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Updated 5 Dec 2019

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3.7
74%
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Hays CEO Alistair R. Cox
Alistair R. Cox
1,360 Ratings
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  • "It is definitely a work hard play hard type of company and colleagues quickly become friends(in 140 reviews)

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

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  1. "Fast track career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hays full-time

    Pros

    Great management structure &, clear line of progression

    Cons

    Trying to find the right work life balance

    Hays2018-05-04
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Sub par pay, poor management, unsociable hours, terrible atmosphere."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Location of office is amazing

    Cons

    - Work life balance is non existent. - The long hours are not reflected in the salaries they offer. - Office environment often feels like a school, with overworked underpaid employees taking out their frustrations on each other, with the management policing behavior as it suits them. - Incredibly high turnover of staff, no one stays there past 2 years out of college.

    Advice to Management

    Dublin is far too competitive a location to continue to underpay your staff.

    Hays2019-03-28
  3. "Great place to work, good crack & great career path!"

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    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

    If you put the work in, you get rewarded. Always know what your next promotion is and how to get there. Promotions are there if you work for them, with a salary increase each time. Great people to work with, everyone is friendly and pleasant it makes work easier. Great crack and work-life balance, Christmas party was in a lovely hotel for the night and all expenses dinner/drinks. Training is excellent, constant... support from managers and no one minds answering any questions or helping out. I went one a couple of group days out in including go- karting, sky walk at croke park, pizza making and a couple more. These were half days, at company expense and a couple of drinks and food after, to bond with teams etc. It is great fun with lots of support. Would highly recommend!

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    Cons

    I have made a great living from working at Hays because I put the work in, I read a review that says the salary is low but obviously that person wasn't working hard enough. It is a sales job!

    Hays2018-01-08
  4. "Good Starting point"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hays full-time

    Pros

    Hays provides a great starting point for a career in recruitment and gives second to none training and development. The social life is good and you are supported.

    Cons

    Salary and commission rates are below market rate and show no sign of changing. There is a lot of politics too and an overall lack of structure and some bad hiring. Also a poor work life balance.

    Hays2016-09-22
  5. "A great organisation and career progression"

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Consider what can be done to ensure longevity of top perfomers

    Hays2013-12-12
  6. "Great company culture and fantastic management!"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company that prides itself on their inclusive culture, lots of rewards, incentives and recognition for staff. Everyone is very friendly and willing to help you, they encourage success and very clear progression paths.

    Cons

    Work life balance, very long hours.

    Hays2019-12-05
  7. "Find your recruitment experience elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    4 weeks vacation Disability through benefits plan Free booze all the time

    Cons

    Free booze all the time... sometimes even in the mornings at meetings. If you go on disability, understand that your manager will tell the entire office the confidential reason why, and bad mouth you when (if) you return. Managers are trained specifically to create fear in their teams. They think fear = productivity. It does not. Fear = burn out, excessive stress, strain on mental health and a toxic culture.... Management is a joke. The most senior manager in the office frequently made inappropriate and sexual jokes openly, creating a very uncomfortable environment to attempt to be professional in. No work/life balance. Hours are 8-5 but if you don't work 7-6 you'll get a talking to.

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    Advice to Management

    None. These problems come from the top, trickle into directors and managers, and fester in the team leads. Nothing is going to change anytime soon.

    Hays2019-12-05
  8. "Hard work but well rewarded"

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    Former Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Leicester, England
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hays full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good incentives Knowledgeable colleagues Interesting work Good development opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours (as with all recruitment) Backwards thinking when it comes to flexible working/work-life balance initiatives Great when it is going well, but management struggles when it is not

    Hays2019-11-05
  9. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, people, development, money, career

    Cons

    Work / life balance can be better

    Hays2019-10-22
  10. "Good company but no work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A very friendly company with some great people to work with. They have the bog standard benefits and support good causes and lots of room for growth in the business. Lots of little perks every now and then for employees which was nice

    Cons

    Entry salaries are pretty poor, particularly for Central London. Company need to consider taking a leaf out of their own 'Salary Guide' and paying people as per the industry guidelines they set out. Also very long hours and little work life balance.

    Hays2019-11-04
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