Acorn Recruitment Ltd
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Good rate of pay Shame there is no security as it’s a temp role having said good company to work for i have been with them for 6 months and it’s got me thru lockdown with work however I will be moving on to a permanent job as soon as I can but will be staying til I do

Pros

Good psy

Cons

Only temporary work
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Great if you want a job quickly

Applied on a Thursday, started following Monday. Two weeks assignment turned into 10 years of continuous employment within the same company until I decided I had enough of doing 12 hour shifts. Paid very well weekly, and the wages were spot on every time.

Pros

Great wages and relatively local to me

Cons

12 hour shifts
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Eficiencia y confianza

Muy buena.gestion. He trabajado po un año, he tenido una excelente comunicación con la empresa.Todo ha estado en perfecto orden .
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Bait and switch

I worked for them in the summer of 2021 in the steel works in port Talbot. In the interview which was more of a sales pitch. The world was promised but even a oily car sales man would be put to shame with the undelivered promises
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Great staff

The ladies in the Widnes office are spot on. They genuinely did everything possible to find me the perfect job. Highly recommend contacting the Widnes office for work,
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Corrupt and intolerant

I have never worked for such a corrupt and intolerant company in all my life! Management blocking progression, stealing from the company to line their own pockets and treating staff like dogs! I don’t know what their like to work for else where but this company is a sinking ship in the steelworks.If you don’t enjoy life or spending time with your loved ones then this is the company for you. They’ll cancel your holidays at last minute and laugh at the concept of “work life balance”. Modern day slavers!

Pros

Free car parking

Cons

No work life balance, no chance of progressing your career further, poor wages unless you want to live in work, lazy lying management.
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No job security here, ok for Xmas cash

BEWARE of this ploy“possibility of a permanent contract after 12 weeks. “ if it’s battery manufacture, it should read “ possibility of high lead in blood count.” After 3 weeks. 2 years minimum employment, to be considered a permanent contract. Prepare to start your shift, then BOOM! Redundant! No warning. holidays owed any wages outstanding are void. In the Argus, last year, 80 people bye bye.

Pros

Showers

Cons

Boring, lead poisoning, locker thieves
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Promise the world. Stab you in the back

Promised “approx” 37.5 hours. Given 10-20. Promised a certain role, turned up on the day it was a completely different position to the one I applied for. I suffered an injury on the way to work and required a couple of weeks off. They promised to keep me on and process SSP. The next week they end the contract. You’re not even a tool, you’re a cheap tool they’ll throw away rather than fix or maintain. Universal Credit has more financial security

Pros

Sometimes get paid correctly... sometimes

Cons

Too many to count
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The place at I've been to work need to manage environment and mange more for Work Instruction manual.

I's so happy with team but the logistic must to manage about environment and work instruction manual for good health &safe follow Health & Safety Law via HSE ( checking environment and checking people health)

Pros

No benefit for people to work.

Cons

None.
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Not great

It’s a small company with higher management having little experience in managing people. It has a blame culture where no correct accountability is demonstrated
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It was a job that i needed to provide gor my family

Graet place to work sometimes the skill you are training to do you get taking off that and on to something elsewhich is really stressfull but when you have a family you have got to provide

Pros

No

Cons

No
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Poor Communication

I had applied for a job with this agency and heard nothing. I saw the job was still advertised after 2 weeks so followed up only to get a short sharper reply that they had plenty of people on their books. Ok fair enough. A month later same job still being advertised so I asked what was happening as I was a perfect fit for the job and lived a mile away. No response. Last time I looked the job was still on therbooks.

Pros

Get some good positions

Cons

Communication very poor
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Idiots

Terrible company to work for they will mess your pay up at some stage and claim you didn't work when you have so not to pay you, I didn't get final pay or any holiday entitlements I had earned. They took 8 weeks before sending p45 and p60 and 9 weeks for a days pay they owed but still awaiting statutory sick that is owed and have now involved acas
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Pay

Still waiting to be paid forva week off I had sent emails, texts and phone call to rep no response then just been laid off due to shortage of work god knows if Ill get paid what Im owed

Pros

None

Cons

None
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Bad company

Bullying by management when things don’t go there way 0hr contract managers injoy reminding you your on a 0hr contact Training is taken out of your pay Minimum wage Work hours are changed when suited by management with out notice
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Terrible agency

Whilst working for Acorn recruitment I had a lot of issues with the people I was working with and had asked to please be assigned some new work as I felt I was being bullied but Acorn continued to send me the same work when they had other jobs going so I quit the job as I did not want to work with people who would shout abuse and swear at me at work.
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Good agency

Good agency to work for. Also paid holiday pay can't fault them. Management were very approachable. Paid weekly straight into the bank. Contact by telephone or email
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Worse company ever had misfortune to work for

Worked for acorn as a cleaner at local school left to secure building set alarms was not told at any point at interview or in job discription would have to do this pay terrible and office staff no help what so ever
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Milkman

I was given 10 weeks temp to perm work with Acorn never a problem with pay, job description matched so I knew what to expect was taken on after 10 weeks
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Only worked one place for them

Was on a placement covering someone for over 6 months, the manager made some thing up to sack me because I asked for my wage to increase as the law stated. Went on my holidays to get a phone call saying I've been fired. No investigation as to why, they just dropped me like I was rubbish.
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Excellent team players

It was pleasure to go to work each day and be part of a team of people who had the wealth-fare of their staff members and the interest of the company and its brand at its core.

Pros

Management empathy

Cons

Wages
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3.2

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3.2Work/Life Balance
3.1Salary/Benefits
2.6Job security/advancement
3.0Management
3.0Culture

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