Hays plc

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Having this company on your resume can damage your future career.

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Former Employee - Senior Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Melbourne (Australia)

I worked at Hays plc

Pros

If you are willing to work all the hours that God sends then you have potential to earn good money at Hays. In commission payments, not as a salary. That is the only reason that you should consider Hays as an employer.

Cons

Appalling work life balance. You will work 55 hours a week here. Fact. You will not be able to afford not to.
Very poor management. Managers are promoted on their sales ability, not their management ability.
Non-existent benefits package.
Generally uninspiring and not particularly intelligent colleagues.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Wake up to the fact that your reputation in the market is very poor. You are recognised as providing one of the lowest levels of service in the industry. One of the reasons for this is that you employ people who will only ever reach the mid point of the industry at best. You dont offer enough to attract the real talent.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working for this large company may not be as glamorous as it seems.......

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Hays plc

    Pros

    Hays plc is a large company so opportunities to move within the company say, interstate/overseas are limitless. Also the brand recognition in the market place is a benefit. Most people know who Hays are so it makes it easier to do business and business development. Also due to the size of the company there are always new opportunities arising and these can be easliy capitalised on by performing employee's. It is aslo a good feeling to have a large company backing you so you know have some job security and they will aslo back you with any disputes that may arise with clients/candidates etc.

    Cons

    Hays are not known for paying very well, in fact it is a sink or swim environment with very little or ongoing training particularly on the job training to help you suceed. The business model is to bring in people fresh to recruitment, throw them in the deep end and see what happens. Another major problem is their branch managers are expected to bill which in itself is a full time job. It is very difficult to do the two jobs at once which means one of them has to suffer. If a manager wants to make money they need to bill which in turn means failure for the new and inexperienced recruits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest taking some of the billing pressure of managers and allow them to concentrate on building a successful office full of high billing successful consultants. The difference it would have made having a manager spending an 2-3 hours a week with employees at their desk would have been phenomanal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Hays is a dynamic company with a huge success story and continuous growth and development.

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

    I have been working at Hays plc

    Pros

    Hays is a very focused company where personal growth as well as successes are rewarded.

    Cons

    There aren't any really Hays is a good company to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It was good to hear from the new CEO at a recent meeting of all the changes that are taking place.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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