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“Time wasters”

Written on: 20/12/2015 by Putnam92 (1 review written)

Calls to say you have a position then another call a few hours later to say its gone. .. pathic bunch with no organisation skills… Read Full Review

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“Site full of already filled vacancies”

Written on: 10/12/2015 by RyanConnolly (1 review written)

Most of the jobs I came across on the site had been up for weeks on end and still hadn't closed. No recruiter for a real vacancy is going to wait that long, to short list etc. it's full of recruitment agencies collecting CVs and trying to extract info from candidates on where they used to work. Don't use this site anymore… Read Full Review

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“Dishonest recruitment agency ”

Written on: 29/10/2015 by Noonanxx65 (1 review written)

You apply for numerous vacancies through them during a period of time, but they seem to ignore you and you end up feeling discriminated and terrible distressed. I suspect they may be selling your details, cv for a fee, profit, to other recruiters without your consent. And you may not get any job from them. Also they may get profit from PPC (pay per click) from job seekers, so it's a business inside another business… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“this is a really good site for work.”

Written on: 30/09/2015

I dont know why such bad reviews.but this company is really good.i made a account uploaded my cv and had contact from 3 employers withen one week and also found a job.this site is very helpfull and can find jobs for pepole really quick.i suggest some people go over there cv and stop blaming the site they only post what u upload.thanks reed and i will be recommending u guys to alot of pepole.very good online company .i would rate 10/10 … Read Full Review

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“Rubbish at finding jobs”

Written on: 25/09/2015 by 371Dowling (1 review written)

I started my course at Nescot and was informed that Reed would be able to find us plumbing work experience. I was excited at the prospect of gaining hands on experience running alongside my course. How wrong was I! I have almost finished my course and still almost all of the people on my course, including myself, have still not been helped by Reed to find work experience or work as a plumbers mate. Absolutely terrible!! Do NOT believe the hype and the jumped up adverts in the media as they… Read Full Review

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“Waste of time and effort!”

Written on: 25/09/2015 by Hensleykg43 (1 review written)

I am a very experienced administrator with good skills but have heard nothing from any of the applications I've made through Reed, even though some of the jobs are clearly right for me. They promise a lot to people who are looking for work but in truth deliver nothing. I understand that it is usual practice to shortlist people who obviously have the skills to do the job but this doesn't appear to be in the Reed ethos. I wonder whether the jobs they advertise really exist. Meanwhile, they have… Read Full Review

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“Utterly hopeless.”

Written on: 24/09/2015 by bouncer45 (15 reviews written)

I kept trying and trying with Reed, thinking it would all work out well in the end, but I was wrong. I honestly don't think they bother to read the cv before phoning, must use a keyword search, as none of the roles matched my skillset. And most where miles away too. Giving honest feedback and asking for reed to look for jobs that did match my skills sent me nowhere either. In fact, I reckon it made it worse... Incomplete job descriptions, no mention of traveling being involved in the role… Read Full Review

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“I'd like to give it no stars at all - useless company!”

Written on: 13/09/2015 by 448Chaney (1 review written)

So, apart from the obvious - the company selling my details to third parties, (thank you by the way Reed, my mobile now receives cold calls after registering with you - quite the coincidence hmm?) I'm also concerned about Reeds appalling service. Not to be too egotistical but I have a degree, a good work history from 15 years of age and within that work experience a good, well rounded and broad set of skills - ergo, someone like me is very employable. My problem is that I'm freelance and my… Read Full Review

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“Terrible useless spammers. Once you have registered...”

Written on: 04/09/2015 by nqHutchison208 (1 review written)

Terrible useless spammers. Once you have registered for a job (you can't apply without being forced to register) regardless whether you ticked the receive marketing box or not you will be spammed. Reed Global is the culprit. I been applying on and off for Chef vacancies, something I've done for 30 odd years but Reed Global though I am not signed up for anything and have even deleted my account because of the rubbish they send STILL send irrelevent trash to me. Graduate jobs!!!! as a tax advisor… Read Full Review

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“Reed a Waste of Space ”

Written on: 03/09/2015 by wonderwend (1 review written)

I had seem a cleaning operative job for hospital on a famous job website in July 2015, so I clicked on the button to applied, however, I had to sign up to Reed to apply for the job. Not long after I had applied I had a phone call from a Reed Advisor who assured me about tyhe hospital job and needed staff immediately plus loads of hours to cover, but I would have to have to bring in all relevant documentation, DBS and references. Which I presented to them the same day and eventually got my third… Read Full Review

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“Utterly Pathetic!!”

Written on: 13/08/2015 by Cox413 (1 review written)

Of no use and should be shut down. No one replies the calls. No one replies to mail… Read Full Review

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“Should be closed down”

Written on: 10/08/2015 by ZanderThomas (1 review written)

Utterly uninformed and stupid are their best qualities. They know nothing about the market and will try and convince you that they do! To enter any single one of there offices is to begin the most abysmal journey you will ever embark on. Avoid like the plague. You are better off just sticking to jobs advertised in the newspaper. Complete clowns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! … Read Full Review

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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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M7589's Comment

Written on: 17/08/2015

I agree! I had equally bad experience with Mark Harman - not responsive, ignoring e-mails!

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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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