Blue Arrow Reviews

Updated June 23, 2015
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    Current Employee - Warehouse Operative in Oldham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Operative in Oldham, England (UK)

    I have been working at Blue Arrow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Have kept me in work for over 10months would highly recommend

    Cons

    No cons I have no problems with them


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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blue Arrow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Got work on a weekly basis

    Cons

    The staff at livingston branch would try and book me for work but I already agreed another job with them, this happened loads


  3. Just another agency

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    Current Employee - Catering Manager/Head Chef in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Catering Manager/Head Chef in Leeds, England (UK)

    I have been working at Blue Arrow

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

    Pros

    Variety, meeting new people. Nothing more

    Cons

    Not enough work to survive on. Travelling ridiculous distances for a few hours. Last week I travelled 8 hours for 12 hours work (2 days)

    Advice to Management

    Assess skill level of the temp staff and give them something appropriate. I am a chef of 30 odd years and I regularly go to places and don't do any cooking but more like G.A jobs (making sandwiches putting away deliveries) instead of Chef work.


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    Behind the times

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Birmingham, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Marilyn is an excellent trainer

    Cons

    No support from manager or above, very little praise and motivation very negative company to work for who are not proactive and don't listen to any ideas. Very high turnover of staff in the branches.


  6. Poor management

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    Former Employee - New Business Account Manager
    Former Employee - New Business Account Manager

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learning opportunities - you would be thrown into work with no support or training which sometimes helps, also great team members.

    Cons

    Not very clear companies vision, enormous workload, no management support, never had annual review or any other review. No work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Needs additional management training.


  7. Very good managament and nice people to worki with

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    Former Employee - Waiter/Waitress in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Waiter/Waitress in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working for a Blue Arrow agency.Although it was my first temp agency to work in I must say, I was very pleased with stuff and quality of given shifts. Sometimes I was given a very interesting places like Heriott Watt University or Scotish Parlament.

    Cons

    Sometimes it was hard to get any shift as they handle a lot of waiting stuff at their agency. Also we were paid minimum wage even though the employers were given much more for our work. But I guess that's what working for agency looks like.

    Advice to Management

    When recruting new stuff bare in mind that a lot of them are not very "keen to work" people and often do anything to avoid working.Try to supervise new recruits and pick the right ones.


  8. Great company to work for but always lots of changes

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    Former Employee - Permanent Consultant
    Former Employee - Permanent Consultant

    I worked at Blue Arrow full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great team spirit and very supportive Excellent training - Sales, applicant attraction etc Has a family feel though a large company

    Cons

    Call targets are tiresome Too many changes from doing things 'this way' and getting everyone on board to someone new coming in to the business and it all changing again.

    Advice to Management

    Promote the family feel rather than the generalist high street recruiter feel. Let your consultants be more creative when it comes to finding new business opportunities. Constant cold calling irritates potential clients and makes BA like everyone else. Promote networking as a great way to promote brand and develop business opportunities.


  9. Easy and flexible part-time work which was good to have whilst studying at university.

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    Current Employee - Catering/Waiter in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Catering/Waiter in Leeds, England (UK)

    I have been working at Blue Arrow part-time (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They're flexible - if you need a lot of shifts one week, they will do their best to get you them. I worked part-time alongside being at university. If i had assignments due in, they don't mind you working less hours.

    Cons

    It's basic minimum wage. The shifts can be boring. Working with new people all the time/one off occasions doesn't make you want to meet or chat with people much.



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