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“Still Waiting After 3 Months.”

Written on: 13/06/2014 by pnHudson436 (1 review written)

In March of this year I visited the Sheffield branch of Hays (Education) in view to seeking work as a Support/TA/Cover Supervisor within local schools. Hayes was the first agency I went to due to it's size etc. Almost three months later I'm still waiting to be offered any work. I did not hear anything from the account manager for a long time even though we did have contact for a short while. On contacting the branch I found out that they had gone sick. He did not pass my application onto some… Read Full Review

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“Rude time wasters ”

Written on: 12/06/2014 by AubreyCarey38 (1 review written)

Was headhunted and called by an internal recruiter at hays, who persuaded me to go along the next day.After explaining my initial job hunt and how I had done loads of assessment days she assured me it was not a 'big assessment or a big deal really just an interview'.. It was a full on assessment which I had no preparation for. Along with that, after initial assessment me and one other was kept waiting for 1 hour while everyone else went off to interview and then told to go to lunch. On coming… Read Full Review

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Mark25511's Comment

Written on: 11/07/2014

C'mon lets get real.
Hays are not professional headhunters. they don't have professional qualifications, line management experiences or blue chip backgrounds. Hays pay peanuts and hire,, well you know. Their staff are clueless, they don't understand client brief or candidates CV's. Expect to be treated badly, they don't know any different. If you are a Hays client, what sort of image are you trying to project ?

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“'Don't care' attitude ”

Written on: 06/06/2014 by JazlynnHolbrook (1 review written)

Unfortunately this agency really do not care about what really matters to you in a job, they are only focused on what is going to get them commission. Therefore I can't really blame the agents themselves for this- clearly they are targeted on reaching their commission by managers and making money from candidates they do post.. that's it. If you do not get through to the next stage of an interview, do not expect a reply. I have been called for two interviews through this agency - the… Read Full Review

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“Hays (Preston) Do Not Care. Seek Another Agency”

Written on: 19/05/2014 by 1973Leach (1 review written)

Hays Preston office do not seem to comprehend what I require or have asked for! It takes my recruitment consultant a week to respond to my emails, and that is only after sending them another email reminding them that they have not replied to an earlier communication. When I was in sales if I did not reply to a clients communication within a couple of days maximum, their business would be lost! Hays are so rude by not replying! When my consultant says that she can provide me with some… Read Full Review

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“No Communication ”

Written on: 17/05/2014 by Kaiya133 (1 review written)

I first registered with Hays in August last year. Since then all i have had is we have a position are you interested in us putting your c.v. forward, after a couple of weeks have passed no feed back on whether the company are interested or not, nothing is mentioned. This has happened 7 times. I have to phone them because they never phone me, i am with other agencies and they always give me feedback either way, so why can't Hays do this. I have now requested that Hays clear my name from there… Read Full Review

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Senior72's Comment

Written on: 20/08/2014

Well if its any help dont waste your time either with Michael Page. They are a bunch of muppets too. They are the readvertise the fake job again expert on well known web sites. If they tell you the job you spoke about is on hold, you might see the same advert freshly advertised 10 days later. They are a volumes get peoples name on their database experts not professional recruiters.

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“Just Stay Away - Don't Bother”

Written on: 06/05/2014 by Jakaylaq299 (1 review written)

The worst service I have ever received. They don't care about you, your employer or the service they are giving. As an international company they should be embarrassed by the staff they have to represent them. I would strongly advise anyone against using Hays. This is a perfect example of a company that has gotten too big, too soon and has now become stain on the recruitment industry. The only reason I have given a star is because the facility requires it… Read Full Review

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Mark25511's Comment

Written on: 11/07/2014

Couldn't agree more. Hays Adelaide is one of the worst organisations I have ever come across.

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“Incompetent staff”

Written on: 22/04/2014 by Devin277 (1 review written)

Tempting with Hays was one disaster after another, my agency rep wasn't able to tell me anything about the role other than the rate of pay, my start date was postponed several times, the lack off communication from my rep at hays was disgraceful leaving me emailing and calling constantly wondering what was happening. I took a day off to take my young baby to hospital and was told it was unacceptable. My contract was then terminated because I took leave for a bereavement! Then when I requested… Read Full Review

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“Completely unhelpful company”

Written on: 15/04/2014 by Curtey (1 review written)

Worked for hays from June 13 to the 19th of December 2013 ....... When unexpectedly got a call saying id been taken off there employment list ! Owened my own house n was struggling enough without them taking my job from me without a moments notice. Was not even given a valid reason or when asked to provide me with the facts they failed with this also. Was given no notice that I was going to loose my job nor was I given the proper code of conduct that there suppose to give, it's April now I have… Read Full Review

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“Worst Agency On The Planet!”

