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    Current Employee - Local Data Operator - Google Maps in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Local Data Operator - Google Maps in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
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    I have been working at CPL Resources (More than a year)


    Multicultural environment, you get to know a lot of people from different nationalities and cultures, which is a nice thing, free snacks (probably ending soon) and 25 paid holidays.


    I don't know even how to begin. Well, first things first: The job itself is boring and repetitive, which is okay since most of the jobs out there are even worse, however, it seems that CPL puts extra effort in making it even worse... They try hard to make you feel uncomfortable! They are really bossy and treat employees like kids. If you stand up from your chair 10 seconds before lunch time (I mean, literally just stand up, not even start walking) they will complain that you are leaving earlier and they will be rude. Poor management decisions seem to take place in a daily basis. At least once a week they will come up with something new to make you feel less motivated at work and to reach your targets. Ahhh, the targets! Google (Yes, Google, not CPL) has created an internal policy to be followed by the employees. This policy will actually screw you more than help. It seems that it was created to make your life harder and to make your bonus payment go away. I can not talk about it because it is confidential, but believe me, it was created (and it is weekly updated) to make you confused. Basically if you make mistakes and don't follow the policy, your quality will get lower and, the lower your quality is, the less money you get. However, if you don't get bonus, the vendors (CPL and Manpower) will get no bonus either, so they will put a lot, I mean, A LOT of pressure on you to be super efficient and not to make mistakes. CPL is poorly managed by people who don't know how to treat people, so they will take amateur decisions, they will be rude at you and they will demotivate you. Also, it seems that budget is becoming a problem, so they are increasing targets (that will make harder to get bonus) and they are lowering the amount of snacks. Soon enough there will be no snacks. The lunch time, which is only 30 minutes, is CHAOTIC. If you have to be really fast, go to the canteen as fast as you can or you might ending up having to eat the things no one wanted. Make sure you don't chew, just swallow, because 30 minutes is not enough (you will waste 10/15 minutes in the line getting food). The amount of food is very limited. They won't turn on the air conditioner, not sure if it is broken or they are trying desperately to save money. In the beginning, I thought it was broken, but 5 months has passed and the situation is still the same. The software you will use to do your daily job is bugged, slow and will put your patience in test every day of work. The vendors know the system don't work properly and sometimes even generate errors that you didn't commit, but they will pretend that it doesn't happen and they will blame you for poor productivity and errors, even though it happens for everyone in all the site. Regarding promotions and internal opportunities, there are always positions opening because people are leaving all the time. No one wants to be there anymore. The best internal positions are being filled by friends of the bosses or dear colleagues. A lot of favoritism for the good positions. It doesn't matter which position you get, your contract will remains the same (2 years) and you will not get a salary increase. There are no benefits, no sick days and no health insurance. I am very disappointed with Google as well because it seems that they are 'okay' about what is happening in that office. Actually, that's why Google hired vendors, to do the dirty job and don't get the blame for. Probably by the time you are reading this, things are much worse now. They are changing a lot in a week basis. Since the time I joined, there were no changes for better, it only gets worse. Only work for CPL if you have no other options.

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    To be honest there are no advises to say, because I know CPL won't read this and, even if they do, they will have excuses for every aspect I raised or they will blame someone else.

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    Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
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    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at CPL Resources (Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)).


    4-5 interviews but overall a good process Everything went fast but i was still was given the sufficient time to prepare the presentation Everyone was very professional and friendly during the whole process

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Website www.cpl.ie
Headquarters Dublin, Ireland
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1989
Type Company - Public (DQ5)
Industry Business Services
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
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CPL Resources is Ireland's largest recruitment firm. The company provides permanent, temporary, and contract employees in the fields of IT, engineering, science, telecom, light industrial, office, and sales through about a dozen offices throughout Europe. It has nine subsidiaries that provide senior-level management recruiting and coaching; nursing and allied healthcare placement; performance management; and consulting, outsourcing, salary surveys, performance management, and other support services. CEO Anne Heraty founded CPL Resources in 1989. Heraty, the only woman ... More

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