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“Horrible ”

Written on: 13/12/2014 by Nielsenpb275 (1 review written)

Pushy, arrogant and rude people. They ask anyone to come into a group interview just to have their numbers up, tried pushing most of the candidates towards sales... All of us wanted to leave after an hour (5 other people) and the person who got offered the role declined it, and that says a lot. No feedback given, let me quote the MD's words "uve been unsuccessful don't forget your things if u need feedback call the company" and that was after 3.5 hours or twisting our brains and taking the day… Read Full Review

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“Don't waste your time!”

Written on: 20/05/2014 by Santos1969 (1 review written)

Rude and arrogant recruitment agency. Don't waste your time with them!… Read Full Review

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“Desperate recruitment consultants ”

Written on: 12/11/2013 by 10373 (1 review written)

I had not directly applied to any of this recruitment agencies jobs as I have found them IRRITATING and unprofessional. When they repeatedly told me to get in contact with them I had told them I am not looking for a job! In which a pleasant girl named Jess told me to "stop applying for our jobs then"... Get organised. Get better consultants. Maybe decrease their work load because they have no idea what is going on All they see you as is a bit of commission AVOID like a plague… Read Full Review

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“Bizarre, Bad Experience”

Written on: 24/09/2013

I first had a phone interview which was misleadingly thorough. On the phone, I was asked about my motivations for going into recruitment, what I thought was important, what kind of tasks, etc. It seemed very professional and I performed well as I was well prepared. The phone interviewer seemed impressed and told me about a position she was excited to put me forward for if the group interview went well. She stressed the importance of dressing well and looking professional. We were all issued… Read Full Review

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“One star is generous”

Written on: 14/08/2013

I'll keep this brief. Things that 1st Place excelled at: * Sending me on interviews wholly unprepared * Sending me on interviews at the last minute * Forgetting who I was regularly (tip: even if you are running a graduate factory, as a recruitment agency at least try to pretend like you know your candidates) * Offering me interviews at places I'd already interviewed at unsuccessfully Where 1st Place can improve: * Everywhere. * Letting their candidates know whether they've been… Read Full Review

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“Impolite and Unprofessional ”

Written on: 14/08/2013

Couldn't even hold a telephone conversation. I have only very recently started looking for jobs, but have already been in contact with numerous recruitment agencies, all of whom have been friendly, helpful and welcoming. I returned a call to 1st Place to have an unresponsive, impolite conversation which frankly made me feel as if I were an inconvenience. The woman on the phone refused to tell me more about the position despite there only being a very brief job description online, asking me… Read Full Review

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“Unprofessional staff”

Written on: 01/11/2012 by Ashley1121 (1 review written)

The building is old and very dirty not mention the staff were dressed scruffy and it was plan to see they had no experience and have just left school! Stay clear of this company… Read Full Review

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“Danger Beware Unprofessional & Rude ”

Written on: 22/10/2012

Having applied for an IT consultant role with 1prg, I was eager and ready for work. I received a call from a lady who seemed very polite yet very hungry. This was a telephone interview, she asked a bit about me asking me what my interests are and where I want to be in the near future, after all a group assessment interview was booked in at Ravenscourt Park office. Upon arrival the very sight of the building raised suspicion. A building with no waiting area to be seated inside, no teas and… Read Full Review

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“Rude and pointless”

Written on: 06/07/2012

Early last week I went to the Assessment Centre for a job in Sales with 1st Place as after the telephone interview I was under the impression it was in Events Management. On the phone they gave the impression of being polite and very professional, however they were calling me at 7pm and wanted me to be in London for 2pm the next day at the time I thought nothing of it, just assuming that they had a cancellation and was eager for the experience. This was before they sent me all the details, not… Read Full Review

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“ Rude and unfriendly staff. Waste of time”

Written on: 31/05/2012

Firstly, it's not an office, It's a weird set of rooms in a old small building (not the nicest place to work). Second, there's no receptionist to greet you and the actual assessment and tasks are tiresome and boring. There's no one to one interview, after the tasks and role play (you interview other candidates and vice-versa) you are asked to give a 3 min presentation to two of the staff members (who didn't even introduce themselves), as I was 'selling myself' filled with enthusiasm and… Read Full Review

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“Waste of time”

Written on: 16/03/2012

I got a call from 1st place, first thing in the morning after applying the night before- which should have sent alarm bells ringIng as no company gets back to you that quickly. I was optimistic and took an unpaid day off work to go. After arriving you were made to wait outside a questionable looking hallway with a paper sign. The room was freezing! We were there for over 2 hours where you were told to do various presentations, one of which was a conclusion to why you would be good at the job… Read Full Review

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“Unprofessional, sham company!!!!”

Written on: 13/03/2012

After receiving the call from 1st place to come to an assessment day, they wanted me to come up the next day. Which for me meant a 10hour round trip, which was the biggest waste of my time and money EVER! One of our group even had a call 1hour before to come for the interview, others they thought had cancelled, aparantly that mistake happens all the time. Which immediately reads unorganised and unprofessional. I arrived to a ugly run down building had to find our way to the floor and we were… Read Full Review

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“LAST place graduate recruitment!”

Written on: 15/02/2012

The interview I attended today for 1st place graduate recruitment was situated at ravenscourt park in kings street, near Hammersmith. The building was completely run down, the ceiling was falling apart and there was no reception! the day consisted of long and boring tasks which were completely pointless! the selection process seemed completely random and based on nothing - the examiners didn't even watch us working together as a team - we were only given a minute to do our presentations which… Read Full Review

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“The branch I went to was in Ravenscourt Park near...”

Written on: 23/02/2011

The branch I went to was in Ravenscourt Park near Hammersmith in London, The 1st Place Training Suite - 4th Floor, 275-281 King Street, Hammersmith, London, W6 9LZ.

This company is a complete sham.

First and for most they do not have a reception. It is a random big room with an small adjoined office and some metal chairs, literally that is all they have. Not even a proper door logo, just a piece of paper stuck on the wall.

You get tested by presenting once, twice, three times and do some… Read Full Review

Guest's Comment

Written on: 20/06/2011

did you get the job offer from one of his clients?
got an email today saying I've got a telephone interview.
did anyone else say they didn't think it was worth it when you left?

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Suziuni's Comment

Written on: 31/10/2011

Not true at all from my experience with them. Some sounds bitter. With an abusive attitude like that I'm not suprised they didn't put you through!

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 16/08/2011

I completely agree!!!!!!!!! this place was more like last place recruitment, and the guy presenting the day was a chav, the other one had eaten wayyyy too many pork pies!

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