Fawkes & Reece (North) Ltd
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Bromack themselves are great. Do their best to get you work. But the downside is the umbrella company who pay wages take money off you to sort out your wages.
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Don’t bother

Employed me for 3 weeks then miraculously when I had to self isolate got rid of me and was told they couldn’t afford me/had no work on. Don’t bother employing someone in the first place in that case and waste peoples time.
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Realy good company to work for

Currently working for them but on furlough due to covid-19 situation. I'm working as a Banksman / Traffic Marshal for their client on a housing site development. The management are good and leave me to carry on with my job I have a good working relationship with the telehandler drivers who I spend my time with. Other duties include operating the silo to fill troughs full of cement for brick layers and washing them out and keeping the silo area clean and tidy. On the whole the job is quite easy and very enjoyable, I've been shown how to strip down the working parts of the silo so I'm thinking of doing my silo operators ticket online.
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Horrible agency

Never work for bromak, it’s a terrible agency to be under especially with bad people. I was doing traffic marshal job in Constuction to send me there to not do anything, it was a big waste of time and they associate with dodgy cowboy builders
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Highly recommended agency to work

Good agency recruitment to work, they have plenty jobs during summer and also in winter time Really easy going people professional staff A good agency to trust and work
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terrible to work for

this company is 100 percent the worst ive ever worked for please stay clear ripped me off and then refused to talk kept ponning me off with pay roll company i feel these need to feel wat its like to cheated out of very little u have
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Useless

Poor management had jobs lined up then been let down twice last minute tell you they have work then text you the night before saying been cancelled useles angency.

Pros

Ok money

Cons

Terrible management
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Official response from Fawkes & Reece (North) Ltd

16 October 2019
Hi,We're really sorry to hear you feel you had a bad experience with Bromak. Unfortunately on occasion our clients do cancel placements at short notice and we have to pass this along - we don't like doing this and will always try to find alternative work if we can, but sometimes we have no choice!If you would like to discuss further, please give us a ring on 01204 532 500.Thanks,Bromak
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Great Company

This company will do anything and everything to help you out. If you give them 100% they will give you 110% to progress you career further. The MD Dave Brooks is a diamond and gets involved and helps out where ever he can. Everyone in management is helpful and supportive with every step of your career.

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Amazing Teams and Great Atmostphere

Cons

I can't think of one
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Cracking firm to work for.

Worked as a painter doing nightwork. The hours didn't suit but bromak were very professional and kept in touch, were helpful, diligent and efficient. I would recommend this agency to anybody looking for temporary employment.

Pros

Good rates

Cons

paper time sheets.
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Ignorant

They say they will ring you back but never do I phoned then 3-4 times to be told they will be some one ringing me straight back and never did waste of time they r

Pros

None

Cons

Ignorant
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Good place to work

Building key relationships with new and existing clients and candidates Arranging interviews and building portfolios Excellent customer service Strong organisational skills

Pros

Everyday is different

Cons

Stressful
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Good to work for

I Enjoyed the 18 months of employment with bromak I was working on a social housing contract in Northamptonshire Was lucky to be working with a good team and contracter Weekly pay through umbrella company no problems Professional friendly agency.

Pros

can be long runs of employment with the right work placement

Cons

short term contracts
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Effective

Bromak got me a several week work on a site with lovells as a multi skilled joiner. The site was friendly and i ended up staying longer then intended which was a definite bonus.
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ok environment

My time at aroma started enjoyable but i don't feel i was given the training and guidance to be as successful as i could have been

Pros

laid back

Cons

low pay
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Good company

Did a job tiling with them in Warrington there a good firm to work for had a few problems at first with my time sheet but they'd just got one number wrong and master pay sorted it asap would deffo work for them again

Pros

Claim tax back on petrol and food

Cons

Short contract
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Frustrating at times

Enjoyable job and work because its what I like, but at times you were having to wait on other tradesmen in certain houses before you can begin work, and we often got moved around which awkward having to carry around heavy tools and machinery around the site.

Pros

Money was ok

Cons

Not keen on sitework
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really really good company

one of the best agency's I've ever worked for. Very helpful and friendly. I would not turn any job down they offered. and that's more than twenty words
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I think Bromak are doing a great job but the umbrella company who pay me are taking too much money from my wages.

I have no problem with Bromak Management at all. I have a big problem with the umbrella company who pay my wages and what they deduct each week from it. I pay employee and employers national insurance, I pay ÂŁ17 per week just to have them print out my payslip, I have holiday pay deducted from my wage and then put back onto it and taxed so that means I don't get holiday pay at all. It is all a big con and I just want to work and pay normal tax and national insurance.

Pros

They find positions quickly

Cons

The umbrella company paying the wages is a joke.
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