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An opportunity to help the careers of your senior management - Singapore office

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant  in  Singapore (Singapore)
Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)

I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for more than a year

Pros

The IT systems are great and run quickly. The database is easy to use and the training team is very adept at teaching you how to use it properly and get the most of it. In Singapore, it also helps that the APAC IT Systems are located in the same office and are very approachable if you have any trouble.

Cons

I really cannot comment if the same is true of other Robert Walters offices, but the Singapore office is the personal fiefdom of a select few directors and associate directors who have used it to enrich themselves and protect their own jobs at the expense of everybody else. In just one year, Robert Walters Singapore lost every single one of their managers (except for one horrendous woman who is friends with the Associate Director) and two of their senior directors. Consultants make no money from their placements and their is no transparency on how you could be rewarded for your efforts. The Directors simply take all the profit from the company and force everybody underneath out with increasingly unrealistic and impossible KPIs. They exist solely to berate you for not hitting your unreachable targets and following your notes on the database so that they can leap on the slightest mistake and justify their existence. One Associate Director openly uses her time at the office to go to pilates and massage sessions and uses up most of the secretaries time to manage her personal life. Senior management take no responsibility for their bad decisions and instead fire consultants and managers en masse and slave drive everybody into working longer hours. The majority of your time at RW Singapore will be spent staying in the office till midnight every night just to hit certain targets and KPIs that don't contribute to anything actually productive. It also takes about a week to get a CV formatted from your secretaries because they are too busy arranging senior management's social life - a joke in competitive fast-paced industry.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I have no advice for the senior management of RW Singapore. You are all entrenched with each other for so long that you will not allow any advice to penetrate your corrupt minds. You will continue to run your empire for as long as possible at the expense of anybody unfortunate enough to work for you.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Eye opener. Competitive yet fun coperate culture

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Robert Walters as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good staff welfare benefits. Free food on Fridays afternoon. Constant supply of hot and cold drinks and fruits too. Friendly people.

    Cons

    High level of stress to meet sales target for the consultants. High turnover staff rate? Usually consultants leave the company to join a competitor or to do in house HR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to retain staff. High turnover rate affects moral.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a great experience

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Jakarta Pusat (Indonesia)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Jakarta Pusat (Indonesia)

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great exposure on how big corporate run the business

    Cons

    management is not supportive of local initiative, alot of back stabbing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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