Robert Half Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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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 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. I have worked in many accounting positions through out my time With Robert Half.

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    Current Employee - Several Accounting Positions in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Several Accounting Positions in Greenville, SC

    I have been working at Robert Half

    Pros

    I enjoy the very friendly people and their willingness to get you out there to be seen. They also have many tests to help you learn about other programs that you are not used to using.

    Cons

    It is mostly temporary work with minimal opportunities for full time jobs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Robert Half has been nothing but great to me in helping me grow my career!

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Lansing, MI

    I have been working at Robert Half full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of growth opportunities, treat their employees very well! Lots of training and mentoring that is done as well. The company is constantly evolving in regards to technology. Great bonus potential! Outstanding benefits.

    Cons

    There tends to be a lot of turnover in the Staffing industry as a whole, but if the management is strong, there is very little here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great Opportunity! It is what you make of it.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Robert Half

    Pros

    Great opportunity, no cap on bonus, great brand.

    Cons

    Need to be very organized and self directed. They do not micromanage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. great consulting opportunities

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    Current Employee - Senior Finance Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Consultant in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    good system for payroll, quality recruiters, high level of professionalism, good reputation in the business community

    Cons

    lack of coaching or career development advice, mind of some recruiters is plug and play, benefits are slim

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    check in more often with your consultants, need to feel more part of a team, otherwise little loyalty develops. You already charge a hefty premium so make it worth it for the consultant, otherwise why should a capable consultant work for an agency that takes a retail markup on the consultant's provided services?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 3 people found this helpful

    Great place to grow your career if you have an accounting/finance background and are willing to work hard.

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    Current Employee - Sales in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Sales in West Palm Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    Top Leadership within company is first-rate. Local leadership in my office is fantastic. Strong earnings potential if you are willing to put in the time and effort for the first several years. If you don't have a very strong work ethic and desire to produce great results, don't bother applying. PTO is generous, and you're encouraged to take all of it (you need it!). Great sales training.

    Cons

    Fast pace can be draining at times. A very small minority of sales colleagues can be too aggressive at times which is annoying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in leadership training for branch managers and above. Keep finding ways to encourage collaboration across lines of business for the benefit of clients and candidates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Financial Consultant

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    Former Contractor - Financial Consultant in Nashville, TN
    Former Contractor - Financial Consultant in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities were made available.

    Cons

    Pay rates could fluctuate substantially.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. They just string you along.

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    Former Employee - Biller/Collector in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Biller/Collector in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Robert Half

    Pros

    They have really good clients

    Cons

    Can't get you a permanent job. Low pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop paying your recruiters commission. Commission is all they care about.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Dissatisfied

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Robert Half

    Pros

    Good working exp, good benefits

    Cons

    Bad turn over and management

  10. Bad at recruiting for Jobs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Robert Half

    Pros

    None, they led me on for a year, without 1 single solid interview. It was completely pointless.

    Cons

    Terrible at their job, don't know what they are hiring, but it definitely isn't me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shut down the company, and start fresh. It's only gonna get worse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. Customer Service

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service in San Ramon, CA

    I worked at Robert Half

    Pros

    great supervisors and leadership. They have events every month.

    Cons

    get a calls non stop by cranky customers 24/7. never have time to interact with coworkers. difficult to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    help employees advance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Robert Half Response

    Mar 25, 2015Communications Manager

    Thanks for the feedback. Being a customer service professional can be a challenging job and is not the right fit for many. We agree that having an attainable career path is important and are sorry ... More

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