Hays plc
3.0 of 5 61 reviews
www.haysplc.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

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Great people led by the most ill-informed, greedy and destructive senior management team I have ever witnessed.

Business Director (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at Hays plc full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood training, good employee incentive schemes that reward strong performance and a relatively mature manner in dealing with people. If you generate sales for the company, you will be looked after well. They also have global reach which has its advantages in pitching for major client wins.

ConsThe foundation of the company is to provide strong recruitment services. To that end, they deliver well but the greed of the Board and Senior Management prevents hiring expertise and simply forces them to hire inexperienced low-cost consultants to service the lowest end of the market.

Senior management have invested over £50m on a database that simply does not work in order to provide global Management Information. However, very few people actually use the system for anything other than producing an invoice, so the information senior management see, is completely flawed. This was a great company, that is now being run by idiots. Chief of which is a CEO who has been fired from his last 2 jobs and has never worked a day as a recruitment consultant.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet out and listen to the people on the shop floor. Stop wasting enormous amounts of money on technology that is already light-years behind the competition. Instead, invest the savings in hiring better Consultants who can mentor, develop and retain the best consultants in the market and transform the reputation of the business.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overworked and Underpaid

Recruitment Consultant (Former Employee)
Liverpool, England (UK)

I worked at Hays plc full-time for less than a year


Pros: The only recruitment company to take on graduates with no… Cons: Starting salary on graduate scheme of £15,000 sounds ok when you have just finished uni and are promised fast… Advice to Senior Management: More honesty about the working hours from the start. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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I worked at Hays plc full-time


Pros: - Great Training, you will learn all you need from the Industry. - Very… Cons: - No personal Life, 8 am to 8 pm work.… Advice to Senior Management: Senior management have no clue of what their doing. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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