Written on: 22/05/2013
I was interested in temping, so after seeing job ads they had posted, I thought my skills would be put to good use. I had to call in 6 times only to be told that the consultant was "busy", " on the phone", "meeting a client", " on a lunch break" and that I will be phoned back- phoned back my backside! When I finally told them that I've already called 6 times without a reply I was finally put through, only to be rudely told that I had no experience! Mind you, I've worked as a PA and as an... (read more)
Written on: 23/04/2013 by MARK27883344
All i can say do not waste you effort or time with the taunton branch, bunch of baboons. applied numerous of times for roles which i know i had all the skills and qualities, even called up too see if they can put me forward, was told the will let me know...did they HELL!!! they are all rude up their own arse, DO NOT USE THEM!!!!! (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2013 by Iceman7k
I got a call from a girl in the Nottingham branch who had seen my CV on a job site. She sent me details about the role and told me she would speak to the employer to arrange an interview. I was promised a call back either way within 48 hours which never happened. I called the office and was told she was on the phone and would call me back but once again nothing. I wouldn't mind so much but it was them calling me in the first place! They should have the decency to follow through and let you... (read more)
Written on: 11/04/2013
I have sent my CV to the Taunton branch to apply for jobs many times.I have never heard back.I have phoned them countless times. I never heard back. When I finally got hold of someone her manner was rude, sarcastic and extremely condescending. Would never refer them to a friend...ever!! (read more)
Written on: 28/03/2013 by UnhappyRose
I signed up with Office Angels and they managed to get me onto an assignment within 2 weeks, which I was happy with but a certain member of staff in the Exeter branch seems unhelpful and surely shows her expression when she doesn't really care about how your feeling. My situation is that I am completley disatisfied with the service I just received, due to the Easter bank holiday I was told my wages would reach my account today, to my surprise this morning it wasn't there. I contacted the... (read more)
Written on: 27/03/2013
I sent my cv along to office angels hoping to hear back, heard nothing. Sent another email to enquire, was informed that the job I applied for had been taken and the consultant who was dealing with it was on holiday. She then said give me your cv for our consultants to "review" and contact you, still waiting! Then I noticed the job being uplaoded by office angels onto various sites. I emailed again with no responce. The woman was rude in her responces to being with, I appreciate they cannot... (read more)
Written on: 14/03/2013
I moved to England from America in early January on a visa. I stumbled upon their office in Oxford city centre when I was out searching for jobs my first day in this country. They were unbelievably helpful and before I knew it was I was signed up to receive job postings. That was on a Monday, by Wednesday of the same week they had already matched a job for me. I have been on assignment for just about 2 1/2 months now and have had no problems. I receive my time sheet every week and get paid... (read more)
Written on: 13/03/2013
WAS TOLD BY A CONSULTANT IN OFFICE ANGELS IN REGENT STREET BRANCH OXFORD CIRCUS THAT I HAD GOT AN INTERVIEW. ON THE INTERVIEW DAY THE CONSULTANT GAVE ME THE WRONG ADDRESS!! THE RESULTED ME IN ARRIVING AT THE INTERVIEW LATE AND OBVIOUSLY I DIDNT GET THE JOB BUT COULD NOT TELL THE INTERVIEWERS THE REASON FOR MY LASTNESS WAS BECAUSE OF THE INCORRECT ADDRESS THAT I WAS GIVEN...NEVER AGAIN WILL I USE THEM...STAY AWAY (read more)
Written on: 12/03/2013
Office Angles have had me on thier records for quite a while. I hear nothign from them expet a phone call every three months just to ask if im still looking for work. I am employed but looking for something new. They always say OK we will let you know when we have something.Not once have they offered me anything. I saw a job adnvertised through the company in Basingstoke and when I went in to register it turned out they had a second similar role. In the end they put me forward for both. 2... (read more)
Written on: 16/01/2013
Office Angels in Newbury used to be really good - I temped for them about 3 years ago and the temps lady at the time was really helpful. She was always available if I had a problem and often popped in to see me at work to make sure I was ok and bring us goodies. I went back into the agency recently and they had moved - when I finally found them in the middle of a big trading park right out of town (literally middle of nowhere!!!) I found them really rude and unhelpful. When I arrived they... (read more)
Written on: 15/01/2013 by SomethingWillTurnUp (4 reviews written)
A consultant called Danielle rang up saying she was from Office Angels in Holborn (London) and said the office was easy to get to in Bank (another area of London), and she had my CV online and there was a company recruiting which wanted to interview the next day. She went through all the job description and asked me a few questions and said she would "put me forward" (how agencies like that phrase). However, I would have to come in and register the following morning along with my passport.... (read more)
Written on: 11/01/2013
Awful experience - incompetent, don't stick to their word, difficult contracts to get out of, staff can't explain anything, only available when it suits them. I thought it might've just been the Plymouth office but seems it's terrible elsewhere. Really regret ever signing up with them. They're clearly taking a nice cut of profits. So angry with them. (read more)
