Report: #307846

Complaint Review: AppleOne Employment Services

  • Submitted: Sun, February 10, 2008
  • Updated: Wed, October 21, 2009
  • Reported By: Antioch California
  • AppleOne Employment Services
    1990 N California St Ste 110
    Walnut Creek, California
  • Phone: 925-935-6100
  • Web:
  • Category: Employers

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There needs to be something done about this company. they are a scam for innocent want to be hard working people who want earn a living, yet they only cover themselves.

I found a interesting job opening on the internet which i was very excited about applying for it. When I called the job, it was through a employment agency to my surprise. The agent, rebuttled and told me that it wasn't like ordinary agencies, that it was a placement for actual fulltime direct hire positions. Well I went ahead and did a brief interview over the phone. She wanted to meet with me, but first, I had to fill out the online application, and email my resume off. I was scheduled the following day for a personal interview. I was not told I had to take a number of tests to begin with.

When I arrived the next day with my hardcopy resume and professional attire on, I was very confident about getting the "so-called" job. I was asked to fill out a W-2 form and complete my application I filled out online, adding personal references. I added 4 references of 4 very good dear friends. (A retired loan officer, a home-maker, a artist relations manager, and a wine distributor company owner). Then I was asked to go to another room to take a small series of tests. (Safety, MS word, etc). I completed and aced all tests. I was then asked to overview with an agent (jessica Jones). I sat and talked to her for awhile, she asked loads of questions about my history, what i want in life, mainly about my career objectives. We completed the so-called interview and I was handed a brocure of the company, and a website to go to, to take a series of more tests (

As I was taking the "very difficult" series of tests, they were contacting my references. Not the home-maker, and not the retired loan officer. why? because they only want these references to promote their business. both references they contacted both got a series of questions they had to answer. Only asked very little about me except if they could think of any negative things about me. They asked both references if they would be interested in joining their team. They have no intentions on hiring "everybody". Probably very little to keep their operation in business and only hire their little private staff they got to go to those jobs. I know they have no intentions on hiring me for that fulltime position i applied for. I got suckered into giving them decent peoples information who have jobs that appleone is a potential client for their companies.

I think it is totally wrong and cruel! Something needs to be done about it. When I asked where the job I was applying for was located, they refused to give that information because of the "privacy of the so-called company and their contract with them'! YEAH RIGHT! There really wasnt a job like that. I should have known. I haved lived in my town all my life and should have realized there wasnt a showroom floor company around that they were referring to. They need to be asked if they get their kicks off scamming innocent people for their own benefit! there should be a law against that. or why cant they politely ask us in writing on our applications as an option if we minded if they contacted references for their benefit? No instead they just do it! Wonder how many people actually sign on with them when the poor person who referred them did not get a job! TSK TSK!

Antioch, California
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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Most of the jobs are fake, I used to work there

AUTHOR: Michelle - (U.S.A.)

I previously worked as an account executive for this company.  I originally went in just like everyone else looking for a job I had saw advertised, instead they hired me as an actual AppleOne employee. At first I thought I was incredibly lucky but quickly became disillusioned. The jobs posted are almost all fake, they try to get as much information from you about the previous companies you worked for so that they can make "contacts" at those companies, they especially try to get anyone's name in HR so they can then call and ask for that person and try and get them as a client. So while "checking your references" they are actually just trying to get your previous employer as a client. They use a special program that writes the fake job orders and every account exec is required to post 10 per week, real or not. Some of the people who work there really do care about finding people jobs, but I would not recommend the company, and I am not a disgruntled former employee, I left the company to go back to school.
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#2 Consumer Comment

AppleOne is a scam - Tampa Bay area Florida

AUTHOR: Bernie - (U.S.A.)

I registered with AppleOne and applied for numerous positions that they have listed that I felt I was more than qualified for. Most of the positions were Office/Clerical for which I have over 18 years of experience as a supervisor in a county government office. I found it odd that, compared to all the other legitimate employment agencies in the area, AppleOne had an abudance of positions. I thought to myself, "Wow they must be a popular agency"...WRONG!

I have yet to interview on any of the positions that I applied for and received two automated emails that didn't even address me by name informing me that my information was received and they would compare it to the requirements of the position, blah, blah, blah. The email started off by greeting me with "Hi". How professional.

I called and talked to an account rep who claims that none of their clients asked to interview me and that I obviously didn't meet their requirements.....BS!!

Avoid rotten-AppleOne.
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#3 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: Margaret - (U.S.A.)

Apple One is a junk temp firm, and so is Office Team/Robert Half, Snelling, and Pro Staffing. Avoid these so called firms like the plague!!
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