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Would not recommend this agency to anyone looking for a job. I started with them 3 different times. They do not pay well. I did not get a bonus on time.
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Just a Temp Agency

I worked for them for only 3 weeks. I accepted a temp to perm position with a warehouse. My first paycheck was not deposited on time and the staff were not helpful when I called about it that morning (the lady in charge of my contract was away and the people I talked to were outright rude to me). The supervisor at the company I was assigned to was a jerk and I was not getting as many of my hours was I was promised. The staff a Randstad were not helpful in dealing with the situation. I grew frustrated and in a few weeks I quit without notice. I asked to have my profile removed from their system and told them I will never work for Randstad again. Soon after I got a better paying unionized job here in Calgary. Temp agencies rarely have quality jobs to offer and I will never use their services again. People are better off using their time and personal connections to get a job.

Pros

I got a job.

Cons

I got a lousy job and my first paycheck was not deposited on time.
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Industrail/Ware house based

Start morning and finish evening,very competitive and good management systems.Hardest time when there is severe winter and storm and enjoyable work during summer.
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Great Recruiter's and Company's to work for!

Since signing up with Randstad I have been able to work at quite a few temporary positions. Some were 1 day but most were a week or more. The recruiters have been very respectful as to the distance I have wanted to drive to go to an assignment. If they know it is something that I may be really be interested in and the distance is further they will tell me about it anyway but they do understand if I say no. It is nice to have that option without it being held against me. I have worked with other agency's that give you three chances to accept work and on the third "no" you are OUT! I have not found that with Randstad. They have understood when I already have something planned and can't go on an assignment. They really are great and have found me some fantastic assignments. I have been able to return to some assignments which shows that Randstad is respected in the Recruitment "Arena" and I am honored to work with them.

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Respected by Recruiters

Cons

Not consistent work but that is what a Temp agency is all about
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Great contract/temp work

Many recruiters are great and have your back when placing you. There are times that in order too keep working you must take a different position than desired or make less money.
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This is a agency

They find jobs in your area , with very little experience, no jobs at the moment ,decided to look my self. My wearhouse experiences have come from them sending me
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Went to different jobs when needed.

Went to different jobs or contract work. Got to do different types of jobs from picking product to be shipped to cleaning vending machines. Also working on product lines.

Pros

Free drinks at some jobs

Cons

Work for half the salary
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Be sure to never get a full time job

They place you in Temp to perm roles. Then expect companies to pay 20000 to keep you. So of course they don't want to hire you on for that cost. They often fire the agency for there poor attitude.

Pros

Paid weekly

Cons

Terrible mgmt, terrible pay
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Great place to work

Have never had any issues working with the wonderful team here. They are always ready and willing to help and very good with communication. I will continue to work with them when I am seeking employment.
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productive

excellent work ethics patrol with attention talking with people who trespass writing report at end of shift taking instructions from supervisor making sure all exits and entrances are securely locked
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Good opportunity to figure out what you like to do

Temporary agency, finds short term work while looking for full time. They help you find full time as well. I found two or three full time jobs through them over the years.,

Pros

work variety

Cons

last minute calls
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administrative support

I was responsible of the input in the computer (database) of the materials. I worked for this company in different positions In Calgary and Edmonton
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Temp companies

This works if you don't need regular work and like constant change. Various positions available, but mostly just Reception, however there is a chance of a full time job offer
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Great Company

I have enjoyed my time with Randstad. The company provided me with great opportunities to develop my recruitment, and networking skills. Personal growth and development is very important to me, and seek an organization that will provide newer and varying challenges

Pros

Great work life balance

Cons

lack of retention for senior employees
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Great company

I have had a few different temp job while hired as a Ranstad client, I have worked at Great West life as a receptionist, as a Event assistant at Calgary even planning team and the Canadian blood Services as a business administrative. The poeple I worked with was great, very polite and nice, I have learn a lot of the business administrative field and really enjoyed the work environment. I am more effcient at data entry, able to handle a multi-line phone call in a profeessional manner, able to creat documents and schedulling for different departments. Good knowledge of product and research information for higher volume sales
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Great agency to work for.

Enjoy working where there is training for different job duties, being moved around so you don't get bored working in the same spot for weeks on end.

Pros

Paid every week.

Cons

No raises, have to work X amount of hours before qualifying to be hired by the client.
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A great place to begin a career and thrive with in time

a pleasure to work alongside the fabulous staff at the downtown division the ability to be flexible in job placements throughout the year is a definite boon Thank you

Pros

short to long term contracts, vacation pay

Cons

assignments could possibly fluctuate with oil and gas sector's economy
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Good Company

Very good staffing to go for starter job, specially for immigrants who just landed in Canada, as well as locals who just moved in, say from Toronto to Calgary.
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Good for beginners

Anyone who forms a foundation to life is of great importance. Randstad has a lot of potentials to give individuals the experience they need to progress.
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fast paced

Good place to find employment throughout the city of Calgary. was laid off and they found me quick employment withing a few days.
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tempoorary work agency

They found me a job that had the potential to lead to a perm full time job. They sent me to a place that suited my skill set and made sure that i liked where i was. All and all for a temp agency they did a very good job. The staff at ranstad continued to try and find me a better job after i left them. They continue to send me e-mails of jobs they feel that i might like or be qualified for

Pros

worked to find a good job for me

Cons

pay was lacking
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