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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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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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“Unprofessional, rude and unreliable ”

Written on: 31/01/2013 by adywords (2 reviews written)

I went for an interview with Hays, their total process was really bad. They make themselves out to be something big and so professional. It was just all bad and the guy doing the recruitment seemed clueless and incompetent. We met one of the senior managers and he seemed quite stupid as well. If you want to get the biggest bunch of idiots in Hays, then go to their office in London. I would not recommend working for them or with them in any professional or personal capacity! In the end I got a… Read Full Review

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“Just wasting time for a professional !”

Written on: 18/01/2013

Totally agree with all other reviewer, I'm a Freelancer (Designer Engineer) and I've been in contact with their agencies in Belgium and Germany for the last few months. It really seems they contact you just to only report they did it. My bad experience is mainly with their German site, three of them contacted me but after they do not reply to my emails neither give me the information I ask. Impossible to collaborate in a professional manner with them, just wasting time, inadmissible. … Read Full Review

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“Not Happy”

Written on: 14/01/2013 by newstart (1 review written)

Finally Hays have found me a short term temp job, a year after I had registered. However, the job is to start tomorrow and I am without any information about the job, whom I am reporting to, what the hours of work are and some very misleading information about parking. At least they have let me know the address of the company though. They were supposed to send me a email with the information before the weekend but nothing has arrived and despite me trying to contact them and leaving them… Read Full Review

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“Stay away, nothing but time wasters!”

Written on: 10/01/2013 by emmyjane (1 review written)

So reviewing from a slightly different side of things to the others here. My experience with Hays relates to actually trying to get a job with them to become a recruitment consultant. So all in all, I knew from the start it would be a long process, but figured that it would be worth it to have a well paid job at the end of it. First I had the telephone interview, then I had a two hour face to face interview in the town in which I applied to be based. After this I got through to the assessment… Read Full Review

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Ncoco's Response to emmyjane's Review

Written on: 23/01/2013

What town was it that you tried for a vacancy in? I have a phone interview tomoz and am worried hat they wont be recruiting in my town :(

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“rip ofFfF”

Written on: 22/12/2012

I have worked for them for 2 weeks! My account wasn’t setup, after lots of calls and emails, the account was sorted out but with many errors: Your NIN will be TN XX XX XX M/F and they will (pay )deduct TAX, which in my case make me Working illegal in this country, I have my own LTD and pay my own TAX. So you end up paying TAX twice. So: no communication, bunch of jokers, and extremely low rates. … Read Full Review

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“2:2 arts graduates hiring for management positions”

Written on: 21/12/2012 by sankadaman (1 review written)

This agency is one of the worst or if not the worst recruitment agency in UK. I have gone for an interview for a service administrator role in late November, 2012 and I sat for the initial interview after which I signed their agreement. I was told at the end of the interview that I will be sent an online test to check my MS excel competency within the next week. I have been waiting for the test ever since and I have tried to contact the person in charge of recruiting for the position a couple… Read Full Review

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“AWFUL customer service and NO communication”

Written on: 15/12/2012

I got my first phone call and AFTER telling them I couldn't talk as I was a work. They ignored me and continued to ask me questions. Which AFTER they has finished told me it was a phone interview... Then the day after I was offered the job. And the day after that I accepted! Then it all went wrong. They were made aware I needed to give 4 weeks notice. They were also told that a few of my previous jobs may not be around anymore due to companies going bust. But they simply ignored me. It took… Read Full Review

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“Incompetent”

Written on: 14/12/2012

I applied for a OHS job through Hays Perth Office and only to be told that my experience and Qualifications were not what the client wanted. I then contacted the client and was employed straight away.I explained that Hays had nocked me back for the job, The company apologised and decided not to use them again. This is why the unemployment rate is so high if the recruiters can't do their job properly then no one will be employed… Read Full Review

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“awful unprofessional”

Written on: 12/12/2012

The agents were unprofessional and it seems a corporate problem. I dealt with them in London and they were 'fair' but the Perth office is diabolical. Their destructive negative feedback destroys your confidence. It is all one sided for the client… Read Full Review

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“Communication failures”

Written on: 30/11/2012 by Mariner7 (1 review written)

This agency surprises me how they stay in business, they are so bad at communicating that they remind me of spoilt children who refuse to speak to each other. Given the opportunity, I would shut them down for poor organisation, failure to communicate, and inept management… Read Full Review

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“Lack of basic courtesy”

Written on: 27/11/2012 by NigelOfKent (1 review written)

I registered with Hays recruitment in 2010 and did not receive a response until October of this year (2012). I was offered a registration interview which I was not able to keep because of transport disruption. My efforts to telephone and rearrange my appointment were unsuccessful - the person who took my call could not rearrange the appointment themselves and declined to pass on any messages. I did not hear from Hays again, despite numerous telephone and email requests for a new appointment… Read Full Review

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