Overall Reviews at Elwood Staffing
Laborer | Greenfield, IN | Sep 24, 2019
I wish Elwood Staffing would hear their employees side of the story too instead of the company assignment they send their employees to.
On two different occasions on the same assignment I was told by Elwood from the assignment(company) I was sent to that I didn't catch on quick enough for the job, it didn't seem like I was able to do the job, or it didn't seem like it was a great fit for me. Even though despite working in a warehouse and was told on average one time how to do a task at the job and immediately caught on quick. The company(the assignment I was sent to) still felt like I wasn't adapting quick enough to certain tasks. Even though I didn't require mass accommodation and didn't have to constantly be told over and over again how I'm supposed to do something. But instead actually did every job well. Plus, the heads at the assignment I was sent to didn't communicate to all workers everything they needed to know. I was told by a worker there instead. And then asked one of the heads at the assignment if this is how things are going to be in which one of them confirmed to be true. But they never told me at all. All they(the heads at the assignment I was sent to) did was tell certain workers something important that all workers needed to know at a certain time. And every other worker that didn't get that information the heads told the other coworkers, those workers had to ask from other workers or the heads to see if it was true because the people that were in management positions(the one's in charge) they never communicated with all workers there. They just told some workers but not all. Which made it ha...more
Human Resources Assistant | Indianapolis, IN | Oct 2, 2019
Elwood stands for being better people, people but not to internal employees
assisted in opening a branch with another mistreated employee who ended up leaving due to being denied a position she was offered and why she moved across the united states. With the turn over in the branch i was never asked but expected to pick up ALL the duties with no assistance and never offered as well. Not only did i take on the additional work load on top of my own and maintained the office recruiting and interviews all by myself till they found another employee off the street no recent relevant experience and offered way more salary AND I HAD TO TRAIN. i was constantly denied a raise and told i would need to do this test in order to be considered for compensation or promotion which they demanded that i do during work hours not at home which was impossible with the amount was put on me i did not have the time. they had not one care in the world of how much was put on me nor did they pay attention because at least it was getting done and also done perfectly. Payroll, maintaining the office programs to reflect accurately and recruiting and searching for applicants, on boarding new applicants and also answering all client phone calls and emails ETC!!! and not to mention NOT WHAT I WAS SUPPOSED TO BE DOING. they have hired a new branch manager that ALWAYS had something to say about how i did everything and also had something snarky and rude to say and always wanted to argue. NOT once did i slack with anything. Filling positions in a timely matter or literally he would make...more
Office Manager | Saint Joseph, MI | Aug 29, 2018
Pay for drug testing, Hourly wage misrepresented
The position I applied for online showed $15-16/hr, depending on experience. When they offered it to me they said $15 so I inquired about the range. I was told no, it's 15 and depending on which site I saw that on, they may sometimes have errors from the original. I then went online & confirmed it was on ELWOOD's own site and the header actually showed $16, with 15-16 included in the details. I called back with those details and was STILL told only option was 15. I was definitely high on the experience level & over qualified based on education & experience. I still took the position as I needed work at the time. But I did call the corporate office about this. They were supposed to look into it and call me back. They never did.
Also, they make the employee pay for drug testing! I have had drug testing before & never had to pay for it myself. It's stated on the authorization form you sign. But I was handed the form in their office & told it's the authorization for them to do the drug test, NO mention that it included me paying for it. Of course I usually read documents before signing, but those authorizations can be lengthy and when I'm told that's what it is, I may not read the entire document. I think they have a responsibility to at least verbally inform people that the cost is included in that authorization. Better yet, they should cover that cost in what they charge the employer (their client), not the employee. I also contacted the corporate office about this & never h...more
ProsPaid holidays with no waiting period
ConsLow pay, deal mostly with hourly positions vs. professionals, employee pays for drug test, didn't care for manager at this location
Bilingual Customer Service Associate | Plainfield, IN | Aug 21, 2019
Only good as an entry level, straight out of high school type of work.
For what you do, it doesn't pay very well. My biggest complaint is that the call center I worked at uses a bunch of broken, worn, or faulty equipment. Your headset never works, people fight over the remaining good ones, which aren't that great. The keyboards have issues with their buttons, the chairs are so worn that after a 10 hour shift, I go home limping. The coworkers are immature and unprofessional, gossiping and talking trash about other coworkers, callers, and management. The leads act like the supervisors and the supervisors are non-approachable that stay in their office. If you close, be prepared to stay from 6 minutes to 10 minutes after your shift waiting for a straggling caller.
The call center is for a cell phone company whose clients are impoverished. The people are rude, looking for a handout. They whine about their out of warranty free phone no being able to withstand the impact of throwing the phone on the phone. Tge callers are sometimes annoying like that, and my coworkers shove it back in their faces. We are not allowed to hang up on abusive customers but I did, after warning them enough times. The retail stores lie to their clients and shift them over to us when the clients can return their phones back to the store.
If you choose to still work here, dont make it your career. Stay a maximum of 2 years and leave.
ProsThey have many types of shifts for those with busy lives.
Contractor | Carrollton, GA | Mar 27, 2019
Just another Temp service that needs bodies to fill spots.
They Lie. They always lie (at least to me they did. I called them up in reference to a experienced copier/ Printer Operator to see if there were anymore opening for that position, and the lady on the phone said "we do come on up and we can get you updated in our system and go from there. I get there and I have to spend 45 mins. to an hour updating my information. After doing all that I sit down with a recruiter and tell her why I am there, the job I was interested in, and that I was really trying to step away from warehousing and get into more of a office style setting environment. She said okay cool, but currently we don't have anything that fit into that criteria at the moment but our other branch may (mind you I just drove 20+ miles one way past my current cities branch to check out the job at this branch) But we have these warehouse and manufacturing opportunities if you are interested. I seriously was iissed about wasting my time and gas to get told that B.S., and I was crushed, feelings, hope, and all.
