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Adecco Interview Questions

Updated 23 Feb 2015
Updated 23 Feb 2015
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    Substitute Driver Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Adecco.

    Interview Details

    I did a "phone interview" in which the woman mumbled the whole time. It was simple questions like if I could work in the U.S. and specifics about the job. They also asked me at least (at least!) three times if I've ever stolen anything. I'm not sure why they wouldn't just do a background check if they were that concerned. They told me everything sounded good, and that I just needed to come into the office.
    An appointment at my closest office was cancelled because people keep calling off (this is exactly what I was told over the phone), and I was told that I would have to go to an office that was an hour and a half away from me. The appointment was made for a week out, and the woman on the phone huffed and puffed when I asked for a specific time instead of just a date. She was hacking loudly in my ear the entire time, not even attempting to keep the phone away from her mouth, and not even apologizing. She also kept putting me on hold, like scheduling appointments is some kind of complicated process. I got scheduled and was told to complete "pre-employment documents". This was a disaster. I was an IT helpdesk agent in the early 2000s and I continue my computer education, but I was completely unable to figure out how to get to their online documents without spending at least half an hour doing ridiculous work-arounds. They offered no assistance other than to make sure I had Adobe downloaded (which I do, and it works fine). I decided the frustration wasn't worth it. I called back the next day to cancel, and was badgered about why I would cancel my appointment. I reiterated to please cancel my appointment and then I hung up. I then got a very unprofessional and demeaning email questioning why I cancelled. From the way I was treated, I'm betting they get commission for placing people. I assume any business who uses this company to hire, does so because they are probably the cheapest.
    I have an acquaintance who has been working for Adecco for about two years, and she has a tendency to be unnecessarily rude to everyone she meets. It seems to me that this is how everyone at Adecco acts.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Data Entry Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Adecco.

    Interview Details

    they just grab you and tell you to fill out some paper work. also, they make you stick a spongy thing in your mouth to test for drugs er something. interestingly enough, the didn't make me take a test to see how fast i was at typing.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Customer Services Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Adecco.

    Interview Details

    I had received a phone call About a month ago saying they had job openings in my area. So they asked me to send my resume and do a prove it test etc etc. I did my I-9 papers and waited two or three weeks to hear from them. Finally receive a call regarding I had got the job. Asked if I could come in and further the process and take a finger printing and drug screen. So that's what I did! I call two days after my drug test (and remind you,they had already Said I had the job!) I'm told "I'm sorry, but we've already picked our candidates" and told me my drug test was done late. When they are the ones who scheduled it that way.

    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Store Operator - Google Express Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Adecco.

    Interview Details

    Applied through Adecco's site, received a phone call for an on-site interview. Had to take a basic two-question math test (very basic algebra) and then was led to a interview reviewing my resume and asking me some "tell me about a time" questions.

    Interview Questions
    • If you were in store and discovered the item you were pulling was expired, what would you do?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Summer Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Adecco.

    Interview Details

    The position was a part of a bit of a marketing campaign - every country globally was assigned to open up a few places. But some of the things above may still apply in other settings.

    Quite specific to the challenge, I believe, was the original submission of applications. You filled in a form with basic biographical data (including work experience and education), which was then followed by making a 30s video recording explaining why the job should go to you. After that there was a phase where people (anyone, including your own friends) could vote on your application online. The top in terms of votes were guaranteed a phone interview.

    The phone interview asked some further information on biographical info, and then some basic motivations questions.

    I was then invited to a group interview, where there were plenty of questions about both competency, motivations and how we would approach a client in a specific setting. These questions were all the kind of questions you'd expect to get at a personal interview, but you were now expected to answer them in front of the other top candidates, which can be a little unnerving if you're not used to it.

    The next day all three of us got our replies.

    Interview Questions
    • Why should you, rather than the candidate beside you, get this job?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Adecco.

    Interview Details

    You will lose most of the candidates who are in high demand during the late stages of your recruitment process – when currently employed top performers decide to enter the job market, they are likely to be quickly inundated with recruiting requests and offers, which means that often they will only be on the job market for a matter of days. So if you/your firm drag out the hiring process over time, the most sought-after prospects (i.e. in-high-demand prospects) will have many opportunities to make quick offer acceptance decisions while you are still only midway through your hiring process. Your top candidates assuredly will receive alternative offers and will be forced to make a decision as to whether to accept “a current offer” that will soon expire, rather than to wait for “a possible future offer” from your firm. So even if you capture them as an applicant, the odds of them still being available when you reach the late stages of an extended recruiting process is almost zero (with the one exception if you happen to have a powerhouse employment brand like Google). My research indicates that the top 10 percent of candidates are often gone from the marketplace within 10 days. I also estimate the recruiting loss from missing a single game-changer, purple squirrel, or innovator recruit to be over $1 million each. The lesson to be learned is: that speed of hire is most important when you are competing against other firms for currently employed “in-high-demand” top talent. You simply must hire fast, because if you don’t, the competition will take this top talent off the market before you have the time to make a hiring decision. For example if Tiger Woods decided to leave his golf team, he would be in such demand that he might be in and then out of the job market in as little as a few hours, so a 30-day hiring process would have no chance of success.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    basic -130 $ so never expect good growth for long term on present inflation senario Adecco is Still sleeping.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Adecco in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Telephonic- Screened clearly at early stage
    Face to Face- Just Discussed with Roles and Responsibilities.
    Interview Process- Time waste and it Was a Bakwas.

    Hi Guys, dont Trust the calls made by Adecco people. Once you went for face to face then will say u r profile is not fitment to requirement.

    They cant able to afford the salary also.

    Please try to ignore this company.

    Reasons for Declining

    Not able to pay my Expectation

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Adecco in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was called at 9:00 am and asked if I could possibly come in for an interview at noon. Being unemployed I jumped at the opportunity. I go to their office at noon for my interview and met with the hiring manager as well as the recruiters I would be working with. They like to have the recruiters ask you questions as well since they want everyone to mesh well, and they don't want to bring in a personality that doesn't quite fit the office personality. I definitely appreciated that since I have worked in offices where not all of the personalities got along with each other. The brought me in for an interview the next day with some more of the recruiters, and I am scheduled to come in for some more interviews. I am also supposed to take a personality assessment at some point.

    Interview Questions
    • Will you continue to look for recruiting positions if we do not offer you the job?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Business Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Adecco.

    Interview Details

    A good 2hr interview exploring background, sales, interests, knowledge as well as culture and personality fit. Felt a lot of ground was covered and I left with a positive experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain your approach to sales?   Answer Question
    • Talk me through a sales process you have been part of?   Answer Question
    • How would you approach opening new business and what strategy would you deploy?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    A clear understanding of my package and other offers was asked and taken into account.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ebay At Home Phone Service Tech Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ladysmith, WI (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Ladysmith, WI (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Adecco in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    online application, tests, several in person and phone interviews by Adecco and Ebay. Background check. More phone calls. What else do you want? That was about it? A monkey can do the job.

    Reasons for Declining

    They lied to me.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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