income, working different job positions to gain experience, finding a job in short period of time
Cons: high turnover rate in job positions they place you in, low pay, not good benefits (mostly no benefits), client treats you any kind of way
Not a good temp agency. Family emergencies or health conditions you may have are not valued or appreciated nearly enough like they ought to. Your well-being is not appreciated in any way, shape, or form. I have been with them on and off for several years now, along with a few of my friends and the experiences people discuss are not good ones with them. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME. READ ALL THE REVIEWS HERE, AND YOU'LL SEE OTHER PEOPLE HAVE NOT HAD GOOD EXPERIENCES TOO. I feel Personnel One places you in job positions just to make money off of you, it doesn't matter what happens to you when you’re working for the client, because you are just a number, not a person with feelings or rights. You could be easily replaced by Personnel One, so they don't have to care what happens to you.
Personnel One doesn't look at it from the standpoint that it's the client that is not good, they make it seem like it's you all the time, even if it isn't you. Their client matters because their client pays them, you are just a worker, nothing more. It's easier for Personnel One to replace a temporary employee, but its harder for them to find a client. The clients keep Personnel One going and in business, and clients in this economic downturn we are experiencing are hard to find. A client is like gold to Personnel One, and you as a temp employee are like rust or decomposition (something to break down, like decay, like not worth any value). You are not truly appreciated; you are a number, less than a person, less than a human being.
For example you could lose your job because the client says it's your job – more... performance, come to find out it isn't your job performance it's the fact you weren't trained properly by the client, and you had to learn how to work for the company without proper training, you just had to learn along as the days progressed how to work for the company by watching other people work who have been there longer than you, no manager or other coworker really worked alongside to train you the correct or proper way, you were thrown into the position (sink or swim) to learn how to work on your own. Yet you lose your job because you aren't working up to par, but it isn't you’re doing, it's the fact you weren't trained to work the most effective or sufficient way by the client.
A lot of times you lose your job over nothing really. You could be labeled as having a job performance issue, or labeled as being rude at work, when that isn't always the case of who you are. A lot of times a manager will talk to you rudely or talk to you any kind of way because they don't value or respect you, and you defend yourself in a respectful way, and then you are labeled rude or disrespectful when it isn't you who caused the situation, you are just standing up for yourself. I will give you an example, you can report to a manager of the client that there are safety issues at work, the manager will say no there isn't or you will look silly or ridiculous saying this to upper management like say the HR manager or CEO, you want to tell them about the safety issue, and then I say to the manager "it's factual, you are the one who isn't looking into the safety issues not me, it makes you silly not looking into what I am telling you, if you can prevent other people from being put in harm’s way at work". Then because you say that to the manager you could lose your job all because you are concerned over your safety, and the safety of your other coworkers. For instance if you ever report anything to the client you see going on say something dangerous or immoral or unfair or unethical, they will call you silly, or some other name, and then deny what you are saying about what is going on, even though it is factual what you are saying, so that manager doesn't get in trouble, or the business or the client doesn't get in trouble. In fact the manager might even try to cover up the safety issue, so that when you bring it to the HR manager's attention or the CEO it is no longer there, but it was there prior. What I mean you are not working for a legitimate company when this is the case.
The client and manager gets rid of you for the simplest or littlest reasons, and it may not be your fault, that is why I say don't work for this temp agency because there is no job security when you are working for these kind of ridiculous clients. If you speak up about things happening to you at the client site, you could easily lose your job for any reason or no reason at all. A lot of times you are working in not good situations, and if you even voice what is happening to you, you are labeled the wrong thing, you are labeled hard to work with, difficult to work with, you are labeled something totally opposite of who you are. This is what I mean, when I say Personnel One doesn't place temps in the best facilities or client sites. I gave a good example above about the safety issue, and then how you can say something and then you get called a name, or they don't take you seriously or you lose your job for speaking up.
Personnel One never takes personal accountability with placing you in not good temp assignments. Personnel One lacks recruiters who are logical and critical thinkers, they think on a mediocre level never looking at the signs of why the client is no good, never looking at the full picture of the client or the business you are working for: for instance for me: (why would I make up there is a safety issue with my temp assignment, that makes no sense, but the temp agency and the client don't respect you or care enough about you to ever believe the credibility of what you are saying they just believe the client). In fact most times they place you with a client never knowing the history of problems the client has had before you got there, so then you end up getting placed in a place that has some serious problems and isn't a good place for you to be, but you never were made aware of it. You can explain things to Personnel One about the client, and what is wrong with the client, detail for detail, and Personnel One cannot retain or absorb what you are saying about the client because a lot of the recruiters lack depth to their thinking and reasoning. With some recruiters all the signs could be shown the client is no good, the client could even say things that sound fishy or not right, yet they don't believe you, or they don't see it, like there is a haze over the eyes of the recruiter, there is a lot of lack of common sense or logic on their part.
This is why I say I wouldn't work for them, because eventually in time, these experiences I wrote about here, will happen to you too in some shape or form because of the kind of clients they pick or because of the kind of people you are working around. It just wasn't a good for me.
Working one or two assignments for them might be beneficial, but working multiple or many assignments eventually over a period of time, you will be placed in a not so good business or client, and that was my experience. – less