Hays plc Reviews

Updated August 2, 2015
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Hays plc CEO Alistair R. Cox
Alistair R. Cox
16 Ratings

Pros
  • Reasonable salary & good work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • good training for new consultants, fast paced (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • It is a hard role with very long hours (in 26 reviews)

  • The job is all encompassing so it is hard to strike a good work/life balance if you are a parent or work part time (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Director in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays plc full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The personal development opportunities are superb. Training and regular career reviewing are core principles of the business.

    Cons

    No real Cons but be prepared to work within the structures of a big business.


  2. Sourcing Partner

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sourcing Partner in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sourcing Partner in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Has a great management team that stick with you through think and thin. Team atmosphere is fanatic and generally a good place to be.

    Cons

    Long hours but that's normally the case in recruitment so no real problems there.


  3. Hays Talent Solutions

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work at

    Cons

    . . . . . .

    Advice to Management

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  5. Great Company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Sourcing Partner in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Principal Sourcing Partner in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent training, great brand to represent, at the front of our industry, career progression and international travel available for those that want it.

    Cons

    Can be long hours but completely normal for a career in recruitment

    Advice to Management

    none

    Hays plc Response

    Jul 10, 2015 – Head of Internal Recruitment

    Thank you for the feedback from HTS Leicester!


  6. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Room for promotion, recognises good work, training sessions available, wide knowledge across the floor so constantly learning new things

    Cons

    From my personal experience I have not had to deal with any 'cons'

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. Hays Talent Solutions

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays plc full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    . . . . . .


  8. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays plc full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good training Strong recognition for hard work and high performers

    Cons

    Salaries could be higher, hours are too long

    Advice to Management

    Look at feedback and try and make a difference


  9. Company Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vacancy Management Partner in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Vacancy Management Partner in Leicester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays plc full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Reward schemes - Progression opportunities

    Cons

    - inflexible environment - long working hours (Pay does not compensate for this)

    Advice to Management

    - pay structure review (current pay scales are not in line with current market rates) - It is apparant that there is no consistency with management across all departments - this needs to be addressed and standardised


  10. Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vacancy Management Partner in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Vacancy Management Partner in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays plc full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits such as gym membership, pay for extra holidays. office facilities and kitchen. recognition for hard work, period reviews with the office friendly colleagues

    Cons

    long hours to salary payments ratio could be better. promotion process could be quicker rather than twice a year.

    Advice to Management

    team building exercises would be beneficial quarterly / once a year. reconsider the working hours or maybe suggest flexible working hours


  11. Brilliant company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Candidate Care Team Leader in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Candidate Care Team Leader in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays plc full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good company that rewards hard work and has a clear progression structure.

    Cons

    There are no cons to working for Hays

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to add



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