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did not seem to know what they were doing
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), londonJune 13, 2013
Pros: if you know some tell me
Cons: unorganised
lost an incredible amount of paperwork
emergency tax for weeks took very long time to sort out
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As good as I've found so far
Temp Finance Officer (Current Employee), EdinburrghJune 12, 2013
Pros: good contract length, and quality staff
Cons: more money please!
I work for Hays in a temp finance role in Edinburgh. 2nd contract, and better people to work through than anyone else I've applied to. At least they returnb calls and sort .issues
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Seriously good - in my view
IT Contractor (Current Employee), Lisburn, County AntrimJune 12, 2013
Pros: market knowledge, speedy reponses
Cons: none yet.
I work through Hays in a contract role (.net developer) and I've had an infintely better experience with my 2 consultants than from any other recruitment firm. Third long-term contract role, lots of support on timesheets and expenses, and kept up to speed on new roles each time my project ends.
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Work hard, play hard
Office Administrator (Former Employee), Cardiff, WLSJune 10, 2013
Cons: no promotional opportunities for support staff
Hays Specialist Recruitment epitomises the 'work-hard, play-hard' saying. The long hours, late nights and early mornings can sometimes be a constant battle, but you get a huge sense of satisfaction when the job is done. Hays pushes its workers to be a better Recruiter, so we can be knowledgeable in our market. A typical day for myself would be looking – more... after a team of 17 consultants, spread over two offices and 3 divisions. I had to learn about each division and make sure I adhered to all the compliance rules for each one. – less
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HAYS are the worst agency from candidates prospective
candidate (Former Employee), londonJune 3, 2013
HAYS are definitely the worst recruitment agency I ever came across. They are really just waste of your time and travel expenses.
I've been to their HQ three times on different occasions. Each time no feedback, no return phone calls. Stay clear of this company to save a bit of your time.
I wonder how they still survive.
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Challenging work
Temporary teachers' assistant and receptionist (Former Employee), Cardiff, WLSJune 2, 2013
Pros: working with children, working as part of a team.
Cons: no long term, permanent position
A typical day would consist of being given instructions on what I need to do throughout the day with the children or any other activities that needed to be completed, this could range from reading with the children to preparing activities. I've learned from this experience how to communicate effectively with co-workers and parents, how to handle difficult – more... circumstances and many other skills in the process. The hardest part of the job was that I was unable to stay in one school longer than a week and make that school a permanent place of employment. But the most enjoyable part was that I was able to work as part of a team and be part of activities in the school. – less
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Fast paced,enjoyable and rewarding
Team Manager (Former Employee), NorthamptonMay 28, 2013
Pros: being directly responsible for your teams performance
Cons: long hours, commute, night shifts
My working hours at Barclaycard was 3pm till 11pm, Monday to Friday but most days I started working at 2pm and did not finish till 12am. I used to travel from Derby to Northampton everyday which took me 1 hour 30 minutes each way. I did not mind the commute as I loved working their, everyone knew there role well which made the PPI department very efficient. – more... I was contracting through Hays managing my own team of level 2 PPI case handlers, I oversaw my team going through cases from start to finish, investigating on customers PPI Claims, whether it be an uphold or defend, making sure my team follow the correct processes, answering queries, spotting errors, regular team focus meetings on quality and performance, building my team up to target and through their accreditations. Even though I was contracting for only a short time I learned a lot about PPI, how its calculated, what different processes company's use and also how to adapt and make things better. I learned that if you put in hard work it always pays off, seeing my team get up to speed with their targets and through there accreditations was the best part of my job. – less
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ignorance
na (Former Employee), walesMay 9, 2013
Cons: arrogant and ignorant
Tried phoning the telecom team on 3 different numbers not one answered left messages on each phone not one person got back to me

Also emailed no response from them

My advice go to a different agency they only take people on from word of mouth I should know from past experience with a few family members who think about themselves
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Ask me
Business Support Officer (Current Employee), Victoria Street, LondonMay 8, 2013
Pros: flexibility
Cons: travel
Good company, very relaxing environment.
Shared workload with colleagues.
There is no area in the role I consider to be hard.
The most enjoyable part is getting all the work done on time to meet deadline and the flexibility once work has been prioritised.

June 3, 2013

There is hard time that come and heart us, but finding true love is also hard, its just like working every day and finding a right job to help your family.

