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★☆☆☆☆

“Useless staff ”

Written on: 25/07/2014 by LelandGriffin150 (1 review written)

I dont think so they have any jobs actually available! All you do is apply and phone them to know they are not interested at all.I have applied and called them for at least six jobs and they never answer you back ( positive/negative). May be just opened this agency to refer their friends or whatever.Other agencies in Auckland at least reply to you even if it is No.I got the job with some other agency so would advice others not to waste their time with them!!!… Read Full Review

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“WORST AGENCY IN UK BY FAR”

Written on: 23/07/2014 by Avahw145 (1 review written)

AS FOR ANYONE WITH PAYEMENT ISSUES FROM THESE WNKERS JUST TELL THEM YOU WANT THE OMBUDSMANS NUMBER. THEY DIDNT WANTO HELP ME WHEN I WAS OWED OVER 200 POUNDS TOOK THEM THREE WEEKS TO GET BACK TO ME SAYING THEYE ARE GETING MY HOURS SIGHNED OFF. WHEN I RANG THEM THEY SAID U GOT TO GO AND DO IT MYSELF AFTER THE JOB HAS FINISHED AND NOBODY ON SITE. WHEN THEY SAID THEY WERE SORTING IT. I GOT THROWN AROUND AND STRUNG ALONG SOON AS I MENTIONED THE OMBUDSMAN AND SUING THEM THEY SOON PAYED MY MONEY… Read Full Review

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“do not bother going to them”

Written on: 21/07/2014 by Kadine91 (1 review written)

Hays teaching supply agency in huddersfield were useless when it camr to basic communication nevermind finding me work. I spent money registering with them crb check etc and after that the communication stopped. I phoned and emailef however thry ignored me. In particular my line of communication with the advisor who was completely useless and incompetant in her job. What is worse i contacted headoffice to complain yet no one was interested. I do not recommend wasting your time there are… Read Full Review

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“do not care about you”

Written on: 17/07/2014 by AnastasiaOlson (1 review written)

Unfortunately this agency really do not care about what really matters to you in a job, they are only focused on what is going to get them commission… Read Full Review

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“Terrible Agency”

Written on: 14/06/2014 by Edwards1972 (1 review written)

So sad that they can't even do their jobs without lying and not knowing what they are talking about . Do not go to this agency Hays staff your are a disgrace… Read Full Review

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Mark25511's Comment

Written on: 11/07/2014

Hays Adelaide. I worked as a contractor for them. The Consultant cooked up a side deal with the Client. so I would get less hours than on my written agreement, (That was bad as I turned down another contract because Hays offered more hours)> Their Consultant also tried screwing the client for more charges. The guy was clueless, and that's the type of person who they appoint to interview candidates !. I complained to their section manager and she went hysterical, denied the validity of our agreement and said "well you are a casual worker what do you expect ?". So I didn't fill in my timesheet for the last week. Sure I lost some money, but I learned something I will never forget....Don't trust Hays, as a contractor or as a Client. Edwards 1972 you are totally correct.

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Tucker27's Comment

Written on: 16/07/2014

i rang the head office and made a massive complaint . ask them for the ombudsman's number. they will soon take action

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Tucker27's Comment

Written on: 16/07/2014

the Leicester based agency are an absolute joke, un organised and very un professional . they tell u theye will do something and never do it. all they care about is there own pocket .kept me waiting for 3 weeks to get the rest of my hours and cscs card back and ime still waiting. the women said she was going to do it last week she said i will ring you. never rang me once .rang her next week and she said hold tight ile ring u Wednesday. today comes .no phone call so i rang her she said oh ile go down there tomorrow to get your hours signed off . i asked when will i get my money she just said maybe next week. well ime waiting on my cscs card to start my new job and now ime held back from doing so because of this. ABSOLUTELY FUMING DOESN'T COME CLOSE

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“Still Waiting After 3 Months.”

Written on: 13/06/2014 by pnHudson436 (1 review written)

In March of this year I visited the Sheffield branch of Hays (Education) in view to seeking work as a Support/TA/Cover Supervisor within local schools. Hayes was the first agency I went to due to it's size etc. Almost three months later I'm still waiting to be offered any work. I did not hear anything from the account manager for a long time even though we did have contact for a short while. On contacting the branch I found out that they had gone sick. He did not pass my application onto some… Read Full Review

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“Rude time wasters ”

Written on: 12/06/2014 by AubreyCarey38 (1 review written)

Was headhunted and called by an internal recruiter at hays, who persuaded me to go along the next day.After explaining my initial job hunt and how I had done loads of assessment days she assured me it was not a 'big assessment or a big deal really just an interview'.. It was a full on assessment which I had no preparation for. Along with that, after initial assessment me and one other was kept waiting for 1 hour while everyone else went off to interview and then told to go to lunch. On coming… Read Full Review

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Mark25511's Comment

Written on: 11/07/2014

C'mon lets get real.
Hays are not professional headhunters. they don't have professional qualifications, line management experiences or blue chip backgrounds. Hays pay peanuts and hire,, well you know. Their staff are clueless, they don't understand client brief or candidates CV's. Expect to be treated badly, they don't know any different. If you are a Hays client, what sort of image are you trying to project ?

