Compare Amazon vs Hays BETA

See how Hays vs. Amazon compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
(based on 35543 reviews)
(based on 2444 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Compensation & Benefits
Work-life balance
Senior Management
Culture & Values
CEO Approval
Amazon Ceo Jeff Bezos
86%Jeff Bezos
Hays Ceo Alistair R. Cox
93%Alistair R. Cox
% Recommend to a friend
Positive Business Outlook


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What Employees Say

"Work environment"(in 1711 reviews)
"Fast paced"(in 1428 reviews)
"Work hard play"(in 140 reviews)
"Career progression"(in 139 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 3085 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 1708 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 443 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 130 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Solutions Architect

I have been working at Amazon full-time for less than a year


Great atmosphere and place to work. Genuinely still a true startup thinking and best customer obsession I've ever seen. Couldn't wish for any place else.


That I haven't started earlier to work in this Amazing company.

Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant

I have been working at Hays full-time for more than 3 years


Committed and hardworking managing and director team who are keen to upskill employees and keep them in the business. You can have a very successful career at Hays. Team is chatty and we have fun... everyday in the office. Lots of progression on offer if you show drive and ask for it. Lots of incentives and rewards which make staff valued and rewarded for our hard work. Your success is what you make of it, if you put the hard work in you'll see results.


Expectations to be in the office for 40-50 hours per week is too much and way above industry standards. Very corporate office environment. Lack of flexibility even with "flexible working" - 1 hour... either side and approved by management beforehand is not flexible and no options to work from home. Maternity pay is standard and based on base salary no matter how long you've been in the business or what level you are. When you start there is luck of the draw in whether your desk is hot, warm or cold and promotions are based on fees not effort so that impacts new recruits. Only take on entry level recruiters due to salary being too low for market rate. Salary and commission is a LOT lower compared to market rate.

Advice to Management

To retain staff, start acknowledging what other agencies are doing better e.g salary, commission, mat pay, benefits and amend the flexible working policy to working from home and actually being... flexible. Keep doing what you're doing regarding training and development as that is next to none!

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