Robert Walters Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Summer Intern Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through college or university and interviewed at Robert Walters.
Interview Details – Interview involved a rotation of 3 cycles, each a 1 one 1 interview with the head of the company. Asked about experience, why this company, unique position of Robert Walters in SF vs other cities, SF specialties and trends in business hiring, 3rd party hiring/recruiting, etc. There were some redundant questions about applying resume abilities to hiring.
Interview Question – What makes the business climate in SF different and unique from other locations? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – intern responsibilities were pretty rudimentary and basic, didn't feel I would learn a lot and gain a lot of experience
Office Manager Interview (Negative Experience)
Interviewed at Robert Walters
Interview Details – A non-practicing attorney, I sent in a resume and a cover letter to a specific headhunter, andfollowed up several days later with a personal email. Another attorney I know well did the same for a different job. No acknowledgment, no courtesy, no nothing! Shocking, considering they have no idea who I know or don't know in the legal and headhunting process.
Interview Question – Never got the opportunity. Again, I know how busy many of these places are, but with auto reply, at least some response? Again, they have no idea who I know in the legal arena or the recruiting arena, but I have shared my story. Answer Question
Junior Recruit Consultant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Robert Walters in April 2014.
Interview Details – Had two interviews. First one was on the phone with associate recruit consultant. Then I was invited to one of their office. At the second interview, I had several managers, associate director interviews. The interview questions were straightforward, eg. Why RW? What do I know about the industry. At the end of the interview, I was given a role play to pretend a new recruiter at RW.
Interview Question – Case interview, what will you do as a recruiter if a client recently lost his employee because you assigned a unsuitable candidate? Answer Question
Design Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Robert Walters
Interview Details – Applied for this post through LinkedIn. A Skype interview was scheduled by the recruiter at Robert Walters. Interview was a short conversation with some basic Chemical Engineering questions: Pumps, Thermodynamics, questions related to intern.
I was asked to ask a doubt as well. I came to know that freshers might not being hired for this position and therefore, my candidature might be rejected.
Recruitment Consultant Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Robert Walters in March 2014.
Interview Details – Well there were too many phone interviews (2) and 3 face to face , way to much in my opinion and the hiring process took over a month, and this was just to inform that there might be an opening job but needed prior intern with them before offering a job
Interview Question – what do you do during your free time? Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Consultant Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Robert Walters in May 2013.
Interview Details – 4 rounds pre talk,
I also have to compete essay question
Interview Question – Nothing difficult Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I didnt negotiate much, as I really liked the management team at beginning, and I trusted them at beginning, but it doenst end well. My judgement was wrong,
Technical Consultant Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Robert Walters in September 2013.
Interview Details – Robert Walters prides itself on deceit and misinformation to prospective candidates. They will invite you to an interview with the prospect of work and raise your hopes and you will be told to prepare for an interview over the next couple of days. Unfortunately you will find out soon enough that there is no job. This comes in the form of Robert Walters never contacting you again. If you contact them you will find yourself miss directed and lied to.
Interview Question – I think the most important question missed by Robert Walters is:
"Do you consider yourself cattle fodder?". This is an important question as this is how they will treat you. View Answer
IT Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through other source and interviewed at Robert Walters.
Interview Details – Conversational and enjoyable but a bit too long, people coming and going from the room, reading emails and making calls, quite unprofessional. seems like a boys club. never got any feedback or even informed that I didn't get the position. Very poor form for a recruitment agency
Recruitment Consultant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Robert Walters.
Interview Details – Many interviewers in one day. You'll start off with Directors of each division, then managers, then peers, across about 3-4 rounds. Managing director should be last. All 1-on-1s.
Interview Question – Questions regarding recruitment itself. You'll do a mock call to someone in the office. Answer Question