Written on: 23/10/2012 by Candidate
Office Angels in Birmingham have not got any idea how to support their candidates, especially when it comes to their salary, including holiday or sick leave. They offer no support or guidance it is all about what they can make from you......... I would keep well away!! (read more)
Written on: 26/09/2012
I emailed Ezhar in the Wimbledon office ages ago - still waiting to hear back from him after taking the time to go there and find out the right person to speak to mainly because they never answer the phone! THEY ARE SO RUDE! Who do they thing they are - a godsend - HELL NO! They are the devil! (read more)
Written on: 17/09/2012
Have been registered with 3 of their branches in London for over a month. Despite me calling regularly, they have found me nothing, no temp work, no news on permanent work, zero! They don't return my calls or answer my emails and my 'consultants' always seem to be out of the office when I call. My CV is up to date, I've got excellent references and years of experience. So what exactly do they do all day? I've had a much more positive response from Hays. (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2012
ID LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT I GIVE OFFICE ANGELS A BIG FAT ZERO BUT THEY DONT LET YOU HAVE THAT RATING. Well well, just another recruitment agency that can not be bothered to give anyone a job. I'd also like to point out in what the hell you post jobs like mechanical engineers, legal secretary etc WHEN YOU KNOW FULL WELL NOT MANY PEOPLE EVEN HAVE THE RIGHT QUALIFICATIONS! ITS WHO YOU KNOW THESE DAYS NOT WHAT YOUU KNOW. ALL THESE CO-ORPORATIONS ARE GREEDY, MONEY POWERED PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY... (read more)
Written on: 03/09/2012
I only received one phone call for a job which was literally 5 hours and one day only! They have had 3 months to find me something! i have plenty of experience including office and retail but they still were unable to find anything! Also at one stage when I told them I could spread the search to another town they told me to contact them when I found a job! I thought it was their job. Why would I let them take money out of my salary for a job I found myself (read more)
Written on: 26/08/2012
fantastic company. think people need to relies that there are lots of people out there that need a job and not enough hours in a day for these people to help us all. its worth keeping in touch with office angels and always on the look out for your self. be confident and you will succeed. i went to office angels wanting to change my whole sector of work and they got me a job in 5days! i couldn't believe it! they really do help you, suppose you just have to show your eagerness to work! thank... (read more)
Written on: 01/05/2012
I emailed my cv to the Ashford office (Kent) went to the interview with them was promised the earth nothing!!!! I have very varied office skills. I ring once a week as advised and find they are too busy on the phone,this is the worst agency on earth. There is no communication, and promise everything. (read more)
Written on: 10/04/2012
The office based on Oxford street, central London is brilliant! I was unemployed for over year and came across Office Angels on a Google search for recruitment agencies. I rang them to register and said I was interested in a couple of vacancies advertised on their website. I was called in the next day for registration and for them to meet me in person, so they could understand more about what I was looking for. My CV was put forward to one of the vacancies i was interested in on the same... (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2012
I registered with office angels in bromley. They told me that they had put my CV forward for a couple of jobs, after 2 weeks I had no reply. I called the office to see if there had been any progress and they said they forgot to put my CV forward!! It was a waste of time you can never get hold of them and they do not respond to your emails. They are full of bulls**t!!! (read more)
Written on: 23/12/2011
I was recommended office angels in preston by a friend, so i took my time out to register. I was promised id have a job in no time as i have a high standard degree and many years if work experience. I applied for a customer service job in which i was told by a recruitment consultant who couldnt even spell her own name propely that i didnt have enough experience. How that makes sense i fail to understand as i have 4 years experience in a call centre. But overall i would not revommend this... (read more)
Written on: 08/11/2011 by ChocolateCookie (8 reviews written)
I've been registered with the "fabulous" Office Angels in Hammersmith since January this year and have only been put forward for 3 job interviews all of which were totally unsatifactory as they were not the desired office administrative roles I was seeking. Applied for a few of their vacancies (most of which I believe aren't even genuine) advertised on various online job websites, only to be contacted by a consultant at the same office I was registered with. Initially I don't think she knew... (read more)
Written on: 01/10/2011 by I0shall0let0you0know (1 review written)
I was really keen to apply for a job I found advertised by Office Angels. Initially I sent an email as per their ad stated, with a covering letter and copy of my CV. One week later 'no reply'. Anyway since the job was still advertised I thought I'd try again, and eventually the following morning got a call asking to pop in to get registered. Following what seemed like a very positive intial interview with the recruitment consultant; which if i recall correctly was of a senior position... (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2011 by StellarCast (1 review written)
