Written on: 08/04/2013 by amanojack (4 reviews written)
I worked a placement through the Stevenage branch of Adecco in 2008-2009 and actually had no problems. But when I needed a job and signed up again last year, standards had clearly dropped. I made it clear to them the types of work I was and wasn't interested in, I've done a lot of cleaning and catering work in the past, but want to try and get away from it as there's no future there. In the following weeks every single offer was either a cleaning or a catering vacancy, and they tried to... (read more)
Written on: 12/03/2013
Came across as caring and honest, after a short time, found out they are not even good at telling lies which they do all the time, wouldn't trust them at all, even the employers who I have worked for say they felt they were not very good from their point of view either. Leave well alone is my advice. They just want you on their books for figures, nothing else, their promises are empty. LEAVE WELL ALONE, YOU CAN FIND A JOB BETTER YOURSELF AND EMPLOYERS YOUR WASTING YOUR MONEY. (read more)
Written on: 01/03/2013
I went to Adecco on 10th December to sign up and had a chat with the receptionist. She quickly gave me a job which I declined as it was rather desperate attempt to fill the role and not in the area or pay rate that I am looking for. She then gave me a business card for one of her colleagues. Roll on February and I still haven't heard from them despite following up via email to the recruitment consultant every two weeks. I rung up last week to complain. They gave me the general email... (read more)
Written on: 03/01/2013 by Darro (1 review written)
Hi, I worked five, 12 hour shifts in Sept 2012 for Newark Adecco and they still haven't paid me despite several trips to the office and a formal letter requesting urgent attention for outstanding money owed to me. I am currently working three shifts on and three shifts off. Theses are 12 hour shifts. For those 36 hours I worked I have been paid £129.00 that works out at £3.58 ph for an over 25year old. Certainly not the £7.50 ph I was promised. No payslips provided by Adecco... (read more)
Written on: 20/12/2012
I worked for two months around Christmas time; this was around 2010. When I met up with them they arranged to meet me where I live rather than travel to them and they were very polite and nice. While working on the job they rang every now and then to make sure I was okay and having no problems. I was paid with no problems. I enjoyed working with them. My only problem now - 2012 is that there are no jobs at all in Kent on their website which is worrying. (read more)
Written on: 07/12/2012
Where to start. I provided all my details when adecco won the contract at my firm. They haven't paid me the correct amount, ever. I have no pay slips, no time sheets no communication. Worst. Company. Ever. Do not touch with a barge pole, I wish I didn't have to have anything to do with them. (read more)
Written on: 24/11/2012
I worked for Adecco between 2004 and 2005. It was after responding to a job ad for a website administrator I registered with them. At first they welcomed me with open arms and were very friendly. So far, so good. Got the job no problem, but Adecco failed to inform me that the job was being axed due to departmental restructure, before I started. After wasting my time turning up to my now non-existent job, I b*****ked Adecco for failing in their communication, who in their mission to retain... (read more)
Written on: 10/11/2012 by William2675
These people are the worse ever. Bolton branch has no idea what they are doing and management sound like a broken record giving you the same rubbish day in day out. This place needs investigating as they hold wage payments overtime payments holiday payments and the rest. They have a massive contract with Bolton Council but nobody knows how. I've not worked for these clowns for months but tell my experience to absolutely everyone. Hope nobody ever uses them again. (read more)
Written on: 02/11/2012
I have in the past two years worked for two branches of Adecco one in Newark Nottinghamshire & the other In Lincoln Lincolnshire I & I think I can safely say both branches was terrible to work for. To say that theses people are disorganized would be an understatement. I worked for the Newark branch for around four weeks & they failed to pay my wages into my account every week forcing me to quit working for them as they was so disorganized, and the Lincoln branch was no better failing to pay... (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2012
The two main office workers are bully's, unprofessional, abrupt just about everything you would not want in a industry as this. Telephone manner has a lot to be desired too. Holiday pay is a rip off, only they know how much holiday you have but expect you to know by using a crystal ball. They have no idea how people want to be treated and spoke to. Treat people like dirt and a number. I would not use again, i would rather be on the dole than make these kind of people money. (read more)
Written on: 07/09/2012 by bouncer45 (2 reviews written)
I went through adecco mk, though adecco luton are as bad if not worse. Went for interview for the role only to find out it wasn't as described on the job spec. Knew i wouldn't get the role by the time i was 10 mins into the interview. Role was not as stated, agent from adecco admitted she had no it skills and knew next to nothing about IT before the interview. Had to go to agency in mk before interview, otherwise would not get interview. I complained to their headoffice, but it makes no... (read more)
Written on: 05/09/2012
spotted ad for motor testing vacancy very near my home via sddeco it was for employment at a well known and respected company advertised rate was £9.75/hr/continental shifts 6-6/days nights- as a labourer to assist in motor testing with mechanical knowlage. adecco required a start as soon as possible and asked me to travel some 50 miles or so into edinburgh city centre to sign on with them.i travelled into edinburgh centre,was kept waiting for some 30-40 minutes while the recruiter flaffed... (read more)
