I was concerned that a manager at a previous job may be willing to share negative information with outsiders. After checking reviews on several different reference checking services, I chose Allison and Taylor. The reference report was completed and sent to me within three business days.
The report's comments section specifically mentioned the names of people Allison and Taylor spoke with at my prior job. This section also mentioned the types of information that were being extracted from HR. I now feel confident that this particular reference won't be an issue going forward.
If you have any concerns regarding past employers, I would highly recommend this service. They do what they say will do -- and with a sense of urgency.
Review by MiBODY Giackomo1 month ago
I highly recommend Allison & Taylor to attain an employment reference. I was impressed with the professionalism, the notes taken along with the questions asked by the impersonator. The caller attained the information needed to prove the references given by my manager were false and misleading. The caller validated through her questions that the manager, a workplace bully and responsible for creating a hostile environment, proved I was her target and she was truly harassing me. I encourage you to use Allison & Taylor for your reference needs. A written report was promptly emailed to me and my attorney loved it!
Review by Wanlee Derrow2 months ago
Review by Petse2 months ago
Great company - very useful service. I used the reference checking and background reporting service. I’ve used them in the past with great results as well. I learned exactly what I needed to know to pursue legal action for unfair business practices. Would use them again. Highly recommend!
Review by Sapho2 months ago
Quick and efficient. Very impress. Now I know what my references are saying.
Review by Barderis Jaction2 months ago
Always a great experience.
Review by Jaruvit Geisleman3 months ago
They did a great job and asked all the necessary questions that needed asking with my previous employer. I was skeptical at first but from the report provided by Allison & Taylor I'm quite pleased with the results. Thank you!
Review by Ridgelift3 months ago
Jeff Shane and his team were great to work with. They provided prompt, substantial, and reliable expertise. I couldn't be more pleased and satisfied with the services Allison & Taylor provided.
Review by Sephus Watar3 months ago
I had a great experience with Allison & Taylor and would recommend them to anyone who needs their services. When I initially called, a person actually answered the phone, answered all of my questions and I began the process. They went to work right away and the reports were available to me the next day. Incredibly fast and efficient service!
Review by Raspizdjai3 months ago
The report was very thorough and gives me peace of mind.
Review by Arlisa Maryuniawan3 months ago
Satisfactory experience overall. I had no issues. They did everything they possibly could to reach my reference. When they couldn't, they reached out to me and to the HR department. They wanted to be as helpful as possible. Their detailed report was extremely helpful and easy to understand. Everything was professional and confidential.
Review by Baddio3 months ago
A consistently valuable, and essential service, that provides great peace of mind.
Review by Savickis Gastevski3 months ago
I was applying to so many jobs and not getting the expected response. I was skeptical of what was going on and why my applications were not having a positive feedback. I decided that maybe should look into my last employer which is when I decided to go ahead with a reference check and went with Allison & Taylor. I received the report and was glad that it did not indicate a negative result. I received the report within a week and I thank you Allison & Taylor for your services. I would recommend them.
Review by PembsLou4 months ago
This company was discreet, professional and competent i handling my question about my previos reference.
Review by Peggy N4 months ago
My reference check was done in a timely manner. The report was complete and thorough. I got the peace of mind I was looking for.
Review by Joshfilms4 months ago
My experience with Allison & Taylor could not have been better. When I initially left a voicemail, Jeff Shane (the company President) called me back personally, and Liz, who did my 1st reference check, was equally helpful. After my 1st reference check went well, I ordered a 2nd, and it really is the best money I ever spent. Just knowing the details about what my former boss & other ex-colleagues would say about me meant the difference between listing them on my reference-sheet, versus omitting their names and sending up a big red flag. I rarely write reviews (good or bad), but since Allison & Taylor actually helped me, I have no problem doing so. I only wish the other online services I have to deal with were equally helpful and efficient.
Review by Hensin4 months ago
They were very professional and helpful. When one of my references was not returning their call they kept me in the loop and worked with me. I highly recommend them.