The recruitment consultant will try to rip you off with the lowest rate possible. The mark up rate at this branch is usually between 80-90%. If you ask for a pay rise, the consultant will ignore you and not get back to your request. If you phone, they will always be 'on the phone' and not get back to you. After an interview I had at a venue, their HR asked me the minimum rate I would accept. When I got the job, the Office Angels consultant told me that they had already agreed the rate... (read more)
Written on: 02/07/2011 by hardygirl
Yet another 'job' agency who do not care about finding you a job simply getting you registered. How are people supposed to find jobs when they apply get a phone call (the only one) asking you to register and then zero happens! I recently applied for a data entry position something i have done for the past 16 years, i applied online and because i know how job agencys operate gave them a call to talk about this position. The stroppy woman who answered the phone said the lady i needed to speak... (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2011
I had been registered with office angels for over two months and recieved a phone call from the person who managed my account, explaining she was leaving the company and gave me a different persons details. Now the other day I applied for a job as senior secretary and this girl called exited stating my key skills matched that from the remit. When I explained that I had registered, she stated I should not apply for any positions on websites such as S1jobs etc. instead I had just to... (read more)
Written on: 17/05/2011 by eLIF (1 review written)
think everybody has got different experience with them. I again think that London office work well but rest of the country sorry but very unprofessional!!! I have found them on www.cvlibrary.com website, when I was looking for a job, and applied for that job, within a day received an e-mail that I was not suitable for that job, fine. Several day later I applied for an other job which was more for me, whitin 3 days had a phone call from a girl. She got all my details and asked me a question... (read more)
Written on: 11/04/2011
I was so excited to sign up to Office Angels, but now 8 months later I am so disappointed. A month after I aigned up I had an email asking if I was still looking for work which of course I was. They hardly ever contact me and when they do it is only to check my details, which are often not correct. The tests they made me take when I signed up were not explained too well and I already had certificates from recently taking tests that they were testing me on. I have had a phone call from... (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2011
I have just finished a temporary assignment through Office Angels in Nottingham. They originally paid my wages, 11 weeks worth, into a old bank account (which I hadn't had for about 4 years) despite the fact that I gave them my new bank details on registering with this branch. In the end they changed my bank details on their system and I got all my money owed, but there was no urgency with them to sort the issue out, which I thought was really bad.
Now, I have found out that I have being... (read more)
Written on: 23/03/2011
I have had bad experiences with both the Manchester and Preston branch of Office Angels. They do all the usual tricks such as advertising "fake jobs" not calling you back etc but they are by far the worst at fishing for info on jobs you are currently doing to get contacts or to steal the job out from under you. I was off sick from my temp job (from another agency) recently and Office Angels happened to ring me. I answered the phone and they asked if I was working and I said yes but I am... (read more)
Written on: 12/02/2011
Having been contacted by my local ASHFORD branch following several applications made for jobs they were advertising; I had missed the call and rang back 3 times that day. They did not get back and so I rang the next working day and spoke to the woman who had not rang back the previous time.
She said she was interviewing but would it be OK to call me back within the hour. Well guess what no call back that day or the next. I then sent an e mail asking what I had done - bearing in mind they... (read more)
Written on: 10/02/2011 by ChristinePresland (1 review written)
I have had nothing but bad experiences with Office Angels. Some years ago I applied to the Romford branch and they basically told me it would be hard to find me work because of my lack of experience.
Last week I applied for a job and had a phone call from Jamie Rose (Victoria branch, London) to say were sending over candidate cvs for the job the next day and if I wanted my cv to be put forward I would need to come in and register. We agreed I would go to the branch at 8.15am the next morning... (read more)
Written on: 04/02/2011
If you join up with these guys (beware MAIDSTONE branch) and even so much as ask for an increase in your hourly rate, your will normally encounter some BS excuse (i.e "I'm afraid the client won't pay any more than that" ) when it should be "Office Angels is not prepared to take a little less from the client so you, the worker can earn an extra measily 50p an hour". Those "Office Angels" are nothing but a bunch of Tight Wads, up their own arses, and there are better agencies out there - The... (read more)
Written on: 18/01/2011
I have dealt with the Nottingham Branch of Office Angels and have nothing but praise for them.
