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Updated 2 Feb 2023

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Found 4,874 of over 6K reviews
3.7
68% Recommend to a Friend
Hays CEO Alistair R. Cox
82% Approve of CEO

Found 4,125 of over 6K reviews

3.7
68%
Recommend to a Friend
82%
Approve of CEO
Hays CEO Alistair R. Cox
Alistair R. Cox
2,211 Ratings
Pros
  • "A work hard play hard environment(in 160 reviews)

  • "young culture, very dynamic; word hard play hard(in 68 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "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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    Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.
    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great career opportunities

      27 Jan 2023 - Manager in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent place to work. Brilliant promotion paths

      Cons

      None I can think of

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Great recruitment business

      5 Jan 2023 - Marketing Director 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Strong recruitment training, driven sales culture, and strong corporate communications & PR teams

      Cons

      Can be extremely fast-paced and demanding environment

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Hays

      3 Jan 2023 - Associate Consultant 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      commission structure excellent, support, training

      Cons

      big company and busy industry

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to begin your career in Recruiting

      10 Jan 2023 - Recruitment Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Fun culture, good social life Supportive team-mates Great training in the UK

      Cons

      Poor base salary Not for you if you're not sales driven

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      n/a

      12 Oct 2022 - Customer Service Representative in Galway
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      good pay and god hr system

      Cons

      bad project that you get placed in

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Poor workculture

      9 Nov 2022 - Senior Consultant 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good training sessions. Good for freshers.

      Cons

      Not much flexibility and poor career growth opportunities.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company

      31 Aug 2022 - Senior Recruiter 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Culture, Training, Career progression and good Management

      Cons

      Salary is probably the main con and promotions are very regimented, if you hit targets early, you have to wait until the time passes before you get your promotion

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to get started

      14 Sep 2022 - Recruiter in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The people you work with. Positive environment Excellent training

      Cons

      Salary is way too low to live off Commission structure Is terrible Too much focus on calls and calling then recruiting

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Company

      19 Aug 2022 - Credit Controller 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Salary, Team spirit, Flexibility, Support

      Cons

      Nothing that I can remember

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    11. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Recruiter

      13 Sep 2022 - Recruitment Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Learning new things in a

      Cons

      Not enough job progression in that role

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    Hays has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 5,615 reviews left anonymously by employees. 68% of employees would recommend working at Hays to a friend and 63% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Hays employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.3 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Hays. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.