Robert Half Reviews

Updated August 23, 2015
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Robert Half Chairman and CEO Harold M. Messmer Jr.
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Pros
  • Flexible work options with good work / life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Great training and tools for success although some training scenarios are unrealistic (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • Very little work-life balance in this company (in 55 reviews)

  • cut-throat environment, long hours, no work/life balance or respect of personal life (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Great for contract work

    Former Contractor - Financial Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Financial Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I worked at Robert Half as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Got me a role relatively quickly, without any fuss. Great for contract roles, but not quite for permanent. I have yet to have much success with them, specifically the quality of perm roles offered

    Cons

    Quite a lot of emails about roles, that are of no interest, or ones that I would have had an interest in 5 years ago.


  2. Great training, great people, very corporate and regimented!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Robert Half full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Training, management, resources, people, progression

    Cons

    Too restrictive (for me), no room for imagination or entrepreneurial-ism, bonus component too slim


  3. A good company to work for in the UK but an apathetic and laggard Corporate Environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Half full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay Package (Above market rates, Private Healthcare, Pension), Flexitime in most departments "Employee/People" centric company culture

    Cons

    The company is very centralised with all key IT decisions happening in the US where corporate staff resides, and where all key IT projects and innovations emanate from. This is to be expected for an international company of this size, who needs to ensure the requirements of the whole organisation are taken into account. However, the corporate machine is sluggish and sometimes lethargic, and as a consequence misses innovation opportunities by not encouraging business units to pursue tactical localised innovations. Instead, centralised "strategic" innovation seems to be the only acceptable way of innovating.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure innovation is encouraged and engineered wherever business buy-in exists, not where you would 'prefer' it to be designed & architected.


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    Good starting point but zero work/life balance

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    great corporate atmosphere, people passionate about making money, people making serious amounts of money sitting next to you, great starting point into the corporate world

    Cons

    no work life balance, took 7 days off in over a year, job hours were basically 8am-8pm, had to go in on saturdays etc.

    Advice to Management

    send everyone to shadow an accounts team for a week, that way instead of just saying positions (management/financial accountant etc.) people will actual know what it entails



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