Hays plc
3.0 of 5 81 reviews
www.haysplc.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Hays plc Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2014

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65% Approve of the CEO

Hays plc CEO Alistair R. Cox

Alistair R. Cox

(43 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Flexible approach to work life balance"
    in 4 reviews
  • "They had great training which set me up for life"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "Experienced sexism and racism, issues raised were not dealt with effectively by senior management"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Have to work really long hours, and leaving at 5 is almost unacceptable"
    in 6 reviews
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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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    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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    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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    Long hours

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros, opportunities for progression if you are willing to work long hours and fit with company culture

    ConsLong hours, presenteeism culture , can be a "face fits" atmosphere

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    Pyramid Scheme Hidden in Fake non-monetary rewards..

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros- Alot of young people
    - Collaboration (due to the shared misery and lack of money)
    - Training

    Cons- Only care about top 5% of the fee earners
    - The rich get richer

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees and put them in their place of strength not necessarily where the company needs them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place for Training,

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

    ProsExcellent initial training programme
    Good formal structure

    ConsPay rates well below market average
    Very political and top heave management structure

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good training for a graduate.

    Recruitment Consultant (Former Employee)
    Sydney (Australia)

    Prosgood balance of structured training and on the job training.
    Well established business
    enjoyable staff culture

    Conslong working hours
    Some parts of the business had a high turnover of staff due to pressure to meet KPI's

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    High pressure but rewarding if manage to have constant sales

    Resourcer (Former Employee)
    Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    ProsGood starting salary, good motivation

    ConsHigh pressure to keep sales up

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    Great Place To Work. Enjoyed Working With Them

    IT Manager (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsDecent pay, good people. Had a great time and would do it again if I had to.

    ConsNone that are worthy of mentioning

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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

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