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:’
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!
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.
San Francisco, California