Hays plc Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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  1. Fullfilling Experience

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    Current Intern - Recruitment Consultant
    Current Intern - Recruitment Consultant

    I have been working at Hays plc as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience to learn how to deal with pressure, in a very good working atmosphere.

    Cons

    As an intern, you don't get paid that well...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. An amazing journey!

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    Current Employee - Travel Administrative in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Travel Administrative in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Hays plc

    Pros

    Very friendly, good career opportunities and lots of support

    Cons

    No cons really. Longer than normal hours but I enjoy being busy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Very good management structure. Keep doing it :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Excellent place to work of you're career driven and ambitious

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Hays plc full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities to progress your career, 'build a business', earn lots of money AND attend lots of fun incentives. You can double you're salary in a year plus and keep going, you're in control of what you earn. Its also really good to work for a leading recruitment company recognised within the market and you're seen as a specialist in what you recruit for.

    Cons

    very long hours and the role can be stressful and quite up and down. One day it feels like the best day of your life and the next is pretty bad. The main thing is if you're ambitious, confident and a people person who is motivated by money and success they're a fantastic company to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps make the basic for the associate programme and the consultants a bit higher.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Supportive culture - if you work hard, you will be rewarded.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hays plc

    Pros

    Top training and good management that is invested in you

    Cons

    Stressful at times but that's the nature of recruitment -I wouldn't want to be a recruiter for anyone else

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Global company with some excellent and inspirational leaders

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    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Hays plc full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great training ground. Offers excellent development opportunities -especially opportunity to work internationally.
    A really credible business that drives you to be an experts.
    Knowledge tools such as journal and indicator are great.

    Cons

    For every inspirational leader there is an opposite and can often be a case of if the face fits in some departments rather than capability and potential.
    Salaries not strongest in market place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent in approach and delivery.
    Remember to look out wards and not just inwards.
    Salaries / promotions need to be aligned better
    In general a great company to work for

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. If you´re a consultant ....

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    Current Employee - Backoffice in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Backoffice in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Hays plc full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    big company
    opportunity to move to other countries

    Cons

    hard work
    the values they promote are not reflected with their staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider both your front office and back office staff. Consultants may make the money but without back office staff to support them they would find it difficult to do their day to day work!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Positive culture, industry leading training and plenty of opportunities to develop.

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Guildford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Guildford, England (UK)

    I have been working at Hays plc

    Pros

    Training, development, progression, uncapped commission, ownership of your business

    Cons

    Basic salary, long hours as you would expect in recruitment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 year experience

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Raffles Park (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Raffles Park (Singapore)

    I have been working at Hays plc full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    alot of freedom in work

    Cons

    alot functions can be improved on

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Good company to work for... but need to be able to fit in with culture

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Hays plc

    Pros

    decent base for new training consultants, good training program, large corporate events, financial resources, great brand in singapore and easy to make money, monthly commission with low threshold. generally nice people and good culture if you are a social person. good reward incentives

    Cons

    office is a little cramped, are expanding aggressive forcing consultants into highly specialised verticals making it harder to make money. generally a very hierarchical structure and top down. a bit of a heavy drinking click which is ok, but you need to get involved if you want to progress in the company, socially and professionally.

    commision structure is quite weak compared to toher companies

    will not hesitate to let you go if it suits them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    people are promoted on performance but not necessarily on aptitude for management.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Recruitment Consultant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hays plc

    Pros

    Great place to work if you are eager and driven.

    Cons

    as the roles involve both sales and recruitment it is important to be able to deal with high demands in both sides.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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