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Community Level 3Bevdav

Bevdav

To temp - useful in an financial emergency

AdvantagesFor students, people only wanting odd hours etc

Disadvantagesnot marvelous pay

"I temped for only 3 months, attempted with Adecco and also Select Agencies, so don't have much experience to draw on. I can can also report on them from the employers side of things as well. Me as a temp Walked out of a permanent job extremely harrassed and thought sod the consequences can't stick it any longer. I think most of us have been there before. I thought of temping to tide me over on someone's recommendation didn't know who was ..." Read review
31.01.2001

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Community Level 1PetiteLibe...

PetiteLibertine

Agencies don't seem to like students!

AdvantagesGreat for long term temp work

DisadvantagesThey don't like students!

"Ok, I'm not saying all Adecco offices are this bad, I'm sure most are really great and helpful, but the one I went to this summer to try and find work over the university summer holiday was rubbish! I thought, hmm, Adecco, they're a top name in recruitment, I bet they could help me find work. How wrong I was. I first registered online with Adecco in late May, ages before the end of term, so that I would be ahead of the student job-hunting rush. ..." Read review
27.07.2003

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Community Level 6BUBBLES171

BUBBLES171

Thanks all Ciao members and Ciao for this!!!

AdvantagesWork for many

Disadvantagesnot secure

"...at work. Take a look at Adecco.co.uk and see what it has to offer, I did and I start work Monday 9am. Karen :0) :0) ..." Read review
22.11.2003

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Community Level 4oneshallst...

oneshallstand

Fast of the mark, but once you're in....

AdvantagesFast turnaround, helpful and efficient.

DisadvantagesOnce you're in, don't expect much help.

"My experiences with this agency, who I have worked for over the last ten months, have been widely variable. I went to them looking for temporary work, I was aware that my time living in Cardiff was likely to be short and I didn't want to take a permanent job. Adecco was one of a half dozen agencies I went to. They were the first to call me in for evaluation, and they were efficient and helpful. That same afternoon they called about a placement, ..." Read review
07.08.2001

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Community Level 3Nicole78

Nicole78

Temporary jobs very spontaneous

AdvantagesNot really that competent

Disadvantagesquick offers

"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 ..." Read review
20.10.2003

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Community Level 1aneth

aneth

couldnt beleive it

Advantagessaves time

Disadvantagesrubbish firm

"i had heard that they were a very good firm from a lot of different people. I decided that i would register with them in the hope to find full time work. i was invited for interview which my consultant turned up late for as she took an extended lunch. i was cross at this as she wasnt even in the slightest apoligetic. i was very surprised that i even heard back from her. she seemed to be very unorganised and didnt seem to worry about what her clients ..." Read review
29.09.2000

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Community Level 3magickat

magickat

Best by far

AdvantagesHelpful, professional, interested in employees needs

DisadvantagesLimited by job availability

"Employment agencies - have their uses (obviously!) but can also be a real pain. Having been a student I went to several agencies for temping work in the holidays and had mixed results. I found it infuriating to have spent time going through all the registration tests, procedures and paperwork, being told 'we'll have no trouble finding you something' only to hear nothing from them ever again, despite numerous chasing phone calls. As such, Adecco ..." Read review
29.08.2002

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Community Level 4fna2007

fna2007

Hate this agency

AdvantagesNo Advantages really i guess a agency with jobs for you

DisadvantagesNever reply

"Adecco My Experience Well another agency company on the block, but in my opinion Adecco are the most ignorant agency out there.Last year i was in the need of a job i sent my CV to every agency but i noticed that Adecco was the only one who had jobs available. I would see their adverts outside always and i would think i am the right person why do they never reply or ring and i would see them on the job centre site daily advertising jobs.I ..." Read review
19.12.2007

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Community Level 2japester01

japester01

Adecco - The recruitment consultants

AdvantagesLots of branches throughout London

DisadvantagesLike any agency, may not guarantee constant work

"I used the Adecco branch in Hammersmith, London, from August of last year to July of this year for temporary work. They offer work in many sectors, with permanent and temporary contracts. I was down for office, admin and banking on their books. After an initial assessment test on the p.c's (testing proficiency on Word/Excel) then an interview with a consultant, it was roughly within 2 weeks before i got my first job. This was with a corporate charge ..." Read review
27.08.2003

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Community Level 1vicsterb

vicsterb

Thumbs up for Addecco

AdvantagesExtremley helpful, lots of bookings to choose from

DisadvantagesHaven't found any yet!

"In my vast experience with temp agencies (will I ever get myself a permanent job!?) Adecco comes up top. The friendly atmosphere in the office makes you relaxed as soon as you walk through the door. The staff are very welcoming and very easy to get on with. During my initial interview and registration I didn’t quite reach the score I needed on one of the tests I was given, but instead of chucking me out the door they offered me the chance to ..." Read review
31.01.2001

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Community Level 2mariesimone

mariesimone

My Adecco experience

Advantagesfriendly, speedy service

Disadvantagesmisleading job descriptions

"I work as a temp quite often and I have noticed that standards do vary. I turned to Adecco when I wanted to find a job locally rather than in London. They offered me a position they said was very similar to the position I had just left (Data Entry Clerk, Accounts) and I happily accepted. When I turned up for work (late, as Adecco had told me the wrong place to go) I found the job consisted of answering the phone, opening the door (!) and typing out ..." Read review
10.02.2001

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Community Level 1Hax70738

Quick review of Adecco.co.uk

"Adecco is the worst agency I have worked with in the last 12 years. After months of trying to get paid, I have emailed every email address I could find to adecco world wide. I have had no response from any one. I have told them I will post reviews about them if the don't respond, but they just can't be bothered. I have directed email to their press departments and CEO's but nothing. I have told them I don't want my payment anymore, but would prefer to post my experience about them instead. If you care about your hard earned money then keep clear of this agency, because it is rubbish.
04.07.2008

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Community Level 1oldmanT

Quick review of Adecco.co.uk

"Not very good operation. excuses made by them for late or delayed work payements. They expect not only the work sheets to be filled in but then a follow up phone call another day to confirm the work on the sheet was done. Know of someoone who worked two weeks and had no payement from them. Adecco used the above lack of follow up phone call (a lame excuse) for non payement. Ensure you ask Adecco exactly what the terms of engagement are , they may not tell you until you find you are waiting for money.
31.08.2007

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Community Level 1Krisanta

Quick review of Adecco.co.uk

"Temporary jobs has advantages, it does not require your full time and it makes you versatile because of different jobs that you will have. Based on my experience, I have applied to some temp agencies, and, like applying for a work, I encountered examinations, and interviews, they also made me wait for long hours. I have also tried applying at Integrity Staffing Solutions and they have a very good rules and regulations. They made sure that I understand everything, and made sure that I have the right tep jobs based on my qualifications. If you are interested to inquire at Integrity Staffing Solutions, their site is http://www.integritystaffing.com
31.07.2008

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Community Level 2vickyg

vickyg

why?

Advantageslarge client base

Disadvantagestoo many clients to worry about

"I went into adecco just a few months ago when i was job hunting, the staff were helpfull and I came out with a very positive feeling. The next morning the called me to say they had 3 interviews for me the next day. I wanted to find a job fairly quickly and although I was worried about getting to each one on time I accepted. The next morning I called in at their office to collect the information about the jobs, off I went feeling that at least 1 of ..." Read review
12.11.2000

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