Hays plc

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Hays plc Reviews

Updated 24 February 2015
Updated 24 February 2015
196 Reviews
3.7
196 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Software Engineer more than 2 year

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    • Senior Management
    • 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 a 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 a 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a 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
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 a 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    employee satisfaction, ok ok salary for freshers

    Cons

    teams badly affected by politics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing company to work. Number 1 recruitment agency in APAC for a reason

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Great team culture, career opportunities and training

    Cons

    A lot of politics involved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to develop your career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Hays plc

    Pros

    Dynamic environment a meritocracy. Expect to be challenged, high expectation and reward for high results and hard work, you have to be committed.

    Cons

    Promotion criteria built around results, not much lateral thinking. Can feel like you are being managed by numbers but everyone has to learn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    staff managers need more time to manage

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good business, but is struggling to adapt to the modern world of recruiting

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Hays plc

    Pros

    Good training (for the sector, could be better).
    Good benefits
    Regional coverage
    International opportunities
    Some innovative products such as the digital section.

    Cons

    Suffers from the same issues as most recruitment companies: can be extremely KPI-focused and short-termist at times.
    Work-life balance poor (par for the sector however).
    High turnover, skill-base / commitment to most markets relatively low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting good consultants into management posts just because of high billings / long service: the attributes needed for a good leader / manager and a good consultant are frankly not the same, and in many cases opposed. Move the focus of your business further towards niche sectors and away from 'high street'.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Aggressive sales environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hays plc

    Pros

    Chance to get good bonus, worked with some good clients. Well known in the market referral rate is high on candidate and clients

    Cons

    Competitive, all the good clients are already pre-owned by other consultants. high turn over rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give them motivation rather than just incentive that you guys think so highly of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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