Review by Raybha4 months ago
I initially reviewed this company as not being impressed with their services. However, Allison & Taylor have now impressed me. They performed the reference check on my former employer as advertised and have been extremely helpful and patient with my case, as well as thorough in both their reference check and in my personal background check to ensure that my former employer was not bad-mouthing me and that my background was clear of any mistakes.
A very special thank you to Alex and Jeff for really going the extra mile! I cannot thank you enough.
I still do not have an answer as to what is happening with my current employment situation, but thanks to Allison & Taylor, I have at least 2 things that I can cross off my list (a former employer, and proof of a clear background). I still have a lot of leg-work to do to solve this issue, but I would like to thank Allison & Taylor for taking those initial first steps with me.
Personally, I would recommend that everyone use the services of checking former employers whether there is an issue or not, simply to let ALL employers know that they are not any kind of authority and that we are all on EQUAL footing. This would put an end to workplace bullying/violence/bad-mouthing because, without employees, they have nothing. They must be reminded of this.
Review by Lyrissa Bikakis4 months ago
Very accurate and professional.
Review by Fiinlay4 months ago
At this point, I am not satisfied with the level of performance from Allyson & Taylor. It was extremely difficult for 3 separate employees to get through to the former employee. Despite my efforts to acquire direct-contact phone numbers, one of them which I myself had to verify was a working number, I did not receive the report that is advertised on the website. The former employee did fax the materials back with only, "Per policy: cannot divulge any information other than name and dates of employment" after a lengthy time, yet that time frame is not emphasized in the report. There was no follow through after waiting so long for this response and the case was closed and a report that says absolutely nothing nothing was generated.
I have spoken with JS regarding the issues present, and it was authorized for one particular employee to reach the former employer agent who sent the fax via that person's direct phone number. My report status has not changed, and still reads "1 report processed", and "You have zero items pending that are currently being investigated".
The Allyson & Taylor employee who is supposed to be continuing this inquiry has already reached out to me via email and un-enthusiastically reminded me that Allyson & Taylor may not be able to reach this person, even though they now have a direct phone number to this individual.
I paid to have this former employer checked out for good reason. I saw sample reports on Allyson & Taylor's website that included every tiny detail, including how long it took to get in touch with the employer, their tone of voice, if there was sarcasm, if there was silence, etc. All I received was one short sentence on a fax. from my former employer.
If this follow-through report does continue as promised and authorized by JS as it has been advertised, as shown and demonstrated on the website for Allyson & Taylor, then I will most likely change this review. At this point, I am not impressed and would not recommend.
Review by Ornaith5 months ago
Outstanding service! I cannot say enough good things about Allison & Taylor. They are wonderful, very fast and efficient.
Worth every penny!!!!
Review by Kevinohara5 months ago
Really appreciate that a professional reference check is possible.
I had a job whereby my work and performance was strong but a company take over left me with a brutal ending to my time and position there. This left me with the question as to whether or not I was getting a fair and honest reference.
This process was easy to sign up for, complete and I found the cost to be reasonable. I was satisfied with the report completion time and liked that I got a copy of the questions and answers for my records.
I would recommend this service to others and use it again but hopefully I don't have to, and all is well.
Review by Chimone Munther5 months ago
Thought I'd finf out more.
Review by MDee5 months ago
My rep at Allison & Taylor (Liz Henry) really went above and beyond to help me with my case. She spent a good amount of time on the phone with me explaining the ins and outs of references from the employer's perspective, what's normal and what's not, and what the results of my reference check meant for my job search, as well as answering my many questions. I had been assuming that someone would just recite the results of the reference check to me, but instead, I felt like she was truly on my team and was going out of her way to give me what I needed to succeed in my job search. In my case, the reference turned out to not be a problem, and I learned a lot about the reference process as a whole. Absolutely worth the money, will definitely use this company again if I ever have questions about a reference.
Review by Swampdog5 months ago
Allison & Taylor did a great job and acted very professionally.