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“Cynical”

Written on: 21/02/2017 by YuremMcCaffrey (1 review written)

The Cheapside branch do not return your calls and they put false job adverts on Monster. The jobs do not actually exist, Hays are just fishing for potential future candidates. This wouldn't be a problem if jobs materialised eventually, but they do not. There are many agencies out there which treat candidates with more respect so do not bother with them… Read Full Review

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“Unprofessional, never call back, do not waste your time!”

Written on: 10/02/2017

This company is so unprofessional and do not tell the truth, not just one member of staff but several. Staff claim they will call you back but never do put you forward for a role you fill in all the paperwork and hear nothing. Will not use them again… Read Full Review

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“Unprofessional, poor customer service, not recommended”

Written on: 29/01/2017 by MHTCEL (1 review written)

Total lack of reasonable communication. Attempted to hijack my clients by distributing consultants cards on sites where staff from Hays were engaged on my contracts. Speedy invoicing to my company not matched by payments to operatives. Hays is not a good agency to work for or to engage. Staff offered are inadequately trained or briefed. There is no circumstance in which I would recommend Hats… Read Full Review

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“Mine field over pay”

Written on: 26/01/2017 by rmCleveland2 (1 review written)

Having had it suggested to me that an umbrella company be the best way to go I was disgusted to find out my agreed rate of pay was not true. The umbrella company deducted money before my gross pay was then dealt with. Funny enough, being a school teacher and not an employment law solicitor or tax consultant I was unaware of such practice. I have gone back to PAYE with hays but my gross has been dropped because it is apparently calculated differently. I know nothing about any of this, none of it… Read Full Review

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“Clueless Monkeys.”

Written on: 23/01/2017

Hays has a diabolical pay system, be warned do not use this place. Jumped up children pretending to be professionals absolute disgrace of a company! Call after call to sort out wages what a total waste of time! These kids need to be trained in customer service and not waffle and BS… Read Full Review

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“Rude and dismissive, lack of infomation”

Written on: 10/01/2017 by SG1988 (1 review written)

I went into Hays to the Milton Keynes branch to register for a role that the recruitment consultant put me forward for with an immediate start. While i was at the office It was extremely apparent that the guy wasnt interested in me and even at one point told the receptionist to put the forms i had given him aside and they began to laugh with each each other which made me feel terrible and instantly gave me the impression they were just going to throw them away. I was not given a job… Read Full Review

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“Very dissapointed with rude recruiters”

Written on: 15/12/2016 by 60Keegan (1 review written)

Recruiter very rude, ironic and bossy. Unacceptable behaviour that led me to termination of any cooperation… Read Full Review

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“Would NOT recommend Hays to anyone!!!!!”

Written on: 19/11/2016 by Hazel444 (1 review written)

They were extremely disappointing after I had cancelled an interview (giving 24 hours notice) due to the job not hitting my salary expectations. They informed me that due to the missed meeting they were cancelling an application for a different position I had applied for!!!!! They are diabolical as I had cancelled the interview! Definitely would NOT recommended Hays… Read Full Review

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“Absolutely terrible company”

Written on: 17/11/2016 by mmHarrison200 (1 review written)

I am currently on a placement with Hays. They didnt even recruit me in the first place but the company i am working for has me working as a temp through them. They are hands down the worst agency i have ever had the displeasure of dealing with, my consultant went away and no other consultants picked up their work load which resulted in me having problems. They havent paid me any expenses since i started my placement i am more than £300 out of pocket with interest being charged on my card, my… Read Full Review

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“Useless and bizarre”

Written on: 30/10/2016 by Larryt272 (1 review written)

Consultants brusque and in a rush. When I didn't want to go for a job chosen by them, I never heard any more until a phone call asking me if I wanted to be taken off the list. I said 'yes' because I had then found a job elsewhere, and the woman proceeded to ask me what & where it was....nosey cow! As it was temporary, she then asked me if I would come back to them, if they could offer me something permanent!!!! Unbelievable...so the consultants are only interested in you, when you have got… Read Full Review

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Haysaretheworst's Comment

Written on: 10/11/2016

Terrible. No service whatsoever, they don't read covering letters or CVs and do not submit you across to their client for consideration. They also advertise positions that they do not have the contract for and then approach the company saying "we have appropriate candidates". In the meantime, you have applied for a job that doesn't exist, been interviewed for a job that doesn't exist and then told that the client chose to advertise via another agency. They should be reported to the appropriate governing body.

