Compare Hays vs Wiltshire Council BETA

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

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Wiltshire Council

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 2480 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 63 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.9
Career Opportunities
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.2
Work-life balance
4.4
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.6
Senior Management
3.8
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Culture & Values
4.2
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Hays Ceo Alistair R. Cox
92%
92%Alistair R. Cox
CEO Approval
Wiltshire Council Ceo Philip Whitehead
100%
100%Philip Whitehead
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
77%
% Recommend to a friend
85%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
67%
Positive Business Outlook
60%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Recruitment Consultant207 Salaries
£23,500/yr
Manager26 Salaries
£32,317/yr
Business Manager25 Salaries
£31,039/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Human Resources Manager2 Salaries
£35,376/yr
Site Manager2 Salaries
£46,377/yr
School Business Manager1 Salaries
£34,170/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Work hard play"(in 142 reviews)
"Career progression"(in 139 reviews)
Pros
"Flexible working"(in 24 reviews)
"Work from home"(in 13 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 448 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 132 reviews)
Cons
"Hot desking"(in 6 reviews)
"Restructures"(in 5 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!

Current Employee - Team Manager

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

Pros

I absolutley love working for Wiltshire Council not only is everyone really friendly and approachable (even senior management!) I am encouraged by my manager to continuously look at ways I can... development and further myself. The council encourages you to develop transferable skills allowing you to apply for roles beyond the particular service you work for and reach your full potential. There are many qualifications and in-house courses you can take on/attend. I also love the fact that all the services we provide are for the public and although not everyone may agree we really do have the community at the heart of everything we do! Flexible working, having every bank holiday and 30 days holiday a year are all also huge benefits!

Cons

Sometimes parking can be an issue and whilst the council have provided frontline staff with guaranteed priority parking, it would be great to see how the issue will be overcome as it will only get... worse.

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