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officeteam sucks

90 months ago

The Philadelphia staff isn't any better. I went in and registered with the branch office and, after getting no calls for jobs, I finally got a hold of my rep 6 months down the line and was told the company did an "assessment" of my file and that they couldn't place me. The main office in CA had no idea what they were talking about.

I've seen the folks who go through Officeteam and they're definitely not the brightest bulbs on the circuit.

WHY are they around, then, when they refuse to place people?

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Mike Steward in Hyattsville, Maryland

90 months ago

Damn Straight!!!!!! I intervied with them 5 MONTHS AGO, I just got a call back stating they were getting ready to finilize my paperwork by "CONTACTING MY REFERENCES" WFT!!! No wonder America is going down hill, all the Retards are in Coporate chairs...

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officeteam sucks

90 months ago

Thank you, Mike!

I was so steamed yesterday after talking with those misfits that I did a quick Google search and came up with this link:

community.monster.com/Forums/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=108612&PageIndex=2

Apparently, we're not alone.

America is definitely in the middle of being flushed down the toilet because of jerks like Officeteam.

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Leigh in Richardson, Texas

90 months ago

Not to metion the jerks at other temps too!!! Hang in there, something will show up!

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officeteam sucks

90 months ago

True, Leigh! I'm trying to keep the faith, but I guess I'm stuck in a time-warp thinking of how good temp agencies used to be years ago.

Before all you had to do was call, they would schedule an appointment, you came in for their round of forms and tests, and you'd be working within a week.

Nowadays, you fax in your resume and you're told within 5 seconds of looking at it that "nothing's available" or, better yet, you're completely ignored.

These temp agencies are a joke! (And I agree with what many people keep saying: I don't think these jobs exist.)

Thanks for the encouragement. :-)

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Leigh in Richardson, Texas

90 months ago

You are welcome. I once had faith in them too. I had a great job, actually two from Manpower. Now, they won't give me the time of day. You are nothing but a "customer" to them.

Something will show!!! :)

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Jennifer from Jersey City in Staten Island, New York

90 months ago

Wow! They are terrible! I went for a job interview to become a part of their staff as a staffing specialist. Can you believe that I was interviewed by 5 different people and was there for about three hours! I got all their cards and e-mailed each and every one of them thanking them for meeting with me. They didn't even take the time to reach out to me or even reply to my e-mail.
Every e-mail I've ever sent throughout the years would always get a response back. But no not them! And because they took so long interviewing me I ended up paying my babysitter extra!

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Leigh in Richardson, Texas

90 months ago

That's crazy. 3 hrs, 5 people? You did the right thing by e-mailing and thanking them, etc... This is a crazy world, ain't it? Something will show :)

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officeteam sucks

90 months ago

What I "love" about temp agencies is how they lecture us about what to wear and what to say in an interview when those people are the ones who need the lecture and the reality-check.

I agree with what I've been seeing so much of: If those people were on the receiving end of being tested, interviewed, and assessed for hours on end only to come up with no job (not even a response!) or a job that's totally wrong, they would think twice before being so ignorant.

Then again ... maybe not!

These people lend truth to the adage that "It's not what you know, it's who you know."

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Leigh in Richardson, Texas

90 months ago

Yep! I had forgotton about the "professional" lecture: come in ready to work, blah, blah, blah....
You are sooo right! I have moved on to non-temps and getting responses with GOOD money and opportunities!!!!!!

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officeteam sucks

90 months ago

I'm glad to hear that, Leigh! After reading that thread on Monster, as well as another one about temp agencies in general on the same site, in addition to the comments here, I was getting really discouraged that finding a job today is nearly impossible.

I know there are jobs to be had that ignorant temp agencies haven't gotten their dirty paws on, but to actually see someone have success on their own is encouraging indeed!

One for the good guys/gals, for once!

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Felicia in Riverside, California

90 months ago

It is ridiculous..I registered with them when I was living in PA, moved back to CA and went to the branch office out here. 3 months later no calls, no interviews..They f****** suck!!!Just warning all of you do not waste you precious time!!

