Robert Half

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Robert Half Reviews in United Kingdom

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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 20 reviews)

  • Great training and tools for success although some training scenarios are unrealistic (in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • They micro-manage their employees and do not promote a work life balance (in 52 reviews)

  • No work life balance- hours are 8-6, lunch breaks frowned upon (in 21 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great training, great people, very corporate and regimented!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Robert Half full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Training, management, resources, people, progression

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Birmingham, England (UK)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good starting point but zero work/life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Robert Half

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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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