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  1. "IT Dept"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly, mostly long term staff.

    Cons

    IT services mostly outsourced, poor supplier management, minimal investment in staff. Constant changes in direction, mostly firefighting.

    Advice to Management

    You get what you pay for.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Benefits are CRAP and Pay is on the low level"

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    Former Employee - Part Qualified Accountant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Part Qualified Accountant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    It does have a 9-5:30 culture

    Cons

    IT systems are old... There are no benefits until you pass you probation period of 6 months. ie if you are sick you dont get paid. Also when you are studying for ACCA and they sponsor you the allowance for the study program is £1,000 a year and after you have passed all your exams and become qualified you have to stay at Adecco for a year or pay back study allowances!

    Advice to Management

    None-They dont care!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, poor systems"

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    Current Employee - Central Services in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Central Services in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Adecco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Overall quality of staff is excellent - even the crap staff are of high quality compared to other companies!
    Fantastic experience - this company will teach you everything about how not to do things. Due to high turnover of staff you will be promoted quickly.f

    Cons

    Very poor systems, promises to replace them aren't happening.
    Senior Management (UK CEO - Peter) focuses on the front office business with no understanding of what the hamsters on the wheels in back office are dealing with.
    Expect excessive unpaid overtime

    Advice to Management

    The company cannot function without a happy back-office. Stop paying peanuts, recognise that the experienced staff are leaving in their droves due to overwork and underpay. Put Neil in charge.
    Restructuring a department won't fix problems if the core job can't be done anyway due to poor systems and office politics.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "An abundance of managers with but a shred of experience combined"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    There was a good atmosphere amongst the team.

    Cons

    Managers were too competitive and political which resulted in confused metrics, goals and handballing of support issues. In particular, setting KPI targets that didn't reflect the aims of the work & showing a basic understanding of IT support.
    The managers simply forgot to renew several contracts (they then panicked when replacing the staff).

    Advice to Management

    Combine your support teams and set your measurements to reflect actual work being done instead of oversimplifying it.


  5. "Recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruiter in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Adecco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice working environment. Friendly people.

    Cons

    Too much red tape. Can’t build up own desk/business properly.


  6. "Just a payroll number"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They are a large cooperate company. Benefits are good. Chance to relocate within the UK and abroad.

    Cons

    No incentive to grow. Bonus and commission never paid correctly. You are only ever just a payroll number. Pay reviews never happen even when promised over and over again.

    Advice to Management

    manage expectations! Don't forget your eployees who have worked hard for years and only see their income go down!!!!


  7. "Past empoyee overview"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Adecco is a large brand and is well known, it is a reputable company that has made large aquisitions recently thus meaning scope and breadth for opportunity.

    Cons

    The size and scale of the business can sometimes make it feel a little too much as though you are a cog in a machine and not an integral part of the team and the vision of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Listen. The people on the coal face doing the job are the ones facibng the objections. Whilst not all of the direction needs to be influenced this way utilise the intelligence of the talent you employ to steer your business and create buy in


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