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“Centralised Payroll Section is DREADFUL!!”

Written on: 27/01/2016 by painful987 (1 review written)

I am a professional Temporary worker who has worked for eleven agencies of varying sizes. Hays are the largest recruitment agency and the worst I have ever worked for. I find them extremely unhelpful they just want to get you into a job, rake the money in for themselves and totally ignore you. I ended up being paid basic rate for three weeks (I had sent my original P45 by post which they claim was never received) When I contacted my local Hays agent she said we have nothing to do with payroll… Read Full Review

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“Ignorant with Bad manners”

Written on: 16/01/2016 by qhMcNeil391 (1 review written)

Hays are massive, this leads to a few problems, agents don't speak to each other so you miss out on vacancies that are relevant. They never ever call back or reply to emails, which I get for first time applications but when they've apparently submitted your application that makes life tricky. They generally are fresh out of school and therefor know nothing about your industry and waste time with pointless questions which they should know. … Read Full Review

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“Totally inappropriate behaviour- Preston Branch”

Written on: 15/01/2016

I am about to be made redundant and went in for an initial meeting.The girl who met with me was rude from the word go.She told me I gave the impression of being hard faced and when she asked me my salary expectation I told her what I wouldnt go below and she responded with ''I didnt ask you that and dont presume to answer a question until I've asked it.''She told me my CV was poor and when I looked she had printed off an old one.She told me Employers arent interested in qualifications and if… Read Full Review

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“liars”

Written on: 08/01/2016 by McDonough13 (1 review written)

I signed up to Hays as they appeared to post so many jobs online, I hadn't heard anything from them in a while until my office manager forwarded an email to me which Hays had sent her which listed potential candidates. I was listed as one of them - they had sent an email to the company I already work for asking if there were any jobs! I contacted Hays asking why they had forwarded my details to my current employer to which they replied that the candidate listed was someone that sounded alot… Read Full Review

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“terrible is under statement ”

Written on: 07/01/2016 by johnboy75 (3 reviews written)

I have been registered with these clowns for 2 years after a promise of a start. That job then never happened. The staff at Cardiff branch are rude and unhelpful.It was lucky at one time someone didn't have myself standing at they're desk . Wouldn't work for these if they offered me double my hourly rate of 15 an hour… Read Full Review

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“FAKE JOB POSTINGS. CRAP!!!”

Written on: 03/01/2016 by Claudia434 (1 review written)

STAY AWAY!!! FAKE IT SECTOR JOB POSTS ALL OVER JOB BOARDS… Read Full Review

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“Worst recruitment agent experience of my life.”

Written on: 20/12/2015 by 1990Jones (1 review written)

I have to admit the first time I used Hays to find a job the service was great and everything was organised and they called me to keep me updated about jobs. Unfortunately that is where the great service ended. And I now realise that it was just that individual at Hays who made that first experience memorable. - They told me I got the job before I was given an offer and then it turned out I hadn't got the job. I waited around for a month because they were so adamant I had the job. - They gave… Read Full Review

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“UNPROFESSIONAL!!!”

Written on: 19/12/2015 by Hopkins68 (1 review written)

This company is unprofessional. The consultant booked me in for a group interview which i had not confirmed due to work commmitments. The consultant advised me that contact would be made the following day to reconfirm the appointment if anything had changed. Booked me into the interview, phones at 445pm advising me i am booked in before asking, then complains that i am unprofessional for not letting him now...get it together and dont blame others for your mistakes/poor time management… Read Full Review

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“Rude”

Written on: 15/12/2015 by Talank200 (1 review written)

Registered with the agency a few months ago. Received a number of enthusiastic and a little pushy, calls from various consultants asking if they could forward my CV for a particular role they're recruiting for. After agreeing, I've heard nothing more about the positio so have assumed I've not been successful. However...TWICE I've actually attended interviews for positions and the consultants have not had the courtesy to let me know the outcome. I've had to call them. Waste of time. … Read Full Review

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“Greedy and dishonest”

Written on: 04/12/2015

Was sent for an interview for a temporary job and was initially offered the job at the rate orginally quoted. Then, before I started, I was told that the client would not pay this amount and that I would have to work for a lot less. The client asked to see me again for a briefing chat the day I was due to start. I asked them why the rate had dropped. They replied that it hadn't, and that nobody from Hays had contacted them about rates (Hays had lied to me). We compared notes about what they… Read Full Review

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“Hays - Truro - Cornwall - avoid like the plague”

