Adecco

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Adecco Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
329 Reviews
3.0
329 Reviews
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Adecco CEO Baron Patrick G. De Maeseneire
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I like the work environment and I have great colleagues (in 13 reviews)

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


Cons
  • There are no benefits until you pass you probation period of 6 months (in 9 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Team Lead

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adecco

    Pros

    Great team environment. Potential for growth.

    Cons

    Big company means it can be slow to change, lots of bureaucracy. Challenges with middle management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent opportunities, Terrible communication

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Google Expresss in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Google Expresss in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Adecco full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You really get your foot in the tech industry working for Adecco. A really great way to start if you know the right people.

    Cons

    Impossible to get clarification from management regarding policy changes, ineffective updates from management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please ensure that you communicate what is expected from associates and make this a priority above anything else.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    its a wonderfull company but its a temp agency and not weekly work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Varies in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Varies in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Adecco

    Pros

    you never know what your gonna do you do diff work but they have been given me one company that I love but im just a people person I love customer service

    Cons

    its temp work you don't have constant work but all the employeers in Adecco n the company I work in are awsome

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    im a great worker and im a loyal employee n fast learner and if I got these questions wrong I apoligize

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Gained experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Former Employee - Recruiter

    I worked at Adecco

    Pros

    I liked the relationship built and helping people.

    Cons

    Management needs better monitoring system of branch managers and sales reps

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To fully investigate all issues colleagues may bring to your attention

  6.  

    I work as a contractor for Adecco at a third-party client location.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Adecco as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Having someone else to help you do your jobhunt
    -Have a lot of experience with different companies so have a good intuition of what you're getting into if you take a position at a client company.
    -Nature of contract work is that you can be open about continuing your job hunt, and openly request references from current coworkers/supervisors: great way to build up your portfolio

    Cons

    -Lack of transparency in what they send to employers
    -Pay scale may not mirror a hired-in position at same company: could be either direction depending on specifics of the position: glassdoor is making me write this review in order to view stuff but bluntly it varies a ton from position to position
    -Employee contribution for benefits mirrors private market rates

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    They were really helpful

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Adecco

    Pros

    Very approachable and proactive

    Cons

    They were not able to find me another job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Working for Adecco is very routine and mundane.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Adecco as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Since working for Adecco I have the best manager in the entire department. She allows me to do my job without standing over me, and she respects me as a professional.

    Also, my colleagues work together as a team and ultimately are the reason I come to work day after day. Overall, a good working environment.

    Cons

    Adecco is not a company for upward progressive employees. There is not a clear path for grow and if one does move upward it is a slow process to get there. You also must start as a contractor, without a clear path to becoming full time.

    They do not compensate their employees well, which causes high turnover. They also do not compensate individuals for making strides on their accounts.

    On top of this they act as if ordering office supplies is too expensive and expect employees to provide their own.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    not cool

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Adecco

    Pros

    friends good work and stuff

    Cons

    not enough hours pro stuff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Yet another staffing firm (ie."Bodyshop")

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Adecco

    Pros

    They are surprisingly well known in various industries as a multi faceted staffing firm. They are on several companies Approved Vendor Lists.

    Cons

    Alas, they treat their contractors as interchangeable, expendable cogs in a machine. It seems that it isn't notices by consultants unless they have many years in the industry. Perhaps this is how it keeps happening, no one knows that they are being treated as a commodity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire front line people who understand the businesses that you are serving. Start with your front line recruiters. Consider hiring people who have actually worked in a production part of the industry (at least in the case of IT). It seems that many of the recruiters are either recent college graduates or never worked in an area other than recruiting. It's also difficult to get them to tell disclose information that would be beneficial during a interview with a client. The recruiters come off as a type of used car sales person and unfortunately they treat the consultant as the used car.

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

    I have been working "FOR" them for over 1 year and had 1 week in between jobs and lost paid holidays

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Burlington, VT

    I have been working at Adecco as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    They put me to work

    Cons

    If one jobs ends and it takes them a week to place you else where, Then your time "starts" over and you lose paid holidays, Which i think is very unfair!!! I was treated awful because i did not want to work for a job that $3.00 less than i was making at previous job and travel further so i chose to take an unemployment checks. He says " Fine go work with them for a dollar less than i was making" Very rude.
    I do not see this company caring about their employees only what they can make off from you. They called me once in 10 months to check in. I have not been offered benefits (apparently that must start over too). I think they take advantage of us because they know they can

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start talking to your employees and ask how they really are. There has to be a master Adecco somewhere that should care about employees after all if if wasn't for us unemployed people, YOU WOULD BE TOO

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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