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★☆☆☆☆

“Not to be trusted”

Written on: 30/07/2015

I applied with Reed to find employment. I met an advisor so she could "pitch me better". Two hours later she pitched me in an (not very well written) email to my current employer. My employer now knows I am looking for alternative employment which is awkward to say the least. It was very obviously me being described in the email but when I challenged Reed I was told it was not me but: someone with the same name, working in the same town, at the same stage in her qualification, with the same… Read Full Review

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“POOR RECRUITER - REED GRADUATES LONDON”

Written on: 06/07/2015 by rhKelleher179 (1 review written)

Many reviews here FOR REED Global ARE SIMPLY APALLING . From my experience as MBA graduate in Business Management and after I have completed HR and management modules I can clearly say that any Recruitment manager who pulls my CV to contact me for a Graduate position is simply blind or very very unprofessional !!! My advice to all Graduates looking for jobs - please avoid Reed Global - Graduates in London and specially : Mark Harman Business Manager Reed Graduates London Reed Specialist… Read Full Review

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“I purchased a premium+ job advert, This had the right...”

Written on: 01/07/2015 by derby88 (3 reviews written)

I purchased a premium+ job advert, This had the right to access the reeed.co.uk CV database is the ad go less than 10 responses in the first week. I got less than 10 respondents in a month, but was not given the information to access the CV database. Once the 30 day ad ran out, I was told that I had to buy a new ad or pay separately for access to the CV database. Very bad business practice!!!… Read Full Review

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“Reed are the worst agency - Don't register with them!”

Written on: 05/06/2015 by Becketto123 (1 review written)

This company should be banned from being in operation. They have the worst reviews of all of the recruitment agencies. Especially the Reed Health Admin & Clerical team. The Ealing branch is the worst one by far. They advertise themselves as helpful and that they have jobs etc etc. But they never call you to tell you, they always expect YOU to chase them. Do not expect ANY help or assistance from any of them at all, especially the EALING branch. It is about time the government… Read Full Review

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Anonymous42's Comment

Written on: 22/07/2015

My thoughts exactly.

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“overcharged for very poor quality and lack of resources. ”

Written on: 26/05/2015 by kwidzius (1 review written)

Well, I purchase one of the Reed courses dedicated to computer networking. The price was massive but the promise was even larger. Unfortunately my disappointment was very hard to digest. I paid £1100 for package of Comptia N+ and CCNA R&S course. Package included Web Based text read aloud by mechanical voice. And the simulation of the exams based on MeasureUp portal. Unfortunately the materials presented in text form were of very poor quality. It felt like there were not enough information… Read Full Review

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“Impossible to Unsubscribe”

Written on: 12/05/2015 by Dexteru401 (1 review written)

I've been trying to unsubscribe for a good 4 months now and they still text me, email me, and even WhatsApp me. It's insane. I've gone through their usubscribe link multitudes of times, responded to emails, responded to their customer service thing and even tried individually asking recruiters to leave me alone and nothing works… Read Full Review

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Ahp66's Comment

Written on: 03/08/2015

Same is happening to me. DO NOT EVER REGISTER WITH THESE GUYS!!!!!!

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“Utterly USELESS”

Written on: 20/04/2015 by EnriqueHouston1982 (1 review written)

I have found this agency to be utterly USELESS. For many years now I have been applying for jobs on their site, and rarely hear anything back, and when I do, it's always the same old depressing rejection. And don't even get me started on their local offices, when they get you in to register, promise you the earth - and then suddenly seem to forget about you. It amazes me how these agencies stay in business. I wish the government would do something about them - like scrap them completely… Read Full Review

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“Never "successful"”

Written on: 04/04/2015 by koCole463 (1 review written)

I'm unemployed and have applied for over a thousand jobs with them over a two year period yet have never received even an interview. I'm qualified with an abundance of employer useable skills yet all I ever receive from them is the standard rejection emails. Waste of time!… Read Full Review

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Agenciesareuseless66E's Comment

Written on: 20/04/2015

Same thing has happened to me. How these agencies manage to stay in business is beyond me.

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“Don't waste your time.”

