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Hays plc Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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  • Long hours can be a struggle but the rewards are great (in 324 reviews)

  • Maintaining good work-life balance can be a bit challenging at times (in 88 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent career pathway and development opportunities locally and globally.
    Great team environment
    Great commission structure.

    Cons

    location of office in Maitland. It should be downtown.

    Hays plc Response

    May 8, 2017 – Head of Internal Recruitment

    Thanks for your comments, I have passed them onto our USA management board.


  2. "Wonderful place to work where the sky is the limit"

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    No ceiling on earnings, supportive upper management that want their employees to excel and succeed.

    Cons

    At this point, I don't have any cons

    Advice to Management

    The management team is strong here.

    Hays plc Response

    Nov 12, 2015 – Head of Internal Recruitment

    Thank you for your review from Dallas! It's great to hear you're enjoying your career at Hays and experiencing all the benefits that support Hays being the employer of choice in the recruitment... More

  3. Helpful (7)

    "An insider's perspective"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The magic of this organisation lies within its people. If you want to be part of something bigger, if you are seeking out a career that allows you to reach your full potential than this is place for you. High energy, focused but fun environment for those that love to make a difference to the people they work with both internally and externally. Loads of training and support, career progression based on merit and performance and the opportunity to transform the success of companies and peoples lives...including your own!

    Cons

    You will encounter many challenges and experience failure on a regular basis. Your ability to learn from the setbacks, overcome adversity and stay the course will deliver rewards that most only dream of. To be successful, you will need to bring all your discipline, resilience, optimism and hard work to the table.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great career opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hays is a fantastic place to develop a career path and build up your experience and expertise in recruitment and specific markets that you can take with you anywhere you go. The culture and people and what makes coming to work every day a positive experience. Providing solutions to your clients and getting that candidate their dream job, is the reason after 8 years, I still love my job.

    Cons

    There are long hours associated with recruitment, but you get the rewards and the payoff makes up for it.

    Hays plc Response

    Aug 17, 2015 – Head of Internal Recruitment

    Thank you for your honest and accurate review from Orlando. We're very glad to hear you're enjoying your job after 8 years in the business. Here's to another 8.


  5. 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


  6. "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


  7. 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

  8. "Going places"

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

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

    Pros

    Ambitious company with strong market offering and demonstrable global growth in past 5 years.
    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Internal communication can be an issue.
    Some inconsistencies in working environment and reward globally.

    Advice to Management

    Improved communication would make a massive difference to our global connectivity and increase our ability to adequately service our global clients.

    Hays plc Response

    Aug 17, 2015 – Head of Internal Recruitment

    Thank you for your comments and I will ensure your advice is passed onto management to review and action.


  9. "Fullfilling Experience"

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    Current Intern - Recruitment Consultant
    Current Intern - Recruitment Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hays plc as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience to learn how to deal with pressure, in a very good working atmosphere.

    Cons

    As an intern, you don't get paid that well...


  10. "AC"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hays plc full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hays can help fresh graduates figure out their career path fast

    Cons

    Working under pressure and no work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going. GOGOGO Hays!


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