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Topic: Thomas cook contracts?
Posted By: Walkz
Subject: Thomas cook contracts?
Date Posted: 03 February 2014 at 11:14
Has anyone received a contract yet?



Replies:
Posted By: jordanlovesit
Date Posted: 03 February 2014 at 14:26
Nope still waiting! I'm coming up to the 3rd week of the 2-3 week wait. So hopefully we'll all hear something soon


Posted By: Ambajay
Date Posted: 03 February 2014 at 15:26
I've just started week two of 2-3 week waiting time.
HATE WAITING :( hope we actually get to know in the two-three week waiting time as I know they was quite late before in previous years for some people.


Posted By: EmmaJayne23
Date Posted: 04 February 2014 at 10:03
Hiiii :)
 
I'm still waiting too...Its genuinely KILLING me!! Dead xx


Posted By: Walkz
Date Posted: 04 February 2014 at 10:17
same here i thought it would possibly be yesterday Cry its draining...


Posted By: EmmaJayne23
Date Posted: 04 February 2014 at 10:21
Add me on facebook if ya use it :) Emma Laycock x


Posted By: Walkz
Date Posted: 04 February 2014 at 10:27
which is your picture Emma? x


Posted By: EmmaJayne23
Date Posted: 04 February 2014 at 10:46

Lol its black n white, i'm like looking at the camera posing!! hahah! x



Posted By: Walkz
Date Posted: 04 February 2014 at 10:50
cant see u, ill pm u my email for u too find me P:P x


Posted By: jordanlovesit
Date Posted: 04 February 2014 at 10:55
Fingers crossed today is the day!!


Posted By: Walkz
Date Posted: 04 February 2014 at 11:05
bloody hope so haha


Posted By: Walkz
Date Posted: 04 February 2014 at 11:08
Alot of the Thomson successful applicants got their contracts the following day :/ Thomas cook love making u bob yoourself lol


Posted By: jordanlovesit
Date Posted: 04 February 2014 at 11:10
I know right! I applied for neilson, was successful & i bet i get my contract before i evr see one from thomas cook haha


Posted By: Walkz
Date Posted: 04 February 2014 at 11:16
Sweet, whats this Neilsen one?


Posted By: Ambajay
Date Posted: 04 February 2014 at 11:48
I had one for cosmos but was too sick to go :(.everyone from assesment. Hasn't hot a contract so far from the guys I speak too hopefully this is good news haha


Posted By: Walkz
Date Posted: 04 February 2014 at 11:50
they said 2 weeks on the phone arrrggghhhh lol ANXIOUS


Posted By: Emmamj
Date Posted: 05 February 2014 at 21:40
Has anyone heard anything? I thought it would be today :/


Posted By: Montse
Date Posted: 05 February 2014 at 22:16
Beware on any of the Thomas Cook Assessment days:
Do not expect much from the assessment team. They will discriminate you if you are over 25. And if you are not British, you are doomed already. Never mind if you have many years of experience in the tourism industry+customer services and speak 6 languages. It seems they feel intimidated by well prepared professionals and they prefer young inexperienced innocent people prone to be impressed by their "nonchalance" and "savoir fair". It is not an objective oriented team, that should be focused on the skills of the candidates. Instead, they seem to be focussed in their own impact over the candidates.
They give you 2 minutes to sell your dream holiday+an additional excursion. Yes, 2 minutes. Impossible in real life. If you go over the 2 minutes with your presentation, you can start forgetting about the job.
If you are "lucky" you´ll go to the next part and then, if you have the back luck to have your one on one with a feller called Matt, (yes, that one who´s got the american accent) then you better stay home and save the travel expenses. Dear Matt does not even listen to what you are saying and write down comments that do not make any sense.
You might think I am sore because I did not get the job. YES I AM. People like Matt should not be doing assessments because they do not have recruiting skills and they have many prejudices.
When I got my "unfortunately you have not been successful" email, I just reply asking for feedback. I could not believe it! In my email I asked if their rejection was due to my age or to my nationality.
Then this woman called Louise called me back almost instantly and it was then that I realised that good old Matt did not understand a word I said about how customers should be treated with respect at all times and that you have to be knowledgeable, kind, empathic and sincere towards customers, instead of treating them like walking wallets.
And to finish, Louise said that I might want to apply again next year. Such a cheek!
I have been a Head Receptionist with 6 languages skills for 3 years and I feel INSULTED by the Thomas Cook assessment team at the Gloucester College on the 4th of February 2014.
I will circulate this text around the web till some real Thomas Cook Manager sees it and takes action against this discriminating assessment team.