Written on: 18/03/2015

Attitude of people working over there stinks. Only thing they can be the best in, is putting you on hold or giving you all details day before you start your new job. When it is coming to payment process, they have got plenty of time. Also they treating you like an idiot that they can patronize all the time. No connection between them and your work place. The best employee for them is one that wouldn't bother them and expect being paid for their work. I left them notice on 24th of February. I… Read Full Review

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“From a professional, avoid this agency!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Written on: 06/03/2015 by pro-man (1 review written)

Just look at all the negative comments and this will tell you to avoid them at all cost. I'm a professional in my field with over 15 years experience. I've applied for 50 suitable vacancies during 3 to 4 months with them. Not 1 interview has cropped up, despite lowering my expectations to jobs below my ability, you hear nothing back from anyone or anything. I'm telling you this so you don't waste 4 months like I have thinking you'll get work, when truth has it, you'll not hear a thing from them… Read Full Review

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“Not a good site”

Written on: 03/03/2015 by Bennettk202 (1 review written)

I have used this website before, with minimal success. The Reed Global recruiters, do not seem to actually read your CV or details. I keep being offered for work in a sector that I had previously worked, and do not wish to return to. I have worker with Reed on different levels, and it is the same. Poor customer/client response, avoidance, and lacking of insight. You will be much better off applying to companies directly. The Reed job board is infested with recruitment agencies, with jobs that… Read Full Review

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“Patronising, stuck up Staff”

Written on: 11/02/2015 by Elliana49 (1 review written)

I had applied for a job vacancy on the web site it was a banking admin job had a phone call of reed, but the person I was speaking to was being very rude Patronising saying things like telling me to show enthusiasm follewed by my name taking down to me like a child. OK THEN I let this comment go over my head then she was been lazy in the way she was talking to myself not taking any interest in being professional at all like she was doing her nails or something. I said to her if you are not… Read Full Review

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“unprofessional lazy and rubbish ”

Written on: 11/02/2015 by dyHudson67 (1 review written)

I have been signed up with reed now for years and not even once had an employer call me for an interview or anyone from reed at all so I give them a call around a month ago and booked an appointment to see someone. So on the meeting day I was told what they would do and how they will search for work for me etc. showing me 'kind & hard working' they are but yet again I haven't heard a single thing from them after leaving numerous messages and e-mails, but the thing that really bugs me is that a… Read Full Review

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“The Stuff of Nightmares”

Written on: 04/02/2015 by kvSteele173 (1 review written)

I signed up to work because their website seemed to have a lot of jobs. They got me an interview right away (fresh face syndrome I'm sure) and I told them I'd be happy to temp. This is where my nightmare began. I got a call after-hours on a Thursday to see if I'd be able to work the next morning to cover someone on sick leave for a few weeks. I told them I would do it as long as the rate was over 12/hr, and came in to the Reed office to "sign paperwork" early the next morning before the job… Read Full Review

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“Avoid on all costs- ”

Written on: 15/01/2015 by Ne-IT (1 review written)

absolutely useless for I.T training.I started the MCITP with them, but very soon I was very disappointed. not only they don,t forward any materials, they would direct you to their shop to buy and have the cheek to also send you to Microsoft Technet, which as everyone knows is a huge Database, but not structured for a course of study. and to make matters worth, I discovered that everything, they offer for IT Studies, is available for FREE through LEANSMARTSYSTEMS. I therefore, cancelled the DD… Read Full Review

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“Go there is you want to be ignored and patronised”

Written on: 13/01/2015 by 4rchibald (1 review written)

This is the worst agency I had to sign up with. Ignorant, rude and careless staff, fitting more as estate agents or insurance brokers, but with no intention of providing you with service required. Duplicated job offers. I was interviewed three times during one visit, by perm, temp specialist and their manager. … Read Full Review

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“Not Interested at all”

Written on: 08/01/2015 by Katelynna272 (1 review written)

I worked for HSBC under REED for a year. Whilst there, They got the pay wrong quiet a lot of the time and also reduced our pay and took travel allowance without any notice. I Was made redundant on Christmas Eve Just as my shift ended. So I rang Reed up about finding me another job but they never return my calls and don't seem interested in finding me another job. I was a consistent worker that feels let down by Reed. Wouldn't count on them finding you a job!… Read Full Review

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“Waste of time, they don't care”

Written on: 08/01/2015 by Brennanie386 (1 review written)

If you want to constantly receive spam emails about jobs or courses that are completely irrelevant to you, sign up with reed. If you want someone to completely ignore you when you ask to be taken off their system, speak to reed. If you want to waste hours searching through job listings that have either expired, never existed, or have been duplicated dozens of times to make it look like they're actually busy, go with reed. These people are a waste of space, their company should be shut down and… Read Full Review

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“Money Hungry, Misleading and..........”

Written on: 31/12/2014 by PriscillaGleason (1 review written)

Advertising vacancies that makes you question whether they actually exist, or if the post has been filled in a long time ago. This website genuinely puts you into a numbers game that pretty much leads to nowhere, I have been in the workforce for the past 18 years and all jobs i have been appointed with is no thanks to this website… Read Full Review

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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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