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Great place to start your sales career

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Current Employee - Business Manager  in  London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Business Manager in London, England (UK)

I have been working at Hays plc full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Great training, International opportunities, good commission scheme

Cons

Average benefits, transactional culture at times

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Hays plc

  1.  

    money comes first, very much team driven

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    team driven,some management support, non management staff is very good and supportive.

    Cons

    Old technology, doesn't match up against competitors
    not much scope for progression and increase in salary for non fee earners
    management focused on fees rather than development of individuals who can bring in new ideas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on new ideas and technology
    fee earners are important but non-fees earners do the background work which should be recognized.
    senior management wants to hit their targets even if they have to step over others.
    favouritism is all over the business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Great People, Average Prospects

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant  in  Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Leeds, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    If you do well and your face fits and the right people like you, they will make a job for you if you don't make it as a recruiter, they are actually quite patient and understanding in that sense. Also quite understanding in times when you need them to be, after a family bereavement they helped me out with counselling etc. Decent bunch of people as well.

    Cons

    Salaries are pretty average, commission is only good if you are a huge biller, 20K+ per month also regardless of their corporate nonsense that they feed you the market you recruit in is hugely determinant of your success, some of the biggest billers had one client of which they did not obtain themselves.... easy life for some... stupid number of KPI's... really stupid and largely pointless. they have a bad name in many markets they work in, there is a lot of infighting over accounts they have an immense amount of poor people employed there as well who make clients view them even worse, and they insist on using e-shots to pepper their clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    time to change your strategy and get out of the dark ages of recruitment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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