Posted By: Emmamj
Date Posted: 05 February 2014 at 22:25
I think the Thomas Cook team did well, to listen to everyone. I think they made the right choices when I went, They want to employ the best stuff and they only have limited positions. With so many applying they have to be ruthless 


Posted By: Montse
Date Posted: 05 February 2014 at 22:37
Where you one of the chosen few?


Posted By: Emmamj
Date Posted: 05 February 2014 at 22:41
That doesn't matter, the point is the Thomas Cook team worked hard on the assessment day.


Posted By: Montse
Date Posted: 05 February 2014 at 22:46
You didn´t answer my question. Were you chosen? How old are you?


Posted By: Wiggletoes
Date Posted: 05 February 2014 at 23:07
There is no need to get all bitter about it, not everyone gets the job. And I was on the same assessment as you yesterday, and I can't fault the team to be honest. And just for the record I haven't found out whether I have got it or not.


Posted By: Ambajay
Date Posted: 05 February 2014 at 23:09
I'm british but I'm mixrace and they certainly treated me no different and I got through so I kinda think that part is balls to be honest. I think they was really sweet and polite about those who didn't make it and generally really helpful.


Posted By: Emmamj
Date Posted: 06 February 2014 at 08:04
Fingers crossed contracts come today :) Good luck to everyone x


Posted By: EmmaJayne23
Date Posted: 06 February 2014 at 08:59
I hope we get the second phone call soon, waiting is so draining haha! Good luck everyone x


Posted By: Ambajay
Date Posted: 06 February 2014 at 11:23
Fingers crossed! For some reason I don't think we are going to get them until next week haha.


Posted By: Dankedihan
Date Posted: 06 February 2014 at 18:35
To the guy who was moaning I had Matt assessing me and also 4 more people and we all got calls back saying we passed the day.

Some people are just very bitter and want to ruin it for other people, on another note still waiting for second call coming up to 2 weeks.


Posted By: Emmamj
Date Posted: 06 February 2014 at 20:45
I can't believe no news today it will be three weeks tomorrow :( The wait is so difficult i keep checking my phone Fingers crossed for tomorrow x


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 06 February 2014 at 23:28
Hey all! I've been waiting a year for my contract haha!
I got placed on hold this time last year as they had too many reps!
Patience is a must! I know it's hard.. add me on Facebook Jade Seal :)


Posted By: Matt17
Date Posted: 07 February 2014 at 07:38
Omg a year? No way have you not heard anything from them yet?


Posted By: EmmaJayne23
Date Posted: 07 February 2014 at 09:47
A year?!!! Omg i will actually kill myself. I need to get out of my job SO bad. lol! x


Posted By: Matt17
Date Posted: 07 February 2014 at 09:53
Haha.. Have you rang em this year as yet? I had my ad on the 21st jan and was told last week i passed.. Its killing me waiting till now god help how you feel haha! Im sure youll here soon, fingers crossed :) x


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 07 February 2014 at 10:08
Yeah they've been in contact haha!
It has killed me but it'll all be worth it in the end :) x


Posted By: EmmaJayne23
Date Posted: 07 February 2014 at 10:30
Awhh bless ya, i just really hope i get a placement this season! x


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 07 February 2014 at 11:15
You should do hunny :)
You got Facebook?x


