Hays Employee Reviews about "working hours"
Updated 29 Nov 2021
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"A work hard play hard environment" (in 160 reviews)
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"Long hours - 8-6 Monday to Friday" (in 549 reviews)
"there isnt any other than long working hours" (in 160 reviews)
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- Former Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
Avoid8 Apr 2021 - Senior Consultant in London, EnglandRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
- my immediate team were great
- low pay and long working hours - commission structure is not competitive with wider market. It is worth me pointing out here that I was successful and well regarded in my role - I made very little on top of my base. - awful management, there are individuals who are good at being recruiters who are put into management roles, when they are awful at managing. My first manager bullied me and nothing was ever done because they were a high earner - lad culture and misogyny are commonplace - Employees are treated like children and there is an extremely rigid working structure, if you were ever not at your desk by the time you were meant to start, logged on with phone in hand - this was an issue - lack of benefits - no private medical etc. You do get a piece of fresh fruit though if you hit target! - there is this mindset that is drummed into you from day 1 that you are SO lucky to work at Hays, and that you should never leave. One of my colleagues had worked there for over 10 years and left for a career break - we were not allowed to even give her a card to say goodbyeContinue reading
- Former Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Needs Improvement4 Aug 2021 - Associate RecruiterRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great training plan and very supportive team.
Salary is very poor - even with your on target earnings and team bonus on top of your minimum wage salary. For a company who openly shares their finances with you and who is very successful and highly profitable, this needs to change. Long working hours of 8.30am - 6pm, however realistically more like 8am - 7pm due to workload. They say they promote flexible working, however if you are a full time employee, there is nothing flexible about it. A very target driven culture, which although will work for some people, it won't work for everyone. I found them de-motivating and made me feel like I was a child being constantly watched over.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Good employer if you're looking for large agency experience2 Jun 2021 - Section Manager in SydneyRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Cares about its employees -Celebrates success -Good overall helpful management and training -Fast career progression for high achievers
-Long standard working hours (early start-late finish) even for more senior employees who know how to manage their time -Systems could use some improvements but they seem to focus on trivial updated instead of practical system improvements -Bonus and Commissions aren't the highest compared to the industry as a whole but that's what you'd expect from a big agencyContinue reading
Wow, thank you for your detailed feedback! We are very pleased to hear about the aspects you are enjoying most and are also grateful for your constructive feedback. If you would like to discuss this in greater detail, we encourage you to discuss with your Manager or Regional Director, or if you prefer to speak with a member of our People and Culture team, please contact our HR Advisor, Holly Riddell, directly on Holly.Riddell@hays.com.au.
- Former Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Was okay-ish29 Jan 2021 - Recruiter in London, EnglandRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Training- bold and intense, you can see the company spent a lot of money and time in this. Management do want to see you win.
Working hours - Ridiculously long - 08:30-18:00 with a 30min lunch time. It's frowned upon if you're even a minute late, leave a minute early or don't have your lunch at your desk. Salary - FRAUD with the amount of hours you put in a day, daylight robbery. They entice and trap you with the ideology of making so much money through commission which is true to a point but never in your first year! I advice if you're living out move back in with your parents cos ya'll going to need to save your $. I'm putting a thumbs down to recommend to a friend as I truly believe it is upon the individual whom are applying for this role if they have thick skin and what it takes to survive in an environment like this.Continue reading
- Current Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Great place to start14 Oct 2021 - Associate Recruitment Consultant in London, EnglandRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great culture and impeccable training. Staff are a great bunch to work with and happy to share their knowledge with new starters and those coming into recruitment for the first time.
Can be a little strict on working hours, some consultants are quite competitive when chasing fees.
- Former Employee★★★★★
Churn out staff, no investment in people29 Nov 2021 - Recruitment ConsultantRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Nothing bad to say about the team I worked for
Poor technology. Horrific working hours. No long term growth
- Current Employee★★★★★
overall very good6 Oct 2021 - Recruitment ConsultantRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
a great environment to work in
there isnt any other than long working hoursContinue reading
- Current Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
Market Leader29 Sept 2020 - Principal Consultant in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, EnglandRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
I joined Hays around 5 years ago as an Associate Recruitment Consultant with 1 year prior recruitment experience. Since day one I have received market leading training to help me develop my career from strength to strength. Hays have a very clear career progression plan for individuals at all levels with achievable milestones which are constantly being reviewed to help you achieve the best possible career. Since joining Hays, I have achieved 3 promotions as well being on track to being promoted to Manager over a high performing team. Hays offer a wide range of career paths from operational management to sales / strategic focused opportunities, so you will always find a career path that would suit your ambitions. The culture at Hays is truly rewarding, I work with a number of likeminded professionals who all share the same goal to provide a first class service to both candidates & clients.
The cons for working at Hays are the working hours. However, this has recently changed with the introduction of a hybrid working from home policy.
- KEY NOT FOUND: jobLine.reserve-former★★★★★
Good experience3 Aug 2021 - KEY NOT FOUND: reviews.reserve-anonymousRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Hays offer a good package and benefits and healthy working environment. Hays offer a good package and benefits and healthy working environment.
cons include long working hours and work life balance. cons include long working hours and work life balance.
- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Recruitment Team Leader24 Jul 2021 - Recruitment Team Leader in KrakówRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Salary, development, growth ideas and possibilities, training, international environment, coaching, benefits, language development, recruitment growth, driversed projects and clients inside
Flexibility, no option for work from home, strict working hours, lack of handling COVID situation and support from workers during the crisis