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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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“Missed payments”

Written on: 21/06/2016 by Uptonuz118 (1 review written)

I worked through hays for 6 days the first week on the site i was able to enter the site thru what ever door i wanted with my bag. Then the next week i was told to walk to the furthest entrance with my tool bag becuase the site agents want to be job worths. Ovbiously i aint going to walk all the way around when im working only 10 yards from initial entrance i tried going thru. So i went home and told hays what happened. I was told timesheets were going to be sorted but i only got paid for 5… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Time Wasters”

Written on: 18/06/2016 by Howenm157 (1 review written)

Having been registered with Hays looking for a position in finance I have received numerous emails advising of roles I would be interested in. When I contact them they say I am not qualified enough and therefore 2ill not be put forward! That's fine, then stop sending me mails and wasting my time!!! They seem to have no idea what they are doing!!!… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Liars/Poor Attitude/Not Professional”

Written on: 01/06/2016 by Peckmu40 (1 review written)

We contacted Hays for 2 new staff. All was going well until they lied about the notice period for the new joiner. We were told it was immediate start. It worked out that the new starter couldn't start for a month. They also had the new starter back date and complete paper work for them after the fact as they didn't follow protocol and procedure. In essence the didn't know anything about the new statter other than website information. We waited and guess what they have quit after 2 months… Read Full Review

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“Liars and no manners ”

Written on: 30/04/2016 by Baileybv240 (1 review written)

I dealt with Southampton branch young consultant head hunted me one day regarding immediate job I rushed to register next day she was actually very nice said I could start assignment next day I asked for job description but she said didn't have one but was administration work, started next day job was rubbish and not administration more specialised work decided we not for me after the end of first day, informed my consultant and as I had already left my other job she said not to worry as she… Read Full Review

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“Rude, Arrogant and disrespectful. Never use Birmingham...”

Written on: 20/04/2016 by Sullivanqv217 (1 review written)

I used this agency a few times when applying for a job, I consider myself well educated to a Postgraduate level and have 10 years of work experience. I received a phone call from a lady from the Birmingham branch, very rude and blatantly saying I'm useless, I have no experience, my CV is not worth looking at. I did respond saying have u actually looked at me CV and she over spoke to what I was saying. I did complain to her manager, he was was very apologetic, but I'm sure that was due to him… Read Full Review

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“Disrespectful and Arrogant”

Written on: 14/04/2016

My hope for finding a proper permanent job after being out of work were knackered by Hays, when I dealt with a 'senior' rep with non existant PR skills, which was out of place and never expected. After what was thought to be a good start, I was asked in a rude tone 'What's with all these contact roles on your CV, Hmmmm?' As if it wasn't bad enough being spoken down to by someone younger than me with unfair advantages, and an I'm-all-right-jack attitude, he then went on to claim I looked… Read Full Review

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“Have been dealing with Hays in the south west Bath,...”

Written on: 09/04/2016 by Lance222 (1 review written)

Have been dealing with Hays in the south west Bath, Bristol, Swindon too look for accoutants/ tax jobs and never have I been more annoyed with an agency than Hays. All consultants I've dealt with have been rude, unprofessional and never give any feedback on jobs. Half the time you wonder if any of the jobs are actually there, when you meet the consultants the girls are more interested in looking glamourous, and they can't hang on to their staff for 5 minutes, extremely frustrating, better off… Read Full Review

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