Posted By: EmmaJayne23
Date Posted: 07 February 2014 at 11:26
Yeahhh its Emma Laycock, in my pic its like black n white n im posing like a knob hahah! xx


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 07 February 2014 at 11:35
I can't find you chick, mines Jade Seal xx


Posted By: EmmaJayne23
Date Posted: 07 February 2014 at 11:37
Another guy said that!! I think there might be somethin up with my FB! haha, i'll try n find ya later sweet x


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 07 February 2014 at 11:56
I've found you and added you :) xx


Posted By: laimita
Date Posted: 07 February 2014 at 12:00
i am still waiting for answer to..should be soon


Posted By: EmmaJayne23
Date Posted: 07 February 2014 at 12:02
Alright babe :) x


Posted By: laimita
Date Posted: 07 February 2014 at 12:05
i am still waiting too.. should be soon...


Posted By: laimita
Date Posted: 07 February 2014 at 12:41
Walkz find me on facebook..Laima Mockute


Posted By: Walkz
Date Posted: 07 February 2014 at 12:46
whats ur pic Laima?


Posted By: Ambajay
Date Posted: 07 February 2014 at 12:51
If we are doing the Facebook thing mines Ambs Jay with my tinge out in the pic xx


Posted By: Walkz
Date Posted: 07 February 2014 at 12:54
added :)


Posted By: Karabradley
Date Posted: 07 February 2014 at 15:49
Hey I've literally just got the phone call to say I've been successful on the assessment day.
Did any of you ask for your scores? Is anyone high season or are you all full season?


Posted By: Matt17
Date Posted: 07 February 2014 at 15:56
Im full season, you got your contract aswell or?


Posted By: EmmaJayne23
Date Posted: 07 February 2014 at 15:59
I'm full too, well thats what i put on the form thingy on the assessment day. When i had my phone call to say i was successful they said they wouldnt be doing the second lot of call backs until they had finished all the assessments. x


Posted By: Matt17
Date Posted: 07 February 2014 at 16:15
When was your ad emma?


Posted By: EmmaJayne23
Date Posted: 07 February 2014 at 16:22
i had mine on the 23rd of Jan x


Posted By: Ambajay
Date Posted: 07 February 2014 at 16:57
So what's the official last assesment? I've seen 15th.. Anything after that?
That's why I think they won't be calling us next week it'll be week after!


Posted By: Karabradley
Date Posted: 07 February 2014 at 16:58
Nope I just got the phone call. They told me about 4 weeks to find out about a contract, I'm not really holding my breath though. They said it was all about the scores but I dunno what way that works.
I was interviewed with full season for some reason but they said it would be high season.


Posted By: Dankedihan
Date Posted: 07 February 2014 at 17:02
4 weeks bloody hell. Has anyone from early interviews called back to see what hold up is?


Posted By: Matt17
Date Posted: 07 February 2014 at 19:10
So do they select the ones with the highest score kara?


Posted By: Karabradley
Date Posted: 07 February 2014 at 21:31
Yeah that's what they basically told me!
Dunno how it's done though, especially when there's people on hold from last year


Posted By: jordanlovesit
Date Posted: 07 February 2014 at 21:36
What I know from last year, they place everyone with the highest scores first, then the lower ones are still held for next summer. So you'll still get a contract, just not for this season


Posted By: Karabradley
Date Posted: 07 February 2014 at 21:41
Aw okay I see, thanks! I don't know what a high and low score is though? Like what they class as high or whatever.
It's annoying cause I just want to know so I can make other plans for the summer!


Posted By: Walkz
Date Posted: 08 February 2014 at 12:15
whats this Scores business?


Posted By: Matt17
Date Posted: 08 February 2014 at 12:49
Apparently walkz the ppl who passed the ad get scored. Those with the highest scores are sent out for that summer as those with lower scores are held untill the following season. Thats what ive been told!


