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Adecco UK Reviews

Updated November 15, 2017
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  1. "Flexible but unorganised"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hospitality Agency Staff in Dundee, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Hospitality Agency Staff in Dundee, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great for a job whilst at university as you can take as many or as little shifts as you like.

    Cons

    Very unorganised, unclear directions when heading to your first shift at a new workplace

    Advice to Management

    Ensure staff have clear instructions and your client is aware of their abilities.


  2. "Beginner role."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Croydon, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Croydon, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Adecco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are the most amazing part of the experience.

    Cons

    Salary too low for experience.

  3. "Crowd cobtr"

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    Former Contractor - Crowd Control Officer in Salisbury, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Crowd Control Officer in Salisbury, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Adecco as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy going company, not too strenuous and high pay.

    Cons

    Seemed largely disorganised and a little desperate.

    Advice to Management

    More prior planning needed.


  4. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Adecco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good brand that everyone knows.

    Cons

    Very political organisation, salaries are not great.


  5. "not that good impression"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    they give u job imediatly

    Cons

    most of the jobs are located in ormskirk

    Advice to Management

    should be honoust from the start..most of the jobs are far away...ormskirk


  6. "Field Operations associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, easy recruiting , cool projects

    Cons

    Chaos in receiving updates , accurate info and difficult to communicate with them


  7. "Pros and Cons Adecco temp."

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    Former Freelancer - Temp in London, England (UK)
    Former Freelancer - Temp in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Adecco (Less than a year)

    Pros

    some of their branches are good- I found the Wembley one was alright being efficient and they did see through a project, hiring people and administrating it well.
    The Adecco branch I had such a bad experience with was a city branch.
    I would just say to not be shocked by the real disregard they show for you if they do not match their immediate interests, they will not even email or text you to say that job is gone. its a bad attitude towards clients and I experienced it four times. So just be wary, a call from Adecco from this branch may not be a job and they will not let you know the outcome and also, that a email address from this branch for a job may not be a email that the consultant uses anymore.

    Cons

    Some of Adecco' branches are fine and will get you temp. work with a fast turnabout. But I have had some bad experiences in with them too. Following up advertised roles to a given email address and thinking my CV was under consideration, only to contact the consultant and find that ' she no longer used that email address'. Another thing they do that is very bad mannered is they 'park' you, ask you about your availability, presumably since you hear nothing again you haven't got the job. I had this experience four times with one particular Adecco consultant. It was pretty bad.

    Advice to Management

    1. Don't put online vacancies with email addresses for applicants to apply to , that are no longer in use by the consultant.
    2. Tell people a short text, or email, that they have not got the job, especially if you have primed them to expect an interview or their CV has been put forward.

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    "Don't go to Adecco"

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    Current Employee - Adecco Employee in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Adecco Employee in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get the job the next day and that's the only pro I can think off

    Cons

    You don't receive your pay and you can constantly phone (on the number they give you on your day 0) then and they will keep saying we will look into it and get back to you, they never phone back and no matter how often you harass them you can go weeks without pay, the head office phone number is a duff (if you try phone then it will just ring out). It looks like Adecco doesn't have the money to pay there staff or it's a con, if you want to work at Amazon I advise you go with PMP, I myself am still waiting for my pay from the last few weeks though Adecco and don't seem to be getting anywhere and I have been phoning the giving number (01383 749505) everyday time and time again and they keep saying we will phone you back yet never do, I have also been going to there office in Amazon and had no luck there. The best way to get your pay is take legal action. If you are going with Adecco or with Adecco currently good luck.

    Advice to Management

    Start paying your staff


  9. "Business Development"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Business Development in London, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Business Development in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Can take 1/2 day off, 1 week notification for holidays, paid by hours and weekly

    Cons

    HR person doesn't notify when/if the contract will be extended, need to follow up yourself. No any promotion possibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Hire competent HR people


  10. "Dreadful recruitment agency."

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    Former Employee - Ramp Agent in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Ramp Agent in Leeds, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cannot think of a single positive thing about Adecco

    Cons

    You will need to ring or email them on a weekly basis because your wages will constantly be wrong. Instead of taking any responsibility of the issue, they will instead place the blame on yourself and the firm you are working for. They will never return calls or respond to emails.
    You will be constantly chasing up owed wages.
    Accrued holiday pay is a nightmare to obtain too.

    My advice to you is to take photos of your clock cards and create a spreadsheet of all the hours you have worked, how much you earned, and how many hours Adecco have credited you for working - it will always be wrong (at one point I was over £500 behind with owed wages)

    Advice to Management

    Get organised.
    Stop trying to rip people off
    Take responsibility


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