Hays Employee Reviews about "career progression"

Updated 11 Dec 2020

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Pros
  • "Supportive and offer solid career progression options(in 158 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 154 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours on occasion if desk gets busy(in 487 reviews)

  • "Not much flexibility around working hours(in 140 reviews)

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  1. "Great company if you are a hardworker"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Colchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career progression, positive and fun atmosphere, rewards and recognition for good work, support from management, business is growing a great reputation

    Cons

    Long hours. Lots of hard work needed to get success. High KPI's and targets

  2. "Good company to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of career progression and development

    Cons

    Commission structure could be a bit more generous


  3. "Good start for recruitment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Southampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hays full-time

    Pros

    - Training - People - Incentives - Offer strong career progression

    Cons

    - Salary are lower than market rate - Long hours - Inflexible working hours

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    "Top company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays full-time

    Pros

    Career progression, people, culture and job security. Plus resources available to effectively do job

    Cons

    Salary and commission structure could be better

  5. "Market Leader"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I joined Hays around 5 years ago as an Associate Recruitment Consultant with 1 year prior recruitment experience. Since day one I have received market leading training to help me develop my career from strength to strength. Hays have a very clear career progression plan for individuals at all levels with achievable milestones which are constantly being reviewed to help you achieve the best possible career. Since joining Hays, I have achieved 3 promotions as well being on track to being promoted to Manager over a high performing team. Hays offer a wide range of career paths from operational management to sales / strategic focused opportunities, so you will always find a career path that would suit your ambitions. The culture at Hays is truly rewarding, I work with a number of likeminded professionals who all share the same goal to provide a first class service to both candidates & clients.

    Cons

    The cons for working at Hays are the working hours. However, this has recently changed with the introduction of a hybrid working from home policy.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Manager in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for Amazing people in the organisation Supportive and offer solid career progression options

    Cons

    The hours can sometime be a little long, however you are rewarded for hard work and can take the time back flexibly, so not really a con I guess

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    "A great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Training at all levels throughout your career. The people and culture are at the forefront of the business. Great rewards and incentives which makes the hard work worth it. Excellent career progression, and we have market leading technology available which is continuously updated and improved.

    Cons

    Hours can be long but it's worth it once you start seeing the rewards pay off.

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  8. "Supportive and fulfilling career"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Training, career progression, variety of options for career, promotes well being, great culture

    Cons

    Used to struggle with flexibility, but this has really improved

  9. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hays full-time

    Pros

    Strong company culture Good up-to-date technology Good career progression Company vision outlined clearly

    Cons

    Work hours extended during busy periods

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  10. "-"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career progression and working culture.

    Cons

    Workinng hours required within role.

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