Robert Half Interview Questions

Updated Mar 23, 2015
Updated Mar 23, 2015
169 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

37%
27%
34%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

56%
20%
7%

Interview Difficulty

2.5
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

169 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all Interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Robert Half.

    Interview Details

    Initially pleasant, I had a phone interview and then was called back for three more separate interviews where I met with various managers and finally shadowed someone recruiting. I was basically told I had the job since the Director of the company met and liked me and recommended my hiring. I was then, as a final step, asked to complete a timed assessment which had me answer multiple choice questions relating to my personality and analytical skills.
    I then did not hear back from anyone at the company. I emailed one of the women I interviewed with, she finally emailed me back today and told me I was no longer under consideration because of the results of this "Assessment" when it was never mentioned previously. They will waste your time and are not considerate of other people. I also got in trouble for missing so much work coming back to interview 3 times with them. Absolutely would not recommend.

    Interview Questions
    • What are you looking for in a job? What are your weaknesses and strenghts?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  2.  

    Various Web Development Positions Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    I am a candidate. They are very high pressure. Whenever I get a call from them, I half cringe. This recruiter I am working with goes from completely dropping the ball on me to being so high pressured that he won't stop calling and even sends texts.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  3.  

    Temporary Employee Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Robert Half.

    Interview Details

    Very basic preliminary interview to get in their system. Asked basic questions in an attempt to get to know me better so they could represent me to their customers.

    Interview Questions
    • What areas are you looking to improve upon in the next five years?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5.  

    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Robert Half in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    The recruiter (who was new) apparently did not understand that I was also a client, as well as his client. Interview went well, and they wanted me to stay a day shadowing, which was fine since it was close.

    Not even 20 minutes in, people were negative, bad mouthing everyone else. I stuck it out for two hours, and decided, this is not for me. I would not have accepted the position, mainly because the IT director was not there, so there was no chance to discuss how the team morale could be changed.

    It could have been different regardless, but ten minutes later, when I called him to tell him the outcome, he was livid and basically said I couldn't go with the flow as asked. I could have hung out all day, but I am sorry, if I am going to accept a position with a company who has a lot of negativity, the least I should expect is to be able to talk to the person I will report to.

    Again, this was someone who said they were a new recruiter, but any good recruiter knows that they work for both parties. If it won't be a fit, then it is not a fit. But don't get angry because someone made a decision that was best for them and the company they were looking to get hired by.

    After all the negative talk, two hours was more time than I should have put in, but if I could have talked to the person I would report to, things could have been different. And being almost yelled at (sorry, can't probably say the B word), there was not other way to take it.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Event Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Robert Half in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    I received an invitation for a phone interview within a week after applying on-line. The interview was conducted by a recruiter and questions focused on background with relatively little attention to qualification, motivation or discussion about the actual job. The recruiter explained the decision making process and the length of time it would take to hear about possible next steps. I received an email within a week to let me know that I was not selected. The interview and communication around it were professionally conducted.

    Interview Questions
    • It was just a background screening process that more or less circumvented any questions directly related to the job. Because the recruiter gave little opportunity to share motivation, job skills, experience etc. it was a disappointing process/interview.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Robert Half in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    I had 3 interviews over a period of a week an a half, one of them was a "shadowing" of a manager doing the position I applied for. I spoke with 7 different people over the time period. They were really on top of it during that time, but after the shadow session, I never heard from them again. I was sure I got the job too.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too difficult, mainly my career goals, what I wanted out of a career, my interests, etc.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Medical Administration Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Robert Half in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    The interviewer was very polite, very on track, and no nonsense. I liked him a lot. He wasn't distracted and kept good notes. He didn't have a copy of my resume on hand, but I had a physical copy so gave that to him. He was confused as to why I was given to him for a medical job, as I did not apply for a medical job, but he was able to give me over to two others in his group, Administration and Accounting. The administrative interview went OK, but the lady was very tired (she had already interviewed over 50 people that week) so it didn't go as well as I had hoped. The accounting interview was much more promising.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Ruby Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Robert Half in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    A recruiter from Robert Half contacted me after reviewing my resume online. We had a lenghty conversation about prior experience. I had taken 2 ProveIt tests which went well but did not hear from the recruiter after completing the tests. I contacted the agency and the recruiter was in training for several days. The next time I contacted the agency the recruiter was out sick throughout the week. I am now researching other agencies to work with to see which has received the best reviews.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Transactions Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Robert Half.

    Interview Details

    met with two recruiters for a legal position in sf. Both interviewers were very helpful in giving tips about my experience, my resume, and what skills I should highlight in the event of a formal interview. Furthermore they both were very in tune with what was available for me and set up a formal interview within a few days. My overall experience was very good and hope to work with them again in the future.

    Interview Questions
    • All questions were expected and fine tuned by interviewers.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Robert Half in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I have been interviewed by staffing manager. All questions were related to the previous position's duties. Couple simple questions in general accepted accounting principles and basic reconciliations. Overall positive attitude to an applicants.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

Work at Robert Half? Share Your Experiences

Robert Half

 
Click to Rate
or

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.