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“Apparently too outgoing”

Written on: 28/10/2016 by Dangelox31 (1 review written)

Being led to believe in having the role resulted in the following -reception doesnt answer calls -consultants not calling back -being told I was unprofessional throughout the process. -i admited to them that i have depression and they said i was unsuccessful because i was too outgoing... huh??? Thanks for the time waster hays. … Read Full Review

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“Liars and balony”

Written on: 01/10/2016

Paid holidays are a legal requirement now. So against government policy (acordong to ACAS) they deduct a percentage from your salary to cover holiday. It's a legal loophole. So you pay for your own leave. This was never explained to me until I started. (Again this is a legal requirement of the working time directive. These deductions should be fully and clearly explained before starting a contract) Was told it was a mandatory requirement by Hays. Law states you have the right to opt out and… Read Full Review

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Heathersteenrobertson's Comment

Written on: 12/10/2016

Exactly the same happened to me so upset by it all i had also an operation which was booked 10 days after i started the assignment was allowed the day of my operation which was the wednesday and was hounded constantly the next day with call after call after call to get back to work on the friday was so upset by it all i did not turn up on the monday fortunately i got in contact with the agency i use to be with before signing up with hays whom treat there staff loads better and o only missed 1 day of work
When i phoned the consultant at hays on the monday morning i was shouted at and told of like a naughty school girl which was quite traumatic thank god i only worked for them for 2 week robbing liers

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Disappointinghays's Comment

Written on: 04/11/2016

Very, very, very 'after-food-consumptionally-resulting-bad-smelling-tangible materially-bad' recruitment agency. I agree with the holiday thing. Further, as a Hays signee got dragged into a political fight between Hay, a Local Authority Employer (Bristol) and a third party. As a result, a number of employees had their contracts terminated 2 months early, as a result of HAYS RECRUITMENT'S greed, as they ensured that the contract between their client contained terms which made the employer liable to pay a 'HUGE' fee to Hays, should the employer chooses to employ you on a permanent basis. Guess what the employer did.........Yes...........ended the contract 2 months earlier, got rid of the hays provided employees, and recruited 'NON HAYS RECRUITMENT' staff.

Very, very, very, unprofessional and shabby company.......not worth signing up for........ I think the bible contains a passage referring to one 'returning to your own 'vom''. Think before you sign.

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★☆☆☆☆

“Don't bother dealing with Hays Recruitment Agency”

Written on: 30/09/2016 by fjFlynn15 (1 review written)

I have sent alot of job applications to Hays. They never reply or call even. Don't bother dealig with them, they are useless. What I notice was, same jobs come back again and again. Don't bother wasting your time writing cover letter and sending resume… Read Full Review

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“Interview”

Written on: 27/09/2016 by JR334 (1 review written)

Don't waste your time with hay's is better to find a job in the news paper or thru the internet , what a bad company… Read Full Review

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“Lose money the easy way”

Written on: 13/09/2016 by Nucs (1 review written)

I was tricked into this project via an agency who were in my books reputable, until I learned that they were working with hays. They have told me a load of bs about o/t and have said its not allowed but the pm knows there is noway to finish it on time but won't pay until it has been done.  They are a waste of time, the client is nice… Read Full Review

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“Please don't even think about it!!”

Written on: 08/09/2016 by London1994 (1 review written)

Unhappy and unsatisfied with the way consultant speak and even avoid calls after unable to put for the job suggested by the recruiter due to personal reasons… Read Full Review

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“Waste of time ”

Written on: 28/08/2016 by KiraCardenas1970 (1 review written)

Complete waste of time working for Hays, do not do it!! Turned up for a shift to be told "not needed today". Communication non existent, some weeks not even paid. Hays Manager couldn't care less about staff. No answers to questions asked. The only good thing to say is that payroll sort out problems quicker than area manager. Whatever you do DO NOT sign up with Hays, you're wasting your time! !!!!… Read Full Review

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“A Returned Call Would be Nice”

Written on: 11/08/2016 by shumbies (1 review written)

I rang these people on many occasions asking about a particular role. No one could tell me anything about it. It was always someone else is looking after this particular role and they would get back to me. I have not had one phone call back despite numerous attempts to talk to them. Would it kill someone to call back? It's just courtesy. All I wanted to do was to find out if I may have been suitable so as not to waste anyone's time. The job continues to be advertised and they continue to ignore… Read Full Review

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“Appalling Service and Rude Staff”

Written on: 05/08/2016 by RoyceKirby322 (1 review written)

I have never met more unprofessional recruitment staff in my lifetime. When you do (if you do as many don't return calls or emails) ever meet with any of their agents, they continually pressure you to take positions you are not interested in and try to sell them as the roles you are after. I had an awful awful experience after the agent I was dealing with incorrectly agreed to a wage much lower than I was seeking and after I corrected this with the company I joined, the agent again further… Read Full Review

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“Terrible service”

Written on: 07/07/2016 by Kayliei368 (1 review written)

joined Hays Marketing (contracting) about three weeks ago in Melbourne. My agent acted quickly and organised an interview with a client in the next few days. When I arrived, I addressed the client by the wrong name as it was given to me incorrectly by the agent. The interview went well and the assignment was confirmed to start the next week. I confirmed the hourly rate twice with the agent. The agent then sent me confirmation of the assignment the evening before I was due to start with the… Read Full Review

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