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Hays Companies Reviews

Updated February 10, 2017
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Pros
  • Hard work and success is rewarded (in 6 reviews)

  • National level of organization makes effort to seek out good ideas/innovation at local levels and incorporate best practices across the country (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Adjusting to the new work/life balance has been the only challenge but that will come with time and with a positive attitude (in 4 reviews)

  • This creates a fast paced environment with new ideas, approaches, and tools being developed at all times (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Producer Business Development in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Producer Business Development in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays Companies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Honest and promoted through merit

    Cons

    Don't grow to fast and remember what made you great

    Advice to Management

    Keep empowering your employees


  2. "Vice President"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays Companies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hays hires top experts in their field who thrive in an entrepreneurial culture all with a common goal to best serve the customer. Hard work and success is rewarded.

    Cons

    management and employees continue to work on work/life balance which has improved with management buy-in to assist employees to be the best that they can be at work and home.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on developing people internally in addition to hiring talented experts who have been recruited


  3. "Happy employee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant, Vice President in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant, Vice President in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays Companies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Client satisfaction is the number one priority at Hays.
    They have a very good understanding of the direct link between happy employees and great customer service.
    As a 30 year consultant it's refreshing to have a company as dedicated to meeting client needs as I am.

    Cons

    The need to maintain a completely secure IT environment for clients can sometimes result in delayed communications. However response time is the best I've experienced.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in both employee satisfaction and client needs.


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  5. "Vice President"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Vice President in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hays Companies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, Kind, Honest, Understanding, Fun

    Cons

    There is a lack of advancement opportunities.


  6. "Property & Casualty"

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    • 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 Hays Companies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was a breath of fresh air moving from a large, publicly traded insurance company to Hays Companies. It may be cliche but Hays is truly an entrepreneurial organization that provides all the necessary resources to service our clients. In talking with my peers around the city, this is a huge differentiator!

    Cons

    Rapid growth caused a number of challenges with systems and uniformity. However, after a couple of years of significant investments, I would say most of the hiccups are behind us!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep the long-term view in mind and not lose sight of the principle reason the company was founded...to serve clients!


  7. "Account Representative"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Understanding Management. Management truly cares about you as a person

    Cons

    Direct Supervisor never trained me for my position


  8. "Business development"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Producer in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Producer in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial, support to succeed, freedom to be creative.

    Cons

    Every place will have pros and cons. The pros far outweigh the cons.


  9. "Entrepreneurial Spirit and Strong Culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Producer in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Producer in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented Team
    Great reputation in the industry
    Good pay
    Gratifying work experience

    Cons

    Falls a bit short on training

    Advice to Management

    Continue putting resources into your talented employees' hands and watch their careers flourish


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing"

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

    Pros

    Sales-oriented organization who hires top experts in their field. Entrepreneurial culture all with a common goal to best serve the customer.

    Cons

    The company is organized to hire talent externally instead of developing people internally. Producers, managers, high-level roles are filled by people who have been recruited to work at Hays.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp the leadership team and focus more on investing in your people. Career advancement and development are top priorities for young talent. The insurance industry is an experienced sector with many people approaching retirement in the next 10 years. The opportunity is there for younger professionals but coach them on how to get there by mentorship and development.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Hays Companies"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Benefits Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Benefits Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays Companies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hays is a growing company which offers its employees flexibility, work from home opportunities, and the ability to grow relationships with clients.

    Cons

    Hays is located downtown Minneapolis and the work from home opportunities are limited.

    Advice to Management

    Because Hays is a flat organization, it's difficult to get to know the senior leaders in our office. It would be great to have quarterly meetings/touch-bases.



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