Meridian Business Support
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Cancelled shifts

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Get offered all the shifts under the sun then expect for them to get cancelled as it happens every week pointless ringing up picking your shifts when they get cancelled all the

Pros

Free hot drinks

Cons

Long hours Constant shift cancelled
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Average

Not the best over worked and underpaid and No paid holidays , isolating job , rude workers , no benefits and you can't leave early for appointments and don't cover travel or pay extra to night shifts
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Not good

Not good at keeping you in work you never know where you are from one day to another which is not good when they say you can work full time, not good

Pros

None

Cons

Promise more hours
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One Big family

Has a real family feel to the business eventhough it has branches dotted around the UK. Great support network in place. Regular contact with management team and praise for doing a good job
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Shocking

Worst job I have had the training was average but 70% of it is not used for the actually job! Job is incredibly stressful and shocking pay for the abuse and stress it gets. The clinicians within the company are extremely rude and patronising

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Long hours, poor pay, extremely hard to get time off and poor training
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Got me work when I needed it and paid me on time and correctly. would work for them again 100%

Got me work when I needed it and paid me on time and correctly. would work for them again 100%..cobntact Meridian if you need work...they alway have some
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Good

Good company to work for always get you work hours maybnot be the same as what they tell you but you can get some good hours some nice people but also some awful people

Pros

Good hours

Cons

treated like agency
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They are a fantastic company and very friendly people who are easy to talk to and will help you with anything work related

This is one of the best agencies I’ve ever seen, the are so friendly and kind, they do so much for you as well as check up on you after a couple of weeks when you start a placement just to see if you are getting on alright.I would highly recommend meridian to anybody looking for work.What a fantastic company :)

Pros

Good hours and good money
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Worst Agency i have signed up for

Me and another guy was told we are to go onto Night Shift at a rate of pay of just over £10 we worked on Nights for a few weeks when we received our wage slips online we found out our wages were way below the said amount when i contacted Meridian i was told they had made a mistake and the wage for nights is the lower amount when i have worked for the company for 3 months i go onto the higher rate of pay the thing is my contract with the company was only for two months , pure con artists they are as much use as a fire exit door in a dinghy !!!!!!!

Pros

Non

Cons

poor wages
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Official response from Meridian Business Support

26 October 2020
Hi there, we are really sorry to hear this, if you can email marketing@meridianbs.co.uk and let us know which branch you worked for we will look into it.

Good company

Provides great trainings. Good management. Long working hours. No overtime paid for working in the office. Great annual conference. Amazing support team
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Short time but good experience

I work for meridian not long time is agency very helpful,I was painting a school in Colindale was good experience very good management and supportive,happy to work as a team to make a good job and highly standard
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Good pay but its danger money

You will be on a constant watch not aiding in mental health but literally sat down for 14 hours staring at someone. you can only go to the toilet with permission probably 3 times. you cant go outside prison for your dinner. they dont give you any breaks and you fight for your dinner. I was physically attacked

Pros

money but its danger money

Cons

everything else.
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Brilliant

All the staff are lovely in Newcastle under lyme. So helpful and kind and very professional and understanding very supportive. I would love to work with them again

Pros

Great salary

Cons

Only sadly no permanent jobs
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Decent workplace

I worked there for a week before being offered another job and I very much enjoyed my time there; there was always work to do, the managers were great and supportive and the operatives were very helpful and friendly.

Pros

Great work culture, decent hours that fly by quick, decent wages, weekly pay

Cons

Occasionally get sent home early if there is not enough work to do
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fun place

Good to work in, fun, fast paced management is good no issues the requirement is for 150 characters so i'll keep typing till i get to that minimum amo
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Good shifts for temporary work

For a temporary job for example with college or school this is an ideal job as the shifts are paid above average and the hours are quite nice. The job itself ranges from casual to formal events and the stress at the event can massively vary. If you do not accept many shifts however you are less likely to get more shifts, the more you work the higher priority you will be when shifts are advertised.

Pros

Free lunches

Cons

Irregular shifts
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Terrible agency

Don't work for this agency, they will waste your time and travel expenses by confirming a shift then sending you home once you have turned up and you will get no compensation for this. They always ask for more people to come in than they need in case workers don't turn up.....so it's all for their convenience not yours, which in my opinion is wrong. The sweeteners they provide such as free hot drinks and discounted food market are little comfort for those that are sent home when they wanted to stay and earn some money.

Pros

Friendly co workers

Cons

Being sent home when you turn up for a shift
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False promises

Lack of hours always getting pay wrong and when questioned about pay said will get back but never do!!! Management waste of time just promises just keeps employing & long time staff get less & less work .

Pros

Workers

Cons

Not enough hours
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Official response from Meridian Business Support

20 March 2019
Sorry to hear you feel this way, if you would like to speak to someone about this in more detail, please email marketing@meridianbs.co.uk and we'll look into it.

rubbish agency

working for this agency is rubbish they keep you on for a couple of months then get rid of you then when they get rid of you it affects your rent so i would not recommend working for them my friends never got their holiday pay paid either they are just users only want you when worknow load is down your meet their targets they let people down all time and they let people go to work drunk too so I wouldn't even waste my breath on them I will never work for them again and I was getting different amounts on my wages too so disappointed

Pros

canteen was good for food and drinks

Cons

long hours longer breaks needed and longer contrats need to be offered
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Bad agency

I worked with them for 6 months and they messed my my wages up every week. I did overtime n didn’t get paid. Work place dirty, and managers always shouting at foundry staff. Agency man gives people hard time. Was put on nights but didn’t ask for it. Would never work for them again.

Pros

None

Cons

Long hours, poor pay, messed up wages.
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So many errors

Not only did the consistantly get the hours wrong that the client (nhs) had available but I had an email prior to starting a 12 week weekend contract, which stated I would be on double time on Sundays and time and a half on Saturdays. Only after starting work did I find out I would only be on £7.50 for the entire 12 weeks! Meridian would not honour the rate they first told me I would get. They also kept my holiday money as I didn't ask for it and at the end of Dec it vanishes. I assumed I would be paid any holiday pay owed to me Very happy to leave Meridian. Never want to go back.

Pros

Weekly pay

Cons

Masses of errors with hours and pay rates
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2.6 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.0 out of 5 stars for Management
3.1 out of 5 stars for Culture

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