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Hays Reviews

Updated Nov 21, 2019

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3.8
77%
Recommend to a Friend
93%
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Hays CEO Alistair R. Cox
Alistair R. Cox
1,256 Ratings
Pros
  • "It is definitely a work hard play hard type of company and colleagues quickly become friends(in 138 reviews)

  • "Career progression are very transparent(in 138 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Fantastic company, fantastic culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Culture, ethics, fun, high-performance, training, support, customer-centric

    Cons

    Salaries could be higher but commission is very transparent and fair

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Try and encourage the business to take a long-term view, keep focussing on the employees in terms of their wellbeing and development, keep strong customer relationships.

    Hays2019-11-21
  2. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Hays full-time

    Pros

    Great Training, experience and opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Salary, commission scheme, small offices

    Hays2019-10-22
  3. "Content Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Content Reviewer 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 job with a nice enviroment

    Cons

    Does not help to get experience for the cv

    Hays2019-11-03
  4. "recruitment consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Excellent technology. Good Facilities.

    Cons

    long hours. Very hard work.Little to no help in region offices. Everything evolves around Dublin.

    Hays2019-10-25
  5. "Terrible business model"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training. That is all.

    Cons

    Salary is lower than market rate. Major commission threshold. No support from management, they dont listen or try solve problems. Not a nice environment. No client base. Extremely high turnover of staff as they would rather replace someone than change things. Would avoid, much better agencies out there.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to all staff members. Have more structure around management. You cant expect to grow your business if you have to replace an entire team every 6-12 months due to terrible staff retention rates.

    Hays2019-11-14
  6. "Very bad management"

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some nice people, two very funny staff members on the IT & Construction team

    Cons

    Very poor management, will often see senior managers bully staff members in the middle of the office, it’s a massive problem and it’s just ignored despite resulting in numerous staff members leaving. They company has a bad rep and as a result have little to no clients despite what you will be told at interview stage. Managers are too focused on KPI and will want you to just tick boxes hitting a target rather than... quality work.

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    Advice to Management

    Stop letting managers bully your staff, it’s insane in 2019 that you can still see this happening in a workplace

    Hays2019-11-12
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible Management and slave wages"

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good location, some very nice staff, girls on reception are life savers

    Cons

    They really really need to review who they promote to managers, just because people can bill doesn't mean they are in any way capable of managing people, i have seen one director bully people in the middle of the office, make personal insults to junior staff members and force people out of the company because they didn't like them personally. You will be sold a lie when you interview and will be told they have... tons of clients however when you get in you find out that actually they don't. You role will quick become a business development role in which managers will expect you to be pulling in new clients on a daily basis, even on desks that have never been successful in the past. Their expectations for new recruits is beyond belief. Have seen a lot of great recruiters leave the company for rivals due to poor management and been stuck on cold desks with no support from management. Instead of paying for a senior recruiter they pay minimum wage to hire a recent grad, expect them to do the work of a senior recruiter then fire them when it doesn't work before repeating the cycle. Also be prepared to go out to clients to show their data on what workers want and salary guides but when the issues are raised internally staff are shouted down and told them they dont need a pay rise they can just work harder and make commission, like everything with hays managers will respond to you like a child.

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    Advice to Management

    Stop treating staff like children, pay a living wage, stop letting decent recruiters leave because they get no support on cold desks and the biggest one is stop letting managers bully staff.

    Hays2019-10-31
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Recruitment Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays full-time

    Pros

    Exposure to the world of business and recruitment

    Cons

    Pay, management, too focused on KPI activity rather than meaningful activity

    Hays2019-10-09
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Management Haven't A Clue"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training program and great staff.

    Cons

    Senior Management don't know what is going on, from the top down in Ireland. Worst paying agency recruitment company, and release a salary guide yearly (they could learn from there own salary guide and what workers want report)

    Advice to Management

    Start looking into what your so called managers are going and treating staff, instead of walking around with your head on the clouds.

    Hays2019-10-22
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