Message from Yelp HQ [ 4033057 ]

Hi Joel,

We’re writing to let you know your reviews of OfficeTeam have been brought to our attention by the Yelp community. After careful evaluation, we have left your original review of OfficeTeam up, but we have removed your review update. The update feature should be used to post about a new experience or interaction with a business. To learn more, check out our Content Guidelines at http://www.yelp.com/guidelines.

If you have additional information you wish to share about your original experience, you can use the edit function to revise your original review. To learn how, check out http://www.yelp-support.com/article/How-do-I-edit-one-of-my-reviews.

Thanks for understanding, and we’ll see you on Yelp!

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It looks like Yelp and OfficeTeam are removing reviews again, especially if said reviews aren’t glowing five-star reviews. The EEOC and Dept. of Labor are definitely going to be notified.

Not to mention, the information removed by Yelp will indeed be entered on my blog and used in my complaints.

I think I may do a Youtube video in the future speaking out against their – OfficeTeam and Yelp’s – shady practices.

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Message from Yelp HQ [ 4022936 ]

Hi Joel,

We’re writing to let you know your reviews of OfficeTeam have been brought to our attention by the Yelp community. After careful evaluation, we have left several of your reviews and review updates up, but we have removed three of your review updates due to privacy concerns, hearsay and promotional content. The update feature should be used to post about a new experience or interaction with a business. To learn more, check out our Content Guidelines at http://www.yelp.com/guidelines.

If you have additional information you wish to share about your original experience, you can use the edit function to revise your original review. To learn how, check out http://www.yelp-support.com/article/How-do-I-edit-one-of-my-reviews.

Thanks for understanding, and we’ll see you on Yelp!

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I had a back and forth today about my paycheck issue over the phone. Blair gets loud and starts yelling at me and talking over me. I have to hang up.

Once I send a follow-up email about the missing days I get a call from another person from the SF OfficeTeam named ‘Thomas Smith’ and he tells me that I’m no longer on the Postmates account I recently was put on. (Very interesting). According to him my name was ‘on the list’ for people to cut back on. Interesting since Postmates was bringing in new temps to train while I was there.

Suddenly, they’re – Postmates – are cutting back. Riiight.

I’m not so sure this is coincidental.

When I call back to get further information on this Thomas, I get Giovanna who tells me, after I explain how it seems that white women and Asian women (considering what I see on Yelp) are more likely to get professional treatment as well as timely treatment.

(Note: Since this isn’t a glowing review of OfficeTeam and I listed the last name of this Thomas, even if the name used by the person I talked with was false, I assume this will be deleted by Yelp…lol)

It’s interesting how white or Asian women are primarily the ones having wonderful experiences with this company.

They get jobs almost immediately after applying with the company, and presumably they’re paid on time.
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Looks like OfficeTeam and Yelp are deleting negative reviews again!

I’ve started a blog to document my interactions with both companies:

musingsaboutroberthalf.wordpress.com/2015/08/29/first-post

Regards,
The Yelp Support Team
San Francisco, California

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First post!

This blog was created since I’ve been getting a review on Yelp about Robert Half (particularly OfficeTeam) deleted. So, I thought I might document the many interactions with both companies.

Today, I’ve received an email from a ‘Sid:’

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Hi Joel,

We wanted to let you know that we’ve removed one of your reviews of OfficeTeam because of privacy concerns.

Please visit our Content Guidelines (http://www.yelp.com/guidelines) for more information. We hope you’ll help us keep Yelp fun and useful for everyone!

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So, I’m in the process of researching complaints to the Federal Trade Commission, California Department of Consumer Affairs, and California Office of the Attorney General.

OfficeTeam has been sending me on one or two day assignments. Not even consistently, but somewhat every other week.

A job I actually was enjoying, Element Case in San Mateo, decided to let me go after three days of work because I didn’t a certain amount of tickets for the job. Mind you, these people – OfficeTeam and the contact from Element Case – didn’t tell me how many tickets I was to do before I went on the job.

I was told by the Element Case contact that one girl who was also a temp did a substantial amount more. Yet, according to my observation, she was either working with others or she was out of the office….so how did he do this substantial amount?

Not too mention, the contact said that I was to do as much as their senior customer service person. Note: I’m just learning the procedures, but I’m supposed to do as much as the senior customer service individual.

OfficeTeam seems to have a lot of game players. They seem to work with them as well.

Right now, I’m looking for a job on my own…while I get my complaints together.

This will be the third review for this company I’ve posted. The last one was taken down by Yelp because it had full names (specifically “Please do not publicize the full name of an employee.”) Interestingly, many positive reviews have listed full names of employees….so Yelp is playing games. (And showing it to be a questionable company). Of course, there is no way to contact Yelp about this questionable removal. Hence, here is the reposting of my review with Officeteam, which may or may not grow into a positive review as I’m still working with them:

“Shame on you Yelp, removing a negative review for this company, especially when it is stated that Yelp doesn’t remove negative reviews. If this is removed again, I may have to make a Youtube video or blog about my experiences then post a link to that blog (or video) on this site.

Last week, I came back to Yelp after a year to update my contact info. And, I would see Yelp messages from OfficeTeam reps: Aaron Geiman (using a Bob. G title) and a Gretel M. responding to me since I was unable to register as a new user on their website when I was looking for a position at that time.

I would send Gretel M. a reply on Yelp for assistance to move forward, but receive no reply. And, I would reply to Mr. Geiman on Yelp after his previous message suggested sending him a resume, and also receive no reply.

I would also call the SF Office and be directed to someone, whose name I didn’t catch, by the receptionist, but receive a voice mail. And today, after calling the SF office, I would be directed to a ‘Blair’ but also receive a voice mail.

While the webmaster was helpful the last week, Friday, I still found I was receiving error messages when trying to log in on my PC today to send my resume and get fully registered.

As this is worked out, my rating may go up or down. However, as I stands, my rating is possibly the same as it was almost a year ago. ”

With all that said, I was able to talk to their corporate office and get a phone call from an individual offering her time if I had any questions. I was able to get a phone reply from “Blair” from the SF office offering her services as well. (She actually suggested I contact the webmaster). Fortunately, I was able to register with the company and get a local Officeteam office (San Mateo) to contact me and work with a potential job waiting.

We’ll see how everything goes.

Regards,
Sid
Yelp Support
San Francisco, California