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“'Don't care' attitude ”

Written on: 06/06/2014 by JazlynnHolbrook (1 review written)

Unfortunately this agency really do not care about what really matters to you in a job, they are only focused on what is going to get them commission. Therefore I can't really blame the agents themselves for this- clearly they are targeted on reaching their commission by managers and making money from candidates they do post.. that's it. If you do not get through to the next stage of an interview, do not expect a reply. I have been called for two interviews through this agency - the… Read Full Review

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“Hays (Preston) Do Not Care. Seek Another Agency”

Written on: 19/05/2014 by 1973Leach (1 review written)

Hays Preston office do not seem to comprehend what I require or have asked for! It takes my recruitment consultant a week to respond to my emails, and that is only after sending them another email reminding them that they have not replied to an earlier communication. When I was in sales if I did not reply to a clients communication within a couple of days maximum, their business would be lost! Hays are so rude by not replying! When my consultant says that she can provide me with some… Read Full Review

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“No Communication ”

Written on: 17/05/2014 by Kaiya133 (1 review written)

I first registered with Hays in August last year. Since then all i have had is we have a position are you interested in us putting your c.v. forward, after a couple of weeks have passed no feed back on whether the company are interested or not, nothing is mentioned. This has happened 7 times. I have to phone them because they never phone me, i am with other agencies and they always give me feedback either way, so why can't Hays do this. I have now requested that Hays clear my name from there… Read Full Review

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“Just Stay Away - Don't Bother”

Written on: 06/05/2014 by Jakaylaq299 (1 review written)

The worst service I have ever received. They don't care about you, your employer or the service they are giving. As an international company they should be embarrassed by the staff they have to represent them. I would strongly advise anyone against using Hays. This is a perfect example of a company that has gotten too big, too soon and has now become stain on the recruitment industry. The only reason I have given a star is because the facility requires it… Read Full Review

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Mark25511's Comment

Written on: 11/07/2014

Couldn't agree more. Hays Adelaide is one of the worst organisations I have ever come across.

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“Incompetent staff”

Written on: 22/04/2014 by Devin277 (1 review written)

Tempting with Hays was one disaster after another, my agency rep wasn't able to tell me anything about the role other than the rate of pay, my start date was postponed several times, the lack off communication from my rep at hays was disgraceful leaving me emailing and calling constantly wondering what was happening. I took a day off to take my young baby to hospital and was told it was unacceptable. My contract was then terminated because I took leave for a bereavement! Then when I requested… Read Full Review

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“Completely unhelpful company”

Written on: 15/04/2014 by Curtey (1 review written)

Worked for hays from June 13 to the 19th of December 2013 ....... When unexpectedly got a call saying id been taken off there employment list ! Owened my own house n was struggling enough without them taking my job from me without a moments notice. Was not even given a valid reason or when asked to provide me with the facts they failed with this also. Was given no notice that I was going to loose my job nor was I given the proper code of conduct that there suppose to give, it's April now I have… Read Full Review

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“Worst Agency On The Planet!”

Written on: 14/04/2014 by LeonardPatterson404 (1 review written)

Thank goodness I have managed to get a permanent job. Hays were absolutely terrible to work for. My wages were always late I was still on an emergency tax code after four months even though I provided them with a P45 almost straight away. The hourly rate I was paid was less than I was told at the interview and they kept losing my paperwork such as copies of my passport and timesheets. They never returned my phone calls or emails. When I had to contact them about my pay I had to ring a… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Awful, Terrible Company, Rude Staff”

Written on: 01/04/2014 by viDaly494 (1 review written)

Awful service, Awful company The staff are extremely rude and are only persistent on making sure they get commission of the work you do. They'll book you in for something without notifying you, regardless of whether you may have another occupation on the side. Hays Agency basically think people are like stocked robots they can use and drop at anytime. They are very limited to what they offer too… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Brilliant service, couldnt fault it”

Written on: 28/03/2014 by NataliaIngram (1 review written)

I registered with Hays some time ago and they were by far one of the best recruitment agencies in Leamington. The staff were friendly and helpful and went out of their way to find me the right position. They always returned my calls unlike other agencies where I felt like a number as oposed to a person. Hays were brilliant, a company I would highly recommend… Read Full Review

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“robbing ********”

Written on: 24/03/2014 by Madilynn94 (1 review written)

They dont return calls at all. Not helpfull in the slightest. Especially when it comes to payment. Stay well away… Read Full Review

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“As a Recruitment Agency I would AVOID too.”

Written on: 21/03/2014 by 233Stone (1 review written)

Having worked with Hays at two Recruitment Agencies supplying staff via their Managed Services model, where they are on client site, I would strongly recommend avoidance of working with them. Rude on-site staff that treat you with contempt, dreadful payment terms, payment errors and delays and they are one of the worst on-site Managed Services Providers I have had the misfortune to work with in my 20+ years of recruitment. Being the one of the worst is some achievement as others are pretty dire… Read Full Review

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“Worse company ever!!”

Written on: 21/03/2014 by Uriah419 (1 review written)

The worst agency ever! After offering me 4 separate jobs, 2 of which I traveled to the job got there and they told me that haven't heard from hays and that I shouldn't be there!! When I called hays oh sorry we forgot to tell you this is no longer available, other jobs they send you what details they know tell you to start and then pull the job They never answer the phone return calls or emails and are very rude The one job I actually got from them I turned up they had lied about hours breaks… Read Full Review

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“Recruitment Agency who just don't care!!!”

Written on: 12/03/2014 by Bayleea1960 (1 review written)

The worst recruitment agency i have dealt with! They are rude, do not return phone calls or emails. Very very frustrating to deal with (well you can't deal with them 'cos you cannot speak to anyone lol!!). I don't even bother with adverts from Hays anymore..just waste of time and expectations. Stay clear of this mob!!… Read Full Review

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