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Not for me

ProFree service to job seekers and employers

ConsJust because it's free doesn't mean it's any good!

I have dealt with Job Centre Plus on three separate levels and thought I'd discuss two levels here, the third level being inappropriate as I worked with them as in a partner business so morally I feel it might be unfair to disclose information gained about their practices here. So the two areas...

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“Wembley Job Centre”

published 23/01/2009

ProBy signing on every 2 weeks you get some money.

ConsThe staff are not very well trained.

My experience at Wembley Job centre I am 47 years old and have never claimed a penny in benefits in my life. I have worked since I was 17 only taking 6 months maternity leave for each of my 2 children. When I was made redundant on 6th July 2008, the last thing on my mind was signing on for job...

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Not for me

ProThey do help people in a horrible time.

ConsOur branch has hired rude and unhelpful people, an...

Please remember that this is my opinion and experiance of the Job Centre, if you want more information, then please look on Direct Gov's website. I’m sure that about 1 in 4 people reading this review at the moment are in the same situation I was a few months ago. At the moment in the country...

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Super

ProAll-in-one

ConsHorrible enviroment

1-in-5 people don't work 1-in-5 people are too old to work 1-in-5 people study 1-in-5 people are kids 1-in-5 people work in the public service. One of the great ironies of recession is the job centre has to start laying people off just as they get busy, the governments loss of income tax revue...

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Good

“Dole me out some money”

published 12/07/2006

ProSupport for some people

ConsOne size fits all

In a couple of months time as the summer draws to a close so also will come to a close my happy and enjoyable relationship with the job centre. Actually you can substitute necessary and tolerable for happy and enjoyable. After 16 years with the same company the opportunity to get a nice...

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Excellent

ProThere are some that help if you get the right pers...

ConsThe staff can be rude and obnoxious.

In my previous review, I told you about 1 of the employment websites I was registered with. When I was looking for work, I unfortunately had to sign on at my local Job Centre. I really didn't want to go down this route as I know how demoralising it can be. But at the time I had no option. When...

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Prosee review

Conssee review

*~*HISTORY OF THE JOB CENTRE*~* The Job Centre was originally the vision of Winston Churchill (President of the Board of Trade) and William Beveridge in 1908. In the early days Job Centres were known as Labour Exchanges (Labor had set them up to help with unemployment). The idea was to combine...

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“Next please!”

published 31/08/2012

ProFree courses.

ConsDemeaning staff.

Having signed on for a number of times over the past three or four years, I would just like to think that I have got some idea of how the benefits system in terms of the actual Jobcentre would actually work - or at least so I thought, until I had a recent run in with them! I initially had to fill...

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Satisfactory

ProYou recieve help for looking for a job.

ConsEVERYTHING ABOUT THE JOBCENTRE IS A DISADVANTAGE!!...

Having been unemployed for more than 8 months (before recently being employed) I am able to write this review in honesty using my previous experiences with the JobCentre Plus to enable people to be wary of actions that might involve the JobCentre. ****Starting with the positives:**** I am able to...

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Not for me

ProAir conditioned office

ConsEverything else

I'd been seeing my boyfriend for the last 8 months of university (this is relevant honest), he'd graduated the year before and was working locally (Cambridge). When I graduated, I had no intention of staying in Cambridge as it is one of the most boring places to live, and I'm from Rotherham so...

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Satisfactory

ProWith luck, you might find a job. Website is easy t...

ConsDifficult to get hold of an actual company when ap...

Job Centre: The Website Right from when I first left school and needed a job for the summer until sixth form, and then after sixth form until now, the only job hunting place I've ever really used is the Job Centre. I've tried a few others too, such as Reed (but was told this was only for office...

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“Does it work?”

published 29/02/2008

ProIt's big and green and easy to spot

ConsThere's no jobs inside.

The Job centre sends shivers down my spine - and not in a good way. It's like walking into the roughest pub in town what with the security guards, obvious smack-heads and general burberry wearing oiks. Now, I'm not a snob. I wander round happily in my hoody and have been known to go Tesco in...

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Satisfactory

ProSeem happy to give me (although pitiful) money

ConsMost advisors I encountered didn't know their arse...

Late last year I returned from working abroad to discover first-hand just how difficult the recession was making it to find a job here in the UK. I am well-used to spending a few months away, having an adventure, then picking up a temp job, saving some more money, and repeating. All of a sudden...

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Super

ProFree money

ConsLack of jobs, too many mouthy chavs

What is all the negativity about? Here are a few home truths. JCP staff cannot win in the eyes of the public. If you are a dole-dossing, work shy slob then they are the people in shirt and tie who stand in the way of your next line of coke and pint. These 'customers' usually have a problem with...

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Not for me

“TuckerTrial without Price”

published 24/11/2009

ProSome Mothers Do Hav Em

ConsThe Musical Oliver is re-enacted all over UK

Unemployment levels are set to rise to 2.60 Million amidst all the ramblings of Chancellor Alistair Darlings March Speech when he denoted all will be well by the end of 2009 and we will see green shoots of growth. Growth means jobs and jobs mean productivity; yet the amount of rhetorical middle...

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Ciao

Listed on Ciao since: 12/07/2006