Written on: 09/08/2012
I registered with adecco after applying for a job that was no longer available , I was then told I would get work shortly , meanwhile I registered for other agency's , 4 weeks later Edinburgh branch called and offered me 1 days work for 4 hours they could not even verify the rate of pay ' I accepted this ,then 15 mins later another agency called to offer me a weeks placement , so I called back the Edinburgh office to apologise as anybody else in my shoes would do the same In accepting a... (read more)
Written on: 30/07/2012
I had found a job on a website so I applied. Only to find it was an advert placed by Adecco for a job that didn't exsist. They invited me in for a interview. When I turned up I was left to sit in the office for 20mins while the women that was interviewing me finished another interview, which i thought was fair enough but in hindsight, should have been my first warning. When she completed the interview she got up and left the office without saying anything to me. After a further 15mins one of... (read more)
Written on: 15/07/2012
I work for Adecco in London, have done for 3 years. The rates of pay are low (the most I ever got was £9 per hour, even at an Executive PA level) and I know for a fact that Adecco charges their client at least double what the temp is paid. Adecco staff can be lovely but are generally clueless. Also the holiday rates are scandalous and a rip off. Finally, Travel Plus is a total scam - do not claim it: it's a tax loophole and Adecco are making money off it, not their employees. I hope to... (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2012 by Kitcat
I got employed on a temp contract, however at time I rang them up to inform them I had anouther job a week before adecco temp contract was going start. The Adecco agency staff said they had been aware I turned down job, yet they sent timesheets for the job. Few years later applied for job again through the agency,yet again they gave me job. I got a telephone call to inform me that they had me on file, for not showing up on first day at work, yet I told them week before that I accepted a job... (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2012
Do not use at any cost, Warrington branch are rude and will lie to cover up there mistakes, I have still not be paid over £900 for work completed over 4 weeks ago and have now told me that I will not be paid this Friday as promised as they have processed me as a leaver and I will now not be paid until a week on Friday (read more)
Written on: 05/03/2012
Will never use Adecco manchester again - they promise you the world will be able to get you an job within the next couple of days. They have various members of staff to ring enquring about your experience but nothing comes to it. When you email to ask if they is everything for you they are very rude. I will never use an recruitment agency again !!!!! (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2012
adecco has to be the worst agency to work for,they employ people that they know are desparate for work,treat them like rubbish,give targets that are totally out of reach then when you havent met them they give you warnings that your not working hard enough to which you then have to sign a paper agreeing to,if you dont sign it they tell you to leave straight away giving you no choice.what really infuriates me is this only seems to be the case with the english employees its fine for the vast... (read more)
Written on: 05/01/2012 by starz
This is by far the worst agency to work for! They take so much money from you and it took them 5 months to find me work, they just aren't interested in you, and they REFUSED to pay me any of the holiday pay i had accrued saying it doesnt work like that, any one with half a brain knows that when you work for an agency you do not have to take the holiday to get the holiday pay, you have to accrue the hours and they have to give you the pay for the holiday you have accrued, this company is... (read more)
Written on: 03/01/2012 by Blossom143 (1 review written)
Yes you are all so right!! I haven't worked for them yet!!... NOT!!! But went along again and again filling out forms giving them different ID which is a bit difficult when my bills are online now! Even passport and driving licence not good enough? I signed a contract for the job and have still not heard anything since. Due to start in the next month. Starting to think they will either contact me the day before or not at all. They are terrible for not replying to your emails! Yes the job I... (read more)
Written on: 16/09/2011
I have never worked for such an unprofessional organisation, in every department they are the worst. They take half your pay to treat you like a slave. A very disappointing experiencing in every way. I look forward to leave this horrible organisation as soon as possible. Truly the worst employment agency ever. (read more)
Written on: 10/09/2011 by Watercooler_drinker
hi, If you're trying to get work through Adecco UK, think again. I've been with them for over a year now and experienced many problems with them. I work on an on-going contract at the same client site and have had many issues with Adecco. Twice in a year, they failed to put my holiday requests through the payroll system; they have given me less holidays than I am entitled to take. Their online timesheet is riddled with bugs. Whenever I take holidays, I have worries at the back of my mind -... (read more)
Written on: 29/03/2011
Adecco are sooo rubbish - they never get back to you, you may aswell send your CV to the moon, and if you do manage to speak with someone they are so unhelpful, what annoyed me the most is that they false advertise jobs (which all agencys do) but with Adecco they seem to be interested one minute and then the next one of collegaues says no you have been unsuccesful - if you ask me they are just a bunch of CV collectors!
