Hays Reviews

Updated Sep 14, 2021

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3.7
72%
Recommend to a Friend
87%
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Hays CEO Alistair R. Cox
Alistair R. Cox
1,747 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fast career progression, rewarding position, great people(in 161 reviews)

  • "There are lots of incentives to work towards eg race days or office parties, very sociable and young working environment 'work hard play hard'(in 157 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Certain times of year bring long hours(in 495 reviews)

  • "Not much flexibility around working hours(in 141 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Supportive team

      Aug 31, 2021 - Business Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Supportive team Great variety of clients

      Cons

      Big organisation where you can feel just a cog in the machine

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Give them a go

      Sep 10, 2021 - Recruiter Associate in Leeds, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work hard play hard Celebrate success Hybrid working

      Cons

      Long days, high work volume and can be high pressure. Hard to forget about work on holidays or weekends. Actually base salaries are low

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place

      Sep 7, 2021 - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Hull, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to learn the tools of the trade regarding recruitment. You get out what you put in and this is the same in any rec role Great transparent comm structure as well as celebration of success and promotion

      Cons

      Not many. In my time there, the hours were long and you couldn't work from home ( pre covid) Whilst they have a great training program and support program, their flexibility at the time left little to be desired.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Review

      Sep 7, 2021 - Recruitment Consultant in Bristol, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Supportive colleagues with a structured career progression programme. Approachable and Friendly people, with unmatched training to get you to where you need to be.

      Cons

      large scale organisation can sometimes feel like just another cog. high turnover - lots of people don't make it in the world of recruitment.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Customer service

      Aug 26, 2021 - CSA Lowes 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good working with hays connect

      Cons

      I did not notice any downside

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Alright

      Sep 6, 2021 - Operational Support Grade (OSG) in Bournemouth, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Hours are average Good overtime People are great

      Cons

      Don’t work don’t get paid Pay for your own holiday Emergency tax

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to work

      Aug 20, 2021 - Principal Consultant in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good management (depending on team) Clear commission structure Team building events Fantastic training Meritocracy Clear career progression

      Cons

      Not the best payers in the market Managers have definite favourites Can be very KPI driven, depending on the team you are in

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

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      Sep 1, 2021 - Recruitment Consultant in Leicester, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Training provided within the role

      Cons

      Salary, flexibility, limited progression opportunities

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      great company

      Aug 17, 2021 - Consultant in Manchester, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great training and commission structure is good in the market

      Cons

      tough to progress career, can take a long time and lots of push backs from management

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Review about Hays, worldwide leader.

      Aug 15, 2021 - Team Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to work, great leaders, good training, good comissions! Well designed career path.

      Cons

      No much balance between life work and personal life. Salary base not so much competitive.

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