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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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“EVIL EVIL EVIL”

Written on: 28/06/2011

They are a bunch of horrible people I ever met in my whole entire life. And the strangest part is they are all the same (includes every single branch) in London. They must be all related or something. I hate THEM so much!!!!… Read Full Review

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“The most Incompetent and unreliable agency ”

Written on: 26/06/2011

I dealt with them before and they still have my CV...OMG I never ever met so shallow stuff in my entire life! They see you as the £ sign no more no less! Avoid!!!!… Read Full Review

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“Appauling Staff and Incompetent”

Written on: 21/06/2011 by summer30 (1 review written)

I =applied for a part time admin post through the reed website a couple of weeks back and was surprised I was asked to come in and register (especially after applying for 100s of jobs on the website) issue num 1: Got a call from a female recruitment agent claiming they were having problems getting my references. - They hadn't even bothered requesting them from my employer! issue num 2. Although I requested details about the post both at the registration and afterwards via email, they never… Read Full Review

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“I hate REED recruitment! they are con artists. They...”

Written on: 22/05/2011

I hate REED recruitment! they are con artists. They did not pay me my holiday and instead overpayed me 55 and then charged me 75 for them taking it back. i assumed it was my holiday pay and got one phone call the whole time saying i think we paid you too much then bam 300 pounds down. The people at this palce obviously dont care about the workers and just want to take your money. They made so much out of me yet they dont wish to treat me fairly and would rather con every last penny out of you… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 05/07/2011

Reed have had an oversight apparently and have not paid me more than 29 hours worth of annual leave entittlement or processed my P45 which means I'm still on emergency tax. The gentleman on the phone was rude and unhelpful, did not empathise the slightest at the inconvinience of the situation.

The whole process with reed has been a shambles from start to end.

They are one of the biggest agencies out there and many smaller recruiters utilise their website which makes it hard to find agencies that are willing to put you 'the customer' first. It's all about their clients and the money money money.

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★☆☆☆☆

“I was very happy to find out that I had a new job...”

Written on: 12/05/2011

I was very happy to find out that I had a new job through Reeds agency, they confirmed my start date and asked me to meet with them the following week. I told them that was fine and that I would need to hand in my notice at my current, permanent job and move a holiday (at my own expense, which I was willing to do as long as I had the job) so that I could start when requested and complete the training. I turned up on my start date only to find that it had been moved back to the date I had moved… Read Full Review

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“Basically, was put forward and promised a job. Was...”

Written on: 05/05/2011

Basically, was put forward and promised a job. Was missing a piece of documentation and asked what I could do, no one got back to me after emailing and phoning. 2 days later I was finally told what they required. I asked if it was too late to sort it out, they said NO! Sorted the documentation. Turns out they were lying to me the whole time. After quitting my other job, they told me I wasn't going to get the new job, on the Friday before the Monday I was going to start!!! No apologies about not… Read Full Review

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“One word "USELESS"”

Written on: 15/03/2011

One word "USELESS"… Read Full Review

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