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James in Columbus Ohio in Columbus, Ohio

90 months ago

I had nothing but an incredible experience with OfficeTeam. They placed me in 3 days and I worked at 3 different companies until I accepted a job with my current employer. they even gave me the option to work for them again if I decided to move to another city. Maybe its not them. Now Sepherion SUCKS!

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officeteam sucks

90 months ago

Well, James, you're in the minority here.

I heard very good things about Officeteam in the past, which is the reason why I registered with them in the first place. When they pulled the sneaky thing they did to me (and twice, to boot!), that's when I decided to speak up.

Apparently, plenty of other people across this country have had the same experience with Officeteam. I don't know who Officeteam thinks they are, but to act high and mighty by putting out all these requirements for employment when the majority of folks who they place on assignment can't run a copy machine just isn't right.

I'm glad you've had good experiences with them, but I wouldn't recommend them to a sewer rat.

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officeteam sucks

90 months ago

And another thing: Apparently it's not all these people saying the same thing about their experiences with Officeteam branches all over the country. The problem is clearly with Officeteam.

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officeteam sucks

88 months ago

And your point is???

Excuse us for airing our grievances, but no one forced you to look at this board.

Getting a hobby is always a good thing.

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I had no luck with them in Texas in Irving, Texas

88 months ago

I went in applied and had some previous office experience. I spent two hours doing the typical testing and bs you have to do at these staffing agencies and then they said they would call. I heard no response. I called them a week later and they said everything checked out but they had no positions available. Why didn't they tell me that to begin with. Don't waste your time. You are in the minority if you actually find a permanent job through most of these big staffing agencies.

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Can someone say "Boycott" in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

88 months ago

I have had my fill with these full of crap agencies. I am taking action by exercising my right as a consumer. I am launching a complaint with each and every staffing agency that gave me the run around, the bait and switch, and any other unfair practice with the EEOC and any other consumer protection agency that will listen. I suggest that everyone else do the same. Until the people that are being affected directly and indirectly raise a stink how can anybody smell what is cooking?

Good luck to all!!

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officeteam sucks

88 months ago

Hey, Boycott, are you from Philly, too? If so, those bums on Market Street are the ones that made me waste my time - twice - by having me take their myriad of tests and the grand exit interview when they rave about your test scores and then - nothing!

Oh, I'm wrong, they offered me a one day a *month* position (which never materalized).

And you read my mind. I still have the letter I wrote to the main office in CA a few months back and I fully intend to forward it to the EEOC, et al.

I previously had good experiences with temp agencies, but I don't know what happened in the past few years because they've all degenerated into scams.

Yes, people, start opening up your mouths and this stuff will stop!

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Apply direct! in Littleton, Colorado

87 months ago

Apply directly to companies! Do not go thru agencies! Have people forgotten how? I think that's what the agencies want -- they want us to automatically think of them! No thank you!

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Karen in Pittstown, New Jersey

87 months ago

My experience with them in NJ was miserable. Once registered with them they kept calling me on positions which were not what my profile said I wanted. When they finally matched my profile the job turned out not to be as described. (a job heads down in a windowless room doing data entry is not an administrative assitant). I had gone on a one day working interview, followed their protocol about talking to the supervisor and telling her I was not returning and the assistant at Office Temp called me unprofessional for not staying. After I filled out a feedback questionnaire sometime later, this same person called me and was once again nasty. I will never use them again, as they probably won't use me :). This was my first experience with a temp agency and it has made me very wary.

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Its the culture in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

87 months ago

The problem with Office Team is their corporate culture. I worked there as a staffing agent for about 3 months, I have never been so ashamed to be a human being. First, they want 3 references so they can harass as many hiring managers possible. The actual performance of the temp in question is not the primary objective when calling a reference. The job of the Office Team rep is to get names of hiring managers and try to get them to use office team temps. I was only there 3 months and I can think of about 30 jobs where my manager was having me send candidates who didn't even meet minimum criteria for a job. I would send someone who couldn't even type 20 WPM on jobs that were asking for 60 WPM. Forget it!! It makes me sick to think about that place!!!!

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Lisa in Denver, Colorado

87 months ago

The job of the Office Team rep is to get names of hiring managers and try to get them to use office team temps.

