Compare Hays vs Merlin Entertainments BETA

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

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 2570 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 408 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.9
Career Opportunities
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.1
Work-life balance
3.4
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.5
Senior Management
3.3
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Culture & Values
3.5
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Hays Ceo Alistair R. Cox
92%
92%Alistair R. Cox
CEO Approval
Merlin Entertainments Ceo Nick Varney
83%
83%Nick Varney
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
76%
% Recommend to a friend
60%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
64%
Positive Business Outlook
52%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Recruitment Consultant211 Salaries
£23,500/yr
Intern50 Salaries
£16,096/yr
Business Manager26 Salaries
£30,769/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Human Resources Advisor3 Salaries
£27,243/yr
Aquarist4 Salaries
£17,467/yr
Guest Experience Host8 Salaries
£8/hr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Work hard play"(in 146 reviews)
"Career progression"(in 142 reviews)
Pros
"Free tickets"(in 33 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 21 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 457 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 138 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 32 reviews)
"Attractions"(in 26 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant

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

Pros

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.

Cons

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!

I have been working at Merlin Entertainments

Pros

Flexibility good career progression if you work for it

Cons

Long hours during certain times of year

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