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“Don't touch with a barge pole!!!!”

Written on: 21/05/2013

Absolutely hideous experience. Initially was dealing with a very competent consultant who kept me up to date, answered all my calls… Read Full Review

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“Absolutely awful firm!”

Written on: 02/05/2013

I received a call from Hays after applying for a job online. The guy seemed nice, said he had seen my CV, they had already filled the position I was applying for, but a firm I had previously worked for were looking for someone. He then had me chasing my tail all day, calling every half hour, getting me to tweak this and that on my CV until it was the way he wanted it, and finally said he had 30 minutes to get mine and another two CVs round to the Office Manager at the firm concerned, as they… Read Full Review

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Backcourt09's Comment

Written on: 05/05/2013

Sorry to hear about your experience, that's shocking!
I am in the process of going through the exact same thing, so I feel your pain! Thanks for posting this, I plan on contacting the manager of the office of the guy I was contacted from, and if I don't get the answers I'm looking for, I'm going to take it to the head offices! People can't be allowed to get away with stuff like this!!!

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Owell's Comment

Written on: 23/05/2013

You will bang your head, they will not listen. Not until employers take a firm stance against these parasites of the working world.
Many HR departments are to blame in large companies. They think they know best., when in fact they do not have a clue about the position they are trying to fill. I went for a interview recently, its was HR led. Mainly HR questions. I think this says some thing.
Until employers get it to right nothing will change.
Best of lick

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“hays is awful imho”

Written on: 30/04/2013

stay away from these creeps and whatever you do as a person being interviewed for a job DO NOT SIGN ANY PAPERWORK! i met with one hays representative. the experience was disgusting. i walked out. hays wanted me to sign over the right to them to investigate confidential information as i was told re: credit, police check and more prior to any discussion about the job, furthermore, initial compensation discussed on the telephone prior to meeting was lower than what was advertised. what a waste… Read Full Review

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Cgallagher's Comment

Written on: 24/05/2013

I have an interview with them at their offices, what should expect? What do they ask, and do?

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“Finance Recruiters Calgary”

Written on: 26/04/2013

They don't even bother to return your calls or emails on leads. Poor attitude and unprofessional bunch. They have some very unprofessional and immature (out of school) recruiters. When you call them for questions it's like you are bothering them. Stay away... On the positive side, great website. Worst experience ever dealing with recruiters in Calgary… Read Full Review

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Jjohnson12345's Comment

Written on: 14/05/2013

Wow that does not surprise me. I had the same issue with the same recruiting agency in the same department! Stay away from this inexperienced and unprofessional young recruiters in the finance team.

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“Don't waste your time”

Written on: 22/04/2013

Incompetent staff; rude on the telephone and half the time have no idea what they're talking about. Have sent me off to interviews after providing incorrect job descriptions (So interview was a complete waste of time). Have not assisted in any way shape or form with the job hunt; and have actually told me that I don't have 'relevant experience' for jobs that are effectively a summarised version of my CV. You begin to question if they ever read what you send them. Do yourselves a favour, save… Read Full Review

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“Do not use their service !”

Written on: 19/04/2013

I have applied for multiple jobs since January this year. Everytime I apply for a job that Hays are recruiting for, I recieve a phone call from a guy with a horrible attitude, horrible commuication skills and no desire to help me back in to work. Hays are all about them selves. Not worth applying for a job if Hays are the recruiters… Read Full Review

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“Why I tell people to stay the hell away from Hays.”

Written on: 15/04/2013

After my first two months as a "temp worker" with Hays Recruitment UK, I am fairly certain that this will be my last assignment with them. I like my job, but I really wish I had applied for it through Blueprint or any of the other agencies my colleagues work for, as they haven't had any of the hassle I have had right from the start. According to the interviews, I was to be paid for 40 hours a week. Even my contract says 40 hours, but I only get paid for 37.5. When I pointed this out, the only… Read Full Review

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“Stay away!”

Written on: 11/04/2013

Have dealings with this company, there is absolutely nothing good about them! They are rude as hell, they tell endless lies and they are just out to make money. And don't be fooled by the positive feed back on here! It will only be one of their employees writing some dribble to try and counteract the bad press. Absolute disgrace they should be shut down! … Read Full Review

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“Even Worse than worse of the Worse”

Written on: 09/04/2013

Hays will say and do anything to get out of a tight spot. They are not to be trusted at any cost. Avoid this agency. They are 100% focused on their commission, and have little or no regard for their contractors. I was told by the Principle Contractor that I had a job, actually I was specifically requested for the position. Hays however, at the last minute told me they had found a more qualified candidate, this is untrue, as I have checked the qualifications of the successful candidates, and… Read Full Review

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“don't even bother”

Written on: 02/04/2013 by Suffolk_user (1 review written)

