Hays Reviews

Updated 11 Aug 2020

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3.8
76%
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93%
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Hays CEO Alistair R. Cox
Alistair R. Cox
1,392 Ratings
Pros
  • "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 148 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and training also good career progression, great people(in 147 reviews)

Cons
  • "Developing a successful career as an agency Recruiter does require long hours at times(in 467 reviews)

  • "I would say just the working hours(in 132 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic Development and Training"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hays full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great Training, improved market/industry knowledge, collaborative work environment

    Cons

    A lot expected in regard to targets, sometimes slightly unrealistic

  2. "Mixed Review"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Experience, Culture, Exposure, Location, Responsibility, Training

    Cons

    Salary, Overly Competitive, Stats Orientated, Office Environment, Staff Retention

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  3. "Fine"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mrtgage Advisor in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hays full-time

    Pros

    Helped me out when I needed it

    Cons

    Not pro-active at suggesting new roles

  4. "A company that offers progression and new opportunities!"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant 

    I have been working at Hays full-time

    Pros

    The culture in Hays is one of a kind, there's a strong sense of team spirit across all areas. Personally, I have been given opportunity to progress in my career and am really grateful for the opportunities I've been given.

    Cons

    Some periods are busier than others but once you recognize this it is easier to adapt to it!

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  5. "Supportive place to be"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hays full-time

    Pros

    Have always found Hays to be a place that drives and supports a culture where staff are supported and backed to be the best they can be. Excellent training, management has always driven the right culture and balance between taking responsibility and making sure staff are also responsible for their own performance. During a tough few months in the recruitment/HR sector from what I have heard and seen in the sector, Hays have been industry leading in the support given to staff. Overall excellent place to be

    Cons

    nothing at present, a good place to be

  6. "A great company full of genuine people - doesn't try to be something it isn't"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Strong values, camaraderie, work hard, nice culture, autonomy, room to grow, add your own ideas, focus on fun

    Cons

    Certain times of year bring long hours

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  7. "A great place to build a career"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A place to help with self growth and career progression, coming from a sales background Hays has helped me become a people manager, training is the best I have ever received and this is always the same from other staff feedback, all staff come from so many backgrounds which is great for team bonding and culture.

    Cons

    None to add 2 years in.

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  8. "A company that invests in you!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent training throughout your career . They hire for potential and will train you up so no recruitment experience needed. Fantastic colleagues who make you feel supported at every level. Uncapped commission. Annual well planned events always impress such as a Summer and Christmas Parties. Market leading recruiting resources (top class marketing team & systems) Great office locations - always in the hub of the action! Transparent senior management team that keeps you well informed

    Cons

    A low base salary particularly when starting off. Flexi time and working from home has been limited to date.

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  9. "Excellent Leadership"

    5.0
     

    I have been working at Hays

    Pros

    I’ve been working at Hays Ireland for almost 4 years now and throughout my time at Hays I’ve found the leadership excellent. I’m compelled to write this review as during this challenging time we have received positive and supportive leadership which has helped everyone overcome struggles working from home. The community at Hays Ireland is brilliant and it is really like a family particularly through adversity and everyone looks out for each other. We have great support from our MD and my direct Manager has been so transparent about everything and helped with any issues from home. We are still promoting people in this tough time and this is a celebration of what a great company it is to work for. The career opportunities at excellent at Hays and people who work hard are rewarded well for their efforts. The operational Directors are all approachable and all have a clear vision of success and are always open to ideas and are keen to support you in any way they can. Overall I’ve been so impressed with Hays over the last 4 years but especially now!!!

    Cons

    My only con is we are working remotely but we will be back to normal soon hopefully!

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  10. "Great atmosphere, training, culture and office!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a great atmosphere. Training is definitely second to none! The managers, trainers and senior consultants will always take time out of their day to help. The commission structure is quite generous, so after a 3 plus months, it makes a significant different on the pay.

    Cons

    Base could be higher. High turnover. But both of these are part of the industry.

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