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Hays Reviews

Updated December 13, 2017
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  • The recruitment industry is long hours (in 343 reviews)

  • Maintaining good work-life balance can be a bit challenging at times (in 93 reviews)

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  1. "Osha"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - OSHA in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - OSHA in Bronx, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Hays full-time

    Pros

    To ensure a better future, to stabilize economically and to cover your expenses without any problems and to be in accordance with yourself

    Cons

    I left that job because I need to study to prepare myself for a better future but to work after school to get ahead and to have a stable economy

    Advice to Management

    To do everything that is asked of me at work as long as it is up to me and I can do it well and meet all the necessary requirements in case they give me an order and do my job well

    Hays Response

    Sep 10, 2017

    Thanks for your review.


  2. "work-life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    people are all from similar backgrounds

    Cons

    company is too result driven
    commission complicated

    Hays Response

    Aug 20, 2017

    Thanks for your review.

    We are a very results-driven organisation and that's not for everyone but work hard, achieve results and you get rewarded!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Recruiting Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Can learn a lot of things as an intern with no background in recruiting.

    Cons

    Too money driven and too fast pace


  4. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Hays full-time

    Pros

    tolerance, good nefits, no stress

    Cons

    no option to progress in carrier


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Office mgr"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great place to work, excellent supervisor

    Cons

    demanding, work life balance is not great


  6. "Recfruitment"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good culture and good training

    Cons

    Too many consultants per desk

    Advice to Management

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  7. "Good for kids"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good training
    fun nights out
    good client exposure

    Cons

    childish
    ridiculous KPIs encourages wrong behavior

    Advice to Management

    Reward consultants for the quality and not quantity and good people will stay

  8. "Very competitive but good incentives if you can bill"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hays full-time

    Pros

    * Friendly Team
    * Monthly Celebrations

    Cons

    * Don't really encourage individual personalities
    * Will make you fight and negotiate to get a far salary
    * expect you to go above and beyond and treat some staff as though they are disposable


  9. "Campus Recuitment Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits and Friendly Staff
    Learning organization

    Cons

    It's not easy to progress internally
    Long Hours


  10. "Recruitment Business Partner"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hays full-time

    Pros

    Great training and support. Real focus on personal development.

    Cons

    Onsite roles can be a little isolating.


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