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Updated Jul 18, 2014

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3.1 87 reviews

69% Approve of the CEO

Hays plc CEO Alistair R. Cox

Alistair R. Cox

(49 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible approach to work life balance(in 5 reviews)

  • They had great training which set me up for life(in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Have to work really long hours, and leaving at 5 is almost unacceptable(in 8 reviews)

  • When I left the senior management were not of this ilke and valued stats above all else(in 6 reviews)

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    Company offering career progression and new challenges / tasks

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTrust and support given when needed
    Open to hear views/ideas and to implement if possible
    Variety of tasks

    ConsWork - life balance difficult to accomplish at times

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Nottingham, England (UK)

    ProsExceptional training and support, offering a real career path for those that work hard - a meritocracy - new recruits get the chance to run their own mini businesses - and will be rewarded accordingly. Real work hard, play hard culture.

    ConsTough to make the grade to join the business - high expectations placed on all staff - but management do foster a belief in supporting consultants to perform to the best of their ability.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNever lose the Hays identity - the DNA of what makes a Hays consultant - and keep celebrating real success

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great opportunities to develop and progress... with a lower salary

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Leicester, England (UK)

    ProsSupportive environment to both work and learn, chances to move around globally, progression if you put yourself out there

    ConsSalary is low, secrets sometimes kept from employees (but this will be for all large corps)

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove communication (not from management but the culture in the workplace)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Do Not Work Here.

    Recruiter (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsLike any other large recruitment firm, it's a structured place to get your recruitment career started

    ConsCompany culture
    Nobody watching managers
    Deceitful/underhanded mid and senior management
    Very few Canadians make it to management level

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Honesty

    Director (Current Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsMeritocracy, financial reward, influence careers, first class training, culture, fun, outstanding people, flexibility when needed, global opportunities, loyalty, no shortage of social opportunities and exposure to blue chip clients.

    ConsThere can be long hours - this is/was never hidden from me, take it or leave it - the Aus/NZ MD always spoke openly about this. It is why we make money, but not for everyone.
    hard work is rewarded, like other 'firms' this is/always will be the case.
    Conservative strategies / management at times - embrace some flexibility.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep listening.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people to work with

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLarge organisation, multiple opportunities, UK and overseas.

    ConsSmaller businesses are able to take greater risks.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poor Company

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

    ProsGood at managing employees out of the business. Good at oursourcing

    ConsPoor management, Poor commission schemes

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It is a fair place to work and you can be successful if you are still young and looking for structure.

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    ProsGood internal systems and management

    ConsYou are not going to enjoy working hours , it is tough

    Advice to Senior ManagementTheir approach seems to work. However generally when people leave they are totally burnt out

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Work hard and you'll be well rewarded

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros-great people, very social atmosphere
    -successes are celebrated
    -meritocracy - hit your goals and be rewarded
    -very capable managers who lead my example
    -everyday is different, lots going on
    -clear feedback on your performance
    -great parties - annual sales conference is amazing!

    Cons-it is a sales environment. true salespeople do extremely well and make a lot of money, those who aren't may feel stressed by constant targets and KPIs
    -support staff are not fairly recognized or appreciated

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Recruiter

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

    ProsGood recruitment trainings, great place to start your career in recruitment and competitive compensation package.

    ConsLack of Flexibility and too metrics driven

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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