Compare Hays vs Penguin Recruitment BETA

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Hays

Employee Ratings

  • Hays scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 2833 reviews)
Hays employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than Penguin Recruitment employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 12 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.9
Hays employees rated their Career Opportunities 1.2 higher than Penguin Recruitment employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
2.7
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
Work-life balance
3.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.6
Senior Management
3.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Hays employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than Penguin Recruitment employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.5
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Hays Ceo Alistair R. Cox
92%
92%Alistair R. Cox
Hays employees rated their CEO Approval 15% higher than Penguin Recruitment employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Penguin Recruitment Ceo Jim Richardson
77%
77%Jim Richardson
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
76%
Hays employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 24% higher than Penguin Recruitment employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
52%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
65%
Hays employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 14% higher than Penguin Recruitment employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
51%

Salaries

Hays has 2,041 more total submitted salaries than Penguin Recruitment.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Recruitment Consultant233 Salaries
£23,733/yr
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£19,768/yr
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£16,320/yr
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What Employees Say

  • "Work hard play" was the most mentioned Pro at Hays.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Hays.
Pros
Pros
"Work hard play"(in 154 reviews)
"Career progression"(in 151 reviews)
There aren't enough reviews matching this company to generate pros and cons.
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 475 reviews)
"Working hours"(in 136 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Recruiting Manager

I have been working at Hays full-time

Pros

Meritocratic culture, outstanding training and development at all levels, respected brand, multi-specialism recruitment business, supported by excellent IT systems. Clear career path for capable,... goal orientated people.

Cons

Previously there was a lack of flexibility around working location. This has recently changed with the introduction of a hybrid working policy to allow for home working.

Advice to Management

Continue to invest in staff development, growing headcount and IT systems!

"Honest Review"22 Jul 2020

Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant

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

Pros

The people are some of the best I've ever worked with, there is a friendly office environment & everybody pulls in the same direction/helps one another. The commission structure is great- I was... able to buy a house in my first year of working here. Monthly Incentives top up your earnings and enable you to make an extra few hundred pounds on top of your salary too (as well as comms). Early finishes on Fridays for hitting target Monthly group incentives are also good- fancy dinners, trips away etc.

Cons

Long hours & does take time to gain trust from management.

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