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Randstad Reviews

Updated 13 February 2019
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Pros
  • "Work life balance is the best I have ever experienced" (in 78 reviews)

  • "Great company paid on time and any questions I had were answered promptly with my particular recruiter" (in 55 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/life balance can be a little off sometimes" (in 53 reviews)

  • "no work/life balance -> always on the clock" (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Love It"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Specialist in Leicester, England
    Current Employee - Account Specialist in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Randstad full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are so friendly and kind, they support you fully in your training and ensure you are happy and confident to complete you work to a high standard - meaning that's exactly what they get! The senior management team are very approachable and will always say hello when you visit HQ.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  2. "Great opportunity to develop"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Luton, South West England, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Luton, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Randstad full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - opportunities to develop
    - great team
    - exposure to different areas of business
    - good company's values

    Cons

    - salaries below the market

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good work :)

  3. "Shocking organisation"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Randstad full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I genuinely can't think of any

    Cons

    Awful management
    Lack of organisation
    Low pay


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Best company I've ever worked"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Site Lead in Bristol, England
    Former Employee - Site Lead in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Randstad (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -competent management
    -good company culture
    -good training and development
    -no on call in Randstad Inhouse Services
    -you are never feel that you are left alone in case of problems

    Cons

    -the salary little bit lower than a competition

    Advice to Management

    Keep good work lads


  5. "Delivery Recruitment Consultant Randstad UK"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Delivery Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Delivery Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Randstad full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice working environment with most staff.

    Cons

    Some bullying from one member of senior management which has led to a lot of leavers on that team.

    Randstad Response

    10 Dec 2018 – HR Director

    Thanks for the review, and sorry to hear that you believe one of the senior managers is not acting appropriately - I would love to hear more about this so we can investigate further - bullying or any... More


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Awful place to work bunch of bullies"

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    Former Employee - Resourcer in Whiteley, England
    Former Employee - Resourcer in Whiteley, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Randstad full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is none at all

    Cons

    Worst place to work wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy! You’ll get called offensive names all day, the management are totally out of order and unfair they pick favourites. They push you out the door and make you want to leave. There is no work and life balance, they will make you stay late and come in 2 hours early and if you don’t you will get in trouble or they will give you the silent treatment. Targets are unrealistic you will never hit them! Commission is less than £10!!!! You’ll be over worked and treated like dirt. Candidates are constantly getting picked on and prank called when they just ring up to enquiry about a job then staff will transfer them through to Pizza Hut!!! Management reduced employees to tears a lot of the time!! One rule for one and one for another!! No progression what so ever!! Management are disgusting and disrespectful and very offensive!!

    Advice to Management

    Get some management skills and start treating your employees with some respect

    Randstad Response

    2 Jan 2019 – HR Director

    Thanks for the review, and sorry to hear about your experience. Some of your statements are surprising as they don't reflect reality, but I would certainly welcome the opportunity to discuss this... More


  7. "Good Changes"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Luton, East of England, England
    Former Employee - Sales in Luton, East of England, England

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

    Pros

    Team ethic is good for development

    Cons

    None, good working team and management

  8. "Recruitment Consultant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Randstad (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My role here at Randstad has been a very different one compared to where I used to work, its a very friendly environment, I feel they really invest in you as a person and part of the team and the induction training and further ongoing training given is the best you can get. The team I work on have no ego's which I love and it works so well, everyone is helpful and you have other departments who are there to support you. Its a great place to work and have been so accommodating for a working mum, I wouldn't want to work anywhere else. I am looking forward to completing my recruitment qualification which Randstad have funded and I think is fundamental for our role.

    Cons

    I cant think of a bad thing to say.

    Advice to Management

    Management are fantastic and I look forward to progressing my career here at Randstad.


  9. "Vibrant Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bedfordshire in Whiteley, England
    Former Employee - Bedfordshire in Whiteley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Randstad part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The team I worked in at CPE Head Office was friendly and positive and all worked hard towards common goals.
    I appreciated the flexibility offered in terms of working hours.
    There are opportunities to excel and grow.
    The Directors are approachable and personable.

    Cons

    I have no negatives about working at Randstad CPE

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  10. "Great place to work, Great environment to be in...."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Randstad full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have been working for Randstad for the past 12 months and I have grown a lot in recruitment. They provide amazing training and ongoing support all the way through your career history. The annual conference is amazing and everyone has a chance to relax and be themselves without any judgement. They are an LGBTQ employer and I feel very comfortable in this enrolment when at work. Everyone knows who you are from Consuktant to MD Level. They give you a friendly feel and vibe and opportunities to move into different sectors of the business.

    Cons

    None that I can think of as for a corporate company they are one of the best.

    Advice to Management

    None