Hays Employee Reviews about "career progression"

Updated 11 Jul 2020

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Hays CEO Alistair R. Cox
Alistair R. Cox
1,495 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 146 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. "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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  2. "Excellent company that focuses on employee development and engagement"

    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

    Brilliant work environment and culture. Training offered at all levels is way above industry standard. Even senior managment receive regular training. Brilliant commission scheme and massive earning potential All staff are friendly and social Brilliant opportunities for career progression

    Cons

    Not a con but - Job depends on your own self will and perseverance- if you cannot motivate yourself to succeed and perform high levels of activity without micromanagement you will not succeed

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  3. "Marketing"

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

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

    Pros

    Career progression is a big focus in Hays Recruitment. Your manager is always making sure you are progressing and making the most of your career. The managers in Hays are also great mentors, and the company provides wonderful training. I would 100% recommend people to start their career with Hays.

    Cons

    There are none that I can think of.

  4. "Hays review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Working with people, great networking opportunities, commission, training is great, great career progression opportunities.

    Cons

    Poor salary, Standard rate on commission is a joke, long hours, short breaks, decrease in salary after 3 months.

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  5. "Dream Graduate Job"

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

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

    Pros

    The main thing for me about joining Hays is that there is a clear career progression path, which for me after completing university is exactly what I was looking for. The training and assistance I have had from my colleagues, managers and HR since I've started has been really great they have helped me to fit in and build my confidence in doing my job on a daily basis, and I feel I can always approach them should I ever have any problems. In particular my mangers (Anne Marie and Ferdia) and my colleagues (Hannah and Helene) are always proactively assisting me when I need it, giving me tips on how I can improve and also, praising me when I do something right or meet a target. In general, it has been a great place to work so far, the team are really great and everyone in Hays have been extremely welcoming since I've started.

    Cons

    To be honest, I really couldn't think of any cons with Hays at all.

    Hays Response

    August 24, 2016Head of Internal Recruitment

    Thank you for your thorough review. It's great to hear you're enjoying your job and working with your team - I've let them know you've mentioned them and I have no doubt they'll be over the moon at the great feedback!

  6. "Hays Cork"

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

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

    Pros

    Career progression opportunities, great training and guidance provided by senior management. Great office atmosphere and team fit.

    Cons

    Honestly cannot think of anything negative working for Hays.

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    Hays Response

    August 1, 2016Head of Internal Recruitment

    Thank you for your 5 star review from Cork - I have passed it onto Richard and the Ops team and have no doubt it will make their day! Thank you and see you at conference no doubt.

  7. "Pretty good"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hays

    Pros

    Fun Culture, young company always activities planned for outside work for socialising. Great Career progression available.

    Cons

    The hours can be long at times.

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  8. "A great organisation and career progression"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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

    Open communication with Senior Management, excellent training and career progression. Clear understanding of performance expectations and support to receive this. Flexible approach to work life balance.

    Cons

    Compared to other industries benefits are ok. A reasonable proportion of pay is commission based which can be challenging as people mature and want to buy a property.

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  9. "Work hard and get rewarded"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Love IT So Far and Great Training In the Office!! 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hays full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and training also good career progression, great people

    Cons

    Can be long work hours

  10. "Great Place to Work"

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

    I worked at Hays full-time

    Pros

    Strong company culture Good up-to-date technology Good career progression Company vision outlined clearly

    Cons

    Work hours extended during busy periods

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