Compare Hays vs Robert Walters BETASee how Robert Walters vs. Hays compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
What Employees Say
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!
I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for less than a year
-Great leadership -Good sense of cohesion amongst the team -Adult environment in that sick days and time off are no big deal
-Can't fault this company considering the opportunity they have given me -Culturally the place is a bit ambiguous
Advice to Management
Keep up the great work!