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"Suck the life out of you, terrible management"

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Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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

Pros

Good pay/ commission
Good office banter

Cons

Terrible management- awful management style, unmotivating, unrealistic expectations.
Hierachy between senior managers and other staff- "us and them" culture
All KPI driven- care more about whether you're hitting your target than whether you're actually providing clients with a decent service.
Tar each consultant (whether billing a lot or not) with the same brush
Hire and fire culture
Long hours
Unappreciative of hard work
Unflexible- time off sick is almost not allowed
Too many office politics
Staff are not valued at all, as soon as you're not hitting your targets your got rid of. I wasn't persoanlly but saw it happen to other people

Advice to Management

Motivate and value your staff more.
Stop making employees work extensive hours
Spend a week in consultants shoes and see how tough the job is before you implement targets.

Other Employee Reviews for Hays

  1. Helpful (5)

    "It was not the worst one"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Tokyo (Japan)
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    They are famous in recruiting industry

    Cons

    People are not friendly, management style is bad. Too much office politics

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Great Place To Work. Enjoyed Working With Them"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hays full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    None that are worthy of mentioning

    Advice to Management

    None

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