Complete waste of time. After reading all those bad reviews, I thought to myself, that it surely can't be that bad. I was so wrong. I was invited for registration back if February. And that's when it ended. I haven't heard back since. They completely ignore my emails. I strongly advise you not to even bother, save your time and go somewhere else… Read Full Review

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“Shoddy”

Written on: 21/03/2013 by Jamestown (1 review written)

Twice they have called as they've seen my CV on line and twice they hang up on me. I'm 100% sure it was the same guy. Absolutely disgusting. Not sure which office he's from and the number comes up as blocked - how convenient for him. I guess it's a stats thing. Phones clients up to get his quota but is not interested in finding them work. Pathetic! Not even worth 1 star!… Read Full Review

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Professionalno1's Response to Jamestown's Review

Written on: 22/03/2013

Yep, they promise you as in my case a job in a month. One year after enrolling with them, they haven't called me once. When I did phone them on one occasion I was told the person ie conslutant was "too busy to call me", as truee as I've typed it they were the exact words. Quota filling is all agents are interested in and quick filling get their commision short term roles. No focus on the client ie you or me whatsoever. Half the jobs advertised are"pulled" ie they don't exist in the first place!

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★★★★★

“Why the nagative press?”

Written on: 20/03/2013

Ok firstly i must stress it pains me to see that people are providing duff feedback regarding hays. Ive worked for hays for around 5 years, Hassle free. I have worked for different sectors and never have had any issues. your all identifying issues, were you expecting to be spoon fed? we are all adults and making checks to ensure pay details and other stuff is sorted prior to employment is standard practice? isnt it? There are hundreds of apalling agencies on the market, most incompetent and… Read Full Review

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Professionalno1's Comment

Written on: 22/03/2013

Well after leaving 6 messages to a particular office following up on a job application, why hasnt the agent the decency to call a person back! They are rubbish! If there is no commission in it for the consultant they are not bothered to be curtious to clients and those looking for a job!

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“No response”

Written on: 15/03/2013

No communication from them. If this is professional then heaven help professionals looking for work… Read Full Review

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“How do they keep going?”

Written on: 15/03/2013

[name removed] at the Cheapside office sticks out like a sore thumb. Don't know how the rest of Hays sleep at night… Read Full Review

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“Dumbfounded”

Written on: 13/03/2013

I had an interview today with HAYS IT the same night they contact my manager with staff to replace me but they havnt even found me a job yet they are trying to fill my current role!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT”

Written on: 08/03/2013 by sh00792 (1 review written)

Thank you to the Reading team. Great how you changed my career into what i wanted. Met at an open day, stayed in phone contact for a few weeks, told them the job i wanted, went in to meet for another face to face chat, got an interview the day after and a job offer the same day! I recommend HAYS to everyone that wants to be put in the right job for them!!!… Read Full Review

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“Hays Recruitment are unprofessional time wasters”

Written on: 04/03/2013

I am a seasoned industry professional who has recently relocated to a major city in Australia. I accepted an offer from Hays for a contract in state government upon arrival in Melbourne. Initially my agent was helpful and played a role in overcoming some minor hurdles. We submitted a daily quote to the client who had instructed the rate was for a 38 hour week. The client required an ASAP commencement and accepted the quote straight away. For the first three days, my manager didn't even show… Read Full Review

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“Worst of the worst”

Written on: 06/02/2013

Boy, there are some bad agencies around in London but Hays must be the worst. The so-called registration meeting was a total waste of time but a few weeks later they got me some temp work. The first week it was £2.00 less an hour than they promised so I queried this. For the next 6 weeks they did not pay me at all and I had to borrow money from my sister to pay the rent. Then I got paid for one week but not the missing 6 weeks. So then I resigned and they had the nerve to say it was breach… Read Full Review

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“Worst agency (believe me I have worked with many agencies)”

Written on: 01/02/2013 by nssmiss (1 review written)

I have temped a lot and worked with pretty much all the main high street recruitment agency brands as well as some lesser known brand and must say Hays is certainly the worst. Here are some of my experiences; 1) I first worked through Hays when I was 20 in 2006. After six weeks Hays still had not paid me and I was unable to pay my rent which was compounded as my previous employer had not paid me for 3 months before the business closed. Hays non payment of wages was the final straw to make me… Read Full Review

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Somethingwillturnup's Response to nssmiss's Review

Written on: 06/02/2013

Hope things are working out better for you. Wish I had read these reviews before I got shafted by these people.

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“No Management Control, Blame the contractors using...”

Written on: 31/01/2013

I like them when they believe you are the best candidate, and are going to earn them money by getting hired. If not you are just another bother some person. Agencies that employ people who have no idea about the job they are trying top fill. Reception no idea of are you a possible client. Management?! none, why should there be it makes money without trying. They play at it. Contractors donot care as long as they are cheap and get the person required. Telephone call send your CV I have a job… Read Full Review

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