Compare Hays vs Penguin Recruitment BETA

See how working at Hays vs. Penguin Recruitment compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Hays vs. Penguin Recruitment. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Hays

Employee Ratings

  • Hays scored higher in 3 areas: Career Opportunities, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Penguin Recruitment scored higher in 5 areas: Overall Rating, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 3607 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 15 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.7
Hays employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.5 higher than Penguin Recruitment employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Penguin Recruitment employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.4 higher than Hays employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
Work-life balance
3.5
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.4
Senior Management
3.8
Penguin Recruitment employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than Hays employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Culture & Values
3.7
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Hays Ceo Alistair R. Cox
87%
87%Alistair R. Cox
CEO Approval
Penguin Recruitment Ceo Jim Richardson
86%
86%Jim Richardson
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
71%
% Recommend to a friend
69%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
61%
Positive Business Outlook
69%
Penguin Recruitment employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 8% higher than Hays employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Hays has 3,046 more total submitted salaries than Penguin Recruitment.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Recruitment Consultant388 Salaries
£23,558/yr
Associate Consultant67 Salaries
£20,312/yr
Intern57 Salaries
£16,586/yr
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£22,977/yr
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£24,541/yr
Team Manager1 Salaries
£32,455/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Career progression" was the most mentioned Pro at Hays.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Hays.
Pros
Pros
"Career progression"(in 161 reviews)
"Work hard play"(in 157 reviews)
There aren't enough reviews matching this company to generate pros and cons.
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 495 reviews)
"Working hours"(in 141 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Senior Manager

I have been working at Hays full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Great team, lots of career opportunities

Cons

None I can think of

Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant

I have been working at Penguin Recruitment full-time for more than a year

Pros

Fantastic place to work on a daily basis

Cons

Not any cons I can think of

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work

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