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"Good Training, for a career head elsewhere"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good spirit and morale betweeen colleagues. Good people work there and I have made some great, life-long friends.

Cons

Favouritist towards certain members of staff, rewards based on length of service, not skill. Bad management style and strongly in denial towards the staff about any threat of credit crunch/recession. Very long hours and often it seems that if you don't stay late most nights you are scowled at and it is noticed.

Also as the workforce is quite young there is a lot of immaturity and inappropriate behaviour in what is meant to be a professional environment. Very poor comission structure in relation to others in the industry.

Advice to Management

To listen more to your staff, congratulate us when we do well and stop removing incentives

Other Employee Reviews for Hays plc

  1. Helpful (8)

    "Having this company on your resume can damage your future career."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are willing to work all the hours that God sends then you have potential to earn good money at Hays. In commission payments, not as a salary. That is the only reason that you should consider Hays as an employer.

    Cons

    Appalling work life balance. You will work 55 hours a week here. Fact. You will not be able to afford not to.
    Very poor management. Managers are promoted on their sales ability, not their management ability.
    Non-existent benefits package.
    Generally uninspiring and not particularly intelligent colleagues.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up to the fact that your reputation in the market is very poor. You are recognised as providing one of the lowest levels of service in the industry. One of the reasons for this is that you employ people who will only ever reach the mid point of the industry at best. You dont offer enough to attract the real talent.


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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    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.

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