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★☆☆☆☆

“Only value larger employers with money to spend”

Written on: 05/09/2019 by Schofieldka27 (1 review written)

I have found that their great treatment as a small business wanting to fill a vacancy is not great. They are clearly focused on larger organisations where they can get the most profit from multiple vacancies and repeat business. Consultants treat small and medium sized organisations as if they are barely worth the trouble engaging with and only then from squeezing as much money from them as possible. As an employer - not a great experience… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“annoying, slow, time wasting and unprofessional”

Written on: 26/07/2019 by evenflow40 (1 review written)

They didn't copy most of my ID at registration, the compliance team seem completely incompetent and lazy sending half finished un formatted forms to candidates expecting them to do,( surely that is what registration is for right?) no one needs to work for them, there are plenty of other good employers out there. I only gave one star because you have to in order to submit a review… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Corrupt And Amoral”

Written on: 24/06/2019 by billygoat1 (2 reviews written)

It is very obvious these large recruitment businesses still operate and run a blacklist of employees names who not to employ or just simply harass with promises of fair play and callbacks. They don't. If you are one of the many unfortunate unemployed trying get back into work and using Hays, then HELL has a quicker chance of freezing over than Hays ever getting you a job. Even the jobs you would have lowered your specs on just to get an interview, the applied online application you would have… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Unproffessional, frustrating, non responsive”

Written on: 16/10/2018 by Frustrated2018 (1 review written)

I have applied for so many positions under the HAYS banner in north qld and not once have I received a call, not once have I received and email back from contacting this office in Townsville. I have a level of experience in administration and customer service and other skills and not once have I been told that my resume was put forward for positions even at level AO2... I am frustrated at the lack of support and interest that the female consultants show and also have had a few use a non… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“ why would BP be associated with this incompetant...”

Written on: 29/04/2018 by raFanning1978 (1 review written)

I gave them 1 star as unable to give a minus. I applied for an ‘ Immediate start job in Sunbury-on-Thames, which was exactly the role I had experience for, the location was obviously BP, no response to my application, phoned Hays twice and was told I’d get a call back, never came. How do they expect to fill roles with the right people if they obviously don’t read applications or follow up enquiries from matching candidates. I’m very surprised BP use them as they are obviously hopeless !… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Either they don’t pay you or don’t pay you on time”

Written on: 06/04/2018 by Alexusa299 (1 review written)

i found a job through hays and a few weeks into the job they didn’t pay me this happened 2more times. They claimed it was the clients fault so t left a few weeks later they got me another role this time i thought i was on the ball. Calling them every day to make sure everything was in place for payday and still the same problem, No funds! i don’t actually know how they function as an organisation they are absolutely rubbish at what they do(don’t do). When i find something else i’m outta… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Awful experience and would never ever recommend”

Written on: 16/03/2018 by CityPA (1 review written)

Applied via LinkedIn for a role and was contacted to come in and meet a recruiter - not for the job I wanted but to register. Was kept waiting for 20 minutes. Recruiter arrived without my CV so had to find a printer to get a copy, then find a meeting room. Totally unprofessional and disrespectful. Eventually meeting started 30 minutes behind schedule. Recruiter had no interest at all in what I was saying and just kept responding "amazing" to everything. Was more interested in trying to get… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Don’t Pay You”

Written on: 09/03/2018 by WolverhamptonWorker (1 review written)

Wolverhampton branch is awful.Don’t pay you for work you have done and when you query it they will not speak to you.They just send you a text message saying they are looking into it.They give you one day of work in two weeks after that and don’t even pay you correctly for that.Find another agency… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“no manners no control”

Written on: 03/01/2018 by EmiliaStafford (1 review written)

this consultant arranged a phone interview for the day after and just within few mins after confirming the time of phone interview she sends an automated email confirming you have not been selected for an interview. what kind of action is that no respect to anyone unacceptable at all. do these people not have a manager to report to and do what they want such low!!… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Still paying the price two years later”

Written on: 30/11/2017 by Stephanyx1955 (1 review written)

Two months of my life. I will still be paying the price two and a half years on – they messed my pay up so badly that Hmrc have written to me a year after I stopped working for Hays to advise that I paid no tax during my time working for them – clearly not the case – and as a result, I will be on an amended tax code from the next financial year. It will be two and a half years before normal service will resume tax wise. They outsource everything and there is no accountability. I think I… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Incompetent and lazy”

