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Hays Reviews

Updated 16 November 2017
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  • Long hours in order to achieve targets (in 341 reviews)

  • Maintaining good work-life balance can be a bit challenging at times (in 91 reviews)

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  1. "Internal Training - Module 1"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant in Newcastle, England
    Current Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant in Newcastle, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have never had such fantastic training and time invested in me to ensure I succeed.

    Cons

    None at the moment - I feel a valued member of the team.


  2. "Fantastic!"

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Warrington, North West England, England
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Warrington, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work friendly staff and it keeps you motivated

    Cons

    I cant think of any


  3. "Recruitment Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Associate 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 is a brilliant place to work, the training and support they provide is excellent. They don't put any pressure on you when you join the company, they realize it may take a while to get to grips with the role. I found that really good. Plus the rewards and how they treat they're staff is brilliant, they make you feel valued.

    Cons

    Personally, I have found no negative aspects to my job at Hays. Everyday is different, we do face some challenges, but nothing that can not be overcome, all colleagues are more willing to help if you encounter a problem or something you are unsure of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. It's working!!!


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  5. "Great career opportunity and progression"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Training is second to none
    - Constant advice and support from management and team
    - Regular contact with Directors, not something which is common in a FTSE250!
    - Lots of opportunity for progression
    - Wide variety of career paths
    - Entrepreneurial role, your desk and specialism is your own business

    Cons

    - Longer working hours than a typical organisation but when weighed up against the rewards available, it is worth putting in the extra hours.


  6. "A very pleasant experience."

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    Current Employee - Trainee Recruitment COnsultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Trainee Recruitment COnsultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people, the progression opportunities, the financial incentives. I would say that if you are looking for a challenging and rewarding role then Hays is a great choice.

    Cons

    I feel like there are not a lot of cons however it is a job that you have to work hard in.


  7. "Great company to start"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good experience, fast -paced environment, new challenges

    Cons

    Leak of management support, salary too low

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your staff, give support and treatment to make people happy


  8. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of training and development
    Career progression opportunities
    Great office culture
    Rewarded for your hard work
    Other incentives for working hard

    Cons

    Long hours
    Pressure to perform

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!


  9. "New Starter"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - IT Recruitment Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

    I started working at Hays a couple of weeks ago and I have received amazing training since, plus all the trying that I will keep receiving.

    Even if you don't have experience in Recruitment they will support you and teach you anything you need to know.

    Great work environment. Everyone in Hays is sociable and fun,

    Cons

    As every other recruitment job, you leave the office knackered, but with an amazing feeling of hard work.


  10. "A reflection of my first 6 months"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Since starting with Hays I have really enjoyed the competitive environment and team spirit within my team and the wider officer. The training provided is industry leading and I have learnt so much from qualified internal trainers and also colleagues. The benefits and rewards make you determined to do well and build your own business.

    Cons

    Long hours 08:30-18:00 but they do fly by

    Advice to Management

    Training on online time sheet systems and different pay types would be useful within the first month to help avoid any errors.


  11. "Maintenance Recruitment Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Exeter, England
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Exeter, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    good team in my office, great brand to work for and easy access to many clients and candidates.

    Cons

    Other agencies are able to pay more on a salary.

    Advice to Management

    None, happy with management and the support system.

    Hays Response

    24 Oct 2017

    Thanks for your review


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