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Hays Reviews

Updated 21 July 2018
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  • "A career in recruitment can be demanding and require long hours" (in 360 reviews)

  • "Trying to find the right work life balance" (in 105 reviews)

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  1. "Business Director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Director
    Current Employee - Business Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Supportive, flexible, rewarding, excellent benefits, committed to regular reviews, offers progressive career prospects and highly sociable and fun culture.

    Cons

    lacks team focus and doesn't offer team commission which takes away a lot of the collaborative nature that colleagues can have

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on team incentives and on pulling an office into working less separately on their specialisms


  2. "Good place to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hays full-time

    Pros

    Good friendly team, good management

    Cons

    don't have any at the moment

    Advice to Management

    none

  3. "Not a bad word to say!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Stoke-on-Trent, England
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Stoke-on-Trent, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility on hours
    Excellent team to work with
    Really supportive managers/colleagues
    Amazing career progression options

    Cons

    none - I have been more than happy with my experience at Hays!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!


  4. "Hard work but well worth it"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hays full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Unlimited career potential and earnings - genuine opportunity to become a true expert in a highly specialist market sector - a great team of super talented people to work with.

    Cons

    A rollercoaster - hard work and sometimes long hours are necessary, but they are absolutely worth it when you see the fruit of your labours.

    Hays Response

    11 Jul 2018 – National Internal Recruitment Coordinator

    Thanks for your 5 star review!


  5. "Bricklayer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hays part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They was there for their employees in any way we needed them.

    Cons

    Our money was short alot r we had to wait to b paid

    Advice to Management

    Good ppl overall


  6. "Associate screening Partner"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hays full-time

    Pros

    positive management support and training

    Cons

    low salary for the work completed


  7. "Best training for recruitment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant in Bournemouth, England
    Current Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant in Bournemouth, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Training is outstanding, they invest a lot of money on your development

    Cons

    Hours are very long and it’s very fast paced so it can get overwhelming. And recruitment is recruitment, a lot of ups and downs, never plain sailing,

    Hays Response

    10 Jul 2018 – National Internal Recruitment Coordinator

    Thanks for your review, we are very proud of the training that we offer and hope you have a long and exciting career at Hays.

  8. "Hays Midlands"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I can truly say I am apart of a fantastic organisation, from CEO - Consultant level everyone is treated the same. I am really impressed with the structure of Hays and I would highly recommend the training, I've learnt so much in my first few months!

    Great culture, great opportunities!

    Cons

    I have no cons working for Hays

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing !

    Hays Response

    10 Jul 2018 – National Internal Recruitment Coordinator

    Thanks for your 5 star review, we wish you all the success in your career.


  9. "Amazing Company to work for!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Internal Recruiter in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Regional Internal Recruiter in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nearly 3 years later I am still so grateful to work for such an amazing company. Due to the amazing journey i had as a trainee i wanted to tell other people how great it is to work at Hays. The fact I’m able to showcase what life at Hays is like by bringing groups of aspiring recruitment consultants throughout the interview process we run, giving them an insight to what it's really like to join the #1 recruiter still makes me feel proud even today! Not only do you get the industry's leading training from day 1 you get this support at every levbel as yo work your way up our meritocratic culture.

    Cons

    I wouldn't say there any cons for working at Hays. You make it your own, of course we are all supported in our roles but the challenge is taking on those tasks that will push you to the next level. It is down to your own performance to get to where you want to be.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    Hays Response

    10 Jul 2018 – National Internal Recruitment Coordinator

    Thanks for your 5 star review, I hope your success continues at Hays and you have a long and successful career.


  10. "Lots of opportunities for career progression"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good career progression, great management and benefits. Great transparency

    Cons

    Support staff aren’t treated as well as recruiters.

    Advice to Management

    More flexibility needed

    Hays Response

    10 Jul 2018 – National Internal Recruitment Coordinator

    Thanks for your review.


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