Adecco
3.1 of 5 200 reviews
www.adecco.com Glattbrugg, Switzerland 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 20, 2014

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68% Approve of the CEO

Adecco CEO Baron Patrick G. De Maeseneire

Baron Patrick G. De Maeseneire

(60 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Friendly and informal work environment, enough freedom"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Easy to keep good work/life balance"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "Low salaries, Luck of IT tools, No benefits"
    in 6 reviews
  • "No growth potential, very corporate and upper management run"
    in 6 reviews
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Recruitment Sales Director uk wide

Sales Director (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Adecco full-time for more than a year

Prosprestige , scale, branding, people, opportunity

Consslow, bureaucratic, run by accountants

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Average at best

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Adecco full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSome of the people have great potential, company culture, central location, schemes including cycle to work, recognised recruitment company on CV, opportunity to work with multiple brands

ConsDerisory pay increases, New staff brought in on higher salaries, Favouritism at management level, Slow processes and decision making, United Nations style conference calls, Annual conference maintains a tired format. Considering the size of the company the lack of a subsidised Christmas party, IT

Advice to Senior ManagementAn understanding that current workers need to be rewarded appropriately or they will leave with their knowledge and experience and you will have to pay more to rehire.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fantastic company to start your career!

Senior Consultant (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Adecco full-time for more than a year

ProsExcellent training, good employee engagement, good mix of staff.

ConsBase pay could be improved, although healthy commission structure. Talent management requires significant attention.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Recruiter (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Adecco full-time for more than 3 years

ProsNice working environment. Friendly people.

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

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London Office

Top Biller Ledge (Current Employee)
City of London, England

I have been working at Adecco full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood team
Lots of advertising and database facilities
Strong name in the market

ConsIT is rubbish
London manager looks like a miniature angry badger

Advice to Senior ManagementStop being a melt x

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A fun and professional place to work

Recruitment Consultant (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Adecco full-time for less than a year

ProsHard working, Fun, successful, encouraging

ConsNot enough hours in the day to work

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing to submit

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Currently I am in the perfect placement thanks to Adecco, UK

NHS CHC Administrator (Current Employee)
Preston, North East England, England

I have been working at Adecco as a contractor for less than a year

ProsHaving failed to find me work in the past Adecco, strived to help me this time, consequently found me the perfect placement

ConsAs with all agencies, there is a risk of sudden changes and little job stability

Advice to Senior ManagementAlthough, there has been no work for administrators when I last visited the Preston office, other office based roles may have been suitable, little was done to help me find work even though I had high experience in a range of office roles.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not a place for a career

Recruitment Consultant (Current Employee)
Belfast, Northern Ireland

I have been working at Adecco

Proslarge company and benefits to match.

Consextremely poor management and people leaving everyday. no progress options, very poor bonus scheme, bottom feeder agency with adecreasing reputation in the industry.

Advice to Senior Managementleave and let someone with half a brain takeover.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Just a payroll number

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Birmingham, England

I worked at Adecco

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Adecco

ProsAdecco 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.

ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementListen. 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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