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“I am afraid BA Catering is like the worst agency ever....”

Written on: 27/01/2010

I am afraid BA Catering is like the worst agency ever. They have also sent me to work and when I got there it was something totally different. We also had to put up our stand-bails. If I knew this I would have told them that I am unable to do it, and that I am still looking for a job in hospitality. They do not check upon their staff at all. The manager who was there with us (a person also appointed by the agency) wouldn't sign my timesheet, because he was "too busy", sending me home without… Read Full Review

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Written on: 26/01/2010


I thought I was really lucky when I found this agency. The lady who contacted me after applying online seemed to be really nice and understanding, interested in me and my past positions etc. Only a few days after I registered, she called me to say she found a temp job for me, starting in two days, lasting for about three-four days or so.
When I went back to the office next day to get the details of the job, she wasn't there, although I had an appointment with her, and I actually saw her… Read Full Review

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“My experience with Blue Arrow has been a great one. I...”

Written on: 22/01/2010

My experience with Blue Arrow has been a great one. I joined the agency in Burton-on-Trent in June 2009 as a temporary worker as I have just finished university, but need some money coming in while I look for permanant work. The forms I filled in took me about 20 minutes (this included all my detials, previous jobs, what work I was interested in doing etc.) I then had a face to face talk to one of the staff about the forms I had filled in and a bit about myself. Three days later I had a phone… Read Full Review

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“My local branch of Blue Arrow to be helpful, friendly...”

Written on: 18/01/2010

My local branch of Blue Arrow to be helpful, friendly and responsive on the few occassions I have raised a query or contacted for advice.

Their payroll has been accurate with minimum mistakes, When an error has occurred it ws dealt with quickly. They is always a person available at the branch to talk talk to instead of a voicemail.

I haven't needed them to source new employment for me as I was in an existing role when the contract moved from Adecco to Blue Arrow, so I cannot comment on their… Read Full Review

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“blue arrow are a reliable agentcy, always paid on...”

Written on: 15/01/2010

blue arrow are a reliable agentcy, always paid on time, and friendly to talk too, and always helpfull, i would recomend blue arrow to any of my friends for regular work because they have provided me with work constontly… Read Full Review

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“Very friendly staff, and very "to the point" which is...”

Written on: 11/01/2010 by michael Reid (1 review written)

Very friendly staff, and very "to the point" which is good as stops all the messing around. Efficient with paperwork, wages etc.
All in all i would rate this agency as superb (with the odd hicup) especially helpful staff… Read Full Review

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“Super service. Marie Cleave was the only agent that...”

Written on: 08/01/2010 by ianmancey (2 reviews written)

Super service. Marie Cleave was the only agent that actually helped me and my family. I would not hesitate to recommend her and Blue Arrow to anyone. In fact, I already have. I can honestly say that there was nothing about the service that I could fault. I was always found suitable and varied roles, of which I enjoyed all. When I did find a permanent job, I missed the relationship I had formed with Marie and the team, and I still do!… Read Full Review

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“They are a very friendly recruitment company who have...”

Written on: 07/01/2010

They are a very friendly recruitment company who have found me plenty of good catering work to supplement university life. I have and will again recommend to friends who are looking for work throughout this new year… Read Full Review

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“Blue arrow helped me when nodody else could. The staff...”

Written on: 07/01/2010

Blue arrow helped me when nodody else could. The staff at the Newcastle branch were very helpful and I owe a great deal to Joanna for helping me get a job. The information i recieved was clear and they were always around to help with any problems i may have had. I have recommended alot of people to blue Arrow becuse I think they could help others like they helped me. The job I had helped me through tough times and I have no hesitation in asking blue arrow for help in the future. I will continue… Read Full Review

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“i had been seeking employment for a few months after...”

Written on: 07/10/2009

i had been seeking employment for a few months after being made redundant in January of this year. i decided to register with a few of the agencies in my local city as i could not find work by other means, when i read an advert in the window of the Blue Arrow office who were recruiting for a well known warehouse not far from where i lived, a very big mistake it was. i started whith blue arrow at the warehouse and things have got from bad to worse, i have been employed there now for two months… Read Full Review

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“Used Bue Arrow Cardiff when looking for new job, they...”

Written on: 12/07/2009

Used Bue Arrow Cardiff when looking for new job, they were brilliant. The manager handled my application and kept me informed throughout the process. The forms I needed to fill in were not war and piece but easy to fill in, it took me 20 mins. Now working in long term temp role. Thanks Cardiff BA, you have helped me back on the job ladder!!… Read Full Review

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“I went to the Blue Arrow agency on Tuesday and got a...”

Written on: 19/04/2009 by cecile11111 (1 review written)

I went to the Blue Arrow agency on Tuesday and got a job for the following Saturday in Twickenham ( which is quiet far from the center). On the moment I felt that even if the wages was not too good, I was lucky to find a job so fast. But once I arrived in Twickenham, they put me in stand STAND BAIL with 15 others people during an hour and then told us that they actually DIDN'T HAVE ANY JOB for us.. I waste £5 for the train, a new shirt and my day because of Blue Arrow… Read Full Review

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“I spent two hours completing the forms that were...”

Written on: 20/06/2008 by Carol Fraser (1 review written)

I spent two hours completing the forms that were required, giving details of when I was available for work and what work I was willing to do.
It seems that they do not always stick to any of this information, I say this because they have contacted to ask me to work in places that I am unable to get to, and at times that I am not available.. when work is available, they do not discuss rates of pay or the job descriptions, on every occasion I have had to contact them a number if times to find out… Read Full Review

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“Unhelpful in my opinion. As far as I am aware they...”

Written on: 25/04/2008

Unhelpful in my opinion. As far as I am aware they have not yet tried to contact me.
I will let people know about this experience and I do not recommend Blue Arrow to anyone looking for a recruitment agency… Read Full Review

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Written on: 20/06/2008

I agree with this review because... My experiences with them over just a few months have been the same, very frustrated!

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“I submitted my CV following a visit to the Exeter...”

Written on: 17/12/2007 by pelham123 (1 review written)

I submitted my CV following a visit to the Exeter office, waited a week and heard nothing. I called the office and asked to speak to the person I had dealt with on my visit, they were not available so I left my number and was promised a call back that afternoon, no call. I waited almost another week and called again, told that the person I wanted to speak to was unavailable, left my contact details again and was promised another call back which never came. 3 weeks after first contact I called… Read Full Review

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“Went for an interview at Blackburn job center when...”

Written on: 12/03/2007 by sueke (1 review written)

Went for an interview at Blackburn job center when they offered me the job then a week later rang to inform me that they had lost the contract but would ring again in the near future to which they did offer me 16hrs when they knew I wanted full time. I explained I had just had a interview for full time employment and was waiting to hear they then in-turn rang/wrote to my local unemployment office and a guy who I had never dealt with told them I had refused the 16hrs because I was better of on… Read Full Review

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“Despite the agency knowing I was waiting to hear the...”

Written on: 27/02/2007 by looksee (1 review written)

Despite the agency knowing I was waiting to hear the results of an interview for a role I was particularly keen on they never bothered to let me know I did not have the job! I had to contact them several times to find out! I was fobbed off and not once communicated with. This is only half the story but I want to make people aware that these practises are not only extremely unfair on those of us searching for work but very unprofessional. I have ensured that my friends looking for work do not… Read Full Review

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