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  1. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Avoid

    Apr 8, 2021 - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - my immediate team were great

    Cons

    - low pay and long working hours - commission structure is not competitive with wider market. It is worth me pointing out here that I was successful and well regarded in my role - I made very little on top of my base. - awful management, there are individuals who are good at being recruiters who are put into management roles, when they are awful at managing. My first manager bullied me and nothing was ever done because they were a high earner - lad culture and misogyny are commonplace - Employees are treated like children and there is an extremely rigid working structure, if you were ever not at your desk by the time you were meant to start, logged on with phone in hand - this was an issue - lack of benefits - no private medical etc. You do get a piece of fresh fruit though if you hit target! - there is this mindset that is drummed into you from day 1 that you are SO lucky to work at Hays, and that you should never leave. One of my colleagues had worked there for over 10 years and left for a career break - we were not allowed to even give her a card to say goodbye

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Wonderful place to work

    Jun 11, 2022 - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great leadership, lots of opportunity for growth. Highly recommend

    Cons

    They Very kpi centric environment

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    Director, Engagement & People Experience

    Thank you for your review!

  2. 3.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Recruitment Consultant

    Jun 22, 2022 - Associate Recruitment Consultant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    You are trained properly for the recruitment world and most managers are there to support in meetings.

    Cons

    Managers typically micromanage and focus heavily on jobs being filled instead of to the mental health and happiness of the employees. Too focused on the numerical metrics

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