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9 days ago

Business Development Manager (OTE 60K Uncapped)

Hay Group London, England

Business Development Manager (OTE 60K Uncapped) London, SW1X (office/field based, covering London) c35,000 DOE (OTE 60,000 Uncapped) Plus Great… Adzuna

2 days ago

Management Consultant - Human Resources – new

Hay Group London, England

Management Consultant - Human Resources London, SW1 (office/field based, covering the London area) Excellent Package Helping business leaders… Adzuna

22 days ago

Job evaluation consultant

Hay Group London, England

To deliver a high quality job evaluation service to small and medium size clients in order to maximise our job evaluation work stream within the UK… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Marketing executive

Hay Group London, England

Job purpose To work with the services marketing manager and services team to help: • Grow Hay Group’s services business. • Generate awareness… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Insight senior consultant

Hay Group London, England

Hay Group Insight is a global leader in employee opinion research. Through the customised survey programmes we create, we provide our clients with… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Insight consultant 1

Hay Group London, England

Hay Group Insight is a global leader in employee opinion research. Through the customised survey programmes we create we provide our clients with… Glassdoor

5 days ago

Senior consultant – public sector

Hay Group London, England

Job purpose Senior consultants work with clients to deliver unique insights and recommendations to improve the way that the client organisation… Glassdoor

29 days ago

Central client support assistant

Hay Group London, England

This is a key role within Hay Group that has been created to align our business support team to our business strategy by taking a client centric… Glassdoor

20 hrs ago

Global marketing assistant – new

Hay Group London, England

We have clients around the world – across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors – and from all major industries. We help clients solve their… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Global product manager

Hay Group London, England

At Hay Group, youll work in a professional, client-focused environment. But were flexible. We dont stand on ceremony, and youll never have to go… Glassdoor

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    Don't practice what they preach

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Hay Group full-time for more than 3 years


    Great talented people, social atmosphere, most are very approachable, good team spirit within teams.


    Low pay for majority of roles and minimum rises even when you receive excellent feedback in the end of year reviews or promoted, they will literally try and give you the bare minimum regardless which means you can be on the same money as someone who has performed relatively much worse/has a bad reputation in the business. The performance management is non-existent, the better you perform the more they attempt to give you regardless of how many projects you already have, this means the poor performers get given no work and stay employed and the strong performers are run in to the ground (and usually resign) and this is never addressed regardless of how well known it is. This creates a very de-motivating atmosphere, as they also tend to make promotion decisions on what face fits over who actually deserves it, promotion choices seem to be politically driven rather than talent. Experience there really does depend on the individual some managers are good, but it is not because of Hay Group, therefore incentives for working long hours are at your managers discretion, I was lucky and was given time in lieu and reward vouchers for long hours but that was not the company standard. You can get exposure to high profile/challenging work but I would argue that is by fluke/those above not carrying out their responsibilities and it falling to you -lack of efficient resourcing rather than thought out career development. Essentially if something comes in they give it to who they can/can force to agree to it.

    Decisions are made by a select few, they do not have the culture or approach of listening to all employees (although they say they do), particularly those on the lower levels even when they have direct experience or interaction with the customers.

    They are not commercial, a sale is a sale and resources are flipped between projects dependent on what is flavour of the month which means new customers get everything and loyal customers are short changed. Consultants are treated too much like new business sales people where the sale is what counts, not how the work is delivered, feedback and whether the customer returns again. They give out awards/promotions for business won - that we then lose the next year, this incentivises behaviour that has a longer-term negative impact, do anything for a sale even if the admin staff cannot resource for it or work to the SLA’s and no accountability is given to that consultant it is those organising it who gets the blame. Even the good guys start to think what is the point of delivering work to a high standard consistently across all clients - that is not what is going to get me promoted/pay rise. Projects that have been running for multiple years are overlooked and that work is not recognised.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seriously review your HR (who are not professional and like to gossip), start doing some performance management and holding people to account, recruit/promote people that can people manage. Listen to all staff it will help make better commercial decisions and improve motivation and engagement – you might also want to practice what you preach once in a while

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