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Hays plc Reviews

Updated June 27, 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 83 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (8)

    "It is a good place to get recruiting experience but it is best to leave once you get to Senior Consultant level."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Canada, KY
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Canada, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training. Good commission plan. A lot of nice employees in Canada.

    Cons

    In North America, managers have zero decision making power. The President's yearly messages contradict each other and he has no loyalty to his staff. Turnover is high because of this. Back office rule with an Iron fist and actually hamper sales.

    Advice to Management

    Reward people who have performed well for you for several years rather than discarding them to focus on new starters. Live up to what you have promised your staff. Don't lie to people. Treat people with respect. I'm at a recruiting agency now that does this, and it's awesome!


  2. "Trades assistant / Labour"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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

    Hays plc Response

    Mar 6, 2017 – Head of Internal Recruitment

    Hi, please can you give me a call as I do not believe we hire trade assistants / labourers into our business so need some clarification as to if you're a temp on site with our clients / your employer ... More

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Bad management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hays plc full-time

    Pros

    People are mostly nice

    Cons

    It's all about money

    Hays plc Response

    May 23, 2017 – Head of Internal Recruitment

    Hi - it's incredibly difficult for me to provide a constructive response when you provide no detail about why you rated your time with us as poorly as you have. If you are open to a phone call to ... More


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Caring recruiters and good support from the management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    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


  5. "Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Recruiting Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  7. "good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "researcher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  9. "Going places"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Office mgr"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great place to work, excellent supervisor

    Cons

    demanding, work life balance is not great


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