Hays Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Jan 20, 2021

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Hays CEO Alistair R. Cox
Alistair R. Cox
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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
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Very positive experience

      Jan 11, 2021 - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fast career progression, rewarding position, great people.

      Cons

      Long hours but not much else

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great people and systems

      Jan 19, 2021 - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Experienced and knowledgeable colleagues Good name in the market (most areas) Strong emphasis on ethics and compliance Huge psychological safety - always felt supported

      Cons

      Salary and commission structure could be improved Processes can lack agility - feeling of being a couple of years behind the curve Formal dress code in all areas as standard Long hours

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great people, tough work during a pandemic

      Jan 19, 2021 - Recruitment Consultant in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great training, culture, energy and vibe to the office (which managers have tried their hardest to replicate remotely). The majority of people care about you in the role

      Cons

      Long working hours, difficult role in a lockdown. Long hours and terrible work life balance

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great if you’re into sales

      Jan 18, 2021 - Business Manager in Liverpool, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good atmosphere if you’re doing well

      Cons

      Very demanding. Very sales heavy, and quite brutal if you’re not hitting sales targets. Long hours.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company if you are a hardworker

      Dec 4, 2020 - Recruitment Consultant in Colchester, England, England
      Recommend
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      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

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work as a junior rec con

      Nov 18, 2020 - Recruitment Consultant in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Driven yet fun workplace. Given good direction from managers... rewards and bonuses to work towards. Given freedom to build own network of candidates and clients. Conduct interviews and meetings alone. Very good for confidence and own personal growth.

      Cons

      Long hours 08:30-18:00. Not very flexible on home working.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good company

      Nov 18, 2020 - Project Manager in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      fun, good benefits, good people

      Cons

      commute, hierarchy, very long hours

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    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Recruitment

      Nov 16, 2020 - Principal Consultant in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      it is a good working environment

      Cons

      long hours so little work life balance

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great company to work for

      Oct 23, 2020 - Coordinator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Hays has a great inclusive culture , you will be given the resources to progress and enjoy your role

      Cons

      Can sometimes be long hours

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good start for recruitment

      Oct 21, 2020 - Recruitment Consultant in Southampton, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Training - People - Incentives - Offer strong career progression

      Cons

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

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