The snotty woman MANAGER high on her horse at the Greenwood Village Colorado office was trying to get SIX references out of me -- SIX !!! -- including out of state!!! I couldn't believe it! I said, "Why in the world would you need that many references for temp work???" I found out she called the 3 references I did give her (I refused to give any more!) and was trying to find out if they had any hiring needs! Unbelievable!

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Stay away from RHI and Office Team! in Denver, Colorado

86 months ago

[QUOTE who="officeteam ]Hey, Boycott, are you from Philly, too? If so, those bums on Market Street are the ones that made me waste my time - twice - by having me take their myriad of tests and the grand exit interview when they rave about your test scores and then - nothing!

Oh, I'm wrong, they offered me a one day a *month* position (which never materalized).

And you read my mind. I still have the letter I wrote to the main office in CA a few months back and I fully intend to forward it to the EEOC, et al.

I previously had good experiences with temp agencies, but I don't know what happened in the past few years because they've all degenerated into scams.

Yes, people, start opening up your mouths and this stuff will stop!

One day a month? As if you're supposed to work your schedule around that? That's a joke!

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Ann in South Easton, Massachusetts

86 months ago

nomore officeteam in Jacksonville, Florida said: Their staff here in jacksonville ! They never return calls when you have situations at the job they gave you. I'm glad I'm done with them

I signed on with the Braintree, MA Office Team a few months ago.... every time you call them you get sent to a voice mail, and they NEVER return your call. They call you only to offer some crappy low-paying job when they are desperate.

I've had better luck with Spherion and Randstad... there is always someone there to talk to you and they always return you calls.

Don't waste your time with Office Team...

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Ignore Agency postings on Monster!! in Denver, Colorado

86 months ago

Ann in South Easton, Massachusetts said: I signed on with the Braintree, MA Office Team a few months ago.... every time you call them you get sent to a voice mail, and they NEVER return your call. They call you only to offer some crappy low-paying job when they are desperate.

I've had better luck with Spherion and Randstad... there is always someone there to talk to you and they always return you calls.

Don't waste your time with Office Team...

And IGNORE all postings by the big agencies on MONSTER TOO!

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Screw Officeteam

86 months ago

The time for strict federal oversight of these temp agencies is LONG overdue!

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Screw Officeteam - Philadelphia, PA

86 months ago

It all makes sense now why the hiring managers are so adamant about those references.

Officeteam is one sad, sorry organization. And to see this happening all over the country is just not right!

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Ignore Office Team postings! Report them in Denver, Colorado

86 months ago

Screw Officeteam - Philadelphia, PA said: It all makes sense now why the hiring managers are so adamant about those references.

Officeteam is one sad, sorry organization. And to see this happening all over the country is just not right!

Yes, if you didn't read my other posting, the freaky girl at the Office Team in Greenwood Village, CO, asked me for 6 -- yes SIX !!! references. I gave her 3 and told her if that isn't enough, I am sorry but you should not even need that many for temp work!!! Their assignments are very, very low level --and they'll send college grads with 10 years experience plus to stuff envelopes but LIE about what the job is. They don't even seem to have long term temp jobs. They are a BIG SCAM.

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Screw Officeteam - Philadelphia, PA

86 months ago

I was floored when I read about their needing half a dozen references - including ones from out-of-state. That's insanity!

I would love to know who these people are paying off, or what dirt they have on people, to be able to continue doing this to everyday people all across this country.

And, yes, report every advertisement as a scam. Thanks for the tip!

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Madonna Altmeyer in Saint Louis, Missouri

86 months ago

Jennifer from Jersey City in Staten Island, New York said: Wow! They are terrible! I went for a job interview to become a part of their staff as a staffing specialist. Can you believe that I was interviewed by 5 different people and was there for about three hours! I got all their cards and e-mailed each and every one of them thanking them for meeting with me. They didn't even take the time to reach out to me or even reply to my e-mail.
Every e-mail I've ever sent throughout the years would always get a response back. But no not them! And because they took so long interviewing me I ended up paying my babysitter extra!

I contacted Office Team when I saw an opening they had on one of the job websites for a payroll supervisor and went for an interview. The director asked me if I would be interested in an internal position as a staffing manager. Of course I was interested! Three weeks and 5 interviews later they told me they didn't think I had the experience they were looking for and good luck in my job search. I never did get an interview for the payroll supervisor and have not heard back from the original director. The whole experience left a very bad taste in my mouth.

