Adecco Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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Adecco CEO Baron Patrick G. De Maeseneire
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Pros
  • Laid back company, fun work environment (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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  1. Enjoyable work place. Good team to work with.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Leeds, England (UK)

    I worked at Adecco full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work ethics. Friendly staff. Good training opportunities. Able to progress within the company.

    Cons

    Could do with more team building events to go to, to enable to empower the staff


  2. Distant contact as employed by Adecco but work for their client company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Adecco part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I fell comfortable talking to the recruitment staff if any problems, they are easy to talk to. Pay is above minimum wage, and rises after few months (this might be in control of client company but unsure) Recruitment process was simple and easy, as was their interview. I started immediately, the day after my interview. Have had no further direct interaction with Adecco to make further comment. R

    Cons

    Difficult to get hold of them by telephone, easier to email if possible. Not had much direct interaction with Adecco to make any further comments.

    Advice to Management

    No comments


  3. hAbsalutly awful

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Agent in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Agent in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Adecco

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    No pros at all - jus awful

    Cons

    Extremely low pay, Didnt even get ny pay rise , also constantly threatened to sack people whey week over nothing

    Advice to Management

    Change your attitude


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  5. Company too big management to far removed from day to day operations

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

    I worked at Adecco

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benifits not a lot else

    Cons

    Salary lag longer you stay the further behind you get they dont care about company experience

    Advice to Management

    get on the floor and see what your staff face on a daily basis


  6. Adecco HR

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adecco

    Pros

    Good salary, good team, good career development.

    Cons

    Working extra hours a lot.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Accountant

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

    I worked at Adecco full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    9-6 Culture 4 out of 5 days.

    Cons

    =>ADECCO make over 6 MILLION a year as temporary staff do not take their Annual Holiday leave. Regarding Temporary staff if they dont take the annual leave holidays that is accured within the year, Adecco get to keep there holiday pay. Adecco made over 6 MILLION from Temporary staff not taking there ANNUAL holidays in 2014. There are the only recruitment Agency that behave like this.

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking advantage of Temporary staff.


  8. Helpful (3)

    IT Organisation is driving a lot of change in the business

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

    I worked at Adecco full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The skills of the people in IT are really good and they are very dedicated

    Cons

    A blame culture exists and the Senior Managers with in the Group are not interested in knowing the real picture, everything has to be Green


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great teams, management and atmosphere

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Adecco full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great work life balance and a social atmosphere although a hard working environment. Good time off policies, fair with excellent HR policies and procedures and support.

    Cons

    Communication could be quite frustrating and rather than set targets and KPI's standard to each office, it was more or less standard throughout such a large organisation

    Advice to Management

    Communicate, train and development and be honest


  10. If your face doesn't fit, you're finished.

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

    I have been working at Adecco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A new MD who cares, let's see if things change as and she listens to her staff. Previous MD liked to ask what staff shared but action was very slow or not forthcoming at all.

    Cons

    Poor IT systems, inconsistent training, low salary, very difficult bonus scheme, unfair treatment, unfair promotions, frequent management changes.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your longstanding staff better and respect their service, or you'll lose them and their skills.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Benefits are CRAP and Pay is on the low level

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Part Qualified Accountant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Part Qualified Accountant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Adecco full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It does have a 9-5:30 culture

    Cons

    IT systems are old... There are no benefits until you pass you probation period of 6 months. ie if you are sick you dont get paid. Also when you are studying for ACCA and they sponsor you the allowance for the study program is £1,000 a year and after you have passed all your exams and become qualified you have to stay at Adecco for a year or pay back study allowances!

    Advice to Management

    None-They dont care!



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