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Hays plc Reviews

Updated February 20, 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. "1st month complete"

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    Current Employee - Trainee Recruitment COnsultant in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Trainee Recruitment COnsultant in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have found some of the pro's of working at Hays include; the support I have received from all the staff in my office. I am new to recruitment and have the backing of everyone around me to succeed in Aberdeen.
    The office team is close and I have felt accepted from the beginning.

    Cons

    Some of the cons I have found are; Constant use of the computer strains my eyes. I could do with more regular breaks from being on the computer.
    The commute to work is long as I am from outside Aberdeen. I would prefer to drive in.

    Advice to Management

    Empathise with my point of view more to understand that I am still learning my role. Parking for people with further out of town commutes.


  3. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some good staff, you can make sure friends during the colleagues, good manager, good training program. Good company for new graduates

    Cons

    Commission is not good


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  5. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, good location & great training

    Cons

    commission structure is not great (it does increase later)

    Advice to Management

    Promote Hannah Walker

    Hays plc Response

    Feb 20, 2017 – Head of Internal Recruitment

    Thank you very much for your review from London Victoria.


  6. "Nice"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good place to work dubai

    Cons

    None to add at all

    Advice to Management

    None to give


  7. "Pour les jeunes"

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    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Paris (France)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ambiance anglo saxonne
    Temps de travail
    Bonne entente entre consultant

    Cons

    Management défaillant ambiance puérile
    Promotion par copinage

    Advice to Management

    Cesser le copinage pour promouvoir les véritables éléments de valeur
    Revoir les grilles de primes


  8. "Worst company ever to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Training is very good and they give you ownership of your desk. You build your targets with the managers.

    Cons

    Everything! From the management that only care about KPI's to the colleagues that only care about booze and talk bad things about the others as soon as they turn their back. Horrible place to work! Really long hours and pressure to the top!

    Advice to Management

    Motivate the employees. Try to put some tought on why you have such a high turnover

    Hays plc Response

    Feb 20, 2017 – Head of Internal Recruitment

    I appreciate you feel disgruntled by your exit from the business however I would appreciate your comments having some fact or example to support a 1 star review. You can reach me on 0203 465 0202 if ... More


  9. "A good company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Outstanding training from day one and continuous development. A market leader and established in 33 countries across the globe so excellent opportunities to move abroad.

    Cons

    Although there is the potential to progress quickly, the starting salary is low. It would be good to have more incentives and a financial input from the business.

    Advice to Management

    More incentives

    Hays plc Response

    Feb 20, 2017 – Head of Internal Recruitment

    I appreciate you taking the time to complete your review. We do have several incentives running locally in teams, offices, regions and nationally so I would suggest speaking to your manager or ... More


  10. "11 weeks in - Hays"

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Preston, North West England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Preston, North West England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Although I am working in a team and have a direct line manager, I am essentially the only one who controls my desk. I really liked the idea of this. It was a little daunting at first but my colleagues are friendly and helpful. Your team do push you to do your best whilst supporting but not pressurising. Its a lot of hard work but it is very fun in the process. Everyone I've met at Hays is really easy to get along with. It's very meritocratic with lots of little incentives as well as the commission. A really enjoyable place to be, feels as though you're working alongside friends and not just colleagues.

    Cons

    The hours are long, and its difficult to find a work-life balance at first, but this becomes easier and I find my free time more productive now outside of work. Although long hours it's never a case of clock watching though; every minute is precious to get work done. I initially thought I'd hate the long days and struggle to adapt to the hours but it's second nature now and I look forward to coming to work; it flies by.

    Advice to Management

    I haven't been in the role long enough to know the ins and outs of recruitment fully to give advice to management. I am more than happy with my managers support and involvement within my role.

    Hays plc Response

    Feb 20, 2017 – Head of Internal Recruitment

    Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts through this fantastic and detailed review. I know your management team will be over the moon to read it. All the best in Preston.


  11. "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant in Victoria, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant in Victoria, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Training provided
    Help from colleagues and managers

    Cons

    The hours, current market situation

    Hays plc Response

    Feb 20, 2017 – Head of Internal Recruitment

    Thank you for your 5* review!



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