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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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“Leeds branch terrible construction sector ”

Written on: 26/03/2016 by Kirk250 (1 review written)

Been getting work through hays for over a year now the Leeds branch construction. I have not been payed for a total of 7 days in this time and when I asked about my money they told me to sort it out myself, very unprofessional lazy, rude staff who never get back to you… Read Full Review

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“Horrible, Rude, Unproffessional”

Written on: 22/03/2016 by katie2401 (1 review written)

Called up the previous week and nobody got back to me. Calling up the second time the lady was rude and clearly did not know what she was talking about when I was asking about teaching roles. She then tried to tell me that I was not qualified although alot of schools consider NQT's for roles. I am glad that the process did not go any further and will not take cover work of a company who treat people with such disrespect and are so unhelpful… Read Full Review

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“Lazy and inept staff”

Written on: 17/03/2016 by tuTilley146 (1 review written)

Staff seem to be lazy, inept and a nuisance, they're very hesitant on giving you information about any job role as if they don't want to supply this information, you would think as a job agency they'd be able to provide the most basic information, they only want you to agree on a location and company name, in which they will negotiate a salary amongst themselves to best rip you off and retain the money for themselves (They'll never tell you a salary unless you ask - and that is if they are able… Read Full Review

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“RUDE AND VERY INTRUSIVE”

Written on: 11/03/2016 by Pittmaneq326 (1 review written)

Lincoln branch of Hays. Applied for an advertised position. Wrote to me asking me why I had not worked for 8 years - I have been helping my husband in his business (unpaid). They asked if I could validate this by contacting his accountant! The tone of the emails where very poorly worded and I think intrusive. Not impressed and will certainly not be using this company in my job search… Read Full Review

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“Never again ! ”

Written on: 24/02/2016 by D1ve (1 review written)

My whole experience from start to end was a nightmare. It all started when I applied for a job with Hays Recruitment. Within minutes of submitting my application they were continuously ringing and emailing me. I explained that I Couldnt answer during working hours and to contact via email. So they still continue calling me. I was offered an interview to suit them and The company. There was no flexibility and they had no interest in it being mutually convenient for myself. Following the… Read Full Review

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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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