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★☆☆☆☆

“Most awful experience ”

Written on: 15/10/2013

Nothing positive to comment , oh maybe the fact you can use the portal for your invoicing other than that nothing good here. Avoid like the plague. Been lied to, about rates about hours, poor payment schedule (28 days) and all other agencies pay you weekly. No professionalism what so ever. By far the worst agent I have ever worked with, other contractors I have worked along side have said the same. They will make a lot more than 25% margin on your rates (found this out from two place I have… Read Full Review

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“Mess up over contract arrangments”

Written on: 05/10/2013

I had an engineering contract with a well known British Engineering Company through Progressive. The company wants me to continue working but Progressive have not renewed the contract in time so I am out of contract. Still working on a promise of a new contract but no payment post contract date despite assurances to the engineering company that I would be paid. I am now going through my pay with a fine tooth comb as I now realise what a reputation they have in the contract world… Read Full Review

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“Progressive will rip you off”

Written on: 31/08/2013 by srj0001 (1 review written)

I have worked through many agencies over the years and Progressive are by far the WORST agency I have ever worked through. They usually paid me late and I was always under paid, it took many hours of 'phone calls to get the correct money paid into my Bank account. STAY WELL CLEAR - they WILL rip you off… Read Full Review

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“Progressive more like Aggressive”

Written on: 15/03/2013 by AnnaTesting (1 review written)

I have been an IT contractor for 20 years and had a short contract via Progressive in 2005. I found the agent I dealt with completely unprofessional. I was recovering from a heart attack which had occurred a few weeks earlier when he rang to berate me for speaking to another agency as I was technically still in contract to our shared client. I had at this stage decided not to return to the client and take some time off work. The agent's manner was very aggressive and I regret not reporting… Read Full Review

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Testeo's Response to AnnaTesting's Review

Written on: 18/04/2013

I got emailed by Progressive with an job. They collected my CV and credentials and I heard never of them again. I wrote to the recruiter 3 times and told her I was concerned that I never heard of them, after giving them so much info about me.

I come to the following conclusion.
!!!!! PROGRESSIVE IS BAD - BEWARE !!!

Best regards

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“Spammers”

Written on: 16/02/2013

How a company that is spamming other companies with theirs CVs could be a good company?… Read Full Review

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“Disinterested and unprofessional”

Written on: 03/12/2012 by morriganmaisy (1 review written)

It has been my misfortune to deal with this agency for the last 7 months and I will not be using them again. They do indeed take 25% commission and are useless at negotiation pay increases. Their website portal for entering timesheets is temperamental and when it causes issues with payment, they couldn't be less interested in sorting it out. Do not use them if you have a choice!… Read Full Review

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“Progressive Recruitment Australia Scammers”

Written on: 30/11/2012

I found employment through Progressive Recruitment in Australia, They made me become employed by them instead of the company I was working for and Progressive still can’t even pay me all the money I am owed. They are incompetent and or Scammers, stay away from them … Read Full Review

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“Be carrefully with company in Netherland”

Written on: 26/10/2012 by first (1 review written)

They didn't know their law, request money in advance for recruitment stage. Be very carrefully with this company… Read Full Review

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Tmuller's Response to first's Review

Written on: 25/11/2012

I've worked with "Beak Service"- Netherlands, several years in one of the smaller cities. No complaints. The Company's employees are responsible and honest.

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“Spammers”

Written on: 13/09/2012 by andyhickman (1 review written)

Like nearly everyone else in this list Progressive added me to their database without asking me, spam man endlessly and have ignored my requested to be removed from their database… Read Full Review

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“Progressive - Another Poor”

Written on: 30/08/2012

I recently contacted their company about an advertised position. Trying to ascertain details of that role was like extracting blood from a stone. They were totally reluctant even after me providing a CV. Subsequent attempts to contact them have met with no response even after 3 attempts. I fully believe this was another phantom position (I am extremely qualified and experienced in my field) and was just CV harvesting. I will avoid this company at all costs in the future, regardless of what… Read Full Review

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“Spammers”

Written on: 21/07/2012

All of a sudden I received an email saying I had been added to their list despite me not asking. I then asked to be taken off, and lo and behold the spam emails started… Read Full Review

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“STOP SPAMMING ME WITH CVs!!”

