Review of "Adecco.co.uk"
Hi,I just saw that here are already several opinions on the temporary job agency addeco. However, I was gaining some experiences with them within the last month and would like you to read my opinion and experiences.
When I started looking for a temporary job I just went into the centre of Lougborough with my CV in my pocket to look out for agencies. The first one I saw was Addecco.My first impression was quite good. There was a nice woman sitting in there, asking me to fill in a questionnaire, asking me, what kind of work I was looking for (administration, clerical assistance) and took all the notes. She called the agency in an other town close still whilst I was there to announce, there would be a new girl, looking for a job. I was quite pleased and confident, they could help me. I didn't have a bank account and a temporary NI number yet, but I got both the next day and handed it in as requested.
Only few days later in the very early morning, I got a phone call: "We would have a reception job today. Can you come immediately, I tell you were to go. It is only for one day. Is that okay for you?" I agreed, catched the next bus and went to the agency. When I arrived, she was pleased to see me and made a really irritating comment: "I'll just check, if the job is still free. Oh sorry, they gave it already to someone else." I did agree on the job before and it took me only 20 minutes to rush there. But well, it can happen, I thought.The next day, I got another phone call: "I have a job for you. Can you come now?" Luckily I was write enough to ask what kind of job it would be. Offloading a truck during the evening and night... I am a very small and thin girl without a car... I might not be the right person.
When a collegue of her called me a week later to ask where I would be as they would wait for me at the interview, the woman I met first, would have agreed for me, I gave up. She never told me anything about. It would have been a half-day job for which I would have needed to travel 1 hour by bus. I wouldn't have agreed to anyway.Summary: I stop trying to work with them and relate on other agencies. Probably, it was just bad luck and one not too good consultant, but it was still irritating.
But now a bit more a neutral summary:They look for you for permanent and temporary jobs, but obviously have their focus on the temporary side. Contraire to most other agencies I didn't have to participate in any tests. I just filled in a form with my personal data and experiences and was registered (with a copy of the agreement) after 20 Minutes.
They reacted very fast. Started looking immediately for a job for me and kept in regular contact.They seem to focus more on very short term assignments, as I was only proposed jobs for 1 or 2 days.
My tip in general: don't just trust in one agency. I am registered with at least 8 and it's usually always Gill Cooke, J.R. Personnel and Pertemps who are in contact with me.From Adecco I heard never again, after I asked them to check with me before agreeing to an interview for me which I think, was a fair request.
Well, that's all I can say about them. I never really experienced what it means having a job with them.
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