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★☆☆☆☆

“Terrible attitude”

Written on: 10/12/2013

Applied for a job I came across, however after applying I telephoned the Glasgow office to find out more information and to also see if this job would be suitable for me, as the text in the advert was very limited. No one phoned me back. I then received a promising call from a Victoria on the Tuesday saying she was really keen to put me forward for this job and would hope to get me an interview by the end of this week. When I emailed checking progress she kept telling me hadn't heard back from… Read Full Review

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“Do not deliver”

Written on: 09/12/2013 by Straightup (1 review written)

I was talked into using Hays after having lost faith in agencies completely. Not only did the representative I met not have the where with all to understand my work experience, he also had the audacity to question my integrity as to what I had done. I supplied him with very good references from key positions I'd had with international companies, but because they didn't understand my industry (Tun Key Energy), they questioned to the point of belittling it. And to add insult to injury, after… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Superb, Honest and pay far higher than the normal rates...”

Written on: 08/12/2013

Absolutely outstanding service, the staff are so polite and honest and treat the candidate like a VIP...I booked an appointment with Hays Portsmouth on Monday. I arrived 10 mins early to find the recruitment manager just finishing rolling out the red carpet. He said, Sorry sir, we weren't expecting you just yet as he handed me glass of champagne. Ok they were rude and poor but I guess you already knew this. If you ask them to remove your details from their system they don't either… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Most incompetent company I've dealt with.”

Written on: 06/12/2013

Strung me along for over 6 weeks, dangled a job infront of me, gave me all the packs and info, then 2 days before the interview, told me that actually, they had made a "mistake" and I didn't have the interview after all. These clowns are the most unprofessional outfit I have ever had the missfortune to deal with. If they have the audacity to ever phone me again, they will get an earfull… Read Full Review

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“Rudest recruitment person ever encountered.”

Written on: 04/12/2013

And yes I mean you lurking in the Glasgow office. God knows how you got the job with such an attitude to people in general, let alone a customer. You need training in customer service or a new back-of-house job soon. Have a nice day!… Read Full Review

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“HAYS SHOULD BE SHUTDOWN!!!!”

Written on: 04/12/2013

Got called in for an interview... about 5 mins before my appointment my consultant scheduled a meeting, she raced through the info with me and left me to fill forms in. She agreed that I would go for a Medical my booked time was 7:45am just down the road from their office. I live a fair distance away from the city so I got their at 7:15 and they weren't open. Waited and got it done though. I had to complete a load of inductions so I did. The next day I received a call saying my uniform was… Read Full Review

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“Never hear back from them”

Written on: 20/11/2013

They are useless!!! I have used a few recruitment agencies who are very good BUT HAYES IS NOT ONE OF THEM. I have sent in my resume and interest on a couple of jobs in different locations and have NEVER had a return email or a consultant call back. When I did get through to someone in the office she simply said, "well did you register online" - yes I had...and I am still waiting for a return call… Read Full Review

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“Unprofessional ”

Written on: 04/11/2013

They don't return your calls and probably are very stressed because their attitude is quite rude… Read Full Review

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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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