Posted By: Dankedihan
Date Posted: 09 February 2014 at 18:47
Hope someone gets a call tomorrow starting to get annoying now


Posted By: DCBideDev
Date Posted: 09 February 2014 at 22:16
Hi I was at the assessment day on the same day and I must say the staff to me seemed very professional and I too was interviewed by Matt, I'm very sorry to hear you were not successful.

I was one of the older people there at the Gloucester assessment and I have had a call to say I was successful. Matt was very informative and actually gave me a direction I would like to take with the company. Although I now have to wait for a contract I believe that given the correct approach at the interview, the right attitude and personality, everyone was on an equal playing field regardless of age etc. 

My personal opinion is that the managers at the assessment day are there to do a job and find people that would represent the company well and promote Thomas Cook as a business, I do not feel the assessment day was a waste of time. I feel that it was interesting, informative and Matt actually listened to what I had to say and he responded well. 

Now you know what to expect from the recruitment process maybe you should try again next year, stay positive and come back fighting showing you can do the job but remain professional too. 




Posted By: DCBideDev
Date Posted: 09 February 2014 at 22:17
Would be good to hear when people get contracts though if we can please keep the forum updated


Posted By: Walkz
Date Posted: 09 February 2014 at 23:31
looking forward to seeing about a contract :) thanks for peoples help on the points thingy


Posted By: KellyMollins
Date Posted: 10 February 2014 at 03:02
They rang me on the 7th to tell me i had been successful too :) and said everyone has been put on hold until all the assessment centres have finished and its the people with the highest scores that get contracts first. Does anyone know how our score works? like are we marked out of 10 for each stage like group activity, presentation, etc then given an average? hate waiting :( i was at the assessment day in manchester on 1st feb there seemed to be a lot of destination and transfer reps and not a lot of admin was it like that in anyone elses?


Posted By: Ambajay
Date Posted: 10 February 2014 at 08:49
Yeah it was definitely less admin in our group hope that's a good thing and means there is more chances of me getting a job! Last assesment is march 8th so probably that week or the week after, I'm certainly not expecting anything before then regardless of the timeframe they gave me. *sigh*


Posted By: Karabradley
Date Posted: 10 February 2014 at 09:11
I've no idea how the scoring works, they told me it was a percent but wouldn't really give me any more detail than that. I've looked through old threads though and nobody seems to talk about what score they've got or whatever so it's really hard to know what a typical score is.
I think that because I'm high season interviewed with full season, I wi have a longer wait than the full season people. So hopefully they stick to the time limit they gave you all :)


Posted By: Ambajay
Date Posted: 10 February 2014 at 09:15
They told us by the end of this week but some people were due to be told by the end of last week. Pretty sure they told everyone 2-3/4 weeks but lots of people have been waiting way longer than they was told haha


Posted By: Karabradley
Date Posted: 10 February 2014 at 09:19
To be fair it really seemed that way on the threads last year as well ! I understand that they have loads of applicants but I'm a student and I finish this year so if I'm not going abroad I need to find a house so last minute really isn't for me haha ! Plus I pied off an Olympic interview because id rather do TC, probably not my brightest idea haha ! Has anyone applied for any other companies ?


Posted By: Ambajay
Date Posted: 10 February 2014 at 09:20
I applied for cosmos and pied them off for TC too. Really wasnt my brightest hour.


Posted By: Karabradley
Date Posted: 10 February 2014 at 09:23
Well at least I'm not the only one !
Going to have a look today for some more I think. If people just want to get away for the summer I would really recommend au pairing, I did it last year and I loved it! Just an idea for a last resort, not a lot of people think about it - and hopefully nobody needs it haha!


