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Hays Reviews

Updated 23 January 2018
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  1. "Training"

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Guildford, England
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Guildford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic and first class training

    Cons

    No cons at all so far

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  2. "Overall ive had a great start to my Hays Career."

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    Current Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant in Stoke-on-Trent, England
    Current Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant in Stoke-on-Trent, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really good training and incentives to push towards. Great team and you are always being helped towards promotion.

    Cons

    Can feel like your thrown in at the deep end sometimes, however this can sometimes benefit you.

    Advice to Management

    The transition from somebody leaving a desk to somebody taking over could be done more smoothly.


  3. "retail team"

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    Former Employee - Retail Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Retail Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hays (More than a year)

    Pros

    good team work and environment

    Cons

    commission pressure targets can be too high


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  5. "Great experience at Leeds"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Leeds, England
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had a very supportive manager Zhak Grobbelaar. He is very ready to help, just a phone call away.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of, treated me well as an agency nurse.


  6. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    The company is set up to help you achieve. There is full training at every stage of your career and you have support from both management and colleagues. They have an excellent graduate programme too.
    You have the opportunity to earn well here as well as progress your career.
    They also have a great social conscience

    Cons

    The hours can be long, but this is a sales job, you get out what you put in


  7. "Haven't got my best interests at heart, all about money at the end of the day"

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    Current Employee - Business Support Assistant in Doncaster, England
    Current Employee - Business Support Assistant in Doncaster, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Communication with my agent is brilliant and he always has the answers to all my question.
    - I work within an amazing team and have learnt so much.
    - Been offered a temporary ongoing contract within the trust
    - Hours are perfect for me

    Cons

    - Offered a job with my company, Hays wanted an extortionate finders fee and at the end of my my new contract with my new company they want another fee even though I no longer work with Hays. Found that very cheeky.
    - Due to this, my current company will not be able to re-new my contract or give me a permanent position as Hays are not flexible at all and just see £ signs.
    - I will be looking for my own job at the end of my contract as I don't believe many companies will want to pay such a massive fee.


  8. "Senior Rec Con"

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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

    Great place to work, lots of support and clear career progression.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.

    Advice to Management

    None

    Hays Response

    3 Jan 2018

    Thanks for your 5 star review


  9. "Not a place for working parents"

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    Former Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hays full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great training portfolio for new starters, very structured and detailed training plan.
    Plan that sets out what is needed to move up the ladder.
    Great career opportunities
    Nice Offices
    Global brand looks good on your CV.

    Cons

    most managers are left to their own devices and therefore it depends on who you get as to if you are managed properly. If they are a billing manager then good luck as they only care about you hitting target to make them commission rather than the actual challenges if you don't hit them.
    Top billers are treated differently to other workers- not chased on hitting KPI or BD but other workers are treated harshly if they don't hit the targets.
    If you plan on having a family then don't bother returning, the work life balance is shocking, when you do reduce your hours they practically take a loan chunk off you which makes it impossible to still live on a decent salary, then pro rota your commission and your team commission if your a manager. You are made to feel guilty if you have to take time off for dependants being unwell and god forbid you actually want to understand the maternity pay and rights, its met with muttering.

    Advice to Management

    Educate the manager on HR policies, different staff get different answers on what is and isn't allowed based on favouritism.


  10. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hays full-time

    Pros

    good all around and enjoyed working

    Cons

    None to comes to mind

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


  11. "You get out what you put in"

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

    I have been working at Hays full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Clear link between effort (not just/particularly time) and the rewards that you get out of it. Resources of a large company around bids and contracts, marketing, web presence

    Cons

    Sometimes brand perceptions from outside the company can be quite dated

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in some areas of back office


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