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Adecco UK Reviews

Updated February 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/life balance was pretty flexible (in 21 reviews)

  • It is an overall positive work environment (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • Absolutely no work life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Suffice it to say no benefits at all (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Short stay but great communication"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great communication, decent employment oppurtunities.

    Cons

    Missed payments sometimes, hard to leave.


  2. "References"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people if you find them
    Unbiased
    Fair

    Cons

    Can take time to find the right people
    A lot of people don't seem to know what to do for references

    Advice to Management

    Adecco took over the human resources for another company. After an attempt to get a reference was made. I am happy to say after a little struggle one was obtained. Make it easier for references.


  3. "Excellent manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager in Southend-on-Sea, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager in Southend-on-Sea, England (UK)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Southend Branch - One of the best managers within Adecco UK, Great trainer too

    Cons

    Promotion to senior management not easy have too wait for someone to leave or be sacked


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  5. "Agency Worker"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Adecco as a contractor

    Pros

    They get you a job when you need one and as long as the company requires you, you will keep it

    Cons

    They fall silent whenever you lose your job and can sometimes take months to find you a replacement

    Advice to Management

    keep better communication with your employees, even if they aren't working in your office everyday


  6. "gReat training and people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Perms Consultant in Lancaster, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Perms Consultant in Lancaster, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Really good training and lovely people- Good career development

    Cons

    Staff turnover is quite high as sales targets are constant.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff at the coal face


  7. "Adecco for Bentley"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crewe, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crewe, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Temporary ongoing contract. Really good pay at assignment at Bentley Motors.

    Cons

    Takes a long time to get a contract with Bentley. Subject to lay offs, which sadly happened to me.


  8. "Good Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours - 0 hour contract with 16 hours per week agreed but some weeks gave up to 40 hours.

    Easy interview process

    Quick start

    Opportunity to become employed at company I was working at after fixed week period

    Cons

    Lack of training given temporary job


  9. "Great , but there are a few cons"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company itself pays attention to its staff in regards to training and development which is extremely important in any position. They have quite a few incentives and uncapped commission. There's top talent trips for top performers within the company and monthly conferences so you can review your progress over the months.

    Cons

    Micro management, very cut throat (Which is expected as it is a sales based position). The company could spend some money on a refurbishment. Sometimes you can feel like the management team are never satisfied.

    Advice to Management

    Look into the décor of the branches. Maybe find other personalised incentives within the branches. Acknowledge when people are doing well for longer than five minutes.


  10. "Very poor"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in London, England (UK)
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Paid on time every month but very little contact with anyone from Adecco which was not a bad thing as they are very disorganised. The HR managers are also not very motivated.

    Cons

    No real engagement with employees working on contracts for other organisations. No chance of growth within the organisation


  11. "Working for a big company without the advantages"

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    Former Contractor - Field Operations Associate in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Field Operations Associate in London, England (UK)
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Having a week of training in the Google office in London. A lot of travel. Food, transport and hotel paid for.

    Cons

    Not for someone who can easily feel lonely as we moved from one location to another very often and it's a 1 person job.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing in particular. They already what doesn't work well



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