Hays plc

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Hays plc Reviews

Updated 9 December 2014
Updated 9 December 2014
183 Reviews
3.7
183 Reviews
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Hays plc CEO Alistair R. Cox
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The weeks are long as we work 8:30-6, however the recruitment industry has the reputation work hard play hard so the work life balance is good (in 7 reviews)

  • Reasonable salary & good work/life balance (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours and the expectation that you won't take a lunch break making the day even longer (in 26 reviews)

  • Work-life balance balance can be difficult to adjust to if your not used to office life (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Software Engineer more than 2 year

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Noida
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Noida

    I have been working at Hays plc full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -> free meal , cab , medical insurance
    -> good parties
    -> one can improve client facing skill
    -> On Site I did travel to UK and Australia

    Cons

    -> lower version of technologies used but they are improving them self
    -> you will get good salary if you asked at the time of interview
    -> most of the persons dont care for process , managers and architects are unskilled

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should work more on process and please hire good Architect and before allocating any resource to any project do a proper functional and technical training . other wise after a time projects will get down

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was nice learning about work as well as about life at Hays.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate (Accounts Payable) in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Associate (Accounts Payable) in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I worked at Hays plc full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Hays is an awesome company to start a career with and to know gain core knowledge about the work.

    Cons

    Every company have some cons so you need to be alert all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should be more interactive. Interactive to each employeê of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    It's all about politics..!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot about surviving in tough environment and office politics.

    Cons

    Growth is not based on how you perform, but how you're rapport is with your immediate line manager and their managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really listen to what employees working at the root level have to say. Don't just rely on views of your mid-management. Build some confidence and trust in root level employees about senior management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    It was nice learning about work as well as about life at Hays.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I worked at Hays plc full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Hays is an awsome company to work with. It will provides everything to make its employees feel happy at work n always keeps trying for betterment.

    Cons

    I dont find anything wrong with Hays. Its really a goo company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should be more interactive. Interactive to each employeê of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Title

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate MDM in New Delhi
    Current Employee - Associate MDM in New Delhi

    I have been working at Hays plc full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    nothing there as pro or good

    Cons

    Very less pay and intensive work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow UP kids!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    good firm for freshers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internet Research Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Internet Research Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I have been working at Hays plc full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    employee satisfaction, ok ok salary for freshers

    Cons

    teams badly affected by politics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent company with endless opportunities!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    I have had the opportunity to gain alot of exposure to various facets of the business. Managment and my team are extremley supportive and involve me in various projects. Fantastic culture promoting best practice.

    Cons

    Is a demanding and challenging job which requires long hours at times, however the rewards that follow and knowledge gained makes it worth it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Recruitment Consultant at Hays

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    Excellent training, decent pay. Fantastic social culture!! I had lots of good times at Hays...Used inter-brand to globally re-brand which really freshened up their employer brand and corporate image.

    Cons

    Can micro-manage and take a one size fits all approach to business development/ KPI's. Long working hours and never managed to offer work-life balance like some other recruitment firms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tailor business development and KPI's specific to divisions. Working smarter is often more effective than working harder.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good people poor management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hays plc full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hays train their staff well and for a young recruiter starting out in their career are certainly a good option. The company's size and reach ensures that they always have business on the go and that business development, while important, is not as pressing as with smaller companies.

    Cons

    The company, despite efforts, is still primarily a volume recruiter, focusing on lower end business. They do well in the bottom reaches of the market, competing with the likes of Michael Page and Robert Walters. Like those companies however they find it very hard to break into the more senior, and lucrative, parts of the market. This is reflected in the staff and there are very few Hays recruiters who really understand their business and can offer anything to a client except for CVs.

    The company has very high overheads, with a large support and administration staff and, as a result, both base salaries and commissions are very low. To ensure that costs are met the company is very KPI driven and does not encourage personal flair or creativity.

  11.  

    Review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hays plc

    Pros

    Good career progression if you know the right people.

    Cons

    Long hours, not very good work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life balance

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