Hays "work hard play" Reviews | Glassdoor.ie

Hays Employee Reviews about "work hard play"

Updated 8 Dec 2019

To filter reviews, or .

3.7
75%
Recommend to a Friend
92%
Approve of CEO
Hays CEO Alistair R. Cox
Alistair R. Cox
1,382 Ratings
Pros
  • "It is definitely a work hard play hard type of company and colleagues quickly become friends(in 141 reviews)

  • "Career progression are very transparent(in 139 reviews)

Cons
More Pros and Cons

Reviews about "work hard play"

Return to all Reviews
  1. "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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

    Great culture, work hard play hard. Staff are outgoing and easy to get along with

    Cons

    Hours can be long, but you are always kept busy.

    Hays2016-07-05
  2. "Excellent Career Progression"

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

    I worked at Hays

    Pros

    Supportive management, great training, clear progression paths, rewarding job, constantly meeting new people and great work hard play hard culture.

    Cons

    Base salary is quite low but if you work hard the commission can more than make up for that, you have to be willing to put in the work though as with everything.

    Hays2017-01-18
  3. "Good place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
     

    I have been working at Hays

    Pros

    Top class training, work hard play hard culture, good benefits

    Cons

    Base salary is poor. Turnover can be high

    Hays2017-01-16
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great company culture who hire the best people!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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

    Great atmosphere in the office, fantastic training and opportunities to fast track your career. Hays always hire great people, you cna develop really great working relationships with your colleagues. Work hard play hard-with plenty of opportuites for socialising. You are given the atonumy to run your own business, and your suggestions and ideas are very much welcomed by management.

    Cons

    Base salary is very low, and commission structure could be better, but there are plenty of opportunities to win incenitves. The earning potential can vary from desk to desk and is not always down to the individual who works on it!

    Advice to Management

    Increase base salary to retain staff long term... improve overall facilities

    Hays2016-08-05
  5. "Opportunities are Fantastic"

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

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

    Pros

    If you are an ambitious person you can progress quickly. The training and development is fantastic. Hays are a work hard play hard company who like to reward staff with different incentives throughout the year.

    Cons

    Recruitment is a challenging role - it has its up's and down's and the hours can be long.

    Hays2015-06-30
  6. "Exceptional training, development and management team"

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

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

    Pros

    Committed and hardworking managing and director team who are keen to upskill employees and keep them in the business. You can have a very successful career at Hays. Team is chatty and we have fun everyday in the office. Lots of progression on offer if you show drive and ask for it. Lots of incentives and rewards which make staff valued and rewarded for our hard work. Your success is what you make of it, if you put the hard work in you'll see results.

    Show More

    Cons

    Expectations to be in the office for 40-50 hours per week is too much and way above industry standards. Very corporate office environment. Lack of flexibility even with "flexible working" - 1 hour either side and approved by management beforehand is not flexible and no options to work from home. Maternity pay is standard and based on base salary no matter how long you've been in the business or what level you are. When you start there is luck of the draw in whether your desk is hot, warm or cold and promotions are based on fees not effort so that impacts new recruits. Only take on entry level recruiters due to salary being too low for market rate. Salary and commission is a LOT lower compared to market rate.

    Show More

    Advice to Management

    To retain staff, start acknowledging what other agencies are doing better e.g salary, commission, mat pay, benefits and amend the flexible working policy to working from home and actually being flexible. Keep doing what you're doing regarding training and development as that is next to none!

    Hays2019-12-08
  7. "Highly rewarding with lots of progression in return for hard work and ambition."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Ipswich, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hays full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Hays is a great company to join if you want to have a long-term career in Recruitment with a global leader and you aren't afraid of some hard work! As a business, it has really progressed in recent years in the way that it develops, trains and supports it's staff. With industry leading training, but also with the support of colleagues and management, those that are new to the Recruitment sector have the best chance of being successful at Hays. Throughout your career, Hays will develop and push you further. You will have access to numerous benefits including a generous employee share scheme, flexible working, access from home, retail and restaurant discounts, discounted dental and health care schemes, black tie events, plus lots of incentives including anything from a bottle of bubbly to an all expenses paid holiday! Hays offers competitive salaries and a rewarding commission scheme. As you gain experience, you may get the opportunity to manage your own team which allows you to earn more, plus, can lead to you managing an office, a region, or even a country in the future. As a global PLC, a huge benefit is the ability to relocate with Hays abroad, or to take a sabbatical and return to a guaranteed job. This is a great option if you want to travel or explore the world.

    Show More

    Cons

    The hours can be long and the work can be tough, but if you are willing to put in the effort and work hard, it can be hugely rewarding.

    Hays2019-11-26
  8. "Fast paced company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Kuala Lumpur
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    -Good basic & commission - Compact training - Work hard, play hard - Quarterly performance appraisal to keep you on track - Fast promotion

    Cons

    - A lot of pressure - Very target driven - Repetitive

    Advice to Management

    Good management. But need to be more compassionate & attentive towards employees that are trying their best to excel their career in Hays.

    Hays2019-10-24
  9. "Great company to work for and are extremely appreciated as an employee"

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

    I worked at Hays for more than a year

    Pros

    The company invests a lot of money into training you, although I was only an intern I was treated like any other member of staff with the same levels of responsibility. There is a great sales culture and buzz around the office, and every success is recognised amongst your peers and senior management. Support is always in place if you feel you are struggling and all colleagues, despite their seniority, are extremely friendly and approachable. Overall I couldnt recommend Hays enough if you are wanting to work in recruitment, they are the biggest and best in the industry and if you work there you will understand why. There are lots of incentives to work towards eg race days or office parties, very sociable and young working environment 'work hard play hard'.

    Show More

    Cons

    Long working hours, standard day is 8:30 - 6 (5:30 on a Friday), however this is normal if working in recruitment. Can't fault anything else Hays do as a business.

    Hays2019-09-24
  10. "Great people and culture!"

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

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

    Pros

    Everyone at Hays is super supportive of your efforts and work. There is a great culture in place which recognises hard work and success. I have made some great friends here and the social scene is important to me.

    Cons

    There are no downsides to working for Hays.

    Hays2019-09-19
Found 141 reviews
</>Embed