Written on: 25/10/2017 by Fosterkm18 (1 review written)

They seem to hire far too many young incompetent graduates who barely know what they are doing. They forget to tell you what to bring to the interview (e.g. I.D.) and they constantly ask you to fill out forms you've already filled out. At a basic level, they seem unable to read through a CV to see what experience you have. They don't know basic information about their own clients and the details of the job. I cannot understand how these recruitment agencies stay in business… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Most corrupted agency I have ever seen ”

Written on: 03/10/2017 by Santosb67 (1 review written)

most corruptive agency, this is modern slavery agency, they hardly answer your calls, never tell you the truth, only they want you to work and you may never get your wages. please do not west your time for working them. get another agency instead!… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Don't explain the job properly”

Written on: 30/08/2017 by 217Clancy (1 review written)

First of all it took them over a month to even contact me about work, then when they did they said they had a position for me to start in a few days. No interview, just start on this day, told me the location and the job title but nothing else. They told me the rate of pay per year which doesn't add up to the amount per hour so I was still none the wiser. It took them until the day before I was due to start for them to tell me anymore about the job, they wouldn't tell me until they had… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“The most incompetent agency I've come across in 10 years”

Written on: 26/06/2017 by JordonCannon1948 (1 review written)

Signed up to Hays as they rang none stop after I applied online for one job. Arranged to go in and meet a recruiter and was sent for a role over 4 weeks ago. Was told by the Friday I would have a decision, didn't receive a single call all week or response to my emails and calls. The following week I finally got through to be told the vacancy had reopened and others were being interviewed this week so decision would be Friday. No surprise, no decision made. The exact same thing the following… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Manipulative and Cunning ”

Written on: 16/06/2017 by Aliyai170 (1 review written)

They got me to sign a contract and now that I've worked a couple of weeks in my new placement they're deducing further fees without my approval. I'm fuming and hate to say that most recruitment firms apply the same tactics to sign people up just to hit targets and more importantly ascertain their commission having no interest of the candidate what so ever. Stay away from the Birmingham branch and dont waste your time with them. They would lie to your face whilst sticking two fingers behind… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“didn't get paid for the work I done.”

Written on: 14/06/2017 by Howellpm170 (1 review written)

I wasn't paid for a week that I worked. they won't answer the phone or emails I am sending. they are literally taking food out of my daughter's mouth. I amended the day I got wrong on my timesheet. and now they are blanking me!! furious is an understatement. barely any contact with my advisor any way and wasn't told about the holiday fee that they take from every hour I work which was £1.10!!!! until I started the temp job!!!… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“High pressure tactics for non-existent job”

Written on: 11/05/2017

I applied to a job posting on Monster.ca for Payroll Administrator with Hays Recruitment Canada. The next day, I got a phone call from a recruitment agent in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, for a position that was supposed to be in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. They tried to get me to electronically sign off on a contract, before even having a face-to-face interview, for a position with a local company. Their website claimed that I already created an account with them, when in fact I didn't… Read Full Review

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Written on: 05/06/2017

Something similar happened to me with Hays and I'm in Glasgow! They are liars and will do anything for commission.

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★☆☆☆☆

“Worst Recruiting Company ”

Written on: 04/05/2017 by Charscar (1 review written)

I went in yesterday for an interview expecting the normal recruiting company, wrong. I showed up a bit early, and then had to wait over a half an hour because they decided to see someone who showed up late before me. Then, despite having spoken to the agent prior to the interview, I was informed for the first time that I was going to have to do over an hour of skill testing. This interview process went on for over an hour and a half with no warning that it would be taking so long. The… Read Full Review

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“Rubbish ”

Written on: 04/05/2017 by Melody268 (1 review written)

Registered with them again last year. Recruit person left. Never any come back on potential roles. Registered with someone else, same situation never any hand on. They are useless. Does Ceo take any notice of issues guess not, no care of situation of "I am alright Jack stuff You" typical Ceo!!! … Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“The worst recruitment agency ever!”

Written on: 10/04/2017 by Sloangf447 (1 review written)

Worst recruitment agency ever! People don't care about the candidate. They don't understand your skills, your job, they write whatever they want to the client. Moreover, they seem to fight internally for their fees, so sometimes if an employee in another agency finds a role for you, I have been harassed by the first colleague I met, by phone, email.. in order to know everything that was happening with the other colleagues. A shame. To avoid!… Read Full Review

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