Hays Employee Reviews about "working hours"

Updated Jan 19, 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 5 years

      Market Leader

      Sep 29, 2020 - Principal Consultant in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      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.

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great people, tough work during a pandemic

      Jan 19, 2021 - Recruitment Consultant in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, 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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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good company but could do better

      Nov 19, 2020 - Senior Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland
      Recommend
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      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.

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    4. 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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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

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

      Sep 14, 2020 - Senior Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      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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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great culture, career development and progression!

      Sep 8, 2020 - Senior Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland
      Recommend
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      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

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Working there

      Aug 17, 2020 - Contract Compliance Partner in Leicester, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good bonus, and holiday schemes

      Cons

      Long working hours, but flexible with holidays

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    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Alright

      Jun 30, 2020 - Recruitment Consultant in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good team culture and commission structure.

      Cons

      Long working hours, KPI driven.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Excellent Training

      Jun 12, 2020 - Recruitment Consultant in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

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

      Cons

      I would say just the working hours

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good to gain experience

      Apr 8, 2020 - Recruitment Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - good team - good opportunity for progression - good training

      Cons

      - not motivating environment - long working hours

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