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Madonna Altmeyer in Saint Louis, Missouri

86 months ago

Its the culture in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania said: The problem with Office Team is their corporate culture. I worked there as a staffing agent for about 3 months, I have never been so ashamed to be a human being. First, they want 3 references so they can harass as many hiring managers possible. The actual performance of the temp in question is not the primary objective when calling a reference. The job of the Office Team rep is to get names of hiring managers and try to get them to use office team temps. I was only there 3 months and I can think of about 30 jobs where my manager was having me send candidates who didn't even meet minimum criteria for a job. I would send someone who couldn't even type 20 WPM on jobs that were asking for 60 WPM. Forget it!! It makes me sick to think about that place!!!!

It was very interesting reading about your experience as a staffing manager with Office Team. I had an interview for a temporary position and the director asked if I would be interested with an internal opening as a staffing manager. 3 weeks and 5 interviews (also they called all my references) later they told me they didn't think I had the experience they were looking for. They never did try to place me in a temporary position. I'm thinking of filing a complaint with the attorney general. Thank you for the insight. After reading these comments...it's not the company for me. Good luck.

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G in Allison Park, Pennsylvania

86 months ago

The Pittsburgh Office Team is horrible. The people are not intelligent, not respectable, and make you want to cringe.

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Ronnie in Douglassville, Pennsylvania

86 months ago

"The Pittsburgh Office Team is horrible. The people are not intelligent, not respectable, and make you want to cringe."

Ditto for the King of Prussia PA Office Team. Really, avoid that group like you would avoid the plague!

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FORGET USING AGENCIES!!! in Denver, Colorado

86 months ago

HERE'S A LINK TO NATIONAL JOB SITES:

www.adworks.org/jobseeker/national.htm

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SouthernPAer in Chester, Pennsylvania in Springfield, Pennsylvania

85 months ago

Can someone say "Boycott" in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania said: I have had my fill with these full of crap agencies. I am taking action by exercising my right as a consumer. I am launching a complaint with each and every staffing agency that gave me the run around, the bait and switch, and any other unfair practice with the EEOC and any other consumer protection agency that will listen. I suggest that everyone else do the same. Until the people that are being affected directly and indirectly raise a stink how can anybody smell what is cooking?

Good luck to all!!

Hey, Boycott

What temp agencies you dealt with? Just curious. I know what you mean with the run around, etc. I've never worked with Office Team, but I'm banning all temp agencies from my life at this point.

Since you mentioned wanting to file claims, I have to say that the EEOC was of no help...falling just short of calling me a liar, even when I've had to spell out evidence in my case. The case was a discrimination / wrongful termination type.
They say they find no evidence of it, but I can proceed with a private lawsuit.

I said to my investigator, "I came to the EEOC for help." What does she say to me? "What made you think you were going to get help?"

I am not getting help from them because I am not the one with the big money. My former temp agency employer is, so the EEOC believes them. Plus, I think the temp agency is retaliating by belittling my skills.

So, if you do file a claim, I just wanted to give you a heads up. You may end up suing the EEOC as well.

Good luck everyone!

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SouthernPAer in Chester, Pennsylvania in Springfield, Pennsylvania

85 months ago

Karen in Pittstown, New Jersey said: My experience with them in NJ was miserable. Once registered with them they kept calling me on positions which were not what my profile said I wanted. When they finally matched my profile the job turned out not to be as described. (a job heads down in a windowless room doing data entry is not an administrative assitant). I had gone on a one day working interview, followed their protocol about talking to the supervisor and telling her I was not returning and the assistant at Office Temp called me unprofessional for not staying. After I filled out a feedback questionnaire sometime later, this same person called me and was once again nasty. I will never use them again, as they probably won't use me :). This was my first experience with a temp agency and it has made me very wary.

