Hays has been a great long term and secure position for me.
FIFO Temp,Head Chef/Chef Manager (Former Employee) – Perth WA – 8 September 2018
Great work-life balance. Great boss/agent/manager. Having worked for Hays for 8 years, I can say that they have been a secure source of work and income. As a contract temp chef for them, the more you put in, the more you get out.
Terrible hourly rate, no job security and dishonest recruitment staff
Electrician (Former Employee) – Geelong and melbourne – 25 August 2018
Avoid at all cost. Recruitment staff are dishonest and will say anything to get you to site. They work on commission.
They advertise above award wages when they don't and if lucky may pay 50 cents above award. The award is so low no electrican would work for it.
They have you travel long distances to sites even when other sites have work much closer. This is due to the commission they take from your hourly rate. They compete against other hays recruiting staff. They lie about hourly rate and site conditions. Which you don't find out about until your on site. They promise better pay on future sites which they don't and will never have work at.
For example was told of construction site where i would be paid eba union rate and conditions and that they will get me on site asap. I ended up on the site in question not only was it not a union site but hays had never been approached to recruit electricans for the site.
Labour hire are middle men that should not exist and profit off the worker to the tune of $30 per hour that you work. This money is the difference between you getting by and you struggling to pay bills and eat.
The Labour hire industry needs to regulated and licensed or outlawed to ensure people like hays don't erode workers pay and conditions any further.
Minimum hour rate, charge you out at $60 per hour + and pocket over half for themsevels
Construction - Labouring - Machine Operator (Current Employee) – Sydney NSW – 7 August 2018
Like the varied Experiences and Jobs that I have done. Going to various Jobs when required is always interesting, new people, new tasks. Like to be appreciated for the work that I do when I am requested to remain on jobs.
Going to one Job then called to another - nice to be noticed for the job I do
Sometimes Jobs are hard to get to - but if I can I will.
no advancement, delayed pay, first one in gets it.
Labourer / Labour Hire (Current Employee) – Brisbane QLD – 3 July 2018
Hays is great for finding temporary work fast, advancement into a full time position not so much. The pay day is a week and a half after your shift at times depending on what day of the week you land work. The industry has a high tax rate and the coordinators work on a first one to take the job wins kind of approach. Overall not a bad company but for continued earnings and reliable income, would not recommend a mate.
Data consultant (Former Employee) – Melbourne VIC – 24 June 2018
All good as per client requirement. Workplace is good. Assisted in as Data Consultant and provided best support. Researched and registered for community fairs and events Participated in training booth volunteers Coordinated in project requirements
-7am-2pm -learned how to barrow concrete -what management, i was labour hire on assignment -incompetent workplace culture -hardest part of job is inflexibility by them but you are expected to bend anyway they want -leaving
Great company to work for if you are a graduate and learning.
Recruiter (Former Employee) – Sydney NSW – 31 January 2018
Hays is great for graduates and people who hasn't been exposed to the corporate workforce. It is very structured and you learn a lot. However flexibility is terrible and people management is handed to people just because that is the next step not because they deserve it which creates a revolving door. Great incentives and has a dynamic work environment to push out big numbers.
Great to work for but limited jobs on Gold Coast job was only six months on City of Gold Coast Council no job offers since. All job and time sheets are computer based still waiting for last super payments.
normal hour doing what assignment through the day given task.using tools to sanding,grinding and spraying equipment and operating forklift.in between level 50/50 understanding passing and delegate yo personnel/casual worker or contractors.the workplace are fair and equal opportunity culture.the work loads and confine space in the paint shop section.sharing little of joke and sense of humor.