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"Hays is a dynamic company with a huge success story and continuous growth and development."

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Current Employee - Regional Manager in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Regional Manager in London, England (UK)
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

Hays is a very focused company where personal growth as well as successes are rewarded.

Cons

There aren't any really Hays is a good company to work for.

Advice to Management

It was good to hear from the new CEO at a recent meeting of all the changes that are taking place.

Other Employee Reviews for Hays plc

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Working for this large company may not be as glamorous as it seems......."

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hays plc is a large company so opportunities to move within the company say, interstate/overseas are limitless. Also the brand recognition in the market place is a benefit. Most people know who Hays are so it makes it easier to do business and business development. Also due to the size of the company there are always new opportunities arising and these can be easliy capitalised on by performing employee's. It is aslo a good feeling to have a large company backing you so you know have some job security and they will aslo back you with any disputes that may arise with clients/candidates etc.

    Cons

    Hays are not known for paying very well, in fact it is a sink or swim environment with very little or ongoing training particularly on the job training to help you suceed. The business model is to bring in people fresh to recruitment, throw them in the deep end and see what happens. Another major problem is their branch managers are expected to bill which in itself is a full time job. It is very difficult to do the two jobs at once which means one of them has to suffer. If a manager wants to make money they need to bill which in turn means failure for the new and inexperienced recruits.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest taking some of the billing pressure of managers and allow them to concentrate on building a successful office full of high billing successful consultants. The difference it would have made having a manager spending an 2-3 hours a week with employees at their desk would have been phenomanal.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sehr gut für Berufseinsteiger"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

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

    Pros

    - Man kann schnell Verantwortung übernehmen und betreut eigenständig Kunden; zum Teil sehr namhafte Unternehmen
    - Solides Gehalt für Berufseinsteiger, die gerade von der Uni kommen
    - Duz-Kultur; vom Vorstand bis zum Hausmeister sprechen sich alle mit Vornamen an; macht es oft leichter, mit dem Chef ins Gespräch zu kommen und diesen als "ganz normlen Mensch" wahrzunehmen
     Die Unternehmenskultur ist typisch Sales; "work hard, party hard" (muss man mögen, teilweise ziemlich oberflächlich; oft aber auch lustig)

    Cons

    - Die Kommunikation der Führungskräfte ist nicht immer optimal (Führungskraft wird, wer vorher gut verkauft hat oder lange im Unternehmen ist, nicht wer besonders gut als Führungskraft geeignet ist)
    - Job wird irgendwann monoton, da sich die Tätigkeiten immer wiederholen (klassischer Sales Job)
    - insgesamt ist der Job ziemlich zeit- und arbeitsintensiv; ein normaler Arbeitstag geht von 9 bis ca. 19 Uhr (nicht selten auch länger)

    Advice to Management

    - Interne Kommunikation transparenter gestalten

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