Hays plc Reviews

Updated 25 August 2014
Updated 25 August 2014
163 Reviews

3.8
163 Reviews
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Hays plc CEO Alistair R. Cox
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible approach to work life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Great training, International opportunities, good commission scheme (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Have to work really long hours, and leaving at 5 is almost unacceptable (in 8 reviews)

  • When I left the senior management were not of this ilke and valued stats above all else (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Software Engineer more than 2 year

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Noida
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Noida

    I have been working at Hays plc full-time for 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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    • 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 for 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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    Former Employee - Senior Associate  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I worked at Hays plc full-time for 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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    It was nice learning about work as well as about life at Hays.

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    Former Employee - Associate  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I worked at Hays plc full-time for 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

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    Current Employee - Associate MDM  in  New Delhi
    Current Employee - Associate MDM in New Delhi

    I have been working at Hays plc full-time for 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

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    • 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 for 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at Hays Recruitment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant  in  Swansea, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Swansea, Wales (UK)

    I have been working at Hays plc full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Inspirational Leaders
    - The week fly bys
    - Obtainable promotion criteria
    - Scope to earn brilliant cash based on how hard you work personally
    - Hilarious colleagues

    Cons

    - Not really a con but advice that new starers understand the job is tough but worth it after the steep learning curve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    The best overall job grounding a graduate can receive.....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hays plc for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - Some of the most fun & skilled people I have ever worked with
    - There are some oustanding mentors in the business. If you can grab one, you will have support for life
    - Great chance to take responsibility early on for your own business
    - Opportunity to become a real specialist in your area of business
    - Diverse portfolio of clients
    - Extensive internal support
    - IT database & systems
    - Extensive UK & global network of offices
    - Brand name
    - Training programme for new starters

    Cons

    - You have to be super resilient, otherwise you will not fall in love with this job
    - Day to day decisions can take too long to be approved by senior management, and job opportunities can often be lost
    - Business strategies can get lost in translation
    - Constant target and KPI pressure is not to everyone's liking
    - True flexible working is not available

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, people and rewards - but a challenging and demaning job

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Reading, England (UK)

    I have been working at Hays plc full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent personal development and training opportunities. You are able to set your own goals and manage your own work load. Although targets are high, the rewards are good. Regular incentives are set, as well as having the opportunity to earn uncapped commission. Great people and team atmosphere and a fun environment to work in. Good opportunity to progress with the organisation and after longer term employment, there is an opportunity to relocate worldwide.

    Cons

    Is a demanding and challenging job. Targets are set high and everyone is expected to exceed those targets soon after joining the organisation. Hays focus heavily on KPI's and fee targets - which are reviewed regularly. It is a difficult industry to make a name for yourself, so you need perseverance and consistency to earn the top level of commission and promotion. If you are looking for an easy 9 - 5 job this isn't the right position for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Further support could be given to help new employees develop their skills - more on the job coaching by managers for new team members and regular refreshers courses for experienced hires would be good. Less focus on KPI's for experienced hires and more motivation and encouragement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Hays plc full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The team atmosphere and friendly competition makes it a really fulfilling place to work. Excellent opportunities for socialising in and out of work, and great earning potential. There is loads of experience in the office to draw on so you never feel like you don't know what to do. As you are with the company for longer you have lots of autonomy to manage your business in the most effective way. Excellent specific training for staff at all levels.

    Cons

    It can be a challenge managing time effectively and making sure that work is done pro-actively rather than reactively. There can be a danger that people get too caught up in what they are doing and loose sight of the fact that nothing is life or death.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would be good to offer some more flexible working opportunities and the ability to work remotely for more junior members of staff. Clear communication is vital.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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