Hays plc
3.0 of 5 81 reviews
www.haysplc.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

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Updated May 26, 2014

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Hays plc CEO Alistair R. Cox

Alistair R. Cox

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    Enjoyable, fantastic training and development!

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

    ProsExceeded my expectations working at Hays, the support you receive from management and colleagues is overwhelming and really makes you motivated to achieve more. The work environment is fun and young, and there are loads of social activities. As long as you work hard and achieve your results, there are clear steps to achieving career progression. I have learnt a great deal about myself, recruitment, and the market I am recruiting for and look forward to the future!

    ConsHours are rather long but the demand of the business does require such input from the employee. The rewards make up for it.

    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

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    Ipswich, England (UK)

    ProsOffice atmosphere buzzing every day. The calibre of staff is excellent with everyone helping to push each other on to achieve goals every day. Helpful and friendly culture which promotes best practice.

    ConsSomewhat restricted with involvement in back-office process which can cause a back-log of paperwork and administration. Sometimes this can cause time to be wrapped up in sorting this out which detracts from sales activity.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStreamline admin as it piles up and takes up a lot of time that could be better spent elsewhere. It would be useful if staff were in place specifically to deal with these issues. It would allow us more time to generate placements.

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

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    An amazing time with amazing people - loved my job!

    Receptionist (Former Employee)
    Guildford, England (UK)

    ProsI worked with really great people over a number of years with Hays and made some fabulous friends.

    ConsShame it all had to end ! :(

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the fabulous work promoting HAYS plc :)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great business. An ethical recruitment firm.

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee)
    Nottingham, England (UK)

    ProsCompetitive pay. You really directly influence what you earn. With time you will find yourself sitting down with really senior people to understand the direction of the business and how you, as one operational person, can influence it. Training is given at all stages of your career.

    ConsThe only thing I would say about this company is that it is not for coasting. If you want to do a 9-5, I'd do it somewhere else, less demanding.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRegional and sector responsibilities could be defined more clearly. Especially in tough times, it would be best not to spend energy on arguments with colleagues.

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

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    Fast paced and exhilarating

    Recruitment Consultant (Current Employee)
    Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    ProsFor the workaholics it is perfection, the ideal job. The job satisfaction is great when you've placed a candidate in their dream job.

    ConsLong hours, hard work and sometimes frustrating. You will know in the first year if this job is for you. High turn over of staff.

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

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    A great organisation and career progression

    Director (Current Employee)
    Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    ProsOpen communication with Senior Management, excellent training and career progression. Clear understanding of performance expectations and support to receive this. Flexible approach to work life balance.

    ConsCompared to other industries benefits are ok. A reasonable proportion of pay is commission based which can be challenging as people mature and want to buy a property.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider what can be done to ensure longevity of top perfomers

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

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    Not for plodders, fantastic for the ambitious

    Director (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat atmosphere, strong ethical values, high rewards for success, consultancy environment gives a variety of opportunities to learn and develop

    ConsLack of strong central support functions sometimes lets the business down, braver investment would sometimes be of benefit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep focussing on the right balance between centralisation and delegation, and between systems and people

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

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    Company offering career progression and new challenges / tasks

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTrust and support given when needed
    Open to hear views/ideas and to implement if possible
    Variety of tasks

    ConsWork - life balance difficult to accomplish at times

    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)
    Nottingham, England (UK)

    ProsExceptional training and support, offering a real career path for those that work hard - a meritocracy - new recruits get the chance to run their own mini businesses - and will be rewarded accordingly. Real work hard, play hard culture.

    ConsTough to make the grade to join the business - high expectations placed on all staff - but management do foster a belief in supporting consultants to perform to the best of their ability.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNever lose the Hays identity - the DNA of what makes a Hays consultant - and keep celebrating real success

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

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    Honesty

    Director (Current Employee)
    Sydney (Australia)

    ProsMeritocracy, financial reward, influence careers, first class training, culture, fun, outstanding people, flexibility when needed, global opportunities, loyalty, no shortage of social opportunities and exposure to blue chip clients.

    ConsThere can be long hours - this is/was never hidden from me, take it or leave it - the Aus/NZ MD always spoke openly about this. It is why we make money, but not for everyone.
    hard work is rewarded, like other 'firms' this is/always will be the case.
    Conservative strategies / management at times - embrace some flexibility.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep listening.

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

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