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Good first job, but not a good place for a career

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Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England

I worked at Hays plc full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Good initial training
Real possibility to make a lot of money
Culture can be fun - but very male-oriented

Cons

Trapped in a monthly cycle
Never make as much as they promise you
Management shuffles are constantly occurring
Plateau after 6 months, very little development after that.
Huge Attrition rate of staff (circa 60% a year in some teams)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to the employees more
Give a new strategy a little time before changing again.
Implement a real quarter by quarter career development plan

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Horrible Management and a sinking ship

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - IT Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Hays plc full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Worked with some great people when I first joined who realized things were going downhill and left.

    Cons

    Currently managed by some monkeys who dont have a clue on what theyr doing. Dumping all the costs into CAPEX from OPEX is not reducing the overheads. A bunch of con artists currently running the company into the ground and milking it for everything its worth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get somebody to manage IT who actually have some technical knowledge.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great people led by the most ill-informed, greedy and destructive senior management team I have ever witnessed.

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    Former Employee - Business Director in London, England
    Former Employee - Business Director in London, England

    I worked at Hays plc full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good training, good employee incentive schemes that reward strong performance and a relatively mature manner in dealing with people. If you generate sales for the company, you will be looked after well. They also have global reach which has its advantages in pitching for major client wins.

    Cons

    The foundation of the company is to provide strong recruitment services. To that end, they deliver well but the greed of the Board and Senior Management prevents hiring expertise and simply forces them to hire inexperienced low-cost consultants to service the lowest end of the market.

    Senior management have invested over £50m on a database that simply does not work in order to provide global Management Information. However, very few people actually use the system for anything other than producing an invoice, so the information senior management see, is completely flawed. This was a great company, that is now being run by idiots. Chief of which is a CEO who has been fired from his last 2 jobs and has never worked a day as a recruitment consultant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out and listen to the people on the shop floor. Stop wasting enormous amounts of money on technology that is already light-years behind the competition. Instead, invest the savings in hiring better Consultants who can mentor, develop and retain the best consultants in the market and transform the reputation of the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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