Great training, but unrealistic culture
Recruitment Consultant (Current Employee) – Maidstone, ENG – 4 April 2015
My times at Hays has taught me that I do genuinely enjoy working in recruitment, and in terms of providing a solid understanding of the industry, and what is required to make a successful consultant, Hays has been an excellent starting point.
My biggest concerns with Hays, and the principle reason for leaving is the wholly unrealistic culture. Any sales roles requires a constant drive to achieve more, but no sum will ever be enough to satisfy my immediate management structure.
The role was sold to me as an opportunity to run my own desk as a business, where I would have complete autonomy over how I wanted to get my desk up and running. In reality, the level of micro management is crippling, and the approach to all colleagues is universal, there is no adjustment made for the individual the business is looking to development. I have a reasonable degree of experience in a sales environment, but my management was akin to somebody with little or no concept of how to approach the role.
In short, I have enjoyed working in the role immensely, bu the staff turnover for the business is frightening, and it hasn't been hard to find out from the departing consultants what their reason for leaving is, and is broadly the same as I have outlined.
Great Training, Numerous opportunities to run a desk akin to your interests
Poor Salary, Culture of micro management, Unrealistic Expectations