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“Just interested in themselves”

Written on: 29/09/2016 by Maren200 (1 review written)

Went for an interview organised by their Glasgow office. Typical agency style full of enthusiasm and constant communication and effort up until the interview. If your not successful you get instant cold treatment. It's extremely difficult to get any real honest and constructive feedback. If you have been successful they avoid your calls. They ignore and hope you'll go away whilst they focus their efforts on the successful candidate. It's very poor! Ok people apply for jobs for their own benefit… Read Full Review

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“Liars and Judgmental”

Written on: 06/05/2016 by Mattingly389 (1 review written)

I was called by a member of Reed, impressed with my CV online and invited me into the office. I have an enormous amount of experience in my line of work and my CV is impressive. Went along, filled out huge amount of documents, copied my ID, competency questions - all taking two hours. Wanted references for every place I had worked at in the last ten years. I have worked a lot of agencies, as a lot of places are just temporary slots for one placement. This amounted to eleven… Read Full Review

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“AVOID AVOID AVOID”

Written on: 18/12/2015 by 440Connell (1 review written)

We have been dealing with a number of recruitment firms in different sectors. We were approached by Reed to appoint new staff. We are a growing company who understand the commercial value a good recruitment agency can bring. However we will never work with Reed again. Phenomenally short sighted in their approach and do not value the customer relationship. Trip you up over contractual obligations and threaten you with legal action and £20 000 fines should you not comply. We have severed our… Read Full Review

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“Threatening interview”

Written on: 22/09/2015 by Reeves180 (1 review written)

Recently attended an interview for Christmas casual position-interviewed by Reed Global. Instantly felt out of place, there was one other interviewee besides me, yet he was called out warmly and for some reason, I was barked at. Both I and the other interviewee were taken to another room to fill out forms/provide documents as proof of right to work- I'm not complaining that no one helped me fill out the forms, more the fact that he was offered help like Kindergarten whilst I was told to 'do it… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Review of Reed Job Agencies”

Written on: 13/04/2015 by lydiajade95 (1 review written)

I have been with Reed for nearly a full year now and have found their service has been more than excellet! I have being dealing with the Reed team in Leeds and they have helped come such a long way in Term's of my career. The person I dealt with found me a job with fantastic salary and that give me so many new skills for my furture job, and also another person has found me a permerment job at Manheim which i am currently working at now and love every minute of it! I would advise anyone to go… Read Full Review

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“Empty promises ”

Written on: 19/03/2015 by Berry183 (1 review written)

I had a phone call (10 am) yesterday morning from some one at reed about a job working in a joinery work shop as I am a qualified carpenter and joiner. I asked how long the work is for and were told that this company are very busy and likely to be a good run of work. The agent told me to bring 'hand tools' which in my books does not include chord less power tools, which I later found out should have been apart of my hand tools. The agent should have told me to bring chord less power tools and… Read Full Review

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“Rubbish”

Written on: 12/12/2014 by Hessuc273 (1 review written)

Went to Reed to find a job locally to me. I told her I wanted a receptionist/admin post. She gave me a withering look and told me most of these posts are given internally and companies won't pay Reed to find people to fill these types of posts. After telling her I don't have a CV, she then asked me to send my CV in to her. She never took my name or asked for any details about me. She obviously couldn't be bothered to help a 58 yr old lady with years of experience including working in a… Read Full Review

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“Very, very, very bad!”

Written on: 16/01/2014

You need to run after them constantly to do anything and they are rude, rude and rude! They have this attitude like you must be so priveleged to work for them and they are dishonest and incompetant. They do not pay you on time and never call you back if you have a problem. avoid this agency… Read Full Review

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Pixie-P's Comment

Written on: 08/04/2014

terrible recruitment agency! I worked one day through them which is now 5 weeks ago. They promised me payment would be processed that Friday - yet 5 weeks later, despite calling them (never picking up, or telling me the person I dealt with is not in the office), the many emails I sent them: nothing! I realise it is only 1 day, but it is the principle. It's the most unprofessional company I ever had dealings with.
I also have the feeling that the whole thing about inviting me to their offices to register nearly every single personal detail about me is really a way of obtaining personal information on people. Because, since that moment on, I have not been able to reach them. They are like glorified car sales people. I am taking my case to Trading Standards. This is not a recruitment company, it is a sales office - nothing more.

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“Bath office. Discrimination and lies”

Written on: 07/01/2014 by Montsy (1 review written)

I have been applying for a number of "Reed" jobs in the past 3 months, always for jobs in which my profile fits perfectly. I am a Spanish national, with a University degree in Marketing, with extended experience in Accounts and Customer Services and have a Proficiency Certificate in English language by the British Council. My software skills are: Windows suite, Office, Word, Excel, Access, VM, Lotus Notes, SAP, Master ASP, PCF and SAGE. I have a UK NI number, drivers license, own transport and… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Reed (Wimbledon London office) ”

Written on: 17/11/2013

I highly recommend reed to all those seeking employment. In particular a member of the team, Karen Lees, in the London Wimbledon office. Karen was not only exceptionally helpful in seeking out employment for myself, but also very friendly and approachable. I thank her and all of the reed team for their constant efforts and friendly, effective service… Read Full Review