Written on: 14/04/2014 by LeonardPatterson404 (1 review written)

Thank goodness I have managed to get a permanent job. Hays were absolutely terrible to work for. My wages were always late I was still on an emergency tax code after four months even though I provided them with a P45 almost straight away. The hourly rate I was paid was less than I was told at the interview and they kept losing my paperwork such as copies of my passport and timesheets. They never returned my phone calls or emails. When I had to contact them about my pay I had to ring a… Read Full Review

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“Awful, Terrible Company, Rude Staff”

Written on: 01/04/2014 by viDaly494 (1 review written)

Awful service, Awful company The staff are extremely rude and are only persistent on making sure they get commission of the work you do. They'll book you in for something without notifying you, regardless of whether you may have another occupation on the side. Hays Agency basically think people are like stocked robots they can use and drop at anytime. They are very limited to what they offer too… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Brilliant service, couldnt fault it”

Written on: 28/03/2014 by NataliaIngram (1 review written)

I registered with Hays some time ago and they were by far one of the best recruitment agencies in Leamington. The staff were friendly and helpful and went out of their way to find me the right position. They always returned my calls unlike other agencies where I felt like a number as oposed to a person. Hays were brilliant, a company I would highly recommend… Read Full Review

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“robbing ********”

Written on: 24/03/2014 by Madilynn94 (1 review written)

They dont return calls at all. Not helpfull in the slightest. Especially when it comes to payment. Stay well away… Read Full Review

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“As a Recruitment Agency I would AVOID too.”

Written on: 21/03/2014 by 233Stone (1 review written)

Having worked with Hays at two Recruitment Agencies supplying staff via their Managed Services model, where they are on client site, I would strongly recommend avoidance of working with them. Rude on-site staff that treat you with contempt, dreadful payment terms, payment errors and delays and they are one of the worst on-site Managed Services Providers I have had the misfortune to work with in my 20+ years of recruitment. Being the one of the worst is some achievement as others are pretty dire… Read Full Review

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“Worse company ever!!”

Written on: 21/03/2014 by Uriah419 (1 review written)

The worst agency ever! After offering me 4 separate jobs, 2 of which I traveled to the job got there and they told me that haven't heard from hays and that I shouldn't be there!! When I called hays oh sorry we forgot to tell you this is no longer available, other jobs they send you what details they know tell you to start and then pull the job They never answer the phone return calls or emails and are very rude The one job I actually got from them I turned up they had lied about hours breaks… Read Full Review

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“Recruitment Agency who just don't care!!!”

Written on: 12/03/2014 by Bayleea1960 (1 review written)

The worst recruitment agency i have dealt with! They are rude, do not return phone calls or emails. Very very frustrating to deal with (well you can't deal with them 'cos you cannot speak to anyone lol!!). I don't even bother with adverts from Hays anymore..just waste of time and expectations. Stay clear of this mob!!… Read Full Review

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“Zero stars in truth!”

Written on: 06/03/2014 by Kaneoi163 (1 review written)

Maidstone, Kent - home of the worst recruitment agency ever - Hays Recruitment. Fact. I applied for many positions which I was adequately suited for but never heard anything back from Hays and when I called to inquire about the roles they would brush me off and seem completely disinterested. All they ARE interested in is seems is getting you 'signed up' with them. I did actually 'sign up' with them by going in to their office but found myself speaking with a recruiter (who was a salesman… Read Full Review

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“awful company”

Written on: 25/02/2014 by shtraus (1 review written)

This is the worst recruitment agency I have ever dealt with. They didn't pay me. Never go with them. Especially at their office in leamington Spa… Read Full Review

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Shtraus90's Response to shtraus's Review

Written on: 25/02/2014

Please never listen to her career advices. this company can only lie to you. AND THEY DO NOT PAY YOU

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“Less than Zero is my rating on Hays”

Written on: 24/02/2014

Hays Recruiting sucks! I responded to an online posting for a senior manager position looking for a skill set where I have over two decades of directly applicable experience. Most of my telephone interview with JENNI SCOTT in their Houston office centered on: where was I already looking, who I had already talked with, etc., etc. My response was that I don't kiss and tell. Ms. Scott told me that it was required to provide a list of other firms that I had spoken with; e.g. where there were… Read Full Review

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Louiseh82's Comment

Written on: 18/07/2014

I think you'll find that recruiters generally ask these questions to eliminate the companies you have already applied for to: 1 - Avoid you looking like an 'agency ***' if your details are sent more than once by different people. And 2 - So their time might be better spent contacting companies who have not already rejected you.

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“Unemployed and HAYS consultant made me feel unemployable ”

Written on: 24/02/2014 by Nicoletterb1 (1 review written)

I have been sidelined by this agency for over 6 months. My concern is not that they won't help my case, because they are not miracle workers, but that their staff do not treat every caller with respect. My typical interaction with them, send CV - automated email response - silence - CV in a black hole, lost forever. with this trend, I decided to try and get some answers, the person I spoke to had received 2 emails from me but chose not to respond, she was not apologetic for not responding and… Read Full Review

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“Useless and frustrating”

Written on: 24/02/2014

I applied via 'Monster' for a vacancy in Wigan. I heard nothing so a couple of weeks later I rang. I was told that they were very busy and couldn't respond to everyone who applied. Fair enough I thought. I was advised to send my CV directly to one of the consultants and she would get back to me. After a week I had received no response, no acknowledgement, nothing. I sent a polite email querying if my CV had been received and asking if they needed any further information. Again, no… Read Full Review

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