Compare Hays vs REED BETA

See how working at Hays vs. REED 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. REED. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
Hays company icon

Hays

REED company icon

REED

Employee Ratings

  • Hays scored higher in 1 area: CEO Approval.
  • REED scored higher in 5 areas: Overall Rating, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management and Culture & Values.
  • Both tied in 3 areas: Career Opportunities, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 3107 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 507 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.9
Career Opportunities
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
Work-life balance
3.7
REED employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 higher than Hays employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.5
Senior Management
3.7
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Culture & Values
3.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Hays Ceo Alistair R. Cox
90%
90%Alistair R. Cox
Hays employees rated their CEO Approval 9% higher than REED employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
REED Ceo James Reed
81%
81%James Reed
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
74%
% Recommend to a friend
74%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
62%
Positive Business Outlook
62%

Salaries

Hays has 512 more total submitted salaries than REED.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Recruitment Consultant274 Salaries
£23,457/yr
Associate Consultant63 Salaries
£19,659/yr
Credit Controller16 Salaries
£21,286/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Recruitment Consultant122 Salaries
£22,663/yr
Consultant19 Salaries
£22,867/yr
Credit Controller64 Salaries
£20,684/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Career progression" was the most mentioned Pro at Hays.
  • "Great training" was the most mentioned Pro at REED.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Hays.
  • "Dress code" was the most mentioned Con at REED.
Pros
Pros
"Career progression"(in 158 reviews)
"Work hard play"(in 154 reviews)
Pros
"Great training"(in 36 reviews)
"Good training"(in 32 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 487 reviews)
"Working hours"(in 140 reviews)
Cons
"Dress code"(in 67 reviews)
"Flexible working"(in 28 reviews)
Featured Review
"Good company"25 Jan 2021

Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant

I worked at Hays full-time for more than a year

Pros

Good company Good commission Good progression

Cons

Long hours and not much support from management.

Current Employee - Senior Account Manager

I have been working at REED full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

The training, long term investment in your career, the opportunities, support and working for an ethical and caring company. I have been able to be involved in various activities that support my... local community that REED actively encourage me to be involved. I feel like I am a constant journey of development and improvement, as I grow with the company.

Cons

We have great digital technology now, so we just to ensure we utilise the technologies as early as we can to ensure we are ahead of the game

Advice to Management

Continue to focus on the journey right from the start and all the innovations we can implement that help everyone from candidate, client and comember

Job Postings

Hays has 24,710 more recently posted open jobs than REED.