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★★☆☆☆

“Shocking to contact and will never call you when asked”

Written on: 09/12/2014 by Houghton411 (1 review written)

The web site looks very professional ... more than i can say for them emailing jobs off for me to employers or other agencies. Emailed twice about this on separate occasions and asked them to call me on phone number given, they didn't. When i did get email it had no-reply address! useless. Three agencies i chased and they say they had nothing, so who is it at fault???? … Read Full Review

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“Very unhelpful”

Written on: 18/11/2014 by JayleenHull121 (1 review written)

I originally signed up for Reed to find work. As I have a great interest in working in an office. They had a course to do at one of their offices for free. I signed up, had to attend an Employment essentials course. Which was basically common sense and had been told by the trainer that I was basically job-ready anyway. I thought if I stuck with it, I would get the course I wanted to do. Went to advisor to sign onto the office course. Even when I asked if it was the right course, advisor said… Read Full Review

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“Absolute Disgrace On Humanity”

Written on: 12/11/2014 by dsMaurer173 (1 review written)

They don't care about you, it's a numbers game, everything you say is disregarded, everything is about favouritism, awful how the world uses agencies such as this for employment. You wouldn't want this company to represent you, if they even do? Across the board, the most undermining piece of **** people I have ever spoke to. I like the constant in appreciation of my support towards them and there's a thousand reasons why I dislike them. Milton Keynes branch you are worthless, I hope you get… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“No accountancy roles at Reed!”

Written on: 25/10/2014 by zeOrr484 (1 review written)

A qualified accountant, I have been registered with Reed for some time. They have contacted me about some roles. They asked me for a great deal of information but they have hardly ever got back to me about any roles. I think this is because they don't really have any jobs on their books. Most of the jobs advertised appear not to exist. I have asked to be put forward for roles advertised to be told that the vacancy has already closed. This happened in respect of roles that have only just… Read Full Review

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“Your just a number to them.. ”

Written on: 08/10/2014 by LinaMcKenzie (1 review written)

After graduating I decided to temp with reed as I was unsure about what job to go into. They got me a placement within the nhs pretty quickly, however the job was very different as to described on the phone and the location of the office given in my confirmation email was wrong so on my first day I was late as reed gave me the wrong address. I stayed in this role for about 4 months and was then put into a different nhs temp role which was pretty similar to my first one, I worked this job for… Read Full Review

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“No one ever acknowledges you, and staff are patronising!”

Written on: 06/10/2014 by Kailynx491 (1 review written)

Applied for a Care Job through Reed Social Care, I gained experience on work placement, and gained my HNC in Social Care so I would become SSSC registered etc. I was told by a member of Reed staff you must have experience, which I do, it just seemed to me she had a personal issue with me and was trying to find any excuse not to give me a job, I passed a PvG check no problems, just because my face doesn't fit, not very professional, and very judgmental for an apparent supplier of Care Services… Read Full Review

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“No one ever acknowledges you, and staff are patronising!”

Written on: 06/10/2014 by Kailynx491 (1 review written)

Applied for a Care Job through Reed Social Care, I gained experience on work placement, and gained my HNC in Social Care so I would become SSSC registered etc. I was told by a member of Reed staff you must have experience, which I do, it just seemed to me she had a personal issue with me and was trying to find any excuse not to give me a job, I passed a PvG check no problems, just because my face doesn't fit, not very professional, and very judgmental for an apparent supplier of Care Services… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Actively helping with job search”

Written on: 02/10/2014 by maqqie (2 reviews written)

REED is the only agency that has send me for a few interviews in a short space of time, while other agency are only calling and asking me for my previous employers number as if I am a source for their potential client. Really honest and helpful consultants. … Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Waste of money and time!”

Written on: 02/10/2014 by Scotteh59 (1 review written)

The website works with strict policies. Most of applicants have no picture or video, making selection even more complex and time consuming. For the price charged it was expected a high quality of service and applications. It is not, you're much better off going with other competitor like gumtree. I do not recommend it and certainly will never use them again!… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Lazy, Dismissive, very poor”

Written on: 14/07/2014

Having had a number of years HR experience and a line manager for a plc, then going on to become CIPD qualified. I registered with reed in lancashire to get a HR role. I had work the next day after i submitted my CV so arranged to go at 8am to register as the post i had applied for was interviewing imminently. I was thanked for coming forward as they need strong candidates for this field. Asked how i was fixed for attending interviews......then nothing, no interview time was a arranged no… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“They let fake recruitment agencies advertise on reed.co.uk”

Written on: 09/07/2014

I am very disappointed with Reed. There seems to be only a few 'legitimate' recruitment agencies advertising jobs on their website. Then there are a few fake recruitment agencies who seem to have offices outside London such as Essex and they either want you to provide them with all your personal details but they do not invite you to come into their office to meet them. Also there are fake agencies that have call centres in other countries that ask you to phone the employer on a long telephone… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Does what it says on the tin”

Written on: 03/07/2014 by MarielaSimpson (1 review written)

