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Hays Reviews

Updated 30 Mar 2020

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3.8
76%
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  • "Developing a successful career as an agency Recruiter does require long hours at times(in 456 reviews)

  • "long working hours, set targets(in 129 reviews)

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  1. "Recruitment"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Partner in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hays full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Management, great clients, good brand

    Cons

    No working from home, Progression not great

    Hays2020-01-03
  2. "Great agecny!"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in London, England

    I have been working at Hays full-time

    Pros

    Good training, great culture, fun atmosphere

    Cons

    None none none none none

    Hays2020-03-26
  3. "IT"

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    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The technology in place to support you doing your job is by far the best in the industry Training and development is continuous, they're always ensuring you have the skills and tools to do your job

    Cons

    No flexible working but I guess that's the downside of working in sales in general

    Hays2020-03-16
  4. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hays full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic team spirit and very supportive

    Cons

    Too large to get decisions quickly

    Hays2020-03-12
  5. "Decent"

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    Former Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant in London, England

    I worked at Hays full-time

    Pros

    Pay & Bonus, Team morale, team events and clear promotion pathway

    Cons

    Competitive and cut throat, maybe not as supportive at times

    Hays2020-03-09
  6. "Good Starting Point"

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    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hays full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good training and a lot of experienced people to learn from.

    Cons

    You are expected to work in a certain way and heavily KPI driven.

    Hays2020-03-16
  7. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Automation Engineer in Manchester, England

    I have been working at Hays full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Salary, Nice place to work

    Cons

    Life Balance between personal and work life

    Hays2020-03-15
  8. "Great FTSE 250 business"

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Hemel Hempstead, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training and environment, great progression routes

    Cons

    Low commission as it’s a cooperate company.

    Hays2020-02-29
  9. "My view on hays"

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Coventry, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good commission schemes Very good work parties

    Cons

    Life and work balance not right you have to work very long hours

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    Hays2020-03-14
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to start"

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    Current Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good social atmosphere (when placed in a social team), visible promotion targets, and really great training programs for new starters.

    Cons

    Very commission based, but percentages aren’t great especially at the start. 8-6 days can be tiring. Offices (apart from main London one) are pretty low standard in terms of equipment (phones, computers, chairs)

    Hays2020-02-22
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