Hays plc Reviews

Updated 14 April 2015
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  1. 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  2. Positive culture, industry leading training and plenty of opportunities to develop.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Guildford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Guildford, England (UK)

    I have been working at Hays plc

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Training, development, progression, uncapped commission, ownership of your business

    Cons

    Basic salary, long hours as you would expect in recruitment

  3. Helpful (1)

    Nice opportunity, but high pressure

    Former Intern - Researcher in Budapest (Hungary)
    Former Intern - Researcher in Budapest (Hungary)

    I worked at Hays plc as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great career advancement opportunities both within the company and outside
    Clear targets
    Incentives provided to reach certain targets
    Good, quality work is acknowledged

    Cons

    High pressure from the management
    You are valued only until you bring stable outstanding results
    Sometimes more focus on revenue than quality of candidates and long term relationship with clients

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  5. 1 year experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Raffles Park (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Raffles Park (Singapore)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    alot of freedom in work

    Cons

    alot functions can be improved on

  6. Good company to work for... but need to be able to fit in with culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Hays plc

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    decent base for new training consultants, good training program, large corporate events, financial resources, great brand in singapore and easy to make money, monthly commission with low threshold. generally nice people and good culture if you are a social person. good reward incentives

    Cons

    office is a little cramped, are expanding aggressive forcing consultants into highly specialised verticals making it harder to make money. generally a very hierarchical structure and top down. a bit of a heavy drinking click which is ok, but you need to get involved if you want to progress in the company, socially and professionally.

    commision structure is quite weak compared to toher companies

    will not hesitate to let you go if it suits them

    Advice to Management

    people are promoted on performance but not necessarily on aptitude for management.

  7. Helpful (3)

    Work life, culture, & Management

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pay was good.

    Cons

    If you work smart like me then you can achieve what you need to for your role and more within a working day. It was frowned upon to leave on-time? Awkward to ask for flexibility.

    There was also an acceptance for certain manager to be rude. Just because they seem to be doing a good job.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that you get more from empowering your workforce not suppressing them, with the fallacy that working late means you are working better and harder.

  8. IT Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - IT Consultant in Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Contractor - IT Consultant in Tokyo (Japan)

    I worked at Hays plc as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As a consultant, it is earlier to change industry. Hays provided me such an opportunity.

    Cons

    It took several years to change to the normal career path. As IT consultant, even you can prove to you employer your value, it is likely difficult to be recognized.

  9. Recruitment Consultant

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

    I have been working at Hays plc

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work if you are eager and driven.

    Cons

    as the roles involve both sales and recruitment it is important to be able to deal with high demands in both sides.

  10. Helpful (2)

    expected better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Hays plc as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Had a placement in an investment bank by Hays. At first stage the experience was perfect - the agent I worked with provided the job specs asap, arranged the interviews, etc. However I wish other sides of the process were more organised.

    Cons

    Pre-employment screening process was horrible. I had to upload a lot of documents into the slowest application in the world which kept crushing. The screening officer kept losing the filled forms and asked me e-mail them again and again.

    Submitting electronic time-sheets (technical issues) and communication with payroll department - total nightmare, would avoid working for them again just for that reason. As a result, wrong tax code used, holiday pay delayed for weeks, late payments, etc.

    When my assignment was coming to the end none of the agents approached with another contract opportunities.

    You have to make sure you use all your holidays by the end of the year, otherwise you won't be paid.

    Advice to Management

    Better staffing, communication within and between departments and effective screening system.

  11. Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Manchester City Centre, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Manchester City Centre, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company is a meritocracy

    Cons

    You can work long hours

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