by Toohundredandfifypoundown - written on 30/10/13
I recently worked for Office Angels,They tell me they have jobs that urgently need filling(like a day) and then take a week to turn it aroundOn a job with them they have a bad attitude for no reason and constantly spoke to me like something on the bottom of their shoe, they were not very understanding or compassionate in times of difficulty, I landed the role, but the job description was inaccurate and then refused to help me arrange my time sheet when I was ill off work the day it was due in, claiming 'They would have to speak to their manager'I then left and have seen no money from this company whatsoever. I'm thinking of approaching the Solidarity foundationhttp://www.solfed.org.uk/office-angels-dispute-update
by - written on 01/08/11 (Useful, 824 readings)
I recently signed up with the Office Angels recruitment agency in Basingstoke. It was the first time I'd signed up with an agency so I wasn't sure what to expect. I initially phoned them to arrange a meeting. I explained my situation, experience and requirements over the phone and the lady I spoke to immediately recommended me a job they ... Read the complete review
by boo - written on 24/05/11
hi can anyone tell me what sort of tests do they do at office angels??
by Pompey - written on 31/03/11
Previous reviewers are correct in saying that the manager is a 'snotty-nosed cow'. She is exceedingly patronising on the telephone and in person she looks as though she has been smacked by the tango guy, as have most of the other employees. She greatly lacks in people skills. The woman who deals with the permanent vacancies never returns calls or emails (I was placed in temp but wanted perm) no matter how many times you contact the office, and if you go in, she fobs you off saying she will call you or that the vacancy has gone (if there even was one). The only good thing about OA is Jane. She is a credit to them and they don't deserve her. Lovely girl.
by Unhappy - written on 24/02/11
I can honestly say I have never had a worse experience of any service provider. At best I would say my experience was a result of general incompetence, at worse, down right dishonesty. Either way, a terrible experience so I would recommend you steer very clear of the reading branch, plenty of straight dealing agents in the area that seem to be doing a better job.
by JH - written on 18/08/10
Never call you back, hardly ever contact you, except to email a "you weren't successful" despite applying for jobs where CV demonstrated complete match with required skills and experience. Not impressed with anything about this company. It would be much more beneficial to offer a means to discuss the application and what was ... Read the complete review
by Becky - written on 06/07/10
i had a really bad experience with office angels i went for the mini interview and did all the tests gave them all my information and went home... didnt hear from them for 3 weeks untill i went into a cafe and saw the lady who interviewd me at office angels "im so glad iv seen you i have lost your information could i have you number and ill call" gave her my number and she never called this has been a year now.would NOT RECOMMEND
by Claire - written on 30/11/09
I've recently finished temp work with Office Angels (Sutton Coldfield branch (recently relocated from W-ton)) and would recommend anyone looking for work to give them a go. I initially trawled the agencies looking for summer work in 2007 and admittedly walked into OA in jeans and with hair scraped back, gave a CV to someone that worked ... Read the complete review
by not a happy bunny - written on 04/09/09
When i first entered the Bromley Office Angels office I thought that this agency would be a great agency to register with, it looked professional busy with vacancies in the window. The consultant that took my cv told me to forward my CV by email also and then i would be able to register fully, she also gave me her card for a contact at ... Read the complete review
by Michelle Newton - written on 05/08/09
I applied for a job through office angels in Preston Lancs, i have 3 years experiance as a manager in a busy service centre with various awards, I was made redundant, one of their very unhelpful staff called me and basically ridiculed me for applying for a team leader role, she made comments that i was not experianced andi was a fool for applying, she then put the phone down with that good luck manner, I did get the job but only through another agency who put me through for it . They are rude and are probably more scared that people with decent CVs and work ethic will take their own jobs.
by Cest moi - written on 11/06/09
I visited Office Angels to register and was surprised by the terms of their contract. It basically stated they would only ensure that I would be given 400 hours work in any 12 month period and that I wasn't allowed to work for any other agency whilst the contract was in force.That says to me that if they didn't give me a job over and above the 400 hours I would be breaching the contract if I worked elsewhere which would in turn leave me open to being sued. I declined to sign it and was told that no one else had a problem with the contract. I don't care if no one else had a problem with it - it was an unfair contract and treats the temp like an idiot.
by - written on 25/11/08 (Very useful, 873 readings)
I joined Office Angels and they found me my current job which is a full-time permanant position and I am now employed by a well known large company. When I intitially joined Office Angels, I needed to take proof of identity and address, and also have my NI number. I also took along a hard copy of my c.v. The ... Read the complete review
by - written on 29/10/08 (Very useful, 416 readings)
I joined Office Angels when I became redundant last year. I had been recommended Office Angels from a friend, so decided to pop in and sign up. My local Office Angels office is in my local town centre (Maidstone - Kent). ** What's good about Office Angels** I have always been a little bit dubious when it came to ... Read the complete review
by Willy Fit - written on 31/08/08
Easily the worst recruitment agency by a mile, they will tell anyone gullible enough to sign up with them who is looking for permenant that "this is temporary but leading to permenant if they are happy with you," if it means you fill the role & thus for them their cut of your wage.Decline any such offer, and their staff are rude and aggressive, even going so far as insinuating that they will let the Jobcentre know you turned down a job to try and get your dole stopped.Recruitment agencies tend to unscrupulous at the best of times, but this lot are the worst of an evil breed.
by Jade - written on 01/04/08
Office Angels in Sutton Coldfield has to be one of the most rudest agencies I have ever spoken to ! If you told the staff you couldnt get the time off to make a date they suggested then they presumed you couldnt get time off for interviews she found for you, full stop ! One woman in particular was very rude to me considering that I am meant to be a client to them.At the end of the day it is their job to help prospective clients, not to make them feel bad. She was helpful, but her tone was dreadful. Shes needs to go to a class in Anger Management.
by - written on 04/03/08, updated on 13/03/08 (Useful, 549 readings)
Recently I have been looking for a change of career and my friend suggested I try Office Angels. I have to say their good reputation is well founded, at least for permanent work. The consultants in the Kingston branch are friendly, polite and very efficient. I emailed them my CV on Friday afternoon and had an appointment with them first ... Read the complete review
by TAU63 - written on 25/02/08
I am now in the position of HR Manager with a large firm based in London, however about 5 years ago I found myself needing to sign on with a temp agency! I knew Office Angels from my previous company having used them before myself to recruit reception and admin positions. I agree they inundate you with c.v.'s (quantity not ... Read the complete review
by KJones - written on 27/10/06
I did temp work via office angels and they were very nice while I was there. However, when I went to register I was made to wait around for a long time. Also when I handed in my notice I asked about my leave entitlement only to be told I had lost it! I was never given details of leave when I started or issued with a contract. When I ... Read the complete review
by - written on 10/10/06 (Somewhat useful, 1139 readings)
I am a senior PA with Blue Chip experience to Vice President level. I only approached this company because of a job they had advertised. I was met (Kingston branch) by juvenile girls (their conversations punctuated by "cool", "no problem" I was "interviewed" by a girl who answered "lovely" to ... Read the complete review
by - written on 04/09/06 (Very useful, 4149 readings)
Iíve always felt a little mean registering with more than one job agency, I doubt the agencies themselves pride themselves on such high morals but I almost feel like Iím cheating on an agency if I use another. However after hearing lots of horror tales from my friends about how one agency couldnít possibly keep me supplied with endless ... Read the complete review
reviews about Office Angels