Start People Ltd
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2.3 out of 5 stars.
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Fast pace and Educational

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Start people are an good company to find work with quickly if you need to they have a good range of jobs on offer many different options available ...

Pros

The work is Educational and involved.

Cons

Long hours. But, I am okay with that.
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Brilliant place to work

Whilst I was working for Start People, I believe I was treat very fairly within working for this agency. I would highly recommend working for this company.
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Disappointing agency

No respect for employee at this place treated like a object that can be moved around to different work tables. Supervisors and managers are not speaking English. No working hours available most of the time. Totally a disappointing experience. No security for job the organisers don’t communicate with employees properly. Last minute let down zero hr contract
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Christmas period temporary work

They have been a straight to the point, helpful and responsive agency to work with in the most part! The work was great, one of the best jobs I've had.

Pros

Damaged lable wines, weekly pay, email payslip before hand
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Scam agency, waste of time

Staff are so unprofessional. You basically have to ring them up and remind them of a job they told you about. Lie about jobs you applied for. I’ve went to a job and I did a completely different job that was advertised. Wouldn’t recommend best off applying for jobs on your own have better success that way andYou won’t be messed about.

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None

Cons

Everything
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I would not work for this agency ever again

This agency only thinks of them selves and not about the people working for them they say the job is full time after a 3 month period and it's not I would never work for them again not even iff they paid me a gold cow

Pros

People you work with

Cons

The agency is a waiste of space
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Aviod

Avoid, promised a job, then heard nothing despite some calls- gives other agencies a really bad name, avoid at all costs and try others The Promise of Universal Supply was non- existent

Pros

none

Cons

everything
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Not good one bit

Stear clear at all costs told to start a job then nothing again turned down other work on the strength of there promises one phone call and one email to start then nothing off them again
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Waste of time

All promises from the MD to the girls on the phone. They just wanted you to sign up with the promise of the job, and nothing. The MD of Universal Supply Chain company waste of time, AVOID

Pros

None

Cons

Avoid
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Useless agency

Nothing good to say about these.Rude unhelpful & have no concern for people trying to find work.Give decent agencies a bad name.Agencies like this need fining due to lack of help & apathy.

Pros

None

Cons

Everything
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Avoid at all costs

I don’t usually leave reviews about jobs but these guys deserved one. They got back in touch with me after I applied for one of their roles online and went down to the office to do paperwork as there was a start the next day. Standard agency stuff really. Was sent in my way with some details of job location and given a small hi vis which didn’t fit my 6 foot four body whatsoever. Was promised full time work temp to permanent when I went to the agency office so seemed promising. Was also told by the lady it was a good opportunity. Turned up the next day for my first shift and was basically told by the company we were doing the job for that there was 180 pallets for us all to decant and restack then that was it. Hardly the full time temp to perm job I was sold. Was given no real safety instruction, zero ppe or anything. We were expected to rip open thick plastic wrap and do all the manual handling with no gloves or a knife. Usually pretty standard ppe for the type of job we were given. When I asked for some gloves as my hands were red raw and saw after 3 hours solid I was given a mouthful off the guy supervising us. Ended up just telling him I was going as it’s not worth my time for a few days work at minimum wage to be shouted at and not even given the correct tools for the job. Steer clear of these chancers.
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Total produce

Start people are nice people but the company the jobs at arnt Proper jobs worth the lad on nightshift doesn't like change and will stabe you in the back doesn't like you holding a better position than himself :)
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Productive and fun place to work

Competitive Hard work rewarded Good mix of staff Structured training Good rate of pay Competitive Bonus scheme Monday to Friday 8-5 Birthday holiday Transparent KPIs
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Great culture

A great place to work, great culture and atmosphere. Fun team of hard-working and ambitious individuals that work together to support each other and deliver great results. Pool table, PS4, great social side.
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Beware ignorant liars

I was invited to an induction which went quite well .... They took photos of my passport and then took my bank details promising they would be in touch later that day with a start date .... That was on a Friday.... I did not receive a call that day and had to call myself on the Monday to be told that the person I wanted to speak to was on his lunch and would ring me back when he was off his lunch .... Needless to say I didn't get a call back . Dont waste your time and money turning up for induction with this company , they are unprofessional and they took details off me which I would not have handed over had I known this was going to happen if I could give no stars I would have .... AVOID AT ALL COSTS

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Everything
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Awful place to work

I work with start people at domu brands at stake hill and I can personally say that it was awful and i decided to leave because I hadn’t been given shifts for two weeks and I would always have to contacted them there is no communication it’s a joke of a company there’s no health and safety with most of the employees walking round with headphones in not something I would recommend also they would ring you early mornings to see if you come in and if you can’t then they would always make threats to sack you

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Everything
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Awful, Do not work with them.

Agency staff actually threatened to go out back and beat the entire work force as one lad stole a chocolate bar from the canteen. Then did not pay my last 2 weeks wages. Almost every day you would be told there are 50 more people waiting to take your job and you got told to work most weekends and was threatened by bieng sacked if you did not agree or saifd you had plans already. The other people working via the agency where nice people, apart from that. This agency is shocking and I would love to see them shut down so those mules have to undergo the same wrath when finding a new job.

Pros

The other people I worked with.

Cons

Mess about with wages and payslips, Dont always pay you, Aggresive and threatening staff.
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Lack of care, abusive nature

I worked for start people at cardea doors in Eccles the place was an absolute death trap with health and safety non existent I told start people about the state of the place but was a case of put up and shut up or lose ur job .......it's a dodgy agency where u can never get hold of anybody , u get texts at a hours day or night if they want to speak to u though ....avoid these Charleston's at all cost

Pros

None at all with this agency

Cons

Too many to list
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Tottaly unprofessional

I went for an interview for a packing operative role and ended up having interview for a retail assistant role. The one who I spoke to on the line hasn't provided me with any information regarding the job but booked me in for an interview straight away and hasn't allowed me to ask any question. Waste of time.

Pros

None

Cons

None
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Hardworking but pays off well.

It's great fun aside from long hours you meet a lot of interesting characters and people who you can share some quality jokes with. I would recommend working for them.

Pros

Great pay, Great people.

Cons

Long hours, Can be tedious if put on some boring jobs.
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Overall rating

Based on 20 reviews

Ratings by category

2.3 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.3 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
1.9 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.2 out of 5 stars for Management
2.1 out of 5 stars for Culture

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