I needed a temporary contract for 6 months until I start my new job. Reed contacted me and stated they had a job I might be interested in. After a telephone interview and then an hour completing paperwork I started an week later. You turn up and they pay you the pays not brilliant but it's above minimum. They don't tolerate lateness and sickness quite rightfully. They have been the perfect employer for me but I understand this is not the ideal role for everyone. I applied for about 40 jobs in… Read Full Review

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“Account not deleted after a year”

Written on: 30/06/2014 by 107Meadows (1 review written)

I agree with the previous posts. Unfortunately I registered with this agency although I did not find any suitable positions. I eventually found employment not through their services and requested that my account be deleted. They confirmed that it was but I was still receiving unsolicited emails several months later despite having set all the preferences against this prior to deleting my account. The emails that I do receive is completely unrelated to the type of job that I was looking for so as… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Always posting fake job adverts. She advertises fake...”

Written on: 28/05/2014 by ujHubbard451 (1 review written)

Always posting fake job adverts. She advertises fake jobs just to make new candidates apply so she can sell on their details to third parties. AVOID!!!!!!!!!!!… Read Full Review

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Gisellev.'s Comment

Written on: 16/06/2014

Who is 'she'?

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Meyerm's Comment

Written on: 09/07/2014

yes i'd like to know who 'she' is please because i've had a couple of agencies contact me, ask me to fill out all my personal information but i've never heard of these agencies. These agencies don't seem to be registered.

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“I got upset”

Written on: 21/05/2014 by Anonymous42 (2 reviews written)

I went to register recently and I took all my ID with me, as asked by them. I don't own a passport (as I don't need one, as I don't travel), but I took my paper driving licence (still legal) and my birth certificate and utility bills. The consultant who saw me was singing my praises and told me she was 'glad to come across me'. It then came for me to show my paperwork and she said she couldn't accept my driving licence as it had no photo (which is total bull) and then she said my birth… Read Full Review

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“Don't ever give them your email address”

Written on: 03/05/2014 by Watson1982 (1 review written)

I did the mistake to register on reed.co.uk. This got me nowhere, but this is not my point. I have found meanwhile a job elsewhere, but kept on receiving "offers" from reed. This quickly became troublesome because their spamflow can reach up to 2 emails a day. And at least 80% of them are completely unsolicited and completely irrelevant. I have turned off all mailing/notifications options in my account weeks ago. The spam kept on coming. I have then requested the deletion of my account and… Read Full Review

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Socialreed's Comment

Written on: 05/06/2014

Hi,

I am the Email Marketing Manager at reed.co.uk and I have read your comment with some concern. I would be very grateful if you could contact me with contact details so that I could investigate this issue further.

We take our customer's experience very seriously and would greatly appreciate any assistance that you might be able to give in improving our service.

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Reedspam's Comment

Written on: 06/06/2014

Update 06/06/14:
After multiple requests to delete my account and multiple replies "your account has been deleted" with nothing more done, I have finally received a more detailed reply asking me to provide more information about my issue.

I have supplied the history of my issue, and received a reply saying that their email system was being upgraded and that I should no longer receive any more email from Reed.co.uk. I have received a couple of other unsolicited emails for the next couple of days, and then no more. From this day, my mailbox activity is now back to normal.

My access to reed.co.uk is also back to normal (no more "an error has occured"). I can access to the website like any other user without using a proxy server.

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Gisellev.'s Comment

Written on: 16/06/2014

Don't try to unsubscribe to spam... a lot of the time, when you do that, all you are doing is confirming for the spammer that your email account is active and valid. They then sell your address to other spammers.

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★☆☆☆☆

“Cannot delete my account”

Written on: 16/04/2014 by 0123445 (1 review written)

I have found a position elsewhere after having registered to reed.co.uk. As I kept on receiving irrelevant offers about courses and vacancies from Reed, I have turned off all settings about mailing in my account. The spam kept on coming. All of it. I double-checked my mailing options: Everything was disabled. Every possible options about every possible contact or notification or whatever was ticked off. I have then tried to delete my account. No option found anywhere on the website. I have then… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Scam”

Written on: 07/04/2014

I've been registered to reed.co.uk for well over 4 years and it got me nowhere. It's really a waste of time and you just get pointless emails on a daily basis advertising jobs that you will NOT get. Ofcourse, you can see for yourself but as I said, it's a COMPLETE waste of time. That goes for all of the other mainstream jobsites too :)… Read Full Review

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“Disgrace”

Written on: 05/04/2014 by Corbett286 (1 review written)

I paid £4000 to recruit someone and they guaranteed 2 months money back guarantee if the person leaves. After a month the person resigned and Reed refused to refund my money. I think they have bogus candidates just to get money off employers… Read Full Review

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“disgraceful”

Written on: 04/04/2014 by Hughesxd346 (1 review written)

Reed is an outrageous company who have not paid me for the past month. First of all i was late for my first day at work as they gave me the wrong start time by half an hour. Then i left the company at the start of March and since then i am still waiting to be paid for my hours of work and holidays whilst reed have made excuses, lies and also put the phone down on me. I will be taking it further… Read Full Review

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