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Great training but limited career prospects

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Former Employee - Business Manager  in  London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Business Manager in London, England (UK)

I worked at Manpower UK full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Great training and good branch network. On most high streets with a stable reputation, the steady plodder. Good training if you're new to recruitment.

Cons

Man in a van reputation, not taken seriously as a recruiter. Not members of REC. Seem to have conference calls to discuss previous conference calls leaving very little time to focus on recruitment. Limited career opportunities. High turnover of staff due to lots of red tape.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Allow staff to do their role, strip out a the layer of management who seem to want to sell their granny to make it up the greasy pole. Remove the cut-throat approach and internal politics and this could be a winner.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Not great

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant  in  Bracknell, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Bracknell, England (UK)

    I worked at Manpower UK full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to work onsite with a great client company, stepping stone for better things

    Cons

    Awful pay & reward, poor holiday entitlement, no opportunities for progression, upper/middle management upwards don’t seem to bother with staff, training is non-existent, no recognition from senior management, terrible annual review process, a lot of managers seem to be fighting their way to the top & are solely focussed on themselves - bizarrely this seems to be done by self-promotion & not caring less about lower level staff. IT is unbelievably bad & outdated, staff are not valued in any way

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase holiday allowances, increase pay to market rate, senior managers need to recognise staff who are valued by their local line managers, engage with staff far more, create some sort of career opportunities for staff, improve training for staff drastically. In general just value your staff a lot more than you seem to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awful

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Coordinator  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Coordinator in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Not any I can share at the moment

    Cons

    Working on site with a client of Manpowers. 20 days holiday, temp contract still going after promises of permenant employment.. No contact with Manpower, so feel alone within your team. Long hours (unpaid!!) and very very low salaries. I wouldn't be working for such a company again, that can't value their people!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognise the work of all employees - off site and fee earners.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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