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Really fun place to work
Admin (Current Employee), DoncasterApril 18, 2013
Really enjoy working for Hays the people here are so easy to get along with and we have a really good giggle but i live on my own and being on an apprenticeship wage is hard to live by so im just looking for a better salary.
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Hays is a recruitment agency
British Telecom Frames Engineer (Former Employee), South WalesApril 4, 2013
Pros: full time work
Cons: rolling one month contracts
I worked for British Telecom on behalf of Hays Recruitment, I worked in teams of two unsupervised in various BT Exchanges across South, West & Mid Wales running & connecting telephone & broadband wires. I learnt how to be a Frames Engineer working in hand with other BT employees to keep on top of a busy schedule working to strict H & S rules. BT management – more... & employees were always very helpful & supportive, I made many friends during my time there & keep in touch with my partner & many others from the company. Learning this new role was very difficult but i was given plenty of support & grew into the role quickly to become a trusted & competent member of the team. I got a great deal of enjoyment from travelling to various places of work meeting new people & having the trust of my manager to be left alone to do my work knowing that all work would be completed. – less
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flt warehouse
warehouse / flt driver (Former Employee), wrexhamApril 3, 2013
was told work was for 3 - 6 months ended up being 3 - 4 weeks

typical day would be processing orders for delivery drivers by scanning in and out goods,
palletising orders for next day, helping drivers on multi drop's
and ending the day with clearing and cleaning for the next day.
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worst experience ever
storeperson (Former Employee), perthApril 3, 2013
Pros: pay
Cons: i cant think of anything they did right .
I worked for hays once , quants baggage handlers STOLE items out of my bag , I asked if hays had a insurance policy and they never got back to me , over $500 in tech stuff.
they didn't advise me my position was ended until I was back in Perth and unable to retrieve my items from the lockers on site , it took 3 weeks to have my items returned to me and – more... then there were items missing , I would call for feedback and never get an, being told id be called back and never was .
would email saying urgent job come through and then never return my phone calls and email saying they hadn't heard back from the client , there are several jobs with my exp online but im told nothing , even when I ask if I have been put thru for that position .

would never use this company again. – less
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Great to work for - very organised.
Qualified Electrician (Current Employee), Darwin, NTMarch 28, 2013
Pros: good pay rates, paid on time
Cons: temporary jobs have no specified duration..
Very good, helpful staff, paid on time, very competitive rates. Provided uniforms etc and organised everything very quickly. From the time I made the original call to the time I started the job was 2 days.
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Fun place to work
Recruitment consultant (Current Employee), SwanseaMarch 24, 2013
Pros: staff benefits
Cons: long hours
Day to day I call clients to find new opportunities within companies, I also call candidates to register them and find out what they are looking for. I go out and meet clients also which is a part I enjoy about the role. I have learnt a lot about questioning people and how to negotiate with clients. The management style is not consistent, you can see – more... this in the staff turnover. There is a real team feel within the office everyone works together. The hardest part of the role are the long hours (830-6). – less
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Contract E/I Tech, consultants were very professional, went smoothly.
Relief E/I Tech (Current Employee), WAMarch 13, 2013
Pros: evereything organised for you.
I did a relief swing in the Goldfields. Hays were great to work for, everything went smoothly.
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Terrible customer service.
Accounts assistant (Former Employee), LeedsFebruary 28, 2013
I would also recommend any other agency except for this one.
Hays never gave feedback. They would not phone to inform you If you were unsuccessful in a job.
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Fast paced and no two days the same
Recruitment Consultant (Former Employee), Cardiff and SwanseaFebruary 25, 2013
Pros: always busy, interesting work, helping others so good job satisfaction.
Cons: long hours more and more is asked of you.
A day at Hays will see you in at 8am to sort out your email and filter through your CV responses from the previous day. Then at half eight you will be calling your candidates to stay in touch as well as phoning new candidates to find out more details around their experience and hopefully invite them in for an interview. At 10am you start your business – more... development calls to new and existing businesses. dinner at 12 then client meetings at 1pm. 2pm start business development again till 4. Then do an hour of candidate work till 5 at which time you interview a candidate then spend the last half hour prepping for the next day. – less

June 3, 2013

Finding the right job is just like find the right person to be with and love. Not being able to find a true love is the same as not finding a right job to help your family.

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Handyman Assisted
Handyman Assisted (Former Employee), Lakewood, CAFebruary 21, 2013
Being a handyman assisted you get little experience working with varies of tools and equipment.
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Not recommend
IT (Former Employee), AucklandFebruary 19, 2013
Pros: office look good
Cons: poor working attitude
Never contact you after came for interview and registered as new job seeker. Bad experience, not trustworthy.

About HAYS

Leading global specialist recruitment group Hays is the market leader in the UK and Australia, placing professional candidates – Read more