Adecco Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
272 Reviews
3.2
272 Reviews
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Adecco CEO Baron Patrick G. De Maeseneire
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Co-workers, work life balance and PTO (in 5 reviews)

  • decent work environment, chance for travel (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Everything, no benefits to speak of, horrible pay, and their staff are mostly idiots (in 7 reviews)

  • No growth potential, very corporate and upper management run (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place for recent grads and retired professionals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Adecco as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Interested in transitioning contract employees into corporate setting

    Cons

    No health insurance available
    No opportunities to grow/advance

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Low promotion opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor  in  Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at Adecco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The jobs are easy to get so if you have no work experience it is easy to find a job. They have many different positions available based on skills.

    Cons

    Even after working for years full time you are still considered a temp, promotions are based on headcount so after being promoted you will be demoted considering the jobs a seasonal, pay is low compared to other companies with similar conditions. Your schedule will change constantly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Adecco doesn't have it together.

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adecco

    Pros

    Somehow Adecco managed to score a great contract from Roche Medical. There was a lot of work available for them to assign.

    Cons

    Very disorganized. Distributing training material at the last moment, requiring redundant information from their field employees, not having accountable admins to help me out. Changed rules for compensation mid-contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan ahead.

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  5.  

    One of the worst contracting companies there is

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adecco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nothing that I can think of

    Cons

    Everything, no benefits to speak of, horrible pay, and their staff are mostly idiots

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Medical and Science Sales team - Account Eexecutives

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at Adecco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great office space, leadership is non-existing, laid back environment. Good environment for recruiters . They send you nationally for training

    Cons

    Leadership is incompetent, terrible delivery of services manager/ process for the medical and science team. No support/ terrible leadership for sales people. Leadership values - lie/cheat/steal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should consider changing all recruiters on staff or add new recruiters specifically for the transactional accounts.
    Area Director needs a lot of training on leadership skills

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not very happy efficient in finding direct hire positions.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Nashua, NH

    I worked at Adecco as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    The only good thing about this staffing agency, is that it did offer health benefits even though it was temporary work.

    Cons

    Some of the recruiters were very professional and kind and really worked hard to help you find a position but because they have their own high turnover rate, it was hard to build a working relationship to get better positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All they care about is how much money they can get out of the employer and paying the employees really low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good for quick cash

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electronic Assembler  in  West Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Electronic Assembler in West Chester, PA

    I worked at Adecco full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay for limited experience.

    Cons

    No longevity. Made to get you in and get you out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to develop more professionalism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Underpays top talent and makes promises it doesn't keep

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Engineer
    Current Employee - Support Engineer

    I have been working at Adecco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is a large, growing company so there are many internal opportunities.

    Cons

    Underpays top talent and makes promises of increases but never follows through. Pays outside talent more then talent that has been with the company for years and therefore proven their talent. Notoriously bad management - micro managers, bad comm skills, not supportive, confusing, etc. Appears to make some ppl managers just bc they have been with the company for a while, not bc they have the talent to be a manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to support your employees, not put unrealistic expectations without any real training. Use positive reinforcement! Always stand behind your employee, don't throw them under the bus because you're worried about making the onsite team feel bad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Adecco Experience

    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Adecco as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    With the representative that I was working with during that time with Adecco my experiance was very fufilling. He was attentive and really helpful. When an assignment ended he was swift with finding a new assignment for me.

    Cons

    My most resent experiance with Adecco has not been as great. I have been actively looking for employement and have hurd nothing from them. I have been consistantely calling them to see if there are any openings and haven't gotten anything back. In my previous experience with them I didn't have to chase them down for employement but now not only do I have to stay on them but I get little to no response back so I have no way of knowing why I'm not being placed. I would like to know if there is something that I am lacking or need to work on or if there is honestly nothing they can do for me at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to the management of Adecco Staffing would be to train the recruiters in how to deal with those of us who are jobseekers. We don't want them to just tell us that they don't have anything for us, we want to know why and if there is something that we are lacking. That way we can possibly improve our skills in order to gain employement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overworked, Underpaid

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing
    Current Employee - Marketing

    I have been working at Adecco full-time

    Pros

    The company has a great mission, to help companies and job seekers connect. Most of the colleagues are very professional, hard-working, smart people.

    Cons

    The workload is unreasonable and if you don't fit the profile of a "star"extrovert employee, opportunities for growth are limited. If you want to give up your life to outshine your peers, you're set. But if you're looking for work-life balance, forget it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership says it's concerned with overworking the staff, but it often seems like lip service.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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