Office Angels Reviews

Updated 21 August 2014
Updated 21 August 2014
12 Reviews

3.5
12 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
David Clubb
5 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Good agency

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

    I worked at Office Angels as a contractor

    Pros

    Freindly helpful staff, really try to get you a position.

    Cons

    Sometimes try to fit a square peg into a round hole..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what the recruiters and the applicants really want from eachother.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    One of the best employers I've had in a long time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Nhs File Clerk  in  Southampton, England
    Former Employee - Nhs File Clerk in Southampton, England

    I worked at Office Angels full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Office take placing you in the best environment that matches your skills and experience not only was I placed in a fast paced office with little responsibility I was still given every opportunity to move up and train within the placement I was given and eventually was taken on full time and placed on a permanent contract and progressed to the top of skills base with out them I would still be stuck in a dead end job that was I not happy with and only stayed there cause it was easy.

    Cons

    I've never found anything that the staff aren't willing to help you with and cant list any bad points about my time with office angels there were always there to lend a hand with any issue that I was having personally or professionally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the staff based in Southampton should be rewarded for there great efforts and lengths they go to to place an applicant in a role that suits there needs and hours they work so hard to make sure there that they can get to and work in an a supportive environment if I was ever out of work I would gladly walk in and resign

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Poor management, poor training, worst job I've ever had!

    • 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

    I worked at Office Angels full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Honestly? Nothing. Apart from the girls in my branch, the rest was horrible.

    Cons

    - My Branch Manager was horrible. He picked on how I dressed, how I spoke, promised incentives and never delivered (eg. if you make 50 calls today I'll reward you. I'd make the calls and then when I told him he'd say- yeah? well that's your job so, carry on!)
    - I felt guilty every time I had to take annual leave. You're made to feel like you owe the company something for not being there
    - Complete favortism and discrimination
    - Absolutely NO training. I went into Consultant work having no experience and I was given no help.
    - I cried at my desk almost every day due to stress. My manager and senior consultants made me feel irrelevant and when I needed help I felt I couldn't ask for fear of their reaction
    - No employee benefits whatsoever

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm beyond advice to management. Thank GOD I don't work there anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    Professional and friendly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland

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

    Pros

    excellent company with great consultants, regularly placed in roles

    Cons

    can be hard to switch from working with their temporary consultants to their permanent consultants - several times requested i be put forward for permanent roles and not heard back from the other side

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A great company with excellent training

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

    I worked at Office Angels full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I was promoted to a Senior Consultant within my first 12 months due to the support and clear progression planning which came from a talented leader and learning and development team.

    Cons

    Recruitment is a competitive industry and in my market, it was particularly tough, however that isn't to do with OA. The systems are dated, however I know they are investing in a new system this year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    I learnt everything I know with Office Angels which has enabled me to go on and own my own recruitment agency.

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

    I worked at Office Angels full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They are fun yet professional, they are knowledgable yet not pretentious, they are approachable and caring. They are passionate not only in what they do but in the development of their staff. They train well, they invest in their consultants and they recognise good performance. They ensure you are constantly challenged whilst providing the perfect level of support.

    Cons

    The hours were longer than the 'standard' office hours, however I feel these hours were necessary to deliver the requirement results. Their targets were sometimes extremely high, but again necessary to challenge even accomplished consultants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just award the 'top' performers, as these tend to always be from the same branch so they same people get rewarded. Introduce awards/recognition to the smaller, lower billing branches as the consultants there have to work as hard if not harder to achieve the same results. Awards should be given on desks that have been inherited but on the growth of the desk during the consultants employment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not Great.

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

    I worked at Office Angels full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There was some good training from higher management Darren and James. The career opportunities are very good.

    Cons

    After raising complaints about my manager, who offered no training what so ever, I feel i was left with no choice but to leave. The first branch manager i had who had been there 8 years never did any training with me other than sending me to academy totally unprepared and the new manager who i can only describe as lazy and sly constantly made snide personal remarks, criticized but didn't help come up with a plan to help me improve which after a serious lack of training, i would have expected ! The majority of people i dealt with at a higher level were very supportive. The trainers at academy were fantastic it is just a shame that support did not continue within my own office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure Branch Managers are actually helping members of staff develop and not just putting them down. Especially when people are totally new to the industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Candidate review of Office Angels

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

    I worked at Office Angels full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very friendly team, became good work contacts. Loyal to long term temporary staff. Work placements were suitable for what I was looking for and they always did their best for me even when not much work locally.

    Cons

    Timesheets are still being requested by fax machine, it really should be online like most other agencies. There is very little in the way of securing part time positions, which I now need, almost all roles are full time 5 days per week and they didn't seem able to negotiate with companies much flexibility even though my skills and expertise are high.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Nice and friendly consultants - good for finding temporary assignments

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

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

    Pros

    Consultants treat you like real people and actively try to help you find work

    Cons

    Typical low wages associated with temp work

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Poor Management!

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

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

    Pros

    Good company Brand, nice offices

    Cons

    Very Bad management, rude and no interest in you are a person, with a failure to get with modern times! I wanted to implement a 'modern' strategy on how to increase revenue for the office, this was turned down as 'no finances' and I can't believe they are still using the whole 'kitkat / donut drop' marketing idea. Very old and it does not work!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire decent managers who know how to Manage and increase awareness in the local community!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Worked for Office Angels? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.