On January 16, 2019, I applied via Adecco's website for a Customer Service job here in Tampa, with a large company that I always wanted to work for. When I received an email from one of their National Recruiters, Leonor R, asking me to provide a callback number so we could discuss the opportunity, I was very excited. This proved to be a big mistake.
When she called me, the reception on her end of the phone line was unclear/distorted, and I struggled to hear what she was saying the whole time. This, within itself, should've told me something wasn't right. Since I was really interested in the position, and really needed a job, I entertained the call anyway.
She went on to explain what the position entailed, went over my work experience, and made it sound as if I had a good chance at being hired. Also, she asked for my birthdate so she could create an Employee ID or Badge Number for me, in case I got the job.
From there, she told me she would forward my resume to the company's hiring manager, said she would follow up with me on January 21, 2019 and asked me to do the same.
So, I did my part and emailed her on that day, and asked if she heard anything from the hiring manager. I received no response from her for 3 days. I decided to call her, and she was unavailable, so I left her a voicemail. For the remainder of that week, into the following week, I got no response.
I left her another voicemail on January 24, 2019, letting her know I've tried to reach her several times, to find out whether or not I'm still being considered for the position. Low and behold, a few hours later, she finally decided to call and email me. She was apologetic, and claimed that she had been so busy participating in some sort of "training". Although it sounded like she was lying, I gave her the benefit of the doubt.
She assured me that my resume had not been rejected, and said she would contact the hiring manager to find out when he plans to interview candidates. Then, she told me she would definitely call me the following day, January 25, 2019, to let me know when interviews will be conducted.
Well, today is February 1, 2019, and that call never came. I'm convinced, this woman was feeding me lies, and giving me nothing but the run-around.
Back in the 90s and 2000s, Adecco was a very professional and upstanding employment agency, that really went out of their way to help those who were having trouble finding work. My family and I used to recommend them to everyone. Now, I realize they've hired a new breed of cold hearted, incompetent individuals that do not care about those of us who have bills to pay, and are in desperate need of a job.
I will never recommend, or trust Adecco or any other job agency again.....