Hays Reviews | Glassdoor.co.uk

Hays Reviews

Updated 20 Jan 2020

To filter reviews, or .

3.8
77%
Recommend to a Friend
92%
Approve of CEO
Pros
  • "It is definitely a work hard play hard type of company and colleagues quickly become friends(in 142 reviews)

  • "Career progression are very transparent(in 139 reviews)

Cons
More Pros and Cons
  1. "Recruitment"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Good"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Milton, East Midlands, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good sales culture, celebrate wins well - Director of office is fair and motivational

    Cons

    - Work life balance, no working from home/ flexibility - Very low salary base

    Advice to Management

    Look deeper into internal rec and who is being brought into the business

    Hays2020-01-19
  3. "Hays Dubai"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays full-time

    Pros

    People and culture, working environment.

    Cons

    Commission structure is not industry leading

    Hays2020-01-20
  4. "Great people, central services undervalued"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Content and Project Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hays full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people, often a great atmosphere in the office

    Cons

    If you aren't consultants or senior management, the central services/support functions aren't valued.

    Hays2020-01-17
  5. "Hays"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Industry leading training; Clear commission structure; Ongoing support from peers and management;

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility; Need to modernise

    Hays2020-01-02
  6. "long hours, low salary"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Relations Manager in Brighton, England

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

    Pros

    Good training and development, established name

    Cons

    treated like a child and terrible base salary, long hours

    Hays2020-01-15
  7. "Good place to start your agency recruitment experience with great, ongoing training"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are all very like minded and you get on well. The training is second to none and ongoing throughout your career. Fast progression with a real focus on promo targets throughout.

    Cons

    Can be a little backwards at times. Depending on manager you can be micro managed. There can be a high expectation which is unrealistic. Takes a certain personality to stay here long term.

    Hays2020-01-13
  8. "Recruitment consultant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant 

    I have been working at Hays full-time

    Pros

    Good rounded exposure to clients and candidates

    Cons

    Long hours and travel all over

    Hays2020-01-07
  9. "Why Go Here"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Recruiter in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money, money, money, money oh and money

    Cons

    Horrible culture based around drinking People were not wanting to make friends, just use you

    Advice to Management

    Sort out the culture.

    Hays2020-01-03
  10. "Recruitment Intern"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The business really did reward you if you worked well and hard.

    Cons

    Lots of very high and intense pressure

    Hays2019-12-15
Found 2485 reviews
</>Embed