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“Never call you back”

Written on: 02/11/2013

They are the worst IT contractor employer, Computacenter need to detach them self from such a bad Agency… Read Full Review

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“Very rude”

Written on: 31/10/2013 by flopsyhughes (1 review written)

DO NOT USE HAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I received an email from a Woman @ Hays advising she had found me a job and was I interested - the job details were good so signed onto their books, the emails I received from this woman were awful - spelling mistakes and errors throughout - very professional!! When I had an interview arranged this woman laid it on think how hard she worked to get me the interview, on the morning of the interview my own employer became aware I was looking elsewhere so… Read Full Review

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“JUST PLAIN STUPID”

Written on: 25/10/2013 by nic_cannon41 (1 review written)

Owning a small construction firm for national and some international contracts, we have a vast array of experienced graduates ranging from engineering to architecture in the midlands. Staff both present and former have usually been very good, however the HR side of personnel is not my forte. So I contacted a 'recruitment firm' in Leicester which i may add seems to be an overrated megalomaniac firm who employ graduates who themselves seem to have never held a proper job/career elsewhere. After… Read Full Review

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“Working for Hays kinda feels like being mugged! ”

Written on: 20/10/2013

What can I say they will mess up your pay and when you call them up on it they will continue to ignore you. I worked for them 6 weeks ago and still haven't been paid! If you like working for free then Hays is the recruitment Agency for you. The staff are very unprofessional, they ignore your calls, emails, and when you ask to speak to a manager they tell you he's in a meeting. It's shocking that this company operates in England. Please do yourself a favour and stay away. Very unprofessional… Read Full Review

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“Worst agency to contract for in the UK”

Written on: 17/10/2013

Interviews like apprentice but communication/information incorrect and last minute. They make mistakes with your pay, they drag their feet when resolving pay issues (can take days and weeks), Staff do not bother to call back, they will avoid your calls and emails, when staff do.... they often get annoyed when you point out their maths is incorrect (again, they will not engage in any escalation to Managers. oh,...and when you sack them they will take 3weeks to pay the "holiday" pay they take(so… Read Full Review

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“Worst Agencies ever”

Written on: 17/10/2013

Never go to Hays ever again. The Agents are rude and not helpful. sent me interview info with the totally different field that I applied to. the lady in Moonee Ponds was mean and rude. … Read Full Review

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“THEY WON@T PAY YOU SOMETIMES |FOR TWO WEEKS TO MONTH...”

Written on: 11/10/2013 by Mrunknown666 (1 review written)

They never pay on time and hold back a week of you earning for some reason, holiday pay is joke its some of your wges they hold back and then called it holiday pay ! They will sell desperate people jobs just to short change and cause stress trust me it's not worth the pain and stress and if you have dd's coming out your account you better not trust hays to pay you on-time they use people like toilet paper and replace you whenever they like… Read Full Review

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“Worst of the worst”

Written on: 03/10/2013

I have been on Hays books now for years. To be honest, I'm not sure why, I think it is mainly due to not bothering to get them to remove my details. In all that time, I have never gotten contract work through them: it has always been through other, more professional recruiters. During my time with them, I have applied for a number of positions, but they have ALWAYS managed to do something to screw it up, from little things like not forwarding the covering letters they have asked me to write… Read Full Review

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Alisonkibby's Comment

Written on: 11/10/2013

I agree!

From the outset they have been hopeless. Never put me forward for roles, and never return calls.

They are quick fill, churn them out recruiters. I'm shocked they have any organisations as clients.

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“Condescending and unprofessional”

Written on: 02/10/2013

Thought I would share my recent complaint with you. Completely and utterly shocked by the way I was spoken to by a Hays representative. Dear Hays, I would like to make a complaint against one of your consultants who I have been speaking to over the course of the past few weeks. I visited the Hays office initially as, like many others, I was searching for work. *** spoke to me and swiftly arranged a number of interviews which I was pleased about. The roles were not in my area of expertise… Read Full Review

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“Unprofessional Human Resource Manager! ON”

Written on: 01/10/2013

I had an interview with HAYS from January this year. It was to work internally as a recruiting consultant with the firm. As soon as the interviewer walked into the room, she refused to shake my hand. Never looked at me. Within 2 minutes of the interview, I sabotaged the interview. I did not care! She asked very irrelevant questions and acted so bored out of her mind, that "I was wasting her precious time". She walked out, not even shaking my hand. I also found that one of the interview… Read Full Review

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“Waste of time ”

Written on: 30/09/2013

Don't waste you time with Hays Education. They really are the worst agency I have ever had the misfortune to waste my time with. They take months to register you. They seem more interested in using your referees for their own ends. They have the longest most complex registering system that they pride themselves on! They don't return phone calls or emails and I was asked for documents that I had already given them on several occasions. They didn't know what they were doing and had very… Read Full Review

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“Inept & dishonest”

Written on: 30/09/2013

Visited their Sunderland office to formally register 2 years ago. Was told to my face they had a suitable vacancy soon available in my local area & that my cv was impressive. A few weeks later I heard nothing whatsoever, had no replies to any of my emails & couldn't get to speak to the consultant on the phone. Never heard anything from them ever since though am supposed to be still registered. There is more chance of me finding a unicorn, a griffin & a minotaur in my garden then getting a job… Read Full Review

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“Hays..AVOID...!!!”

