Hays Reviews

Updated 20 Jan 2021

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3.8
73%
Recommend to a Friend
89%
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Hays CEO Alistair R. Cox
Alistair R. Cox
1,542 Ratings
Pros
  • "Supportive and offer solid career progression options(in 158 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 154 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours on occasion if desk gets busy(in 487 reviews)

  • "Not much flexibility around working hours(in 140 reviews)

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  1. "They care"

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

    I have been working at Hays full-time

    Pros

    A really fun environment with good people. Great place to learn

    Cons

    Industry has low salaries for junior staff and Hays is no different

  2. "Good company to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    clear career path and opportunities unites

    Cons

    Nothing to say for cons


  3. "Would avoid in future"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Content Analyst in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People who work there can be nice

    Cons

    Pretty much everything else. Avoid

  4. "Great training, high turnober"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Dublin, Dublin

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

    Pros

    Training is good, good social events.

    Cons

    Low pay, turnover is high.

  5. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Executive in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hays full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with, very friendly and helpful. Very social.

    Cons

    I don't think I have any!

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid at all costs!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Hays full-time

    Pros

    There was Weekly pay that’s it

    Cons

    Unresponsive. Literally ignored my emails, how is this tolerated in a job? Unprofessional Take a portion of your weekly wage

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  7. "OK"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Support Representative in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a job, at least I was getting paid.

    Cons

    Low pay compare to the same job elsewhere. Almost no protection or benefits offered by the company. Not good at communication.

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  8. "it gets you through"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    money is okayish, people are ok

    Cons

    you feel like a slave

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  9. "Tough, initial salary is bad"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hays full-time

    Pros

    - performance based salary after a couple years

    Cons

    - work life balance - company culture - starting salary

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start in Recruitment"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company culture, friendly & sound team and management. Fun company days out. Nice modern office located on Grafton Street. Suited to graduates. Opportunity to progress.

    Cons

    Awful base and commission structure, you will scrape to pay your rent. Unrealistic targets, high fees to employers who often argue and then you have to "defend your fees" which is difficult to do as a rookie! Long hours, very competitive and stressful "call centre" type environment.

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