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★☆☆☆☆

“sign up with Reed in Reading for Temporary work”

Written on: 19/11/2018 by Snyderok135 (1 review written)

I sign up with Reed in Reading for some temporary work. I had a couple of phone calls from them at the beginning of the year. I have not heard from since about having any work for me. Today I get an email from Reed in Reading asking if I am still looking for work. I emailed them back saying me off there books. Will not be using Reed in Reading in near future… Read Full Review

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“Don't Waste Time Registering here”

Written on: 08/08/2018

Went to Register with the person I dealt with  in Warrington She said we don't have anything at the minute and will tell you when we do. Despite applying for stuff matching my skills I feel they are pretty useless as they never seem to be aware of anything I have applied for with reed business support when I ring them despite it being their forte, If you sign up here Good Luck because you will be lucky to hear from them again… Read Full Review

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“X factor wannabe”

Written on: 06/07/2018 by ColbyReid393 (1 review written)

The person I dealt with @ Preston is one extenuator of the truth. I had an initial interview which went great, went for the interview and I have no feedback...Whoever owns REED need to audit there staff as you are paying these for nothing. NO job offer = no commission. Business in about making money (simple), but REED want to pay for Executives to bring no defaulted expenses… Read Full Review

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“Now, over the last 8 months I have applied to well...”

Written on: 07/03/2018 by Floresul340 (1 review written)

Now, over the last 8 months I have applied to well over 100 jobs advertised via reed recruitment, however I have been called around twice over this lengthy period of time. One phone call was to invite me in for a registration with the person I dealt with, in which she blatantly lied to my face regarding the opportunities they had on offer, and one was to ask me what employment I was interested in AFTER THE REGISTRATION where I explained all this in great detail as I was there over an hour. All… Read Full Review

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“Mis-Sold Their Product”

Written on: 22/02/2018 by Kirkland299 (1 review written)

Long story short. Reed.co.uk quoted us for a job posting package and we explained to them that we had a similar offer from another job board but that included CV search and download. They told me that CV search and download was also included in the Reed package and I asked them to pop it all on email, which they did. When we went to use the CV service, some months later (because their job ads were not working, virtually zero response - don't waste your money) it did not work, and I asked… Read Full Review

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“Waste of time applied for lots of jobs through reed,...”

Written on: 22/02/2018 by mjLacroix63 (1 review written)

Waste of time applied for lots of jobs through reed, never received any response whatsoever… Read Full Review

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“Shocking”

Written on: 21/02/2018 by Kenneths36 (1 review written)

Brought a course through their website and received nothing. when I requested a refund I was told to contact the course provider who did not answer the phone!! Still chasing a refund. very unhelpful customer service, not what you would expect from a high street name… Read Full Review

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“Don't bother to get in touch! Don't bother with them!”

Written on: 07/05/2017 by Lake32 (1 review written)

Two London offices, Victoria, and Wembley Park. Lose your CV, never forward it, don't get in touch, have to keep phoning them, have to keep going in etc etc. After all their adverts on TV about Mondays etc, they don't bother. What a joke! And we British are being told that we 'do not want to work and we are lazy' etc when talking about immigrant workers and they can't even bother to get in touch! I saw a lot of foreign workers in the Wembley Park, London office a few weeks ago. They were… Read Full Review

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“Disappointing and uncaring ”

Written on: 19/03/2017 by 329Powell (1 review written)

They don't care about you, and leave you to suffer at the hands of useless uncaring employers. The staff don't care about you and can't even organise themselves. Just don't bother using this Agency. I would not recommend to friends and family due to sheer embarrassment they cause you. If you have a problem with an employer they fit you up with, they don't want to know and just ignore the problems and you. They are very unprofessional… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Unprofessional and petty”

Written on: 08/02/2017 by Barry472 (1 review written)

I requested Reed stop sending me vacancies for jobs that are the other side of the country in fields I am not interested in, but yet they keep sending numerous emails for jobs that I am not interested in as they obviously want to fill them asap. After numerous calls/messages/emails asking that they stop sending me rubbish via email I eventually had to advise them that I would take action as it was nuisance calling/emailing. I asked to stop sending me stuff that I would look myself and let them… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Desparate Cold Calling Then Stonewalling”

Written on: 21/01/2017 by Zaria230 (1 review written)

I am fortunate to be in a job which I quite like but as with everyone else you have be to aware of potential opportunities, so my cv is available for others to see. For several times I've had Reed contact me with details of potentially interesting new jobs but with the proviso of very tight deadlines along the lines of "DEADLINE TODAY, URGENT" etc or at any rate with a covering letter to be submitted the next day. Being in work means doing such applications in the evenings, with the 'promise'… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Reed, good amount of employers, plenty of jobs”

Written on: 14/12/2016 by 3akShah (1 review written)

not sure why they have such bad reviews? but they have good traffic on their site and they actively send me out emails related to the job im looking for? i see some people don't like agencies but these days if you want to get yourself a job in a higher up position chances are you will have to go through an agency this is there way to vet out and leave the process to someone else… Read Full Review

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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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