Unilever/Spherion in SIkeston

Unilever/Spherion in SIkeston

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just so you know

Cape Girardeau, MO

#1 Jul 29, 2009
I want to spread the word around that if you go to work at Unilever you will not be working for them but, a temp service called Spherion. Spherion will work you up to 1000 hours and, then they you off for 6 months before calling you back to prevent them from having to hire you full time. I know this because, I went to work for Unilever in 2007 in looks to making a career at Unilever. I wsa layed off in the fall of 2007 due to lack of production needs and, I was promised I would be called back and, made full time. In March of 2008, when it was time for Unilever to make me full time, Unilever took my uniform away from me and was told that I no longer worked for them that, I was now working for Spherion. They more or less said I would either accept this change or, I would be without a job. I did not have any choice at the time but to accept working for Spherion. Now Shperion is only working their employees 1000 hours and, then laying them off for six months to prevent Unilever from having to hire you full time. Do not allow anyone working for Unilever or Spherion tell you different like they did myself and many others just to keep you from coming back. Both companies will lie to your face just so, you think they are going to hire you as a full time employee. I do not want to see anyone waste their time working at either of these companies or allowing them to get away with using anyone else like they did myself and others. What needs to be done is to spread the word throughout so everyone will know exactly what they are up to. I do not want to see anyone else get used!
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Cape Girardeau, MO

#2 Jul 29, 2009
just so you know wrote:
I want to spread the word around that if you go to work at Unilever you will not be working for them but, a temp service called Spherion. Spherion will work you up to 1000 hours and, then they you off for 6 months before calling you back to prevent them from having to hire you full time. I know this because, I went to work for Unilever in 2007 in looks to making a career at Unilever. I wsa layed off in the fall of 2007 due to lack of production needs and, I was promised I would be called back and, made full time. In March of 2008, when it was time for Unilever to make me full time, Unilever took my uniform away from me and was told that I no longer worked for them that, I was now working for Spherion. They more or less said I would either accept this change or, I would be without a job. I did not have any choice at the time but to accept working for Spherion. Now Shperion is only working their employees 1000 hours and, then laying them off for six months to prevent Unilever from having to hire you full time. Do not allow anyone working for Unilever or Spherion tell you different like they did myself and many others just to keep you from coming back. Both companies will lie to your face just so, you think they are going to hire you as a full time employee. I do not want to see anyone waste their time working at either of these companies or allowing them to get away with using anyone else like they did myself and others. What needs to be done is to spread the word throughout so everyone will know exactly what they are up to. I do not want to see anyone else get used!
Your attitude "I do not want to see anyone else waste their time working" and "I do not want to see anyone else get used!" speaks volumes about why you did not get hired full time. You act like the world owes you a living. I certainly wouldnt have you working for me.
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Jackson, MO

#3 Jul 29, 2009
I am not black so that puts the "world owing me" shit out. My bills are paid rather I work there or not. I am just giving the heads up to anyone that happens to be told the same bullshit.
worker

United States

#5 Aug 4, 2009
I look at it as me using them rather than them using me. I'm a college student so I knew after the summer as over I would be gone anyway but I'm going to make as much money from them as possible because in these times and this area, good jobs are hard to find. I do agree with the comment on how unilever and spherion put false hopes in their recruits' heads because at orientation half of the people left the room once they found out what was really going on and I even though I was going to leave anyway, I was a bit upset about that because they purposely left out information to reel me in and it made it look like they lied to me. In actuality they just purposely left out some key points and that was even more frustrating. But I got my money that I needed this summer so it worked out both ways. Its different for a person who's looking to make a living. I see both sides. I wouldn't like to be wasting time playing around with a company promoting job stability when they're doing the opposite but at the same time if its the only job i can get at the time then i'm working til i find another job.
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Cape Girardeau, MO

#7 Aug 14, 2009
I enjoyed working with most of the Unilever employees although some of did have a "I am better then you" attitude toward the Spherion workers. I did not agree with the way Unilever treated their seasonal workers. I would expect a company like Unilever to have more of a professional outlook then what they had toward us. Unilever did nothing more then lied to us for two years. I plan to make sure the word is spread so, in the future Unilever will not be able to take advantage of anyone else.
bummed

Dexter, MO

#8 Sep 7, 2011
Are they better now? I am a loyal employee as long as i get loyalty back and wanting to work in freezer if has improved

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