Posted By: Walkz
Date Posted: 10 February 2014 at 13:15
did somebody just say 8th March, im going insane, I dont know wether to call for an update as I was intervied on 11th January and foind out around 18th Jan


Posted By: benmoore89
Date Posted: 10 February 2014 at 14:04
I'm sure the 8th of March is just for kids reps


Posted By: EmmaJayne23
Date Posted: 10 February 2014 at 14:13
It will be 2 weeks for me tomorrow so if they dont call by the end of play this week i'm gonna call them. I hate being in limbo i need to organise my life! x


Posted By: Dankedihan
Date Posted: 10 February 2014 at 14:19
2weeks for me tomorrow will be calling up weds. Can someone call for update


Posted By: KellyMollins
Date Posted: 10 February 2014 at 15:08
I thought the last assessment centre was 8th or 9th feb and then its just 18-30 and kids reps and stuff? Think we will find out this month cos training starts in march


Posted By: Dankedihan
Date Posted: 10 February 2014 at 15:54
I'd say so as training is.8th march I.got.told


Posted By: EmmaJayne23
Date Posted: 10 February 2014 at 16:00
Its a bit dodge this cos when i was on the phone i told them i have to give a months notice at my current role n they said its fine and i wont be able to make training if it was the 8th of march so that cant be the case? Weird...x


Posted By: Ambajay
Date Posted: 10 February 2014 at 16:32
I saw a post from Thomas Cook on there Facebook about last assessment 8th of march.
So training can't be 8th. Just saying what I've seen guys it's right there on there Facebook. Also I've spoken to people who were told 2-3 weeks 4 weeks ago now so I'm not sure. From old threads on here it's clear they don't tell people the real waiting time normally.


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 10 February 2014 at 16:43
People will have different waiting times depending on when there assessments was and what there score was x


Posted By: Ambajay
Date Posted: 10 February 2014 at 16:57
Yeah but everyone was told 2-3 weeks wait.. So they have lied lol.


Posted By: Dankedihan
Date Posted: 10 February 2014 at 17:04
When they called me I said I need to give a month notice she said training is 8th march so yu will be able to give a month notice but they have not called yet. She said there is training in March and April


Posted By: benmoore89
Date Posted: 10 February 2014 at 17:48
The 8th of March is defo for kids reps just checked on FB hopefully we hear this week


Posted By: KellyMollins
Date Posted: 10 February 2014 at 18:04
Yeah i think we'll find out this week or next


Posted By: Walkz
Date Posted: 10 February 2014 at 18:46
haha, were all a load of panic freaks haha.. im bobbing it haha


Posted By: Dan95
Date Posted: 11 February 2014 at 10:37
Glad I've seen Im not the only one who has been waiting a while, it's killing me.


Posted By: Walkz
Date Posted: 11 February 2014 at 14:17
its mental, they are still advertising on the Thomas Cook website for Destination reps
x


Posted By: Dankedihan
Date Posted: 11 February 2014 at 14:29
Walkz have you called up yet? See what hold up is I'm calling tomoz been 2weeks


Posted By: avpegs
Date Posted: 11 February 2014 at 14:30

Has anyone heard if any phone calls have been made yet?



Posted By: Walkz
Date Posted: 11 February 2014 at 14:31
not so far im told.. Avpegs when did you pass your assessment


Posted By: EmmaJayne23
Date Posted: 11 February 2014 at 14:35
Is someone gonna ring em? x


Posted By: Dankedihan
Date Posted: 11 February 2014 at 14:35
I was hoping someone would of called up


Posted By: EmmaJayne23
Date Posted: 11 February 2014 at 14:35
Is someone gonna ring em? x


Posted By: Dankedihan
Date Posted: 11 February 2014 at 14:36
Who's been waiting the longest I'm 2weeks today


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 11 February 2014 at 14:39
I've been waiting 11 months haha x


Posted By: Walkz
Date Posted: 11 February 2014 at 14:40
i was going to ring them Friday :/


Posted By: EmmaJayne23
Date Posted: 11 February 2014 at 14:40
You should ring em Jade hahah xx


Posted By: Walkz
Date Posted: 11 February 2014 at 14:41
stop getting me in trouble you ahaha


Posted By: Walkz
Date Posted: 11 February 2014 at 14:43
i meant Jade lol



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