Compare The Very Group vs Hays BETA

See how working at The Very Group vs. Hays 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 The Very Group vs. Hays. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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The Very Group

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Hays

Employee Ratings

  • The Very Group scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Hays scored higher in 1 area: Career Opportunities.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 191 reviews)
The Very Group employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than Hays employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 3423 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Career Opportunities
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
The Very Group employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.5 higher than Hays employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.3
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
The Very Group employees rated their Work-life balance 0.7 higher than Hays employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.2
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.6
Senior Management
3.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.2
The Very Group employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than Hays employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.7
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
The Very Group Ceo Henry Birch
91%
91%Henry Birch
The Very Group employees rated their CEO Approval 3% higher than Hays employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Hays Ceo Alistair R. Cox
88%
88%Alistair R. Cox
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
79%
The Very Group employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 8% higher than Hays employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
71%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
69%
The Very Group employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 10% higher than Hays employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
59%

Salaries

Hays has 2,614 more total submitted salaries than The Very Group.
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What Employees Say

  • "Great people" was the most mentioned Pro at The Very Group.
  • "Career progression" was the most mentioned Pro at Hays.
  • Hays had 488 more reviews than The Very Group that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Great people"(in 15 reviews)
"Good people"(in 11 reviews)
Pros
"Career progression"(in 161 reviews)
"Work hard play"(in 157 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 7 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 6 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 495 reviews)
"Working hours"(in 141 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Customer Service

I have been working at The Very Group full-time for less than a year

Pros

Good money for the job

Cons

High pressure a lot of the time

Advice to Management

Less pressure on staff

Current Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant

I have been working at Hays full-time

Pros

By far the best training diverse inclusive and friendly approachable team. Recruitment is very new for me. Yes I have worked in other careers such as banking so I understand the corporate world. But... never have I seen such a warm welcome by the entire senior leadership through middle management all the way down to other trainees. Such a remarkable and genuine welcome even starting during a pandemic doing all interviews and assessment by web cam and starting my first few weeks remotely has been smooth and I have been treated as an individual with my own learning plan and one to one contact with all of the senior mentors. I feel fully engaged with not just the local team but with the region and also the entire business. I feel so lucky and this after working in the NHS and being treated so poorly is a blessing.

Cons

Non to be found, some may say the hours 08:30 - 18:00 are long but trust me that is every recruitment firm practice I looked at all the reputable companies. It’s in place to allow you to speak with... your candidates before and after they may be at work. The days whizz past that fast you forget to check the time. There is always something to do so you are not bored or unsure what you should be doing. Trust me when you are enjoying your team and your work so much time doesn’t seem important if you want a job just because it’s a job I wouldn’t recommend recruitment full stop. This is a career with fast progression and for people with drive... if you want a job that pays basic and you do the minimally you probably wouldn’t pass the extensive selection process anyway.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what your doing - your on boarding during a pandemic is outstanding and you should be very proud of that. I have been introduced by video to key individuals and peers to know who to reach... out to and the level of trust shows you really are a fantastic employer. I feel valued respected and appreciated and that I can ask any question or approach anyone at any level for support. One week into the business I have also become a member of the Pride network. I love the business focus of well-being and you are a benchmark for the entire world for your diversity and inclusion. Reading team which is part of The West and Wales team in the UK have made me feel at home, they have given me support care and desire to work hard.

Job Postings

Hays has 28,015 more recently posted open jobs than The Very Group.