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“Reed offices in Edinburgh”

Written on: 22/07/2013 by neil51sqdn (1 review written)

Contacted Reed initially about a vacancy that I had seen advertised online, without even seeing my CV I was told by a bloke in their office that I couldn't do the job bcos I didn't have a certain qualification that they wanted to work with children in a care home environment . There was no mention of this in the job spec when i read it . After a brief chat with this Numpty, I mean bloke he said they had a contract starting with Edinburgh council in November 2012 , I went in for an interview… Read Full Review

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“Waste of Time”

Written on: 07/01/2013 by SomethingWillTurnUp (5 reviews written)

I have applied for many jobs through Reed over the last few months, all with a tailored cover letter and CV (according to "expert" advice) and matching my experience and skills. I either get no response or a standard message saying other candidates were a better fit. However, I do get emails and texts from Reed on a regular basis attaching a job description they say I am "perfect" for, interviews available immediately. However, these are completely irrelevant - completely different… Read Full Review

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Jcmos's Response to SomethingWillTurnUp's Review

Written on: 11/03/2013

Yes, I agree.
They are pretty bad.
I recommend you to bypass recruitment agencies anyway as they are only interested in helping people with great inflated resumes.
Many people with talent are missing out every time.

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★☆☆☆☆

“Reed (Milton Keynes)”

Written on: 14/08/2012 by Designguy (1 review written)

I have applied for several jobs with reed and find them completely useless. The women in charge of design jobs doesn't know anything about design yet still sits and talks down to you like your an idiot. I applied for 1 job in marketing design and spoke to a reed rep on the phone who asked me if i had any experience with design and when i said yes she didn't believe me and gave me the skeptical voice and said she would give it some consideration whether i was right for the job. I've been in… Read Full Review

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“Reed do not care for individuals.”

Written on: 06/07/2012

Only applied for a temp job through a friend (who unfortunetly for her) works for reed, albeit,the wage was good etc, finished the terms of the contract and was asked to stay couple of extra days out of my own back i decided why not. midway through the day, get an unfair dismissal for the absolute MOST ridiculous thing ever(if i actually wrote it people would laugh) and termination of contract, after 2 weeks you would expect atleast a warning etc or dismissal for a SERIOUS offence, but no… Read Full Review

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“one of the worst i've ever used.NEVER AGAIN!(bristol...”

Written on: 22/05/2012

t first the representative was always ringing me and I felt this was good as they wanted to help me find work. The rep then said she had put my CV forward to ARAG the insurance company as she felt my cv was strong enough. Sure enough a day or 2 after this conversation I had another phone call to say that I had been short listed for an interview. This is where it gets interesting. I received an email to confirm my interview date and also an invitation to meet my rep to discuss the vacancy and to… Read Full Review

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“Didn’t Land That Coveted Job”

Written on: 27/02/2012 by jessicaantony29 (2 reviews written)

Getting a job is quite a feat, especially in today’s competitive scenario. Someone recommend the Reed job agency to me. I never got the job I wanted. They kept me waiting for a long time. They were very unprofessional and annoying… Read Full Review

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“Very poor and unprofessional for senior roles”

Written on: 27/07/2011

I was contacted by a lady via text message asking to call following a role I had expressed an interest in. I called her and she was on vacation. The receptionists had very little training and poor customer service skills. No messages were passed on. When i finally did speak to her - it was very clear that she was no a senior level recruiter. There was a lack of professionalism and no understanding of the client needs. She was also very ill advised about my CV despite having read it. I… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Under paid and not happy!”

Written on: 22/07/2011

I was telephoned by a woman  on behalf of reed recruitment in regards to a one off job which i did on Saturday 9th July. The woman said I'd be paid £6.00 an hour plus £1.25 on top to cover holiday pay what ever that's for? also i would be working for 4 hours in total distributing leaflets. I asked Lizzy when i would receive my pay and she said i would receive it the following Friday which would make it the 15th July, So i said OK ill do it. After a few issues and running around trying to find… Read Full Review

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“AVOID AT ALL COSTS! (Cardiff Branch)”

Written on: 22/07/2011 by Simon87 (1 review written)

I started with Reed in 2008 while having another part time job and being in full time education at University. The Temp Operator  told me that I could go on a student tax code as I was still in University and as I had another part time job. After a few weeks I discovered myself and a colleague were on a lot less pay than the rest of the temp colleagues in the same company. After many phonecalls and many months this was resolved. Then in 2010 I went travelling to Australia, I checked with my… Read Full Review

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“Incompetence, mistruths, and insulting”

Written on: 12/07/2011

Signed up on the Reed site and applied for 2 jobs, later that same day I was asked to take an online typing test (horrible software) and was subsequently offered the job. I went to an induction and took along my passport, and a bank statement. All was fine, I had several confirmation emails and a verbal confirmation too. Then it all went downhill: One Monday morning at 9.30am my phone rang for 5 seconds, then a text message arrived, telling me to call the agency urgently. I called them and… Read Full Review

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