Chimera Recruitment Career Development FAQ

Read what Chimera Recruitment employees think about career development at the company. Employees have questions about everything from promotions and mentoring to job security.

Chimera Recruitment has a career opportunities rating of 3.7.

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3 English questions out of 3

9 February 2020

How are the career development opportunities at Chimera Recruitment?

Pros

Flexible work, with decent wage! the perfect job to support careers in the arts and freelance work with opportunities to develop skills and knowledge in fragrance, beauty, retail and other fields! Super understanding when I need time off even when it’s last minute and always seem to have work when I need shifts, giving me more freedom to focus on my other interests and passions!

Cons

Retail can be really boring when it’s quiet- obviously in no way the agency’s fault, I have no complaints about them

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work

Flexible work, with decent wage! the perfect job to support careers in the arts and freelance work with opportunities to develop skills and knowledge in fragrance, beauty, retail and other fields!

9 February 2020

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13 January 2019

Why do Chimera Recruitment employees quit?

Pros

The only reason I have given it one star is because I have to and one of the staff members was rather helpful when finding me a shift and I appreciate his effort in doing so.

Cons

One thing you should know if you're deciding whether or not to sign up to an agency is that they only care about the clients. Fair enough, they get paid by the clients whereas you are more of a tool for the means. So if you're not up for that then agency work isn't really for you. Unfortunately, the way Chimera acted when deciding not to keep me on their books was highly unprofessional and in my opinion inappropriate. For a company that deals with sales I believe they might want to work on their ability to communicate accurately and fairly with their temp staff. They sent a generic email of reasons to terminate my employment and when I called up to inquire further they back tracked on the content of the email and essentially brought it down to one point that had nothing to do with my ability to actually do the job. If what I did was so heinous then how did they ever manage to find me any other shifts? Essentially it was a quiet time and they needed an excuse to drop people from their books. In the short time I was with Chimera, they failed to record one of my shifts and despite the fact I sent in a time sheet, no one thought to get back to me over the confusion and just didn't pay me until I had to chase them up. I provided them with plenty of availability and was only given six shifts in over a month, three of which were last minute and more often than not I wasn't given a shift at all.

Advice to Management

It's a new company, I can understand you're building your rep but you seem to only be considering your rep with clients rather than also the temp staff who you kinda need for your company too. Maybe consider a three strike policy rather than your current system.

They sent a generic email of reasons to terminate my employment and when I called up to inquire further they back tracked on the content of the email and essentially brought it down to one point that had nothing to do with my ability to actually do the job.

13 January 2019

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9 February 2021

What is the feeling of job security at Chimera Recruitment?

Pros

- flexible shift patterns and working hours - understand short notice calculations - good benefits

Cons

you are not guaranteed hours

understand short notice calculations

9 February 2021

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