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Adecco Reviews

Updated 18 August 2014
Updated 18 August 2014
259 Reviews

3.1
259 Reviews
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Adecco CEO Baron Patrick G. De Maeseneire
Baron Patrick G. De Maeseneire
80 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Co-workers, work life balance and PTO (in 5 reviews)

  • decent work environment, chance for travel (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Everything, no benefits to speak of, horrible pay, and their staff are mostly idiots (in 7 reviews)

  • No growth potential, very corporate and upper management run (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Best place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Reporting Analyst  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Service Reporting Analyst in London, England

    Pros

    Biggest recruitment agency in the world with good work culture. Recognition is achieved through dedication and hard work

    Cons

    Can be long working hours, salary not as good as competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Peter Searle is a great CEO

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    An abundance of managers with but a shred of experience combined

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Cog in a machine -

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good support and training - not bad salary

    Cons

    Very controlled and watched - overpowering!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Excessive KPI's are not necessarily realistic or productive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Decent Experinece

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England

    Pros

    Alot of support and resources at your disposal to do your job

    Cons

    Not alot of flair in the role, primarily process driven.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow people to use their natral talent to grow the business as opposed to just achieving the necessary

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Average at best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Some 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

    Cons

    Derisory 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 ManagementAdvice

    An 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Recruitment Sales Director uk wide

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Director  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Director in London, England

    Pros

    prestige , scale, branding, people, opportunity

    Cons

    slow, bureaucratic, run by accountants

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Administrator

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Administrator  in  Reading, England
    Current Employee - Administrator in Reading, England

    Pros

    Servicing their contract workers needs and answering querie is good. Help and advice always available at the end of a phone. Will answer all queries, no evasive answers.

    Cons

    Didn't update individual contractor records when the placement finished. When contract ends still asks why no timesheets submitted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update contracts as changers and assignments end.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Fantastic company to start your career!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Recruiter

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Recruiter in London, England

    Pros

    Nice working environment. Friendly people.

    Cons

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

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    London Office

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Top Biller Ledge  in  City of London, England
    Current Employee - Top Biller Ledge in City of London, England

    Pros

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

    Cons

    IT is rubbish
    London manager looks like a miniature angry badger

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being a melt x

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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