Hays Reviews

Updated Jan 21, 2022

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3.7
72%
Recommend to a Friend
86%
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Hays CEO Alistair R. Cox
Alistair R. Cox
1,856 Ratings
Pros
  • "Excellent career progression available(in 174 reviews)

  • "A work hard play hard environment(in 160 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours - 8-6 Monday to Friday(in 549 reviews)

  • "there isnt any other than long working hours(in 160 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place

      Jan 19, 2022 - Resourcer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -good training chances -friendly colleagues -nice location

      Cons

      not been here long enough to notice any

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great opportunities available.

      Jan 18, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Ultimately a meritocracy, you can expect to be promoted as you hit your targets. Great team culture and hard work is recognised and rewarded. Learning and development is excellent.

      Cons

      Commission and threshold is not competitive, the usual issues with corporate organisations.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Good for training

      Jan 13, 2022 - Manager in Leeds, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good training grounding Great social life

      Cons

      Low salary, No flexibility, Old fashioned Poor management

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Recruitment Consultant

      Jan 14, 2022 - Recruiter in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really good database and support network

      Cons

      The commission structure is dated. You can earn well if you stick around for years.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Career focused employer

      Jan 12, 2022 - Director in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A healthy balance between short term success and building sustainable business

      Cons

      Salaries not in the top percentiles - but other compensation makes up for that.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good rates supportive staff

      Jan 9, 2022 - Human Resources Advisor in Glasgow, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Helpful, supportive, go the extra mile

      Cons

      Temporary work and client dependent

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Market leader in training & development

      Jan 7, 2022 - Recruitment Consultant in Harrogate, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      training & development, support, culture

      Cons

      working hours, rigid promotion structure, low base salary

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      COVID ruined the culture

      Jan 21, 2022 - Manager in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good training and incentives when they were run

      Cons

      Lack of leadership, poor work life balance, no care for long term employees post COVID

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Overview

      Jan 6, 2022 - Business Manager in Manchester, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Recruitment is like running your own business and the training you receive with Hays is market leading.

      Cons

      Too KPI driven. More focus needs to be around output.

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good

      Jan 3, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay was good if you put in the effort

      Cons

      Long hours but this comes with a sales focused role

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