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Hays Reviews

Updated 23 March 2019
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  • "Long Hours but is industry standard" (in 392 reviews)

  • "Work life balance , but thats more the industry you have to work hard but get rewarded for it" (in 113 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic company to work for!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hays company culture is infectious! There is a huge drive for success from everyone and there is a positive team feeling in the office. You are always rewarded for success and achievements and the employee benefits are great! The training on offer from day one is brilliant and shows how much the company is willing to invest in helping you.

    Cons

    It is a fast paced environment so you can't be afraid of hard work as you will need to keep up the pace with a steep learning curve at the start, although the training is very thorough and very helpful

    Hays Response

    20 Mar 2019 – National Internal Recruitment Coordinator

    Thank you for your review and I am glad that you feel that you enjoy the culture at Hays we are very proud of our fantastic people and culture!


  2. "Overall a positive experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hays full-time

    Pros

    Nice colleagues to work with, work is not overloaded but it helps you to able to prioritise. Incentives and employee benefits were good

    Cons

    Low salary and no real career progression from the role

  3. "Recruitment consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in City of London, England
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in City of London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The responsibility to are given to grow your own business from day 1
    The continuous training
    Fast paced culture
    Opportunities for progression

    Cons

    Coordination with the wider business


  4. "Training and Development"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Middlesbrough, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Middlesbrough, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with an excellent support system in place. Massive changes to flexibility and employee welfare.

    Cons

    Cannot find any as of yet.


  5. "Excellent company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hays full-time

    Pros

    Staff are very attentive and find you work quickly

    Cons

    You can end up waiting on other companies they work with.


  6. "Good company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hays full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Clear progression
    Good level of training

    Cons

    Working hours
    Senior management team
    Commission scheme


  7. "Telecoms"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hays full-time

    Pros

    Very professional company good communication

    Cons

    None was very sad to leave company as I enjoyed working .

    Advice to Management

    Well done

  8. "No longer a market leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hays full-time

    Pros

    Training for juniors very good in parts

    Cons

    Pay. Lack of recruitment specialists

    Advice to Management

    Look after good employees


  9. "good place to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays full-time

    Pros

    very friendly people and managers are very helpful

    Cons

    i think the staff turnover is a lot there.


  10. "Comfortable and fun workplace"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays part-time

    Pros

    Good pay, fun, room for progression

    Cons

    No cons that I can find

    Hays Response

    21 Mar 2019 – National Internal Recruitment Coordinator

    Thank you for the 5 star review.