Why dont these sharks go and get a real job!
P.S i gave them 1 star at... (read more)
Written on: 29/03/2011
What do the staff at the Workington branch do all day? Their phone is always on answer phone and I'm still waiting for a reply to an email I sent 4 months ago and other emails I have sent. The branch manager said on facebook for anyone to see that they are basically rubbish at finding anyone work and are struggling to do so. I thought agencies were supposed to deal with any queries you had? Or any concerns you have with your current employer, but with workington that would be like getting... (read more)
Written on: 28/03/2011
been working at a company through adecco for 18 months now, payments always made on time....although i do get a lot of phone calls asking for my timesheet which i know has been faxed in and also asking for one when i have clearly booked a holiday in. the other issue is the travel plus.....as youll notice on the time sheet it says 40p mile for up to 10000 miles a year and 25p thereafter i noticed on my times sheet after i booked a holiday off for a week the travel allowance difference from my... (read more)
Written on: 24/02/2011
I was employed by the Adecco group at Virgin Media in Liverpools Albert Dock for approximately a year and would not recommend my worst enemy to work for them. The senior management there regularly broke contractual agreements including promises of certain rates of pay for overtime and garantees about working a certain amount of weekends. When I would query these things I would be basically be ignored and made to feel like an outcast. As employees there are only temporary they are treated... (read more)
Written on: 18/02/2011
I recieved a call from caty bieber the branch manager she said that she have a matching job for me so i had to go to holborn central london to register first , how lucky i was i was the only person applised for a handy man i a luxury appartments in the city because there was the underground strike i waited 1 month for Caty Bieber to contact me back called her 10 times when shes not on her desk leave her a message with her assistant but never called back totatly RUBISH COMPANY i cant give... (read more)
Written on: 09/10/2010
I have applied to Adecco for some positions they advertised and two of which were practically a 100% match. I was expecting at least a phone call. Nothing, nada! I suspect I fell into the CV gathering category. (read more)
Written on: 07/10/2010
Adecco offer positions that they do not have.I recently went for induction at the currys distribution centre in newark and have been told to wait for a position after being told i was to start the day after the induction.They also messed up the induction day twice which cost me travel expenses.This is the second time they have given me a contract and induction which has resulted in no work (i thought this time they might be different) and has set me back in my quest to return to work.Some of... (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2010
This agency are extremely unprofessional. Don't give a damn about the people applying for positions. I got the impression all they were interested in was that I registered on their website this was supposedly so that they could process my application ... why? when they had all my details with a full CV and a cover letter shouldn't that be enough? I did register and didn't hear anything else from them, this annoyed me as it wasted my time. I later was told that the more people who register... (read more)
Written on: 10/08/2010
This company is extremely unprofessional and I do not recommend to anyone. After sending them my CV for a role that I saw on a job board website, I just received an e-mail saying that I was not suitable.
A few weeks later, one of the company's consultants went to my work place to offer recruitment services to my manager!!!
Be careful! They can use your CV's details to approach your employeer and put you in trouble!
Avoid!!!! (read more)
Written on: 27/06/2010
I had a job interview arranged by Vicki Girling at the Northharbour, Portsmouth Office on Friday 4th June 2010 at IBM for a long term temporary H.R. Admin post.
I did my company research and spent my time preparing for the interview and not being a car's driver had to leave the house with plenty of time to be there at least 10 minutes earlier. A very nice guy called Andy interviewed me but his reservations came out in the interview and knew that I was not going to be succesful for that... (read more)
Written on: 17/06/2010
I refuse to work for them again, even if it was a great job offer.
whilst working for them for 18 months i had to chase most of my payments. And I find they have some communication issue within Adecco, as information seems to be getting lost all the time, eg holiday sheets, payment sheets etc.
