Hays plc Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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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. Fantastic place to work

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

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

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

    Pros

    Supportive Management
    Ambitious working culture
    Meritocracy
    Competitive commission structure

    Cons

    Work hard, play hard culture isn't for everyone....


  2. Great working enviroment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Internal Recruitment Coordinator in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Internal Recruitment Coordinator in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Hays plc

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

    Pros

    Fast Paced and challenging
    Clear Career Progression
    Chance to move internally around the world
    Good work culture

    Cons

    Might not suit someone who doesn't like working in a fast paced challenging environment.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  3. Great Experience & Fantastic Culture

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The training is second-to-none, culture & benefits are great also.

    Cons

    High pressure job with lots of competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Would be great to be given petty cash/card for networking/client visits instead of claiming back later.


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  5. Recruitment consultant

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

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

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

    Pros

    hays is a really good company to work for they offer a lot of training and support and the incentives are really good. I would not work for another recruitment company.

    Cons

    Commission structure was not great but they have recently improved this to make it as good as competitors

    Advice to Management

    no advice needed. They are really supportive with both work related and non work related issues. The directors door is always open.


  6. Internship which gives you the opportunity to flourish

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

    I have been working at Hays plc (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Hays is a meritocratic culture which rewards your for all your hard work. You are given a large amount of responsibility even as an intern with the opportunity to get bonuses and even promoted during your Internship! You get the opportunity to liaise and work with Senior members of staff every single day as well as with a supportive team.

    Cons

    Long working hours however this is part and parcel of the job - working hard will see benefits!


  7. Excellent place to work

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

    I have been working at Hays plc

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

    Pros

    The training and development courses ar ethe best int he industry
    We work in a meritocratic environment, so promotion and commissions are awarded on your own performance, not at the managers discretion or length of service - Also there is transparency with the potential to earn commission and tghe career development.
    We work in a very supportive environment
    The career development opportunities are endless
    We are a credible, impressive brand - a lot of business comes to us and I'm proud to work for the most successful recruitment business in the UK and Ireland

    Cons

    The environment is very challenging, but also extremely rewarding


  8. Excellent place to work!

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

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

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

    Pros

    The people, the training, the career path and the opportunity for you to run your own area are all amazing! Having worked for the competition previously I can honestly say this is the best recruitment company to work for in the UK.

    Cons

    It is long hours, very competitive and hard work but that all pays off through the rewards you are given and the career path that is in place.

    Advice to Management

    Work hard, play hard and you'll have a successful team!


  9. Top Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Hays have a top performing culture with a transparent and structured path for career development that allows you to progress through the business unlike other recruitment companies

    Cons

    Longer working hours but very rewarding

    Advice to Management

    Many thanks


  10. Recruiter

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant

    I have been working at Hays plc

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

    Pros

    Good renumeration package - rewards & incentives
    Great training and development
    fun place to work, colleagues are also friends

    Cons

    Is limited home working opportunities


  11. Exciting Times Ahead

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

    I have been working at Hays plc

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

    Pros

    Brilliant opportunity to create your own business within an established brand. You are given all the tools you will need to succeed in recruitment. Everyone is happy to help you succeed no matter how high up in the company they are, they will always make time for you.

    Cons

    There aren't many downsides to working at Hays apart from sometimes you it is hard to manage a work life balance.



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