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"Good first job, but not a good place for a career"

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Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Good initial training
Real possibility to make a lot of money
Culture can be fun - but very male-oriented

Cons

Trapped in a monthly cycle
Never make as much as they promise you
Management shuffles are constantly occurring
Plateau after 6 months, very little development after that.
Huge Attrition rate of staff (circa 60% a year in some teams)

Advice to Management

Listen to the employees more
Give a new strategy a little time before changing again.
Implement a real quarter by quarter career development plan

Other Employee Reviews for Hays

  1. "Not too bad"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hays full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People are nice, managers are easy to approach, always try to improve

    Cons

    Not many benefits for back office team


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Horrible Management and a sinking ship"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Worked with some great people when I first joined who realized things were going downhill and left.

    Cons

    Currently managed by some monkeys who dont have a clue on what theyr doing. Dumping all the costs into CAPEX from OPEX is not reducing the overheads. A bunch of con artists currently running the company into the ground and milking it for everything its worth.

    Advice to Management

    Get somebody to manage IT who actually have some technical knowledge.

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