Hays
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3.6 out of 5 stars.
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Quick and secure way to find temporary work in Edinburgh

Overall a good experience and my first contract was a nice job just not what I wanted or in the location I requested, but if you want to work then I think they will always find you something. Initial paperwork and wages/holiday pay bit confused but sorted quickly. As Senior management not many higher paid challenging roles available for me and I would really struggle to survive and remain interested in a general admin/secretarial role. I found all the Edinburgh office team friendly and helpful so would definitely recommend them as this is my 2nd interaction with them in the last few years.

Pros

Immediate, secure work

Cons

Poor rates of pay, unless willing to make a longer commute, no benefit to working from home as have to pay extra for bills for the same money.

Ratings by category

4.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.0 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
4.0 out of 5 stars for Management
4.0 out of 5 stars for Culture
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Cons

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Overall rating

Based on 1,075 reviews

Ratings by category

3.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.3 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.0 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.3 out of 5 stars for Management
3.4 out of 5 stars for Culture

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