Robert Half Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
850 Reviews
3.0
850 Reviews
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Robert Half Chairman and CEO Harold M. Messmer Jr.
Harold M. Messmer Jr.
362 Ratings

Review Highlights

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 24 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Vetted and reliable, with some upkeep (working as a temp)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Temporary Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Temporary Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Robert Half full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    + Temporary assignments are quick-hire; get a call then go to work
    + Get to work for different companies, broaden your experience
    + Being a contractor means you have a buffer zone against detrimental or abusive workplaces
    + Stringing along multiple assignments, you eventually become eligible for RH benefits
    + Get paid every week

    Cons

    - Assignments are fully "at will" and can end at any moment, however etiquette usually prevails
    - Sometimes an assignment ends and there's no more work for a while (to some, this could be a plus as well)
    - Every job is non-permanent until it is permanent, and conversion is rarely quick, if it happens at all
    - Pay rate is almost always lower than what a direct-hire would make, and always hourly
    - No pay for holidays, vacation or simple PTO, only for hours spent on the job
    - Weekly or daily time entry, which can become tedious
    - Always a sense of separation from co-workers, knowing that you're "not really an employee"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can't really say much, as all of this is "the nature of the beast." It is what it is. While working on-site changes with each assignment, there are some things about the time I spent in the RH offices for onboarding and other admin purposes. There seems to be an awful lot of paper-shuffle involved with vetting/interviewing candidates. They could surely use more online systems and less paper in their processes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Review of services. I was a candidate, not employee. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Robert Half

    Pros

    I had an exceptional experience at Robert Half. My recruiter, Andrew, was incredible. He found me job exceed expectations and remained my coach and advocate throughout the interviewing and hiring processes. There is no doubt in my mind that I would never have been considered for the position without the network and professional capability of the staff at RH. I highly recommend them, especially Andrew T.

    Cons

    None. They went above and beyond for me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Steady

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Steady work
    Pay is competitive - it's great if you don't need benefits
    Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    No benefits (not even no cost benefits like pre-tax public transportation deductions)
    The won't change your assignment if the client keeps renewing you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make benefits/perks available that don't cost the company money (i.e. Public Transportation deductions, gym membership discounts via group bargain, etc.)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Its has been great to work for this company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Developer  in  Dubuque, IA
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Dubuque, IA

    I have been working at Robert Half as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working conditions, They check up on assignments, great benefits for contact work, help look for opportunities to grow, accreditation programs.

    Cons

    I really cannot think of any issues that I have encountered. Other than the fact that holday pay does not kick in until 1000 hours of work. But its a contract position, what do you expect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company to work for and phenomenal support staff

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Technician  in  Hot Springs, AR
    Current Employee - Field Technician in Hot Springs, AR

    I have been working at Robert Half as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great opprotunities for someone wanting to break into the IT field. Recruiters are very on point to communicate about new contracts and also to check to see how you are enjoying your experience. They truly seem to take the time to listen to any concerns you have which is a great value in my opinion.

    Cons

    I havent seen any cons to the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My only advice would be to keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Have keep me working in the past.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Robert Half part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Company to work for.

    Cons

    Need to call them each week.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Tough place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager  in  Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at Robert Half full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You can make a lot of money here, if you get on the good side of management from the beginning.

    Cons

    There is a lot of back stabbing. ...no integrity with only; only driven by money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give everyone a fair share instead of the rich getting richer and the newbies having turn over

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good client position. Got experience and got paid.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Developer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Web Developer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    They were reasonable about getting time off when I needed it, unpaid. I got paid on time and went out to lunch once with the recruiter.

    Cons

    If they don't have any client needs, you don't get any work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep in touch with candidates while they are on assignment so that you can keep them working and keep yourselves profitable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Okay company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Time & Expense Specialist  in  San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Time & Expense Specialist in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Robert Half as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The hiring process is very fast!

    Cons

    There is lack of communication between supervisors and employees regarding temporary employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is key when running a business effectively. When a temporary employee is hired, it is important that the supervisor provides thorough communication between temp regarding when contract ends, desired needs, etc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Coffee, location and the ability to go on client meetings every afternoon if you want.

    Cons

    metrics, the draw vs. compensation plan and non stop cold calling.

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