Hi, Karen

That is yet another issue I have with temp agencies in general. They can not seem to tell the difference between data entry and admin assistant jobs! So many temp agencies I've told that I DO NOT WANT DATA ENTRY. Admin assistant jobs, yes...data entry, no. What do they do? Call me to ask if I'd be interested in such and such data entry job. You are right to be wary with the whole business of being offered or placed in the wrong jobs. It seems to be very common amon temp agencies.

Good luck to you!

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Be Wary in Manchester Township, New Jersey

84 months ago

The reason they want so many references from each person is so that they can call these companies so they can sell their agencies services. Everyone is giving them contacts right to Human Resources, they would never get pass the secretary otherwise.

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Be Wary in Manchester Township, New Jersey

84 months ago

I have dealt off and on with these employment agencies for many years in between jobs. Many times I had anxiety attacks because I knew that the job they placed me was only to fill a hard to fill position. One time I was on a temp position and the girl that left took the password with her to log onto the computer so you couldn't get into the computer. As I sat at the computer the manager told me to figure it out. I walked out after telling him to "figure it out"

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Cheryl K in Delaware in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

83 months ago

The Wilmington, Delaware site stinks too. They ought to just get on out of here.

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Stina in California

83 months ago

A few years ago, I worked for Office Team in the Midwest, and they were all right at finding summer jobs for me (I was in college at the time). When I moved to the inland SoCal area, I went to them again thinking things would work out as well as they had in the Midwest. I also assumed I'd have a decent chance of finding something in the greater Los Angeles area. 2005 was the last time I ever had any good interactions with them. They found me a job paying a lousy $10/hour. I could have made that in Omaha, Nebraska. You can't live off that in California! I turned down a few offers this summer because I was still working a job, and I think as a result they put me at the bottom of their list. Not only that, in the Midwest, they didn't send out my resume, they simply told the companies' HR staff that they would be sending me as a temp. I keep calling them back and they say they have nothing for me, yet their website showed 3 different jobs in my city, all of which I knew I could do. (Let's face it, nothing they have is rocket science.) When I called my "staffing manager" back, he told me I wasn't qualified for those jobs because I didn't have the 2 years experience the company was looking for. Fine, but that was to do a 2-week job. How much experience did I need?! Furthermore, I've spent the last 7 years in college and grad school (doing humanities degrees...which is why I have to turn to temp agencies in the first place!); I'm going to them BECAUSE I don't have experience! If I can't get it there, then where?! Then he said my scores on the tests weren't good enough for another company. To be honest, I want to know where, in the world of temp agencies, someone who scored 100% on the Word test and 95% on the Excel test, and who can type 90+ words per minute with zero errors isn't "good enough". And I even have a Master's degree! This office in southern California is a joke.

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mattclary in Nashville, Tennessee

83 months ago

My Officeteam experience was crap too. They straight up lied to me about a position being Temp to Perm and when I got there I found out that they had a 6 month contract and you MIGHT get hired on full time, but the temps weren't there to move to permanent positions. (There was also no training and they were having us work 10 hour shifts with no breaks.) When I asked about this they acted like I was a crazy liar trying to start trouble. They were outright rude about the situation. I was really nice about it and thought that my rep, Simon, was just mistaken and I didn't want other folks to get misinformation because he was misinformed. Apparently that wasn't the case. It seems to me that I was lied to so I would take thier job with hopes of a future permanent position.

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Marque in Denver, Colorado

82 months ago

Office Team in Greenwood Village, Colorado is REALLY BAD! THEY ARE unprofessional and rude and have the worst paying and low level jobs for one or two days. DON'T waste your time. Apply direct!

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SeanB in Lakewood, Colorado

82 months ago

I had a very pleasurable experience with the Officeteam Group in Greenwood Village, CO. They told me upfront that they didn't guarantee jobs yet still found me one in three days. I have enjoyed the position and have been making $4 more dollars per hour than in my last role which I found on my own.

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Toni Ford in Garland, Texas

82 months ago

All staffing agencies are the same you take the test score high on them and then poof that have nothing for you. And to make matters worst I'm 52 years old and still have nothing.

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Unknown Unknows in New York, New York

81 months ago

To: Its the Culture: Yep, I hear ya. I worked there for 5 months and quite frankly, don't even know how I lasted that long. I don't believe in their practices or policies. I felt, honestly, like a robot and left there sick to my stomach. They were, by far, the worst company I have ever, ever worked for. I've never been made to feel like this on a job, and it sickens me to think about it too.