Written on: 28/09/2013 by lucyq1234 (1 review written)

My personal experience with Hays recruitment as follows; After accepting a placement in Lytham from Hays Preston branch myself and others were "tricked" into signing a contract that allows this company to take "rolled up holiday pay" basically meaning that they don't pay Temporary Staff for holidays, and automatically take money from wages in advance to "cover future holidays". I also need too add that to my knowledge no other recruitment agency in Preston operates this way. AVOID...hopefully… Read Full Review

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“The most decitfull, disgusting company on the planet”

Written on: 25/09/2013

The staff are liars, decitfull and wouldnt spit on you if you were on fire. All they care about is there commission. I am a 35 year old man with Many years in managerial positions and my 'senior consultant' who was barley out of school treated my like an absolute idiot. They never return your calls, and even pretend they are someone else on the phone! They are totally unethical and I dont know how they can sleep at night the way they treat people. I wish I was Gerard Butler in the film law… Read Full Review

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Plst2's Comment

Written on: 30/09/2013

I totally agree with you on all of that!. I've applied for dozens of vacancies with them & not even had a sniff of an interview, despite 21 years of experience in my field plus an armful of qualifications!. I visited the Sunderland office ages ago to 'register' & was told face to face they had a position coming available for me in the local area within 1-2 weeks. Needless to say, 2 weeks later I heard nothing from them, they failed to reply to my emails & gave me the runaround on the phone too.
Never heard anything since either!. Totally & utterly useless.
Liked the comment about G. Butler's movie - I know exactly what you mean!!.

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★★★★☆

“Liverpool branch”

Written on: 24/09/2013 by julieannclay (1 review written)

I am currently on my second temping assignment with Hayes Liverpool. I can honestly say that I have found them very approachable and friendly. I have been dealing maingly with an advisor who is very efficient. I have had a couple of problems with my pay, but think that is down to my placement rather than the agency. I have had to chase up a couple of issues, but the staff have promptly responded. I am also registered with another agency who have not been as professional or efficient as… Read Full Review

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Julieannclay's Response to julieannclay's Review

Written on: 27/09/2013

I don't know what happened to my post but I did state that I have mainly been dealing with this lady, who has been really helpful. I am sorry to read that other people have had terrible problems with Hayes as a company but I cannot say, at the present time, anything negative about Hayes.

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“Rude, Insulting and Condescending”

Written on: 17/09/2013

I was sent to an office near my location for an interview as it was closer for me as compare an hour car ride away. When I went there, my interviewer had no idea who I was, was not prepared at all. Did not have my resume or what job opportunity I was applying for. She was sent the email and I was cc'ed in the email with all the information so she should have known. On top of that she was rude, insulting and condescending. She was just a bitter employee, who didn't liek what she was doing. Tried… Read Full Review

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“USELESS”

Written on: 17/09/2013

I only have one word for this company USELESS… Read Full Review

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“Unsustainable business practices (in the social media...”

Written on: 12/09/2013

Very poor service and a "meat market" mentality. It is conceivable that employment opportunities may not be immediately available to all of their clients, however, their "old school" deceitful strategies of attempting obtaining information about previous employment etc., are now common knowledge to most job seekers. In the modern era and due to the speed at which negative information travels, transparency is the key to sustainability and I truly believe that a more courteous and ethical… Read Full Review

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“I was on interviewed at Hays London Victoria...”

Written on: 09/09/2013

I was on interviewed at Hays London Victoria .Everything went fine on the interview and because I am highly qualified nurse/carer I got a very good job offer with very good pay rate.I got the position and they told me to keep update them till I am doing the required paperwork. I did all the requirements , gp test, CRB check....I sent him/them everything.After that last week I called them and they said they don't know about my application only my consultant WHO IS SICK NOW FOR ONE WEEK AND HE… Read Full Review

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Rouselld's Comment

Written on: 11/09/2013

Hi, I am sorry you have had this experience with the Hays London office. I am a Business Director within Hays and I would be keen to discuss this with you and see if I can address the situation. Could you please contact me to discuss. Many thanks, David Rousell

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“Worste experience ever”

Written on: 09/09/2013

I don't recommend this agent to any one, I have applied more than five times with no replay, every time I call they say they will contact me in 2 weeks, which nothing happen. When I walked to reception not friendly no service no information even I asked her for who should I look for, the answer was no one. U advice everyone don't try it and lose your time… Read Full Review

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