Hays plc

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Updated Jul 18, 2014

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3.1 141 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

Hays plc CEO Alistair R. Cox

Alistair R. Cox

(55 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible approach to work life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Great training, International opportunities, good commission scheme (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Have to work really long hours, and leaving at 5 is almost unacceptable (in 8 reviews)

  • When I left the senior management were not of this ilke and valued stats above all else (in 7 reviews)

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    Fullfilling Experience

    Recruitment Consultant (Current Employee)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for

    Recruitment Consultant (Current Employee) Reading, England (UK)

    ProsThe people, the training and the opportunities

    ConsHigh targets, long hours, fluctuating salary (due to commission) but can also be a positive as well!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun but hardwork!

    Associate Consultant (Current Employee) Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    ProsTraining is excellent, I can understand why they say it is the best in the industry, as an associate they put a lot of emphasis on training you to do your job well.
    Really fun environment to work in, lots of young like-minded people.
    Fair with the promotion from Associate to Consultant (Even if you don't hit your billing targets if they see you are trying hard you will get promoted).

    ConsLong hours!
    Fewer incentives,/perks compaed with other companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementArrange more office competitions or associate competitions with big prizes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Challenging but fun, friendly people to work with, positive environment.

    Associate Consultant (Current Employee) Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    ProsThe people that you work with are lovely, they are very accepting and encouraging and always have a positive can do attitude. The role itself is challenging, but a good challenge with fantastic future prospects.

    ConsI have hit a few challenges with working here so far, one mainly being, sourcing my candidates, but I have been working on different methods to overcome this.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on with the encouragement and good training. Notice when workers are struggling and try help them find a way round it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A very good learning experience with a friendly environment

    Human Resources Researcher (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsAnyone who is looking for a challenging work profile and has a knack of sales, should definitely consider working with Hays Plc. The work environment is excellent in terms of cohesion, the company values are practiced with utmost discipline and allows to enjoy a wonderful work-life balance.

    ConsThe cons are only if the employee is under-productive. For everyone who performs well and basically, does what they are supposed to do and attain their committed goals, will not be able to find any cons about the company. The benefits are excellent, growth is excellent and the office culture is to fall in love with!

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt has been excellent working with Hays. Thank you very much!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    recruitment consultant

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

    Prosgreat perks an people fun fast paced environment

    Consalot of pressure to hit targets

    Advice to Senior Managementbe open to everyones individual strengths and set realistic targets to make work not stressful

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Good career development opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHave had the opportunity to work with some excellent managers and a high performing team. Good training program. Excellent company to round of business to business skills. Proven consultants have the opportunity to develop their desk how they see fit. Good energy in the teams. Good incentives and benefits.

    ConsCommission scheme geared towards individual performance rather than team performance which can lead to wasted energy involving internal conflicts.

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    Nice place to work for..

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood atmosphere, mostly supportive management, nice office, good incentives, lots of training provided, opportunities to progress every 6-9 months (performance based).

    ConsYou need to work long hours to earn a decent living, very high targets.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing serious really, maybe new managers could be better trained in dealing with associates (especially the new ones).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Hard work but rewarding, financially and professionally

    Recruitment Consultant (Current Employee) Sheffield, England (UK)

    ProsYou get out what you put in. There is the potential to earn a lot of money if youre willing to put in the hard work. If you are nosy like me, and like to find out about people, its the best, I've found people love to talk about themselves and its the best way to build rapport with people. The weeks are long as we work 8:30-6, however the recruitment industry has the reputation work hard play hard so the work life balance is good.

    ConsThe long hours can sometimes be draining. You can never get absolutely everything done on your to do list, you often feel like there arent enough hours in the day, so its often difficult to manage your time and prioritize the most important things

    Advice to Senior ManagementGiving support to new starters and other employees is so important. It can be overwhelming so knowing you can go to your senior manager and ask for help is always encouraging. A problem shared is a problem halved at the end of the day

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Birmingham, England (UK)

    ProsFantastic training programme and support

    ConsCould offer a better benefits package.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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