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“Pro's and Con's of Temping.”

published 05/09/2005

Flexibiltiy. Better rates of pay. Less responsibil...

Some resentment on placement. Non-refund of petrol...

I recently read a relatively negative review of Brook Street (or simply BS as it is more commonly known) recruitment agency by LucieS1984. After reading about her experiences I decided I should give mine in contrast. BS are a national recruitment agency and with 55 locations across the country...

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Satisfactory

Easy & Quick Registration, Pleasant Staff!

Delay in Payment, Jobs aren't Great!

I think students must be the only category of people who actually work during their holidays - I mean the typical definition of a holiday almost always involves relaxation, having a lie in, taking some time off, etc. but for students this doesn't quite apply! Returning home from University in...

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I find they have quite a lot of work, rates of pay...

temping isn't for everybody

Once again, I find myself trawling around the temping agencies in Coventry and signing on with some of them and handing out my CV left right and centre. I had a career break to bring up my family, and now Adam has started school full time I want to have a few hours a week work as I don't want to...

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Not for me

None that I can think of

I feel I was misled and that it is not a trustwort...

I was contacted by a member of the Brook Street Agency to see if I would be interested in a position they had come across that seemed a good match to my C.V which they had come across on a local job site. Having never had much success with agencies in the past, having always ended up finding a...

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“Temping - Up Your Street?”

published 21/08/2005

Friendly staff, actually gave me work (unlike some...

Took some time to call me with work - not great fo...

Over a year ago, I had just returned from my gap year, and was very, very poor. I decided to sign up with some temping agencies, while I searched for a permanent post. *Yes, I know, it took me long enough to get around to writing this review - I've only just discovered that Ciao includes...

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“Recruitment agencies”

published 17/03/2001

Employers prefer them

They lie

I have tried most of them in my time, having had several periods of unemployment, and I cannot say I've ever encountered one I could trust. They all come at you as the best, most caring, compassionate answer to your job-hunting prayers, and they are completely free to boot. Which ought to start...

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“Very quick!”

published 05/09/2000

Good at finding jobs

Registration can take a while

Although Brook Street don;t have an online recruitment facility, their high street recruitment branches are across the country and are very good at finding jobs for you. I've registered with them for the second time, as I first used them in Southampton over 18 months ago, and recently when we...

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Excellent

“Not only and agency”

published 03/08/2001

Great welcome, always happy to help, always only a...

none

In my time I have tried all agencies, Adecco, Blue Arrow, Anne Jagger, Select, First Personal, the job centre and I have found out of all of them Brook Street have been the best, although I never got a placement through them the consultant I had was always trying his hardest to find me a joband...

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“Street to the point”

published 24/02/2001

Quick,friendly and reliable

Ideally need own transport

A few years ago I was but a poor and humble student looking to earn a bit of extra cash. After trying some other big name agencies,I came across Brook Street in my local high street so I thought I'd give them a try. The staff seemed friendly and very helpful during the application process.I had...

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Not for me

Large company

Slow, Hassle, Lie, No communication, Low Pay

I'm new to temping, but even I know there's professional and non-professional behaviour. I've left university, and I'm looking for work, so my friend recommended Brook Street. Personally, my experience has put my future into the red as well. --REGISTRATION-- -The usual - Typing tests (on...

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“B.S. Grrr!”

published 12/12/2009

Alot of shift work at weekends

Don't trust them and watch your payslips like a ha...

Been with them over a year and so far - nightmare! My first shift was awful, It was in someones own home from 9am to 9pm, im not affraid of hard graft but on this occasion i couldnt get out the door quick enough, the woman was vile and her children a nightmare. BS were no support whatsoever...

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Satisfactory

published 01/12/2008

Cannot say I am impressed with the professionalism of their consultancy, offering someone a forklift drivers job when he is looking for graphic design and related work and telling him thats all we have got is just not on. The person I gave my CV to I always see him outside smoking, told me he had lost my CV and worst of all told me that I didn't sound too worried about finding a job - Is there any reason for anybody to be worried about finding work, one wonders!!

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“You could do alot worse!!”

published 01/09/2005

Honest and thorough registration process

Low salaried jobs

Brookstreet are a firmly established, multi national agency. They have over 50 offices in the UK in addition to operations in Europe. The registration process is very structured, you will need a CV and you will also have amplitude testing on typing speed and data entry (Administration posts only)...

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Not for me

They have a lot of branches

Slow service

Brook Street always came across as efficient, friendly and helpful in the many of their adverts I have seen throughout London. I was keen to join this agency as I was sure they would be able to help me in my search for temporary work. However I was disappointed. I began by sending my CV to their...

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Not for me

Mostly good telephone manner

Unprofessional, problems with payment, poor commun...

I've worked with many agencies, as I've been a postgraduate student for years now and need temp work to make ends meet. I was very disappointed with my individual experience with Brookstreet. They initially found me a position with a week or so, and I was of course well pleased by this. However...

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