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“Unprofessional, Liars, and Clowns”

Written on: 30/01/2015 by Goode408 (1 review written)

I worked for them temping, and I spent over a week being lied to about when my time sheets were coming. I asked to speak to a manager and was put through to a woman claiming to be a manager but she was not. I rang just about everyone, and no one cared that I had worked and not been paid. I am now awaiting finance to call me back and pay me. They gave me a three month contract, but did not do their homework as the role was given to someone else before I arrived, so I lost out on two other jobs… Read Full Review

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Agenciesareuseless66E's Comment

Written on: 20/04/2015

I totally agree. I too have had bad experiences with this agency, along with many other agencies too. I am surprised how they manage to stay in business!

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“Same the world over”

Written on: 28/01/2015 by MatteoHutchinson (1 review written)

Hays will never change anywhere in the world until they stop making money. Senior managers donot care, why should they, they lie every way so they are covered. its all about getting money from companies. Until companies stop using Hays and that goes for job seekers Hays will carry on they are not the only ones. Unprofessional, poorly educated, self important, lies they invented lies. I had one person-girl who could not read, nor understand that a face to face interview is different to a… Read Full Review

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Professional2015's Comment

Written on: 30/01/2015

Contact the company you worked for and tell them you did not receive your money, if they are doing that to everyone word will soon get about, and raise a complaint with the financial ombudsman.

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“Still waiting for a call...!!!”

Written on: 25/01/2015 by 284MacDonald (1 review written)

I first registered in 2011 and after initial, " yes your great" interview for contract / interim work I heard nothing. I called after seeing roles advertised for interim work (this is the City Branch in London by the way!). I have since been in work for over two years as a contractor (different agencies!) and only recently started looking for a new contract again. So I called Hays as they had roles advertised, having called 4 times (and left messages regarding the role I was calling about) in… Read Full Review

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“Appalling Hays Secretarial Recruitment Service!!”

Written on: 21/01/2015 by AngelinaPerfumes (2 reviews written)

A recruitment member of their Temps department found my cv online and following many calls and emails invited me to an interview. After going through a lengthy registration process I was literally hammered by a Senior member of the Permanent Job Recruitment Section who roughly told me that I do not have the enough experience and to keep searching for vacancies online. I supposed they were able to read my cv and figure it out in advanced, but of course they needed to add my registration to… Read Full Review

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“finance role”

Written on: 29/12/2014 by Leandroc78 (1 review written)

I am more than disappointed with the level of service I got from my Edinburgh based consultant Georgina Milliyard. I registered with Hays and was applying to jobs myself also (as consultants do not just searching for roles to suit you they have many other people to search vacancies for). When I received a call from my consultant who suggested putting me forward for a role in Edinburgh with Scot Moncrief, I told her I had already applied for the role myself, she said it didn't matter and she was… Read Full Review

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“Hays not best for IT, Noob Recruiter”

Written on: 26/12/2014 by 8Norwood (1 review written)

To be honest its not good for IT or not good for other races. I have 2+ years experience in IT and hold Bachelor of IT. I have been applying for more than 5 months and the response are terrible. The recruiter saying that they need high calibre candidate for role such as IT support, Helpdesk, ICT Support. The job description are like: -1 year experience in IT -Passion for IT -Active Directory experience -Basic Troubleshooting knowledge -Team player -Good oral communication These are keys… Read Full Review

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“Hays not best for IT, Noob Recruiter”

Written on: 26/12/2014 by 8Norwood (1 review written)

To be honest its not good for IT or not good for other races. I have 2+ years experience in IT and hold Bachelor of IT. I have been applying for more than 5 months and the response are terrible. The recruiter saying that they need high calibre candidate for role such as IT support, Helpdesk, ICT Support. The job description are like: -1 year experience in IT -Passion for IT -Active Directory experience -Basic Troubleshooting knowledge -Team player -Good oral communication These are keys… Read Full Review

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“Hays don't pay temp contractors!! Don't respond to emails!”

Written on: 28/11/2014 by Carroll360 (1 review written)

After doing some work for Hays on a construction site in Luton, Hays are slow in paying up, so slow over 2 weeks later they have still not paid the bill. Worst agency Iv ever worked for they should be closed down!! … Read Full Review

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Professional2015's Comment

Written on: 30/01/2015

Contact the place you worked and tell them.. They clearly do this to everyone INCLUDING ME... I am not going to let them get away with it, I shall ruffle some feathers

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“Appaulling Service by the staff at Hays”

Written on: 20/11/2014 by Hezekiahc402 (1 review written)

My recent experience with the Hays Offices was appauling to say the least. Here is a company who are sourcing candidates who MUST HAVE impeccable (in my case) Legal/Admin skills, communication, interpersonnal skills etc etc etc. After attending an interview, I was aked to give feedback on how I thought it went, and, in return receive feedback on how I presentend. It was acuallt impossible to speak to the consultant who refered me for the jon. I left several messages to be told the follow… Read Full Review

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“Arrogant unresponsive over promise never deliver”

Written on: 15/11/2014 by Christie38 (1 review written)

