Hays Reviews

Updated 7 Aug 2020

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3.8
76%
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93%
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Pros
  • "There are lots of incentives to work towards eg race days or office parties, very sociable and young working environment 'work hard play hard'(in 148 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and training also good career progression, great people(in 147 reviews)

Cons
  • "Developing a successful career as an agency Recruiter does require long hours at times(in 467 reviews)

  • "I would say just the working hours(in 132 reviews)

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  1. "Review"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England

    I have been working at Hays full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great training programme, fantastic people, good commission

    Cons

    You have an early start 8:30 am

  2. "6 year veteran"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Solutions Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth and development

    Cons

    Not great at selling how good we are

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  3. "**"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Social Aspect, Career growth, Personal Development

    Cons

    Earning potential through commission scheme

  4. "Great people , good place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hays full-time

    Pros

    People, culture, training, diversity & inclusion strategy, opportunties

    Cons

    Not as flexible as smaller competitors

  5. "Not wanting to leave a review at this stage"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Recruitment Manager 

    I worked at Hays full-time

    Pros

    I have worked here for many years. There are 5 words?

    Cons

    None that I would like to share this also is 5 words

  6. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hays full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good training, many promotions and good managament

    Cons

    Workload was heavy at times

  7. "Really great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Contracts Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Super supportive team, fun working environment, lots of opportunity to get involved with both in work and out of work events, close knit team, incredibly friendly and the management structure is less of a hierarchy and more of a matrix which makes engagement with stakeholders so much more easier.

    Cons

    Not madly diverse however they are working on it, out of city trips are often arranged which if you love travelling is great but i do not lol

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  8. "Build a career with Hays Executive"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Researcher in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays full-time

    Pros

    Great team of consultants and researchers

    Cons

    Not all staff based in same office

  9. "The Aston Martin of Recruitment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Director in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Collegiate, forward thinking, modern and inspiring

    Cons

    We train our consultants so well that they get poached by competitors and end up regretting it

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  10. "A great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Able to work your way up through a number of promotion opportunities. Excellent ongoing support provided by management.

    Cons

    Be prepared to work hard, this is not an easy ride.

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