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I worked at Manpower full-time
Flexibility, excellent career opportunities, great team
Cannot think of any cons.
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Manpower (Dublin, Co. Dublin) in July 2016.
This one was a treat as I was interviewed twice by two separate groups of people (both working for Manpower) at an interval of about two months of each other. First interview I had was with two ladies from the recruitment team (one was a team lead). It lasted 10 minutes, the feedback received was, as follows:
1. I was overqualified for the role - again, I had a telephone screen interview before this onsite interview
2. The role I was interviewed for was put on hold - the initial telephone conversation mentioned the role being approved for hiring purposes
3. Personally, they thought that this was not the best career choice for me - talk about patronizing
After about a month and a half I received a call from (wait for it) the Operations Manager - Strategic Clients from Manpower asking me if I am interested in a Recruiter role...I explained what he should have known before contacting me. He followed up with an e--mail:
''Hi X. I hope you are well.
Again, apologies for contacting you after you had already been in interview for the role.
The team lead who conducted the interview is on annual leave this week – I will consult her on Monday and come back to you IF WE WOULD LIKE TO PROCEED''.....this says it all right here..
I received another email after about a week, then followed up by a phone call mentioning that they have a better suited role for me and they think I am the perfect for for it. I was told it's a recruiter role, no job description was given and the salary was far from what I was looking for. I foolishly agreed to meet with him as I am parenting alone, therefore saying no is not an option.
The questioned asked were basic, mind numbing and scripted to the T, no human voice, no spark or intelligence whatsoever. I asked what was the layout of the team - all female. I asked if the company in Dublin ever hired single parents: NO...but we have someone who gave birth recently. What?!
The interview happened on a Thursday, I was told the feedback will be given the following day.
I received a call the following week on Tuesday with the following feedback:
1. I was not the right fit for the team, but my experience and knowledge were great
2. They had an internal person whom they will offer the role to as they know the system and it's easier to hit the ground running as no training is needed!!!!!!!!!!!
I have yet to find a positive aspect of my experience with Manpower, it's the needle in the haystack situation.
Sorry Manpower, the people who work for you represent you as a firm, and by extension you have failed.