Basically if your foreign you have a better chance of getting along the staff at Berry for some reason. They text you with work but if you can't make it then it's an issue. Staff at Berry look down their nose and have no understanding for people. They send you all over the place and think you have the money for taxis left right and center lol. Not worth the time if half your small wages 7.05 is spent on public travel lol Wind up . I'd recommend drivers for this job
Sometimes get a lift but you have to travel to Warrington lol
Silver Service Waiter (Former Employee) – Warrington – 17 November 2017
Easy work to find, the hours can be flexible - if you are too picky though not many jobs to do. Sometimes the staff can be rude. A lot of the time working weekends as well. Can make new friends in the process though.
Senior Recruitment Consultant (Former Employee) – King's Cross, Greater London – 10 July 2017
having worked there for 6 months I really enjoyed the environment and challenge. I was working with a really good manager who really understood that micromanagement is not the way forward but allowing people to progress naturally and with all the support required to progress.
The hardest part of the job was leaving the role as unfortunately I was approached by known people for an opportunity otherwise I would have stayed.
Relief Chef Manager (Former Employee) – Warrington, Cheshire – 1 June 2017
The office manager at Warrington was very unprofessional and rude to Agents and clients would often say the same often asked to drive for over an hour to an assignment which would last 5 hours supposed to be minimum of six steer clear of this company.
Good for getting you work quickly. This may be the ideal job for you if you are a student in college or university with plenty of evening and weekend shifts available.
The variety of work is quite good. Some are nice enjoyable shifts, especially the weekend shifts when a team of you goes to an event and helps out. (though beware of grumpy 'stressed out managers spoiling it) Other work isn't very pleasant, you may end up stacking trays and throwing away rubbish for 6 hours without doing any thing else. A lot of the week during the work is just 'Potwash' though you may get a chance to cook and serve customers..
Great for topping up an income and for young people to gain valuable work experience.. Can't make a career out of it.
Plenty of work, nice food for lunch, often free
Get texted all the time, busy weeks, some clients lovely, some clients horrible
Warehouse/Driver (Former Employee) – Hatfield, Hertfordshire – 3 May 2017
They have a side company pay the wages and you have to fill out time sheets every week, you can work the exact same hours every week but pay will always be different. You also have to pay a fee to the side company to actually get paid. Probably the worst agency to work for. Leeches Rude and they phone you when at the job and get very shirty when not answering the phone.
The wages. The mass amounts of paper work they ask you to fill out.
Driver (Former Employee) – Hatfield, Hertfordshire – 4 April 2017
I registered with berry recruitment and was told I could start work the next day (sounds good) after filling out all the paperwork they told me they will contact me later on that day and does it matter what time they called. Of course I said call any time as I needed the work but that call never happened a week went past and still no call but they kept advertising jobs in my area that i applied for. So I called the berry recruitment and asked why I hadn't been called and they said that employer is no longer interested in hiring and I said to them but your advertising the job but it's not available. He just replied it's the end of the tax year and companies are reluctant to hire. Another couple of weeks went by and still no call so I called up again I asked about work and he told me no one is hiring at the moment it's gone all quite so I told him to dispose of all of my details and information and he became rude. Berry recruitment signs up lots of people to make it look good to employers that they have loads of people looking for work but they don't care about employee. Very disappointed
Shocking and disgusting lacklustre attitude towards people. AVOID
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Cannock, Staffordshire and Birmingham – 8 March 2017
Avoid these charmless idiots at all costs and go elsewhere. All they do is mess people about and to be honest, the staff need to go on a people awareness course. The attitude towards people is nothing short of disgusting and I only regret having found these people to start with. Come on employers, advertise direct and do away with agencies. Never again will I use these amateur incompetent people. A lot of the jobs do not exist any longer but they don't tell you. This is to get you onto their books and I'm frankly amazed how they make any money at all. When I go self employed I will make sure that I treat all my staff fairly and speak to them in a manner that you address another human being. They show zero respect.
AVOID AVOID AVOID. Look at all the bad reviews.....we can't all be wrong.