Hays Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 17 Sep 2020

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3.8
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Hays CEO Alistair R. Cox
Alistair R. Cox
1,566 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 154 reviews)

  • "Supportive and offer solid career progression options(in 151 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours on occasion if desk gets busy(in 475 reviews)

  • "Not much flexibility around working hours(in 136 reviews)

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  1. "Great for ambitious individuals"

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

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

    Pros

    Sky is the limit, it is what you make it. Great if you're ready to put the effort in to see returns.

    Cons

    Can sometimes be long hours when required.

    Hays Response

    HR Coordinator

    We are delighted to hear about your positive experience and highlighting the opportunities we offer for career growth. Thank you for the 5 star review.

  2. "Good company but more improvement is needed to retain staff"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Very thorough training.

    Cons

    Sometimes unsupportive management. Very high pressure. Really low salary. No flexibility and very long hours.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Don’t work here"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of celebrations and team lunches

    Cons

    Really toxic culture, micro management, very poor salary compared to the market, very long hours and totally unrealistic KPIs. Management are not promoted to managerial roles based on their suitability to the role, but rather tenure and how much they bill. Until this stops the very high turn over in the Melbourne CBD Office will not change.

    Hays Response

    HR Advisor ANZ

    Thank you for your response.We appreciate your review and are pleased that you enjoyed celebrating your success with us at Hays. We are proud of our fair salaries and commission structures, offering unlimited earning potential. You feedback isn’t consistent with our meritocratic culture with our Flex@Hays initiatives. If you would like to provide further feedback please contact Danielle, our HR Advisor at Danielle.Marshall@hays.com.au

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Zero Work Life Balance"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hays full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are some great incentives going for people who work hard and they really do reward success.

    Cons

    Management constantly trying to pull the wool over employees eyes. Pushing back promised pay rises and promotions as a means to crack the whip. Sever micro management and power play too. It's all because managers are recruited owing to tenure in the business rather than merit. Absolutely zero work life balance - hours are long and staff are expected to work outside the already long hours.

    Hays Response

    HR Advisor ANZ

    Thank you for your response. At Hays we are committed to rewarding people for their hard work and results. We are delighted that you experienced this first hand. Your feedback is not reflective of our meritocratic culture where people are promoted based on merit. It also does not reflect our Flex@Hays initiatives. If you would like to provide feedback get in touch with Danielle, our HR Advisor at Danielle.Marshall@hays.com.au

  5. "Not the best, not the worst"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant 
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good training, fun culture, learn the basics in recruitment

    Cons

    Micromanaging, low pay, long hours, poor Commission structure

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  6. "Great company culture and fantastic management!"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

    Hays Response

    HR Coordinator

    Thank you for sharing your great experience within Hays’. We appreciate your feedback – Hays is committed to supporting our employees and offer Flex@Hays options to enable people to balance work and life. Thank you again, and best of luck with your future endeavours.

  7. Helpful (3)

    "Ok place to work"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team culture- people Hays recruit are always same type, funny,outgoing and sociable

    Cons

    Base pay is not great, takes a long time to build commission. Dont get to pick what you recruit for, training is not what its cracked up to be. Long hours and no flexibility

    Hays Response

    HR Coordinator

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the team culture we foster however disappointed to hear your thoughts about the training and remuneration. We would be interested in learning more about your experience and invite you to an Exit Interview if you have not yet participated in one already. Please contact me directly at Rubylea.Sellers@Hays.com.au if you would like to arrange a time to discuss these concerns.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Long Hours and Terrible Culture"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get a few trips interstate

    Cons

    Insanely long hours, no work life balanace

    Hays Response

    HR Coordinator

    Thank you for sharing your feedback, it is very valuable to us. We encourage you to view our Flex@Hays page on our intranet to learn about the flexible arrangements that you can tap into. We would also recommend you share your specific feedback with your Manager or, you can contact our People & Culture Team at InternalHR@Hays.com.au. Thank you for your review.

  9. "Not just another job!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clearly set career path Great commissions - if you put the effort in! Great team environment with lots of social events

    Cons

    Long hours but can be worth it! Average base salary - you need to be motivated by commission

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    Hays Response

    HR Coordinator

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you are enjoying our culture, and commission and career progression opportunities we have available. We encourage you to view our Flex@Hays page on our intranet to learn about the flexible arrangements that you can tap into. Your feedback is valuable, and your suggestion will be passed on to our leadership team. Best wishes to you and your future success with Hays!

  10. "Terrible workplace, staff are disposable and recognition is only money, not merit based as they claim"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hays full-time

    Pros

    Big brand, looks good on the CV

    Cons

    Long hours/no work life balance Really high expectations for really low pay Gossip ridden workforce/lack professionalism Don’t value their staff Push people to burnout I could easily go on

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    Hays Response

    HR Coordinator

    Thank you for your feedback. We are disappointed to hear about your experience this past year. We would be interested in learning more about your experience and invite you to an Exit Interview if you have not yet participated in one already. Please contact me directly at Rubylea.Sellers@Hays.com.au if you would like to arrange a time to discuss these concerns.

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