Happiness score is 68 out of 100
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Hays Careers and Employment

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About the company

  • CEO
    Simon Winfield, Managing Director, UK&I
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    1,001 to 5,000
  • Revenue
    £730m to £4bn (GBP)
  • Industry
    Human Resources & Staffing
  • Link
    Hays website
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Salary estimated from 413.2K employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed.

Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 1K reviews and is evolving.



Recruitment Consultant in London, Greater London
on 17 May 2022
Was okay
Ok while working there but as soon as you leave they really see you as a number. Pay was ok but they expected you to stay late no work for balance given. Training programme meant to be great but if really failed to even be good. I would not recommend hays I would recommend a smaller company that will actually care about you
Covid operative in Teddington, Greater London
on 20 May 2022
Engaging and fun
Busy, learned hard work and responsibility. Good management but the hardest part of the job is its unpredictability. The team is excellent and fun to work with.
Recruitment Consultant in Glasgow
on 13 May 2022
Fast paced
Good place to work you get out what you put in. Good culture and good benefits lots of away days and decent commission scheme. Management are helpful depending on what team you are in
Prison Escort in Preston, Lancashire
on 9 May 2022
Dead end
You end up being paid less to be paid by either the agency or an umbrella company, either way they take a chunk from you every week for doing absolutely nothing. Holiday pay is taken out of your wage unless you choose not to accrue it. Trying to get hold of agency management is a nightmare. No opportunities for advancement. As for the job you will end up being offered every company is different, but you will most likely be treated with little respect because of you only being an agency staff member.
Recruitment Consultant - Finance in Crawley, West Sussex
on 7 May 2022
Fast Pace and a lot of career development opportunities!
Working at Hays have been a life changing experience as this as my first recruitment role as well. My manager made the whole process from interview to induction and then eventually passing probation and building my desk very easy and supportive. Hays have the best training and development in the industry and the managers and regional directors are always there to support you.

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Interview insights

Insights from 301 Indeed users who have interviewed with Hays within the last 5 years.

Favourable experience
Interview is average
Process takes about a day or two

Interview questions

Tell me about yourself? Why should we hire u? Tell me about your strength and weakness? Tell us about your previous experiences?

Shared on 27 August 2018

What experience, hours wanted the usual

Shared on 11 July 2018

Too long ago toremember

Shared on 11 October 2017

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