Robert Half

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Robert Half Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
956 Reviews
3.1
956 Reviews
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Robert Half Chairman and CEO Harold M. Messmer Jr.
Harold M. Messmer Jr.
410 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I cooked lunch for small Christian School and prepared a Pre-School snack for the Preschoolers.

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    Former Employee - Lunchroom Cook and PreSchool Aide in Morrison, CO
    Former Employee - Lunchroom Cook and PreSchool Aide in Morrison, CO

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

    Pros

    The company is very good to work for. Staff and Management are very nice.

    Cons

    They do not provide unemployment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have none.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    On assignment at Maquet Medical Systems

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Robert Half

    Pros

    Worked with an upbeat, positive minded team.
    Work assignment was in an interesting industry.
    Hours worked were desirable.

    Cons

    The one con that stands out .was being let go from my assignment. I really enjoyed working there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Consulting Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

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

    Pros

    Lots of clients
    Doesn't take long to find a contract
    Great resources

    Cons

    Work-life balance isn't that balanced
    To-the-minute 40 hour week, every week, obsession

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Great culture, loved the people I worked with. Was given a fair salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Work in a bull pen type office, which can be frustrating on days when you want a little peace and quiet.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A Great Company and Culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Teams show comrodery
    I enjoy the work and can leave it at the office
    Good salary, benefits and bonuses
    Flexible time off
    Wonderful Co-workers

    Cons

    Bay Area commute
    Large corporate structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to support your staff to the best of your abilities. Be careful of departmental power struggles. Stay open to new ideas and beware of outdated processes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Every Changing Environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Robert Half

    Pros

    The company is always striving to grow and evolve their brand. In the last six months the Columbus market has added 20 positions and advanced its technology past their competitors.

    Cons

    From my position it is difficult to move up in the company because very few positions become available at the district level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I love our upper management at Robert Half. They are around the offices and connect with everyone when the visit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Accounts Receivable

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    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable Specialist in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable Specialist in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Robert Half

    Pros

    Excellent Pay with good benefits

    Cons

    The job was only a temporary posiiton

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great job right out of college!

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    Current Employee - Sales Administrative Assistant in Wayne, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Administrative Assistant in Wayne, PA

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

    Pros

    First job, but had a great time learning about the recruiting industry supporting a group of 10 recruiters. Great benefits and consistent work evaluations and pay raises. Time off policy was very generous. Incredibly awesome training and very understanding supervisors.

    Cons

    It's a large corporate company and there's a lot of turnover with recruiters so your environment will consistently change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better team building with recruiters and admins both would be advantageous to all involved.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Telemarketer, phone jockey, cold caller

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    Current Employee - Staffing Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Staffing Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Robert Half

    Pros

    Swift introduction to staffing/recruiting that one can use to springboard to better opportunities.

    Cons

    Cold calling, the job is founded on telemarketing and sales calls. Good things to learn, but hard to deal with 10 hours a day, 5 days a week.
    Sales numbers are unrealistic (as with most sales jobs) but managers will turn the screws on you to dial, dial, dial. It's pretty soul sucking.
    Despite being a big organization, there is scant training and zero handover for when someone leaves. This can create a cannibalistic culture where everyone is out for themselves and one must scratch, claw, and fight for credit on the work one did.
    Bonus structure is horrible, unless you are swiftly promoted to a more generous payment plan, expect to suffer and make zilch while those above steal credit and dollars from you.
    This place sucks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Admit that you are a sales company, not a staffing firm, kick some money down to others and help teams, not individuals, succeed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    bookeeper

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

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

    Pros

    If you keep a good relationship with your contract person, you will get a new job fast

    Cons

    RH is in the business of sales. if you're not the person that they're looking for. you are out

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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