Where to start, poor managment from the blue arrow side of things. Zero regard for the agency staff, PPE provided is the cheapest possible, VERY UNCOMFORTABLE. If your a smoker you can kiss good bye to any decent break time, the blue arrow management are very rude and literally just treat you as a number,
Toyota side of things are brilliant, team leaders are spot on and work colleagues are a gold bunch.
Was supposed to be mail sorter (Former Employee) – Braintree, Essex – 4 December 2018
I wouldn’t reccomend working for this company. They rang me up on a Friday afternoon saying that they had a job starting on the Tuesday (i applied for this job 2/3 week beforehand) If i wanted to be able to start i had to get registered with them by the end of the day. After a prolonged rigmarole getting the required documentation sent over i was registered and looking forward to starting work. I received message from them saying i’d be working mon-fri now instead of tue-sat, this however was the last good news i’d get from blue arrow. On the monday around 11:30 i got a message saying that they’d tried to contact me on my mobile (no missed calls) and that unfortunately the royal mail job wasnt starting to the following week and they’d ring me later in the week to confirm. Friday came around and they called saying that the job was starting on Monday but instead if the originally agreed 8 hour shifts i would now only be getting 4 hours per night from 6-10pm. Although i wasn’t very impressed by this i agreed, i needed the money for Christmas. I went to the location sent to me via Blue arrow and low and behold it was the wrong address. So instead of it being a 5 minute walk from my home it’s now over a hours walk on the other side of town. I dont drive at the moment due to epilepsy and public transport in the area isn’t great. I asked if i could get 8 hour shifts to justify the price of a cab home afterwards and the reply i was sent was “no sorry” nothing else at all. I wouldn’t recommend any dealings with them even if you're desperate. I was and look how it turned out for me....
Consultant (Former Employee) – Newbury, Berkshire – 29 November 2018
Great company to work for, great team of people and excellent career opportunities if you want to progress. Lots of benefits for working for a large agency. Annual awards and amazing gold winner award trip away (previous years Dubai and Las Vegas)
Lots of training and bonus earning
none i can think of, get same issues in other companies too
This was only a temporary position. I had just moved to Nottingham and after taking some time off to get used to new surroundings, felt I should get back to work. The role was busy and there wasn't much time to get used to those people working with you.
Various Positions (Former Employee) – Swansea, Swansea – 1 November 2018
Started off as a fantastic Employment Agency but standards dropped to embarrassing levels after original staff left to advance themselves at other agencies. Current recruitment agents are a waste of good time.
Waitress (Current Employee) – Peterborough – 18 October 2018
My experience with Blue Arrow so far has been great, the agency works around the hours and days you request. Overall, the staff are lovely; polite and respectful. Definitely would recommend Blue Arrow for those looking for a good experience with an agency who works around your available days.
Order Picker/Packer (Former Employee) – Newhouse – 10 October 2018
We been working for this company in Newhouse, They allways had problems to pay, many times i had to call to office on fridays becouse my salary just didn't came,payslip neither,somethimes yes but mostly not so it was inpossible to follow the wages,still now after 3 weeks not working there they didnt payed our holiday money. Its a terrible company im not recommending for nobody
Kitchen Assistant (Current Employee) – Arrow, UK – 19 September 2018
Blue arrow have helped me all year with work but they don't really give good feedback, make the job a lot harder for you, have too pay for your own travels and you don't get back your travel expense back. I haven't enjoyed this year with them
Waitress (Former Employee) – Cambridge, Cambridgeshire – 8 September 2018
I have got a flexible schedule, that was not a good option, because I never knew how much I would receive at the end of the month. On the other hand, I learned all the skills that I need to work in a restaurant. This work allowed me to work with different teams, which helped me to learn how to work in large and small teams.
unloading large lorrys and putting them on the belt
Warehouse Work (Former Employee) – Arrow, UK – 6 September 2018
I worked at yodo doing nights was good as the radio was in was we was working the owny down fool was that there was a lot of heavy lifting and I ended up pulling something in my back so was off for 2 nights
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) – West Lothian – 3 September 2018
Heavy going work for rubbish pay dont pay overtime rates to certian members of staff but will pay there favourites overtime pay.
Long hours for standard pay is a joke.
Worat agency to work for no managment skills in the office atall. Ull get a phone call an hour before the shift is due to start asking if ud like the shift yet them knowing its a imposibility to get to then they wont offer you work for weeks on end if you turn down one job.