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Hays plc Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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  • Long hours can be a struggle but the rewards are great (in 288 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is sometimes questionable (in 71 reviews)

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  1. "Trades assistant / Labour"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hays plc part-time

    Pros

    Great pay, plenty of overtime

    Cons

    not steady, work in poor conditions at times


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Caring recruiters and good support from the management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hays plc (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I am proud to work for a company which has such a great work ethic and really care about their clients and candidates. I think it's one of the best place to work for as a recruitment consultant.

    Cons

    Hays offers a very corporate work environment and sometimes you wish you could have a little bit more flexibility on the way you work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging your best talent and let's them express their creativity as much as they can!

    Hays plc Response

    Jan 19, 2017 – Head of Internal Recruitment

    Thank you very much for taking the time to share your Hays story with us. I am delighted to hear what you have to say and yes, I agree, we are a very corporate working environment but do encourage ... More


  3. "Assistant"

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

    Pros

    Great environment, very friendly managers and staff. Like a family!

    Cons

    Wages aren't the best but people stay for the environment.

    Hays plc Response

    Dec 13, 2016 – Head of Internal Recruitment

    Thanks for sharing and all the best with your future career.


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  5. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in China, ME
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in China, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    International Brand;
    Good global presense.

    Cons

    Messy management in China. Recruited lots of the senior levers from outside, forced lots of old employee quit from hays, very tough culture. They recruit lots of ACs and laid off most of them .

    Advice to Management

    Stick to one culture, decrease the turn over rate.

    Hays plc Response

    Jul 4, 2016 – Head of Internal Recruitment

    Thank you for your comments from Asia - your review has been passed onto Hays China senior leadership[ team.


  6. "Recruiter"

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    Former Employee - Bio-pharmaceutical Recruiter in Howard Beach, NY
    Former Employee - Bio-pharmaceutical Recruiter in Howard Beach, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hays plc (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great People, fun places to work!

    Cons

    Open Offices setting, Merging with other Company


  7. 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


  8. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Manager in Pearland, TX
    Former Employee - Recruitment Manager in Pearland, TX

    I worked at Hays plc (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good benefits, competitive pay, quality managers and recruiters

    Cons

    No known cons as of this writing


  9. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Hays plc full-time

    Pros

    tolerance, good nefits, no stress

    Cons

    no option to progress in carrier


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Losing its way...."

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    Former Employee - Business Manager in Wakefield, MA
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Wakefield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hays plc (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Big brand, initial training, that's it...

    Cons

    Basic salaries, bonus structure, internal hiring strategy, senior leadership (Directors)

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro managing on KPI's, start making staff feel more valued in every way. MD for the region needs to be more visible.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "researcher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    competitive yet very good mentor to learn from

    Cons

    stressful and lack of work life balance



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