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HSS Hire Reviews

Updated March 30, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "work here if you want to work for free"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HSS Hire full-time

    Pros

    Other people are friendly

    Cons

    payroll always incorrect. if they do manage to pay you at all.

    Advice to Management

    get a new payroll system

    HSS Hire Response

    Mar 31, 2017 – Recruitment Coordinator

    Hi there, We acknowledge that we went through a period where payroll errors were higher than they should be. Due to this we brought Payroll back in house (it was previously outsourced), and have ... More


  2. "Good company - good management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Rewarding work, strong team ethos

    Cons

    the hours, and working weekends kills family time

    Advice to Management

    Carry on listening to employees, especially front line branch staff

    HSS Hire Response

    Mar 31, 2017 – Recruitment Coordinator

    Hi there, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a positive review! We believe in the strong team ethos that you've mentioned really contributes to what makes HSS great. Hope you ... More


  3. "Hard work but rewarding!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HSS Hire full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    HSS is a great place to work - a lot of the senior management have worked from the ground up, and started from the bottom so their industry knowledge is amazing. Second the non training available. Benefits are very flexible. Overall, the pros outweigh the cons - hard work does get noticed, but you do have to be consistently performing to get rewarded.

    Cons

    HSS is very reactive as a business, so continually try to improve things - however they don't necessarily try solutions very long before moving on to try something else, which can be frustrating to constantly see so many changes come in with little longevity.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff on the ground level - they have ideas worth listening too, and continue to improve communication.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to build a career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Supportive management
    Good opportunities to progress but you need to make this happen and it's not handed on a plate to you!
    Good training courses offered to all colleagues through the Learning & Development Team
    A large number of the senior management have progressed from entry level roles
    As with most companies if you work hard and show that you are adding value to the business you will be rewarded

    Cons

    No concerns just don't expect progression to happen without putting the work in!

    Advice to Management

    Continue the communication to all colleagues in the business to ensure everyone knows our business strategy and how this filters

    HSS Hire Response

    Dec 23, 2016 – Recruitment Coordinator

    Hello! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a positive review! We're really glad that we can see our staff value our training courses and our homegrown management. Hope you continue to enjoy ... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Branch manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in North Sunderland, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in North Sunderland, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bonus and new business incentive are very good if you can get the right customers using your branch. Left to run the branch yourself

    Cons

    Ever changing authority on discounts makes it difficult to win orders. Limited progression opportunities not much scope for pay rises

    HSS Hire Response

    Dec 8, 2016 – Recruitment Coordinator

    Hi there! We're pleased that you think our business incentive is very good - we think so too! We really think progression is an achievable objective here within HSS - we offer so much training, put ... More


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Once a great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HSS Hire full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Having worked for HSS for 4 years and meet some great people, the trainers especially Stuart are fantastic they make the training relaxed but ensure there is going to be a return on the investment from the training and once HSS was a fanatic company

    Cons

    majority of the all great reviews come from Manchester - strange how the HR department are in Manchester -

    Branches being told by regional managers if you can't get the deal for 30% of the book price work tell the customer they need to go elsewhere ( great business how to win an influence customers)

    Stock availability- the NDEC is having a massive impact on you team very poor stock availability giving them no confidence to take an order - more importantly customer losing faith and turning to your competitors.

    Too many changes within the company no consistency branches don't know if they are coming or going!

    Advice to Management

    Have honest conversations with your Branch managers, Sales consultants - you will find some really great people who are looking for opportunities outside what was once a great business -

    HSS Hire Response

    Jan 3, 2017 – Recruitment Coordinator

    Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. It's always disappointing to see a 1* review if you were with HSS for 4 years, as I'm sure you would have had some great times in that ... More


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Very Happy HSSer!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HSS Hire full-time

    Pros

    HSS Hire is definitely the best company I have worked for. Not only has my manager actively helped me to seek out further development opportunities, but the company has also then invested in my training, and supported me through a UK relocation. The benefits here are also really great and by opting for the Cycle Scheme, I am able to ride my new bike to work each day, and then bank the money I save on my commute into my HSS Share Scheme! I'm very happy here and refer my friends when I can :o)

    Cons

    Over two years in and all of my experiences have been positive so far!

    Advice to Management

    Please keep doing what you're doing!

    HSS Hire Response

    Dec 8, 2016 – Recruitment Coordinator

    Wow, what a review! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave something positive for you, it's great to hear things from our employees who are enjoying their role so much. Hope you continue to ... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Head Office"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great progression
    Supportive Managers
    Brilliant Work Structure

    Cons

    Honestly dont have any cons, they really do back their employees.

    Advice to Management

    .

    HSS Hire Response

    Oct 31, 2016 – Recruitment Coordinator

    Hello HSSer! Thanks for taking the time to leave a note on your positive experience so far - it's great to see reviews that reflect our recent Employee Engagement survey. Hope you continue to ... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    2 weeks full training
    Decent bonus structure
    Great and fun team
    Supportive management

    Cons

    Some 6 days weeks

    HSS Hire Response

    Jan 3, 2017 – Recruitment Coordinator

    Hi!, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment! Glad to see you're enjoying it at HSS, and hope you continue to have a happy career with us. Thanks, B


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Stubborn leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at HSS Hire full-time

    Pros

    Lots of good, hard-working people who could make a real difference if they were allowed to get on their jobs, implement change and have their expertise respected

    Cons

    Completely sales orientated which would be fine but the sales part of the organisation is run by people who are only in their positions because they've never worked anywhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Pointless typing anything here. They won't listen.

    HSS Hire Response

    Nov 14, 2016 – Recruitment Coordinator

    Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave your review, and thank you for the kind comments about your colleagues. As I'm unsure what role you're currently working in, I'm not sure how I can ... More


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