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Randstad Reviews

Updated 23 April 2019
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Pros
  • "Work life balance and good pay/benefits" (in 80 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. "Caring company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Newcastle, England
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Newcastle, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You have your own rep who keeps in regular contact with you to ensure you are happy with your post, sirenium app to find and accept shifts, nurse of the month scheme, training (with a small fee)

    Cons

    none none none none none

    Advice to Management

    You have great staff and are a pleasure to work for.


  2. "Randstad Technologies"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent training from the start
    Great Team culture
    Always felt supported when needed
    Learnt more than I could imagine
    Perfect for first recruitment role

    Cons

    Hard work (not necessarily a bad thing)
    Takes a while to get good (May not be the same for everyone)

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!

  3. "Consultant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Consultant in Manchester, England

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

    Pros

    .. It was alright, not great,

    Cons

    didn't have the best market presence


  4. "Decent start into recruitment industry."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Randstad full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working for the significant brand.
    People.
    No sales (in-house division)
    Independence in day to day activities.
    Variety of accounts to look after for the more ambitious individuals.

    Cons

    Low pay and inconsistent salary levels within the same function.
    Poor retention internally and expectation from longer serving employees to baby sit new staff with management being rarely involved.
    Limited opportunities to progress.

    Advice to Management

    Business should concentrate on people as a main value. Your struggle to hire is related to poor treatment of the current and former employees and with current transparency created by social media, this becomes extremely visible.


  5. "The best company I have worked for"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly Offices - the most friendly and inclusive offices I have ever worked in
    Community feel - which aids to job satisfaction
    Constant support with HR checkups every few months and company wide satisfaction surveys
    Progression opportunities - They look after the people that work for them and prefer to hire internally
    Development opportunities - RISE program that leads to a qualification

    Cons

    It is a big company so sometimes the big bosses can lose transparency (rarely though) and the money isn't as great as some dodgy recruitment company around the corner but I believe it is worth it as they invest that into your career

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose sight of what the non-management employees have to say - keep the communication channels open - otherwise keep it up!


  6. "Note taker"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Liverpool, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Randstad part-time

    Pros

    Good job and flexible. I learnt a lot at the University lectures.

    Cons

    Not enough hours to pay the bills.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible company to work for !!!!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Randstad full-time

    Pros

    none, none, none, none, none

    Cons

    unprofessional, horrible company, no communication, ignorant, terrible customer service

    Advice to Management

    treat your clients with respect, keep up communication, learn what it means to be professional not only expect this

  8. "Love It"

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    • 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!


  9. "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 :)


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Shocking organisation"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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