Written on: 03/12/2015 by Samuel.50 (1 review written)

Signed up with Hays in Truro in July / August 2015 Was immediately, after producing identification documentation offered work on the Truro Cathedral roof project which I accepted with a start date for the following week. Was then contacted the Hays employee who I had been dealing with and informed that job wasn’t starting till the following week. Offered then a job on the Incinerator building site which I accepted before I realised it was a job site which could not retain it’s workers… Read Full Review

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“Complete waste of time”

Written on: 18/11/2015

I applied for a job online and was called in to register being advised that I was suitable and that they would send my cv the next day. One week later nothing - no contact, I emailed to ask if I had been unsuccessful and was kept hanging on being told that they hadn't heard back yet and that they would hear the following day. 2 weeks later - nothing......3 weeks later nothing. My assumption is they are completely incompetent and a complete waste of time. Numerous jobs are still being… Read Full Review

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“Rude and incompetent consultant”

Written on: 05/11/2015 by KorbinHunter80 (1 review written)

I was so frustrated after an interview with one of Hays consultant. The message was that I'm not worth a large salary increase in a future position because the current earning is low, despite I have developed solid skills over the past roles. Company, title, current salary all count except for my achievements. With regard to responsibilities, they don't seem to understand the technical side of it, but keep referring to my responsibilities with their conclusion, which is all very… Read Full Review

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“Worst -- Recruiters, Fake Job postings and Salaries”

Written on: 03/11/2015 by EricYoung369 (1 review written)

This is the worst recruiting agency ever dealt with. Recruiters are the worst and they don't know what they are talking, ask insane questions. Put fake jobs and waste people's time. I have never heard any one getting a job through Hays. On the whole it is the worst agency every one should be aware of this fake agency… Read Full Review

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“Arrogant, pushy staff”

Written on: 31/10/2015 by KonnerWhalen (1 review written)

I applied for a job and had been directed to them to Hayes. Apparently the senior recruitment agent contacted me but what a shocker. I did not even red the JD and already send it to the employee. I said to my self bit pushy but ambitious. Almost 2 weeks later he contacts me saying that he got an interview for me. I told him that I was going away on holiday and turns back tome saying it does not look professional and I should've made him aware and I shall in the future. Ok, I agree but is not… Read Full Review

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“Worst agency I have ever dealt with”

Written on: 30/10/2015 by Randalloi394 (1 review written)

I have been with Hays for 3 months or so. They promise you the world and you don't even get Wales. Then after making a complaint that their promises were not delivered they get me a temporary job. To which they don't pay for due to their portal being a mess. No other agency uses a portal and they pay on time. Avoid this agency. They are the worst of a bad bunch… Read Full Review

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“I usuallly rarely leave reviews; unfortunately I am...”

Written on: 26/10/2015 by Bb88 (1 review written)

I usuallly rarely leave reviews; unfortunately I am Now obliged to rate the Hays agent in London, as a very unprofessional agent. After contacting me numerous times she then invited me for a persnonal interview during which she seem confused on many terms strictly related to Supply Chain, subject of her expertise. She then advised to revise the resume according to her various opening that would have been of my interest in the light of the upcoming interviews during the following week. Not… Read Full Review

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“The agent booked me in for a meeting at 8.00pm then...”

Written on: 23/10/2015 by Roberts242 (1 review written)

The agent booked me in for a meeting at 8.00pm then left the company on the same day. Did they even bother to tell me about it? No. Add insult to injury no phone call or emergency to apologise. THEY ARE UTTERLY USELESS… Read Full Review

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“Sitting in interview and didn't know the role...”

Written on: 24/09/2015 by bouncer45 (15 reviews written)

Quite frankly the worst recruitment agency of the lot. To send me suited and booted to a employer where he asks me one question and then when i say i didn't realise the role involved nights to walk out of the interview in less than 10 minutes tells me a lot about this recruitment agency. The agency did not prepare me at all for interview, and I know from experience if you ask too many questions you don't even get the interview! I've since unregistered from Hays IT, which was nigh on impossible… Read Full Review

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“Atrocious”

Written on: 26/08/2015 by 390Collier (1 review written)

When I first registered I was promised work. This never materialised and I had to ring to check I was starting on the date set. They would not have rang and I would have turned up to the site for no reason. The final straw was when they offered to pick me up to take me to work. I waited for 45 minutes in the rain (at the agreed location) with a bag containing items I believed I would need for that job. That was on the 25th August 2015. Therefore 0/5; however not an option but you get my point… Read Full Review

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