You register with them, meet them, they review your CV and gush at your CV and guarantee that they can place you within weeks. Far from the truth! They profess to have exclusivity to roles when they don't,. They claim to put you forward for roles when they don't. You ring them to chase on progress and the recruiter who over promised is co ie tell always unavailable. Terrible agency would never use them to look for staff or indeed to look for work. Worst experience… Read Full Review

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“Manipulation, Lies, Unprofessionalism”

Written on: 26/10/2014 by Gilbertoy225 (1 review written)

I was tired of working as a temp and was looking for a full time job. But they kept on offering me temp jobs after temp jobs (I guess it's much easier and more profitable for them to get me a temp job than a full time job). I was declining every one of them as I was seriously looking for a full time job this time. One day, they told me about this temp position at a very prestigious company that I am in today, telling me that the contract can be extended at least a few years (even written in the… Read Full Review

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“HAYS LIES ”

Written on: 23/10/2014 by Martinezcs92 (1 review written)

I would not work for such an incompetent bunch of bullshootters again and I seriously would advise anyone from doing so.Six weeks and still counting I should have been paid for my work, still waiting despite all the promises of return phone calls and assurances utter CRAP!!!! The Bogeyman of agencies.Be very afraid!!!… Read Full Review

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Professional2015's Comment

Written on: 30/01/2015

Contact the company you worked for and tell them!!! Then contact the financial ombudsman.

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“do not pay you”

Written on: 04/10/2014 by JohnathanYork (1 review written)

Complete are wipes. Lie through there teeth just like all the other squirts in this modern England. Still owe me pay in Newcastle upon Tyne… Read Full Review

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Robbiem1's Comment

Written on: 20/10/2014

I completely agree I worked for Hays back at the start of september and am still waiting to get paid ,and wonder if I ever will,bullsh+t lies and excuses I've heard it all!!!!

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“Serious attitude problems - extremely condescending”

Written on: 01/10/2014 by ChanaMendoza117 (1 review written)

Not sure what it is about Hay's but for some reason they seem to put themselves pretty high on the pedestal? There are a lot better agencies in and around Sydney that will talk to you more as a human being than looking down their nose at you. In the Sydney CBD branch they have one particular junior member of staff who weirdly seems to get a kick out of being extremely condescending to people a lot more qualified and experienced than themselves. Upon speaking to other people dealing with Hay's I… Read Full Review

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“Unresponsive !”

Written on: 21/09/2014 by 4Soto (1 review written)

Never reply to jobs applied for on their site - never phone you back. The worst of the bunch, and their arrogance only adds to the frustration of having to deal with them… Read Full Review

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“SHOCKINGLY BAD!!!!!”

Written on: 10/09/2014 by Soto80 (1 review written)

Initially i got a temp position through hays in a contact centre and was told there was 2 stages to the screening process stage 1 was completed even though i had to go into office not once but 6 times with same I.D i had already previously given them and they 'misplaced',stage 2 of screening was due to be completed within 6 weeks of start date,i heard nothing from them at all for 4 weeks decided to give them a ring and was told everything was complete just waiting on references which will be… Read Full Review

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Raar's Comment

Written on: 31/01/2015

Exactly my experience. Endless delays and lies about background check. I gave up after a month.

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“Could Do Better!!!”

Written on: 09/09/2014 by Moody448 (1 review written)

I feel that Hays got me a temp position quite quickly but I have had issues within this short period of time. For a start, I do not think it is acceptable that out of your weekly pay they take out £33.06 to pay for whatever holidays you take. From my time at other agencies they have paid my holiday pay. Also, with other agencies they also pay your travel and the cost for lunches that you have paid for out of your own pocket. Secondly, when they call or email you and you call or email back… Read Full Review

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“Terrible. Worst agency ever.”

Written on: 08/09/2014 by Petersonfi105 (1 review written)

Please do not approach this agency for a job or to recruit for your company. They are terrible. They never respond to applicants and are so unprofessional it is almost laughable. I have applied for two jobs and was told I was successful and then could never get anyone on the phone or email again! I am a professional with excellent qualifications, superb references and relevant experience… Read Full Review

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“Hays told me that they recieved an unsatisfactory...”

Written on: 04/09/2014 by haysrcrap (1 review written)

Hays told me that they recieved an unsatisfactory reference for me, on furthur investigation i find out that none of my references were approached...i get another call from Hays in Maidenhead asking me who my last manager was after telling them i was hung up on and could not get hold of her again...lol...bunch of absolute wasters… Read Full Review

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Jonnyboy1975's Response to haysrcrap's Review

Written on: 06/10/2014

You are legally entitled to ask to see that reference, It's actually illegal for anyone to give you a bad reference, so I would demand to see it, if they say no, threaten them with legal action.

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“Does Hays Have A Blacklist?”

Written on: 24/08/2014 by MarvinManning (1 review written)

I ask this because I attended several interviews at Hays in Melbourne many years ago. I was eventually offered a temp position, which I filled responsibly and competently. However, the wife of the owner of the business (who happened to be the person who dealt with Hays) took a dislike to me. I am not sure why. Anyway, Hays had told me before I commenced work at this business that this was a "temp to perm" position and that after one month I would be offered a permanent position. I wasn't. I was… Read Full Review

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