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chuck735 in Chicago, Illinois

80 months ago

I just quit working at my office team assignment because my manager at my placement was very unprofessional towards his female colleagues and office team wanted me to continue working there with this guy for two more weeks so that they could find a replacement! I said no thank you and they said they wouldn't represent me anymore. I said fine because I don't want to work for a company that would require me to continue working with a manager who is inappropriate to women employees.

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Just walk out! in Littleton, Colorado

80 months ago

That is really ironic! The Greenwood Village office team gal sent me out to help with a "marketing campaign." It was -- GUESS WHAT -- STUFFING ENVELOPES!

I called her and said this is not what you told me the job was about. She got all huffy and said, "Finish the assignment or we can't place you anymore."

What a beeee--otch! I figured they wouldn't send me out anyway and I didn't like their ethics, so I walked out and politely told the HR manager that the job was not what Office Team said it was.

If more candidates would WALK OUT Office Team won't be getting many calls from clients and they'll go out of business!!!

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Just walk out! in Littleton, Colorado

80 months ago

Stina in California said: A few years ago, I worked for Office Team in the Midwest, and they were all right at finding summer jobs for me (I was in college at the time). When I moved to the inland SoCal area, I went to them again thinking things would work out as well as they had in the Midwest. I also assumed I'd have a decent chance of finding something in the greater Los Angeles area. 2005 was the last time I ever had any good interactions with them. They found me a job paying a lousy $10/hour. I could have made that in Omaha, Nebraska. You can't live off that in California! I turned down a few offers this summer because I was still working a job, and I think as a result they put me at the bottom of their list. Not only that, in the Midwest, they didn't send out my resume, they simply told the companies' HR staff that they would be sending me as a temp. I keep calling them back and they say they have nothing for me, yet their website showed 3 different jobs in my city, all of which I knew I could do. (Let's face it, nothing they have is rocket science.) When I called my "staffing manager" back, he told me I wasn't qualified for those jobs because I didn't have the 2 years experience the company was looking for. Fine, but that was to do a 2-week job. How much experience did I need?! Furthermore, I've spent the last 7 years in college and grad school (doing humanities degrees...which is why I have to turn to temp agencies in the company. To be honest, I want to know where, in the world of temp agencies, someone who scored 100% on the Word test and 95% on the Excel test, and who can type 90+ words per minute with zero errors isn't "good enough". And I even have a Master's degree! This office in southern California is a joke.

It's because they DO NOT HAVE THE JOBS! But why are you applying for administrative jobs if you have a Masters degree? You're overqualified anyway. :) Don't waste your time with agencies doing admin. work -- look on your own.

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Jeliza in Ontario

78 months ago

I am really angry with Office Team. I applied with them as I have 6 years experience as a recruiter in the staffing industry. I worked for smaller companies like theirs. They called me in for an interview on Christmas Eve and I went. Then they guy said that they would do a job shadowing day with me and then if that went well then there would be a job offer. So a couple of weeks later I did my job shadowing day and I had a terrible cold, but still went in so it didn't look bad. I thought it still went well, everyone was understanding of my cold. Then I did the mock sales calls. So I basically spent half a work day there. They said they would call a week later. So when they called they said well everything went great, everyone was impressed with you and your sales calls. We just want to check your references and then we will set up the training dates. So basically I thought I had the job for sure. I asked my references what they said and they were all good and they said it sounded like I had it. So they called me back the next week and said well you had a cold last time, we would like you to come back in so we can see you when you are not sick and meet with the team again. Mind you this is a full month after my initial interview. )I had pared back my job search because I thought I had this one and I am low on money because after my year long maternity leave, the office I was working in shut down.
So I went in for the 3rd time, interviewed with everyone where they asked me illegal questions regarding my daycare arrangements and my marital status. But they all said they would see me soon and looked forward to working with me.
Then another week later the manager called and said someone internally had sent their resume that morning and that they were hiring them, but the other office had heard my sales calls and told them if they weren't hiring me then they would. So I called the other office and the girl was very rude to me a. I have filed a Human Right

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