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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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★☆☆☆☆

“Like talking to a robot!”

Written on: 27/03/2014 by Cayden267 (1 review written)

Had an automated text (no email or phone call) from Reed asking me to call them regarding my application. I called and spoke to a lady who launched into a barrage of questions that she would have known the answer to if she had bothered to look at my brief covering letter beforehand. A: "Can you tell me about yourself?". B: "In what sense?". A: "What you can contribute to the role......blah blah..." B: "Well, yes, I can do everything that is mentioned as a requirement on the job… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Waste of time”

Written on: 21/03/2014 by Lanceb376 (1 review written)

No point using this site, they never reply or seem to do anything. I've used it to apply for multiple positions over the last year of which I have been suitably qualified but no contact has been made. Don't waste your time… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Full of Non-existing job ads”

Written on: 20/03/2014 by john8200 (1 review written)

Why would reed allow other agencies to advertise on their web site so may boogie/fake job adverts. You send your CV, than you get a call from the agency who tries to get you registered with them, once you do this they tell you that the role has been taken or withdrawn, or they think they can help you to find a better job. I know that this job doesn't exist and never did, all they want is to put you on their books, and you never hear from that again- and the job will come back on the web site… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Bad, Really Bad company!”

Written on: 03/03/2014 by johnsmith72 (1 review written)

Jobs advertised on this site seems to be already taken or they don't exist. Then week , two weeks after you see the same job advertised on and on again. … Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“One of the worst agencies I have came accross.”

Written on: 26/02/2014 by Eva82 (1 review written)

I have applied for 100ts of jobs over the years of time. I have several years of an experience working as a Receptionist/Administrator and Office Assistant within Public and Private jobs. Great references from past employers. I have always worked however it was never thanks to REED, but thanks to Monster, Direct Gov. Jobs, CV library and Total Jobs. I have never got offered an interview through Reed. Every single application comes back unsuccessful. I'm starting to wonder are Reed actually… Read Full Review

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Nadine2014's Response to Eva82's Review

Written on: 05/04/2014

Hey, I understand your concerns. I can relate to your situation, I've been sending out thousands of applications through reed and not one reply. I would imaging this is isn't real. I've got my degree, college qualifications 15 years in retail and office. I have deactivated my account as I think it's a total waste. I hope u find better. X

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★☆☆☆☆

“Worst agency ever”

Written on: 20/02/2014

Getting any information about the jobs they put you forward for is like getting blood out of stone. Very unprofessional in the office, making jokes about people registered with them. They don't seem to care about people looking for work or put you forward for interviews that are anything to do with your experience/qualifications. Overall completely self-serving, unhelpful and to be honest pretty stupid not to realise they should be treating people who work for them better as you'd both benefit… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Horrendous Company”

Written on: 19/02/2014 by A12H (1 review written)

I dealt with the Wakefield branch... oh dear. What a horrendous company. Here's why... I visited in October and told them that I urgently needed work as I was moving from the North East to West Yorkshire in the New Year - I figured 3 months was more than enough time to generate a few interviews at least. Reed generated just one interview for me in this time, for less money than I was on (even though I stipulated how much I was looking for as a minimum). So I attended the interview, aced it… Read Full Review

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Gisellev.'s Response to A12H's Review

Written on: 16/06/2014

Wow. That is absolutely the worst thing I have read about a so-called employment agency in a very long time. I will definitely avoid them.

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★☆☆☆☆

“mess you about”

Written on: 04/02/2014

had 5 phone calls from advisor telling me twice i can start a job on 3rd of feb then 2 saying no someone else has got i..been 2 weeks they've messed me about and im furious as it was only chance at employment because the jobcentre jobs are useless..AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!!… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“MORE OF A SALES COMPANY THAN A RECRUITMENT AGENCY”

Written on: 24/01/2014 by dodgyhodgy (1 review written)

As a highly qualified project manager, I am yet to recieve any contact from reed for jobs I have applied for, jobs that I know are well within my proffesional capabilities. I do however get constant emails trying to attract me to courses they are promoting. Sorry reed, been there and got that tee shirt. Reed are nothing but encyclopedia salesmen. I would suggest people, that you dont waste any more time with reed. Do a bit of cold calling yourselves, get Company HR contact details and email… Read Full Review

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