I have been working at Ricoh UK full-time
Modern offices, great facilities, flexible working practices, valued as an individual, appreciated by internal customers, great managers. rewarding work
We can never get the temperature right in the office :) and open plan can be a bit noisey
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Ricoh UK (London, England (UK)).
There was an initial telephone interview with an onsite recruiting agent, then an interview with three Managers in London. The interview lasted one and a half hour, and went very well. I was to have the decision in a couple of days.
I called the agent immediately to express my interest in the position. After not hearing back, I called and was told that they loved me and we're just trying to get hold of one of the of the Managers. I then heard nothing for two weeks. I called the agency again, who got back to me the next day, saying he had finally tracked the Manager down who had apologised profusely but the due to Brexit, they had lost the budget for this position, but that if they still had it, I would be working for them by then.
I found the bad planning, lack of feedback unprofessional. It cost me over £60 to travel to London for the interview and had to take a day's leave for the interview. The position was not in London, but the interview was. I wasted a whole day's leave and a lot of money just because the company had not got their act together. They should have checked their budget before entering the process. What a disappointment.