So best thing I can tell you before you waste you time going to a branch office to speak with a recruiter is to "MAKE SURE THAT THEY STILL HAVE AN OPENING FOR POSITION YOU SEE INTEREST IN" (if interested in a specific role). OR YOU WILL BE TOLD ABOUT JOBS THAT YOU ARE NOT INTERESTED IN. ALL IN ALL YOU WILL HAVE WASTED YOUR TIME.
ProsNone that I can see.
ConsA Bunch of LIARS. They lure you in to there offices with expired job postings.
Assembler | Colorado Springs, CO | Jan 20, 2019
Decent replacement for SOS Staffing
I applied to Elwood not knowing until the interview that they took over my previous employer of SOS Staffing. They were able to find work quickly and close to home. I was first placed on a temp-to-hire position with a warehouse in South Colorado Springs. When that warehouse suddenly laid off several temps (including me) on a Friday, Elwood had another assignment waiting for me on the following Monday. When one assignment didn't work out (due to unsafe working conditions at the worksite), Elwood found another assignment for me the next day. When the assignment that laid me off wanted me back, Elwood sent me back there. My main complaints would be the pay, which isn't enough to keep up with the rapidly increasing cost of living in Colorado Springs (I got a pay raise only because Colorado raised its minimum wage in 2019), and the lack of guarantee that "temp to hire" assignments result in permanent hours, although that onus is more on the worksites than on Elwood. The short term assignments tend to pay better hourly than the long term assignments. Direct deposit is provided. Paper checks not issued- those without direct deposit get a "pay card".
Prosnumerous opportunities for work, staff is usually able to find immediate work after assignment layoffs
Conspay is a bit low by local standards; assignments can end without warning
None | Jamestown, NY | Jan 23, 2019
Very unprofessional and disrespectful
Tried to apply at the Jamestown location last year for a temp to hire position though Cummins. I took all the proper tests and followed all their instructions for applying and got an interview. At the interview I was asked about the tests and other questions about the job I applied for, which I kindly answered. I thought the interview went well. I have a great deal of knowledge about the Cummins engine platforms, I went to school to learn about them. Months go by and I do not hear anything and I decided to call them. The woman tells me that my application looked good and they were awaiting the next step. A few weeks go by and I decided to call again and I am greeted by the same woman as before, but this time she tells me my application has been terminated because I was "under the influence" during the interview and was asked multiple times if I was by the interviewer. I never took any drug tests or medical exams for them. I, being a person who has never used any sort drugs feel very offended by these accusations. I suffer from social anxiety which makes it hard for me to communicate sometimes, which is something I cannot control. I tried to reach out to both Cummins and Elwood but could not help me. I feel this is discrimination, and legal action may be taken.
Customer Representative | Seymour, IN | Jan 26, 2019
Quick placement of employment yet with an extremely high turn-over rate!
Thankful for the quick placement into an administrative field, which happens to be related to my field of study. Unfortunately, in my situation and in my opinion, this staffing agency is ever feeding false hopes for the naive employee.
The outrageous number of the unemployed that are gunning for the same position, frees up the mother company to not feel the need to hire a permanent employee and offer them full time benefits. It seems the opportunity to keep such favorable positions, such as the Customer Sales Representative occupation I had been offered, allows you to get your foot in the door but not any further. Despite the fact of how well you execute your career duties or how often the president of said company compliments you pertaining to your prompt dedication to your work, you will indeed be let go due to the fact that there are 20 other contestants inline for your position, whom are suffused with the very familiar false hopes that I had of planting my feet, gaining the full time wage and benefit increase, and possibly climbing the ladder within the company.
ConsBeing treated like number instead of an individual who's trying to support their family.
Receptionist | Lynchburg, VA | Jul 9, 2018
Stressful and Confusing
Elwood itself was not very customer/client oriented. When I went in for an interview, it took a while to get noticed and then discuss why I was there. I felt like just a number (there were many people there for interviews); there wasn't a "personal" kinda feel. I understand when people are busy, but I was there on 3 separate occasions and none of them were good impressions.
Now, where they sent me was Anderson Construction as a front desk assistant/receptionist. I quit after one day. They (Elwood and Anderson's) knew I hadn't had any receptionist experience and told me I would be trained and not to worry. Not the case...The manager threw me into work without barely saying two words. When I had questions I felt stupid for asking because they huffed and sighed when they "helped me". In fact, the manager told me to not ask her questions. I told them I was a little nervous about answering phones but they didn't seem to care. They also talked about me being super temporary right in front of me as if I wasn't there. I know the position was just temporary but I got the vibe they really didn't want me to be there.
Conslittle communication, no great benefits, temporary work
Department Lead | Elkhart, IN | Mar 6, 2019
R c industries
Elwood in Elkhart Indiana sent me to work with R c industries. They hired me for a 3rd shift laser lead department. When I started working for r c it was fine but they said the position was for a programmer. They already have a 3rd shift lead and I see that Elwood has posted the same job under the same shift lead title so I would just clear the air with them on that before you work for rc so Elwood knows what there really hiring you for. The machines are nice the people were nice however I had I sinus infection and told them that I was going to the doctor and they said that I won't receive any points as long as I have a note from the doctor. The doctor released me from work for 2 days and I called rc to tell them that..when it was the night for me to go in for 3rd shift I was called by Elwood saying rc is getting me go due to getting points...I informed them that I have the note to turn in to HR to cover me for the 2 days so I'll have no points...Elwood said they would tell them and call me back..that never happened and they reposted the position on there website....and that's how I found out I was out of a job!
ProsGood work environment
ConsLies within the company