Robert Half Reviews

Updated April 25, 2015
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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. IT Consultant

    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Robert Half as a contractor

    Pros

    Good people that work hard for you.

    Cons

    Not enough work and slow with finding full time job opportunities

  2. Recruiting Manager

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

    I have been working at Robert Half

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The team offers a great deal of autonomy and the ability to structure your own work schedule.
    The company offers promotions and allows for mobility within the company

    Cons

    There is perceived high turnover in some divisions, but many individuals hired are new to the staffing industry and were willing to give it a shot, only to find out it's not for them.

  3. Excellent stable company

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

    I worked at Robert Half full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked here for many years. A very good company to its staff. Stable and financially conservative. I've left with a good 401K and RH stocks for my retirement.

    Cons

    There were some times when change occurred very quickly. This could be difficult because implementation was sometimes rough.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to listen to the front line staff.

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  5. Staffing Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Robert Half full-time

    Pros

    Provided great training and surrounded by a supportive team. Great people to work that allowed you to be competitive and work towards a rewarding career.

    Cons

    It's a sales position that requires lots of cold calling and prospecting. If on a team that isn't supportive it can lead to frustration and feeling like you're stuck.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop and provide proper training. Know when to push and when to back of since it can be a stressful sales position.

  6. Great place to work

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Robert Half as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big company that treats their employees right where the employees have a very professional outlook which drives success and positive vibes all around.

    Cons

    There can be times where a lot of the work that needs to be done becomes tedious because there aren't ways around it.

    Advice to Management

    The management team is very helpful and go out of their way to make sure that you have work as well as making sure the employees learn as they work.

  7. Robert Half is a great company to work for either internally or as a candidate.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Robert Half

    Pros

    This company invests in training their employees and giving them the tools needed to be successful. With great leadership and a strong team the opportunities are endless. Plus the backing of a multi billion company that allows you the freedom to develop your maximum potential is just icing on the cake. Also, the bonus structure is phenomenal!!

    Cons

    An economical recession is never easy, especially in the staffing industry but knowing that Robert Half has been in business since the 40's and has come out of several economical crisis and still lives to see another day speaks volume as to the companies ability to inspire their employees, even in the darkest of times. Yes, there may be high turnover but there is also many tenured people here as well. This is not a place for the weak, the first year will separate the mice from the men.

    Advice to Management

    Positivity breeds positivity. All though we can't control the job market we can control our attitude, our efforts and our appearance!

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    I have been with Robert Half for almost 3 years and absolutely love my job.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work environment and sense of family within the bullpen. Always an opportunity to learn something new, to grow and to meet people.

    Cons

    Spouses aren't included in certain company events.

  9. Recruiting Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Robert Half

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cool people, tons of great experience with recruiting

    Cons

    The pace is unbearable. I could not keep up. I worked from 8 a.m. to 9:30 pm most day and stil did not hit their numbers.

    Advice to Management

    People are not machines.

  10. Accounts Payable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Robert Half part-time

    Pros

    Staff really works hard to find you placement. Pays every week and has great training material on their website.

    Cons

    Pay may be considerably lower than usual for acquired position.

  11. Division Director

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

    I worked at Robert Half full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very clear in what they expect from you, great training, tons of material to learn from, excellent database, compensation was good

    Cons

    Way too much turnover, low morale, long hours, micromanagement, tons of pressure.

    Advice to Management

    They seem to have it all figured out and have no incentive to keep employees

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