Hays plc Reviews

Updated June 17, 2015
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Hays plc CEO Alistair R. Cox
Alistair R. Cox
2 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. Excellent culture and values

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    We have clear targets for promotion and will always encourage and support people to achieve their best. The teams are rewarded both by personal commission but also team incentives which means that there is a high perfomance culture within the offices that I have worked in. Hays has a clear set of values and has clear communication from board level about the direction of the business and the plan for the future.

    Cons

    Sometimes work/life balance can be a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to your staff, sometimes the best ideas come from those at ground level.


  2. Good Team Hard Work

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

    I have been working at Hays plc full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working at Hays provides a great opportunity to make money and friends. The team is very supportive and creates a real feeling of collaboration. The team works very hard but we do defiantly play hard as well. You can really impact what you earn on a day to day basis.

    Cons

    Long hours are a must in order to get the work done and the pressure that is put on people will either make you sink or swim. It is sometimes a very challenging environment and requires a great deal of resilience.

    Advice to Management

    All good things. It is a hard environment for people to come into and work so ensure that good work is rewarded.


  3. HIdeous

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Oxford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Oxford, England (UK)

    I worked at Hays plc full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Parties, Colleagues, Clients, Nothing, Nothing

    Cons

    Director, Atmosphere, Stressful, No life, Location

    Advice to Management

    All of your staff are miserable and looking for positions elsewhere. Oxford and Abingdon are possibly the most life draining offices I have ever set foot in. I was totally screwed over whilst I worked there and for the life of me I don't know why I never took my complaints further. HR were a disgrace in helping resolve my issues.


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  5. ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England (UK)

    I have been working at Hays plc

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good team with good market coverage

    Cons

    low commision and not real creative control



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