Hays Employee Reviews about "working hours"

Updated 19 Jan 2021

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  • "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. "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, 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.

  2. "Great culture, career development and progression!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Fantastic training and development programmes, that are offered on a continuous basis - The more effective database and resources to use on the market - Excellent team environment/ competitive and attractive incentives. Regularly rewards for your hard word. Corporate away days/ meals/ drinks/ shopping vouchers - Global brand that is well known in the market, already a lot of established, long term relationships with some of the biggest companies around - Progression and development opportunities. You are always kept in line with targets to help reach your next promotion. Its well explained how you get to your next promotion, and rough time frames are provided. You do not always need to follow the one career path as a fee earning consultant, you can move into other areas of the business. Team management, HR &L&D to name a few.

    Cons

    - Not much flexibility around working hours


  3. "If you put your all into the task, you can achieve anything!"

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

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

    Pros

    Office Environment and colleagues Opportunities across personal development Meritocracy

    Cons

    Long working hours can be a challenge, if you are not used to them

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  4. COVID-19

    "Great people, tough work during a pandemic"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    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

  5. COVID-19

    "Good company but could do better"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland

    I have been working at Hays full-time

    Pros

    Good support and training, fun atmosphere, lots of social engagements prior to Covid.

    Cons

    Salary and commission structure could be improved in line with competitors. Working hours do not support a good work/life balance.

  6. "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, 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

  7. "Great Working there"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contract Compliance Partner in Leicester, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good bonus, and holiday schemes

    Cons

    Long working hours, but flexible with holidays

  8. "Excellent Training"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training, great bunch of people to work with, fantastic events to go to

    Cons

    I would say just the working hours

  9. "Great company to work for and are extremely appreciated as an employee"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern Recruitment Consultant in Liverpool, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hays for more than a year

    Pros

    The company invests a lot of money into training you, although I was only an intern I was treated like any other member of staff with the same levels of responsibility. There is a great sales culture and buzz around the office, and every success is recognised amongst your peers and senior management. Support is always in place if you feel you are struggling and all colleagues, despite their seniority, are extremely friendly and approachable. Overall I couldnt recommend Hays enough if you are wanting to work in recruitment, they are the biggest and best in the industry and if you work there you will understand why. There are lots of incentives to work towards eg race days or office parties, very sociable and young working environment 'work hard play hard'.

    Cons

    Long working hours, standard day is 8:30 - 6 (5:30 on a Friday), however this is normal if working in recruitment. Can't fault anything else Hays do as a business.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Alright"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team culture and commission structure.

    Cons

    Long working hours, KPI driven.

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