Always been paid on time and had no problems with holiday, which have done with previous agencies.
All the team are helpful and friendly, and I love that when I ring up, they usually remember who you are, regardless of who you are speaking to which makes you feel valued.
I have and continue to recommend them to my friends.
Great Service! (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2011
I have had nothing but rudeness and incompetence from this company. My local branch (Chelmsford) refuse to even discuss jobs with me unless I register with them, even though I know that I have registered with them a few years ago as I have a sheet confirming it at home! So they obviously don't keep their records for very long. Whenever they call they are rude and uncop-operative, and will tell you they'll email you confirmations of appointments etc, but never acutally do. As I couldn't make... (read more)
Written on: 01/12/2010 by Susan ODonoghue (1 review written)
I am very frustrated that you have to register with each individual branch of OA. I am registered with Romford, Docklands (Joke), Tottenham Court Road (outrageous) and London Bridge.
I have been chasing Tottenham Court Road to help me find a new position for on and off over a year. The latest response I received yesterday was "we will call you as and when we think there is something suitable for you and therefore you dont need to call us" and yet another consultant in the same branch... (read more)
Written on: 05/11/2010
I have now been working with office for 3 weeks, next week will be my 4th week. I am yet to receive 1 penny from them in the way of wages. The staff in my local branch are so disorganised, miss time sheets that you have sent etc. After phoning when I was really angry, all I got was a 'sorry, nothing we can do, you will have it all next week'. Ridiculous! I have been going for interviews through another agency Randstad(who I would highly recommend). Office angels did not inform my employer at... (read more)
Written on: 28/10/2010
I have to say Ive had no problems at all with Office Angels in Liverpool street where I registered. They always contact me regarding job interviews, they ensure that Im fully prepared before each interview, and they always call be back to let me know the outcome. Unfortunately for me however........i dont seem to have much interview success. I think that they put many people forward for each job vacancy which means that its very competitive. All in all, I would strongly recommend Office... (read more)
Written on: 27/09/2010
I have to agree that the 'automaton' layout of almost every single one of the positive reviews smacks rather a lot of 'we think we're so clever' employees trying to up their ratings. "I find the Canary Wharf branch so very helpful and their registration system to be efficient, along with their team of exceedingly well-trained and enthusiastic girls....blah, blah blah". Hmmm, I smell a suspiciously large rat. (read more)
Written on: 01/09/2010
I can't even register with Office Angels! I applied for several jobs in a number of different London branches. Aside from several automated rejections, often moments after applying I got a strange little message from the Canary Wharf branch saying they don't keep CVs on file! (erm..hello...you're a recruitment agency?!) I went into the Liverpool Street branch, was told to email my CV again as there were several vacancies at the moment so I did...nothing despite some follow up emails. Avoid... (read more)
Written on: 30/08/2010
I registered with the Newcastle branch of Office Angels for summer temp work and couldn't have been more impressed with them. Everyone within the office has been so helpful. Within a couple of days of sending them my CV I went for a interview at their offices which consisted of lots of paperwork, some short tests on Word and Excel and a chat with one of the girls.
Within a week I had my first job and have only had a couple of weeks all summer when they haven't been able to find me a... (read more)
Written on: 26/08/2010
short answer: AVOID!!!
i think may of the recent reviews have been from office angel staff, trying to up their rating.
they rip you off, treat you like dirt, and seem to have no idea about listening to what you want.
i have worked for them before, and still have outstanding wages they haven't paid. they pay you peanuts and charge the client £20 odd an hour for you.
they get desperate to call you in to register, then never hear from them again. (read more)
Written on: 22/08/2010
I am completely happy with my contionuos relationship with Office Angels. I registered with the Canary Wharf branch, who placed me with a client within three days...That was eleven months ago and I am still with the same client and very happy. Every member of staff have been so helpful. I have regular contact with the girls and they pop in to see how us Angels are getting on in our current positions.
Any problems or queries are answered straight away and if required, the girls have got... (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2010
Never call you back, hardly ever contact you, except to email a "you weren't successful" despite applying for jobs where CV demonstrated complete match with required skills and experience. Not impressed with anything about this company.
It would be much more beneficial to offer a means to discuss the application and what was required where jobs which appear to be a match are not. I am none the wiser as to why a training role I applied for was not accepted, despite several years experience... (read more)
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