Robert Half

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Robert Half Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
909 Reviews
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909 Reviews
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Robert Half Chairman and CEO Harold M. Messmer Jr.
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384 Ratings

Review Highlights

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
  • They micro-manage their employees and do not promote a work life balance (in 55 reviews)

  • No work life balance- hours are 8-6, lunch breaks frowned upon (in 23 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Temping at RHI

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Receptionist/Administrative Assistant in Queens Village, NY
    Current Employee - Receptionist/Administrative Assistant in Queens Village, NY

    I have been working at Robert Half part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I am only registered to work for them. For the most part, they are quick to respond to your needs for employment. They have an excellent training program that you can learn a lot from. They have an excellent customer service personnel willing to help you at any time.

    Cons

    I seem to be stuck in the same temporary part-time position for about a year an half. I am looking for permanent employment or temporary that would lead to permanent and they don't seem to really care enough to help me accomplish my goal. The recruiters seem to want to keep at the same part-time position I have now, where I have been for more than a year. Everytime I write to someone regarding this matter, there doesn't seem to be a response.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For the most part your company has gotten me a foot in the door when it comes to employment; but I think the needs of the employee, in this case myself, should be taken more into consideration. I am looking for full-time employment and I have been like these for months. They take too long. Not even a job interview... set aside a response.

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

    It has its ups and downs

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    you CAN make a lot of money

    Cons

    in order to make a lot of money you will lose your personal life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take the time to explain to people EVERYTHING before making final offer to hire a person. That is including salary, commission structure, path to success, and how to be successful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Challenging career, many highs and lows.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Potential to make decent income, be prepared for tough years.

    Cons

    Variable compensation, need to be prepared for highs and lows in this business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - InterimController in Union, NJ
    Former Employee - InterimController in Union, NJ

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

    Pros

    Interim Controller Experience was excellent. Work environment friendly. Staff was very knowledgeable. Robert Half kept in contact with me and also consulting company.

    Cons

    Job assignments are sporadic at best. It appears other recruiter don't want to share your information as they might share commissions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corp Website needs to navigate between opportunities easier. Recruiter need to share clients without penalties. More opportunities for all.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working in Robert half is better.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PC Technician in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - PC Technician in Edison, NJ

    I have been working at Robert Half full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get opportunity to learn something new every time.

    Cons

    to learn always new with them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they are very helpful at any time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Robert Half as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    They have many office locations and plenty of talent scouts

    Cons

    When you sign up with a scout on a temporary assignment and you wish for full-time employment, they cannot help you with that, as it's a conflict of interest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow scouts to refer employees to full-time people.

  8.  

    SPS

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SPS Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - SPS Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at Robert Half full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation, holidays off. Make you feel part of the company. Present different opportunities, learn new skills.

    Cons

    Leaving positions and people several times a year. Can be depressing. Not knowing if the next assignment will be found.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It's o.k.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Collections Clerk in Toms River, NJ
    Current Employee - Collections Clerk in Toms River, NJ

    I have been working at Robert Half full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They found me a job quickly.

    Cons

    It takes 6 months before getting paid for holidays and there are no sick days or paid time off. No work, no pay! How long can anyone go before burning out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Know what you're getting into

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staffing Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Staffing Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    This company will give you the opportunity and tools to grow your own book of business and create solid contacts across multiple platforms. Looks great on resumes.

    Cons

    This is a large factory that success is in small amounts, if you have no plans on being management potential it is not a good fit. Low pay, long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shorten the work day, mandatory 8-6 is a long day.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Boiler Room Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staffing Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Staffing Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Pros is that after this company, any position/organization is a breeze. The positive I took away from this experience was being able to get an inside look into different industries to see where I would want to be.

    Cons

    I worked at the Midtown NYC office. People would just magically disappear and you would think, where did they go? Quit, got fired, who knows, that kind of unstable and volatile environment that leaves you anxious and stressed. If you are fine with day in day out grind from 8-tbd, wearing your suits and making 500 calls a day, then try it out for yourself. Quota rolls over so if you don't hit your numbers that month, it adds to next month so it's like paying off that high interest rate loan-you will never prevail!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I can't imagine management will revamp what they see as working for them which is making money. However, it's known that talent is going to boutique firms and they are taking your clients as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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