163 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date

2 people found this helpful  

Head office roles at Hays

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Lawyer  in  London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Lawyer in London, England (UK)

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

Pros

It is a small head office with a relatively good atmosphere and can do mentality. It is not an hours for the sake of hours mentality.

Cons

It is an unforgiving company and there is a high attrition rate in the first year for al lfunctions. Most of the head office functions are relatively small so opportunities outside of finance can be limited.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

None. Everyone knows the score. Its a typical sales company.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Hays plc

  1.  

    Great Brand, Terrible Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hays plc

    Pros

    Strong branding and marketing. Great industry presence.
    Fun people, transparent payout of incentives.

    Cons

    top down management with very little for local personnel to move.
    management team is rigid and organization brings in foreign personnel instead of promoting internally. (typically a problem for local employees as you do not see any in the management level)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work on your cons.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It is not a good place for new gradutes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant  in  Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Tokyo (Japan)

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

    Pros

    people in this company are very casual, they have parties almost ever Friday. You will work closely to your manager.

    Cons

    The compititions there were a lot, mangers will not protect you if you do anything wrong. They will not tell you what is wrong before you have done things wrongly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not assign traineess to any managers before the training program is done. It is very unfair if the manager is not responsible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Hays plc.

Worked for Hays plc? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.