Hays Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Jan 20, 2021

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Hays CEO Alistair R. Cox
Alistair R. Cox
1,892 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fast career progression, rewarding position, great people(in 161 reviews)

  • "There are lots of incentives to work towards eg race days or office parties, very sociable and young working environment 'work hard play hard'(in 157 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Certain times of year bring long hours(in 495 reviews)

  • "Not much flexibility around working hours(in 141 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Hays

      May 8, 2017 - Principal Consultant in North West
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Work hard play hard ethos and you are rewarded for the work you put in. Really friendly staff and very approachable management.

      Cons

      Long hours and sometimes a work life balance is hard to find

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      Hays Response

      Head of Internal Recruitment

      Many thanks for your comments.

    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Working for Hays Recruitment....

      Jan 20, 2021 - Section Manager in Launceston
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Opportunities to grow, supportive teams, good training

      Cons

      4 weekly pay, long hours and often demanding workloads

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      Hays Response

      HR Coordinator

      Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear of your appreciation of the industry leading training, development opportunities and positive company culture. We encourage you to discuss your feedback with your Manager or Regional Director. Alternatively, if you would like to speak to a member of our People & Culture team, please contact Holly Riddell, our HR Advisor at Holly.Riddell@hays.com.au.

    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great people and systems

      Jan 19, 2021 - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Experienced and knowledgeable colleagues Good name in the market (most areas) Strong emphasis on ethics and compliance Huge psychological safety - always felt supported

      Cons

      Salary and commission structure could be improved Processes can lack agility - feeling of being a couple of years behind the curve Formal dress code in all areas as standard Long hours

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Very positive experience

      Jan 11, 2021 - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Fast career progression, rewarding position, great people.

      Cons

      Long hours but not much else

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Low pay

      Jan 20, 2021 - Senior Consultant in Lönd
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Experience, career opportunities , diversity

      Cons

      Salary, bonus and long hours

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Not great

      Jan 20, 2021 - RecruitmentConsultant in Perth, Western Australia, Western Australia
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Build great relationships with work colleagues. Lots of good training to set you up in the field.

      Cons

      Very low pay, long hours, no over time pay or time in lieu for extra hours, working to strict KPIs - if they are not met you will be put on performance management and be given official warning letters.

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      Hays Response

      HR Coordinator

      Thank you for your response. We are pleased to hear of your appreciation of the industry leading career and development opportunities and company culture at Hays. At Hays, we are proud of our fair and transparent remuneration structure that allows employees unlimited earning potential based on performance and would welcome the opportunity to talk to you about this and your feedback further. If you would like to do so, please get in touch with Holly Riddell, our HR Advisor at Holly.Riddell@hays.com.au

    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great people, tough work during a pandemic

      Jan 19, 2021 - Recruitment Consultant in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great training, culture, energy and vibe to the office (which managers have tried their hardest to replicate remotely). The majority of people care about you in the role

      Cons

      Long working hours, difficult role in a lockdown. Long hours and terrible work life balance

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great if you’re into sales

      Jan 18, 2021 - Business Manager in Liverpool, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good atmosphere if you’re doing well

      Cons

      Very demanding. Very sales heavy, and quite brutal if you’re not hitting sales targets. Long hours.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Recruitment Consultant

      Dec 9, 2020 - Recruiter in Auckland, Auckland
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      growth opportunities, great employees in the office, uncapped commission

      Cons

      resilience is key, long hours, lack of influential management

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company if you are a hardworker

      Dec 4, 2020 - Recruitment Consultant in Colchester, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Career progression, positive and fun atmosphere, rewards and recognition for good work, support from management, business is growing a great reputation

      Cons

      Long hours. Lots of hard work needed to get success. High KPI's and targets

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