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★☆☆☆☆

“What do they get paid to do??”

Written on: 05/12/2016 by JacquelynHicks264 (1 review written)

I wish I had read these reviews before signing up to the waste of space that is REED. I too applied for a job online and a member of Reed contacted the next day to say they cant put my CV forward to the company until I come in and register with Reed by brining Passport, Birth Cert, NI number and Bank Details. I was really interested in the job so I made an appointment. I was there for an hour signing forms for Reed, forms for the job I went for, giving them all my bank details. The Consultant… Read Full Review

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“Avoid this site ”

Written on: 17/11/2016 by Leblancsn452 (1 review written)

All they do is CV gathering, most of the jobs posted are no longer available etc, they are harvesting CV's… Read Full Review

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“What the....yeah”

Written on: 03/08/2016 by Kaylie301 (1 review written)

received email form SH that there is a job I might be interested in. I have applied for the position and within 5mins I have received email form the same person that my application was unsuccessful...lets talk about review process for a bit....ah, nothing to talk about...there isn't one. lol… Read Full Review

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“Waste of time ”

Written on: 29/07/2016 by LaurenMeadows (1 review written)

This agency said they had lots of temporary work for experienced receptionists and customer service agents. I had worked for a well known and well respected company and Reed thought I would be suitable for a job they had advertised. I was not given all the details for the interview before hand. I had to constantly phone them on route to get the details. My consultant was at lunch so someone else had to find the details. The company that they sent me to was awful. It was a million miles away… Read Full Review

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“Lied about EVERYTHING”

Written on: 29/07/2016 by 437Kilgore (1 review written)

Not to blow my own trumpet, but I've never had a problem finding work. A woman I'll refer to by her initials as VI contacted me from Reed and sent me forward for a job I was reasonably interested in... I ended up getting the job! Then the problems started. VI assured me I'd get a basic of £23k which was what I needed to pay my mortgage- when I got a call from the Umbrella company they use to pay me, I found I was on 20k. Unhappy and really worrying, my employer advised I take a few more… Read Full Review

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“Reed doesn't pay their temps! (And pay late!)”

Written on: 09/06/2016 by plumber5971 (3 reviews written)

Working for Reed is worse than any other agency! After nearly 2 weeks work, the consultant emails to advise they have mucked up payroll and won't be paid till following Monday!. Not on, but after many emails and the contract paying up still no money, bad Reed may be court orders will make to buck up and do some work… Read Full Review

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“unprofessional and rude”

Written on: 27/04/2016 by RaymondTucker (1 review written)

This company makes you jump through hoops and when you cant jump anymore has the nerve to ask if you'd like to withdraw your application. Two members of staff in particular were rude and specialised in miscommunication. Will never use this company again and am frankly disgusted that their female staff in particular were so impolite… Read Full Review

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“Average and Unprofessional”

Written on: 13/04/2016 by Heath882 (2 reviews written)

I can honestly relate to some people's experiences of using Reed agency. Occasionally, I would get a text message very early in the morning from them saying that a suitable position has come up and if interested, ring a phone number to confirm interest and speak to a recruitment consultant. I did ring up to ask for more details about the job only to be told that the person who sent the text message is not in the office and I would get told to ring back later in the day. I rang the agency back… Read Full Review

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“REED recommends edulink as a preferd supplier for on...”

Written on: 16/02/2016 by growdep (1 review written)

REED recommends edulink as a preferd supplier for on line training DO NOT USE THIS SITE THE PRODUCT DOES NOT WORK CORRECTLY AND THEY JUST FOB YOU OFF WHEN YOU COMPLAIN I HAVE DEMANDED A REFUND AND WAITING FOR A rESPONSE you would think a company like Redd would review thier recommended training companies and ensure that they work… Read Full Review

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“They lost my birth certificate”

Written on: 09/02/2016 by SalmaNewton391 (1 review written)

They lost my copied birth certificate which is a breach of loss of personal data. Never did get a written reply to my letter of complaint… Read Full Review

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“They lost my birth certificate”

Written on: 09/02/2016 by SalmaNewton391 (1 review written)

They lost my copied birth certificate which is a breach of loss of personal data. Never did get a written reply to my letter of complaint… Read Full Review

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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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