Written on: 11/06/2012 by decker2186 (1 review written)

Terrible company constantly spamming myself and my colleagues who have no involvement in recruitment. If you are a job seeker avoid this company. They will send your CV out to people who don't recruit so they are a total waste of time. I am willing to bet that 97% of the emails they send on your behalf go to junk mail. Can't get them to stop spamming me. Have called, but they wouldn't take no for an answer. Had to put the phone down on them. … Read Full Review

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“Spammers”

Written on: 06/04/2012

How a daily spamming company would be a good company?… Read Full Review

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“Progressive the worst recruiters ever.”

Written on: 31/03/2012 by Bead (1 review written)

The worst contract recruiters I've ever had the misfortune to deal with. These guys apply a 25% markup on day rate and then are totally inflexible negotiating any increases. They don't pay you for a month so you will always be four weeks behind and they have ridiculous lockin clauses for the client. If you can avoid at all costs… Read Full Review

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“Lying”

Written on: 23/03/2012 by dutchy4all (1 review written)

As an independent contractor in the Netherlands, I have to pick up projects from time to time through agencies. Progressive took me off a project with the promise that they would contract me on a significant day-rate for 6 months. When I signed their day-rate overview, I canceled the month contract I had with my other client. Two weeks later, I was without a new project because progressive had forgotten to tell me that they did not have the right signatures on the contract. To end a long story… Read Full Review

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“Spammers ! They are spamming everyone with unrelated...”

Written on: 09/09/2011

I know that most of the agencies are spamming from time to time but Progressive are doing nearly daily. I contact with them few times and asked to remove my data but without effect… Read Full Review

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“Unprofessional at 100% !! ”

Written on: 16/05/2011

Unprofessional at 100% !!
They asked me by phone information about others company I'm currenlty applying, not only the Company names but also the single person, which is totally illegal.
Every time I called them (after have done the apply) for being update about the position availability, the continue to ask me about my other interview.
They said they call you back, but in fact, they didn't.
You try to call them, asking for updates about the position, and you can get information only after the… Read Full Review

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“progressive recruitment is the worst recruitment...”

Written on: 08/04/2011

progressive recruitment is the worst recruitment company that I have ever dealt with.

I was contacted by them asking me to give them an updated CV to apply for a contract that they where advertising. I submitted my CV and heard nothing for weeks despite numerous phone calls and emails. I wanted to know who the company that she has sent my CV to on my behalf. She would not tell me claiming that she had an agreement with the company not to disclose the company name. lets be clear, if a… Read Full Review

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“'Progressive is very pleasant party to work with. The...”

Written on: 29/03/2011

'Progressive is very pleasant party to work with. The do not only effectively act upon business-opportunities, but they also 'feel' the sense of urgency in occasions where we have worked together. By this Progressive has helped me adequately several times in situations, where time-pressure and required quality-standards has been high. By this approach I see the consultants more as a business partner, than only as supplier of resources and in my perception this is positive for the image (and… Read Full Review

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Mgsl31's Comment

Written on: 15/10/2013

Obviously a troll!!

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“These idiots sold my contact details to...”

Written on: 18/03/2011

These idiots sold my contact details to TheITJobBoard.com, without my permission, which fact I discovered only after I had been forced into making a complaint to the ICO about TheITJobBoard.com's subsequent persistent spamming by e-mail about jobs I wasn't interested in and surveys I was even less interested in. This agency advertises jobs that don't exist, purely to harvest CVs (which they then sell on in the manner described above), send you spam about roles that are not in your… Read Full Review

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