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
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
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.
Great work culture, decent hours that fly by quick, decent wages, weekly pay
Occasionally get sent home early if there is not enough work to do
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.
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.
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 .
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
canteen was good for food and drinks
long hours longer breaks needed and longer contrats need to be offered
Foundry Operator (Former Employee) – Bletchley – 16 February 2018
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.
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.
Was quite productive no deliveries were on time and job was dragged out longer than needed . Lunch was good considering it was most of the time . lazy work collegues would prefer a more enthusiastic working environment
Nice enough company to work for but there is occasionally drama between branches about roles being worked on. recently there have been lots of redundancies in the week before christmas which isnt very motivating at all
one of the worst agencies i had to work for minimum wage same for saturday and sunday all hours possible and the they can not pay you at the end of the WEEK and if you have a day off constant phone calls to your home then talking to you abruptley no people skills keep well away from these CLOWNS...
Good company to work for as far as agencies can be. Good weekly pay and competitive hourly rate given . Staff at meridian business are always friendly and helpful with any concerns you have regarding working hours and pay etc . Overall an OK company to work for
Helpful, friendly, willing to resolve any issues, good rates of pay
Lack of communication between meridian and temp employer