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Hays Reviews

Updated 14 November 2018
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  • "Long hours - but you get out what you put in in recruitment" (in 381 reviews)

  • "Trying to find the right work life balance" (in 110 reviews)

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  1. "Good company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trainee Recruitment COnsultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Trainee Recruitment COnsultant in London, England
    Recommends

    I worked at Hays full-time

    Pros

    career progression and they invest a lot in your training

    Cons

    stressful at times as it's very target driven


  2. "Intern"

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

    I worked at Hays full-time

    Pros

    Excellent culture
    You are always rewarded for hard work
    You are given real responsibility from day 1

    Cons

    Team structure/organisation can be improved

  3. "Industry Leading Training"

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

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

    Pros

    I cannot fault the training I have received in my first 3 months with the company. The 12-week training plan preps you for what you will face on a day-to-day basis led by the leading consultants within your office. The knowledge and advice I have received has presented the harsh realities of the role whilst informing me how to tackle them head on.

    After completing Module One training, a week long session led externally by a training professional, I feel much more confident in myself as a consultant and all gaps have been filled.

    If you want to work in a company that consistently invest in your knowledge and career progression then Hays is for you. I have never felt so supported by an employer whilst being offered uncapped commission and promotions

    Cons

    Hours are very lengthy but days go by fast, be prepared for hard work and you will be very successful

    Advice to Management

    Alternative options for incentives that don't involve drinking


  4. "Training amazing, fast career progression"

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

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

    Pros

    6 months of really good training and development from training team and management. Really good career progression. The systems we use are great they have loads of candidates and we get access to all the job boards.

    Cons

    None I can think of!


  5. "Agency"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Hays full-time

    Pros

    Quick response, dedicated consultant, local offices

    Cons

    Compartmentalised, local government contracts,


  6. "Great place to build a long lasting career"

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

    I have been working at Hays full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great support from management/directors.

    Opportunity to work with some of the biggest companies in the world.

    Everyone knows where you’re from when you call them for the first time.

    Cons

    Some slow processes when trying to get things signed off or agreed with the legal team.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you’re doing!

    Hays Response

    31 Oct 2018 – National Internal Recruitment Coordinator

    Thank you for your 5 star review, we hope your success continues!


  7. "Recruitment consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hays full-time

    Pros

    No need for previous experience in recruitment as very thorough training given.

    Cons

    Long hours and often expected to stay behind which can lead to burn out very quickly.
    Some days impossible to achieve targets yet management like to micro manage you.
    Can often get picked on by management if they don't like your style of selling - they need to realise everyone does it differently.
    Not enough incentives, only vouchers and a bottle of champagne (which end up on people's desks anyway).

    Advice to Management

    Not to overlook employees positive attributes just because they haven't made any money yet.

  8. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Hays full-time

    Pros

    Great management
    Great exposure to new projects
    Opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Pay is dismal
    Leaders are never around

    Hays Response

    31 Oct 2018 – National Internal Recruitment Coordinator

    Thank you for your review


  9. "Hays review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays full-time

    Pros

    good commissions paid every 4 months

    Cons

    16 hour days are so long but no weekends

    Advice to Management

    Be seen


  10. "Fantastic Work Environment and Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Associate Partner in Leicester, England
    Current Employee - Associate Partner in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been working for Hays Talent Solutions Leicester, within support services, for over a year now, and am impressed with the level of support and encouragement to progress in my career by both my Team Leader and at Director and management level. I find my job stimulating and challenging, and the work satisfaction is high from working in a passionate and supportive team as well as working with contractors from all kinds of backgrounds with different experiences. I am currently working towards a promotion in my job title, and love that each day I come in to work provides me with new challenges. However, the variety of opportunities within Hays ensures that I can move across to another role if after a few years I want a new challenge.
    When I came over to Hays, I was impressed with the many perks of the job, with constant competitions with prizes such as all expenses trips paid to Greece, three course meals or adventure days out. It is great to be part of such a social community, which is hard to find with many companies.

    Cons

    Starting salary could be better but bonuses/commission make up for it.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with incentives/rewards!

    Hays Response

    31 Oct 2018 – National Internal Recruitment Coordinator

    Thanks for your 5 star review!


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