Written on: 17/04/2010 by lalashes (1 review written)
i have worked for Adecco for nearly 4 years now working for Systagenix Wound Management and my overall experience of them is not very good, i work on the night shift so i have never met any of the Adecco staff, there are constant wage mess ups and the reason i am writing this because after they messed my wage up yet AGAIN the lady i spoke to was not very helpful and quite snotty....ADECCO are useless! (read more)
Written on: 08/04/2010
ur company employs only whites. A racist company!!!!!!!!!!!!
Garnier, Adecco fined for racism
A former director of Garnier was acquitted by the court
The French cosmetics company, Garnier, and Swiss employment agency Adecco have been found guilty of carrying out a racist recruitment campaign in 2000.
A French appeals court overturned an earlier acquittal and ruled both companies had colluded to find only white women to sell make-up in Paris.
They were fined 30,000 euros ($40,865) and a... (read more)
Written on: 11/03/2010 by NEWREVIEWQUEEN (30 reviews written)
In all honesty I've worked for a lot worse people. I registered in the Clapham Junction branch and was offered work within a week. The position was on going and despite the money not being great it was valuable experience and saw me through to an even better position. (read more)
Written on: 08/03/2010
I would not recommend Adecco. I initially accepted a 3 month contract below my usual rate and experience level to help out the Agency with the undersanding they would find me something else more suitable straight away when said contract had ended. I was happy with this. However five weeks later, despite a glowing reference from the Manager of the Organisation I worked for, I have only received one telephone call from Adecco offering me a contract at minimum wage in an area it would take... (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2009
I had previously registered with Adecco and applied for a position via Secsinthecity.They called and left a message for me I called back 3 times and the person was unavailable so I left messages with my name when I called again I was told I was too late for the position and cv's had been sent off. I emailed and requested my cv sent as I had all the requirements for the position but they never responded!!!!!!!
Typical recruitment agency of late, very young and inexperienced "recruitment... (read more)
Written on: 17/06/2009 by Jason25
load of rubbish. Adecco never got back in touch. if they though my work history was rubbish why didnt they say they cant help. i think they register people then when the jobs come in they have silly ppl waiting around (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2009
Brief job descriptions, quick links, get what I want.
Indicates the number of applicants for each post. Good mail alert system. Well organised updated, versatile useful. (read more)
Written on: 29/12/2008
After 3 phone calls and 2 e-mails Adecco, Stevenage kept saying they would get back to me about a job that I applied for through the Jobcentre. I eventually spoke to Blue Arrow, who told me that Adecco had filled that vacancy a while ago, yet I never received any contact to inform me of this. I would never recommend Adecco to anyone. I have now complained to their Head Office. (read more)
Written on: 18/10/2008
Adecco staff in the Southend On Sea branch constantly made mistakes with me. This being from them deciding not to pay me some weeks to losing holiday forms when I had taken them into the office. I feel I have received bad service from the staff. I found them to have disappointing customer relation skills. I have now cut all ties with Adecco as I believe they are the worst recruitment service I have dealt with. (read more)
Written on: 05/10/2008
I have tried to use agencies to find work before and most of the time they contact me once I have already found another job! I do not wish to tar all agencies with the same brush, but I feel that Adecco has very little sense of customer service. I would prefer if they balanced the Employer's needs with the needs of the employee. I hardly think that not supplying me with feedback is the best way to build brand loyalty.
After dealing with Adecco I would rather find a job by contacting/applying... (read more)
Written on: 18/09/2008
Arranged to see them in the office and when I arrived the girl was on the phone. When the call ended she proceeded to apparently make a comment to one of the other girls in the office. Although they got me work the next week it only lasted 4 days not the 1 month they said and then when I received my pay I was only paid £6.50/hour and not the £8 they told me. Have complained about this and basically been told it is tough. Not saying all adecco branches are this bad as I have worked for... (read more)
Written on: 29/08/2008 by eliz1
I signed up with Adecco in Newcastle upon Tyne in early Aug 2008. The recruiter I first spoke to was polite and professional and succeeded in making Addecco a professional company organisation. However the problem came when I broke my toe and was unable to attend work, I telephoned the agency immediately and was told the number I had been given for such circumstances was incorrect and that they were not able to transfer me. The person then apparently hung up. After trying a number of times I... (read more)
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