Robert Half Reviews

Updated August 26, 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
  • Very little work-life balance in this company (in 55 reviews)

  • cut-throat environment, long hours, no work/life balance or respect of personal life (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

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

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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.


  2. Excellent, professional, dedicated and knowledgeable staff for career placements for the field of Accounting.

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Utica, NY
    Former Employee - Accountant in Utica, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very easy to work with and the staff placement counselors are also accounting trained so they know what a company needs and how one's specific qualifications could match the positions available.

    Cons

    I didn't find any. Honestly I had no issues working with this firm.


  3. Great Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This company takes very good care of you from the beginning of the contract. They quickly and efficiently set up your pay and benefits within days before the contract even begins.

    Cons

    The workload is intense, and can be very overwhelming. It sometimes felt as though there was too much work for the amount of consultants on our team.


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  5. Robert Half

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They seem to really care about a persons career goals. I've worked for Temp agencies that don't make that a priority. So that's nice.

    Cons

    Not many options for specialized fields. Jobs seem few and far between so it might take awhile to find the right job.

    Advice to Management

    Get to understand the market so you can understand what sort of job your client is looking for.


  6. Administrative

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Working in different areas is a good way to become well rounded

    Cons

    Slow at times, length in between too long.


  7. Sr Accounting- Interim positions

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Half part-time

    Pros

    The Flexibility and the opportunity to provide my knowledge and expertise to provide a better working process and environment.

    Cons

    Positions not available all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Transparent communication about task at hand, be constructive and kind... We all have faults, no need to point it out... show and explain different way...


  8. contractor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clinton, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clinton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Half (Less than a year)

    Pros

    placement matched my skill set perfectly

    Cons

    hard to run back to back assignments if that is what you are looking for - I'm not

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. Staffing Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Half full-time

    Pros

    Its great exposure to full-rotation recruiting and sales. Excellent training program with a very reputable company. Perfect stepping stone to take you to the next level of your career.

    Cons

    can be a lot to take in at first, very deadline driven. Can be stressful at times being it involves a lot of multi-tasking. Expect a lot out of you and can be overwhelming.

    Advice to Management

    continue to train and hand-hold the new employees. Very good training program and great company structure.


  10. Admin

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Working team environment. Benefits.

    Cons

    Can be a very hectic work environment for admins, as recruiters push them to limits to get their commission. Admins end up working overtime to just keep up. Not enough Admin help staffed in company. Admins aren't helped by recruiters to enhance a calm day. Lots of emotional baggage from recruiters to add to work environment


  11. Industry Leader with Strong Reputation

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Division Director in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Division Director in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Robert Half pioneered the specialized staffing industry. It is great working for a company that has a long-standing reputation of excellence and is well recognized. The company invests a lot of time, energy and other resources into their internal employees and truly tries to set them up for success from day one.

    Cons

    The company did not get to where it is without hard work and diligence. As a leadership team, we do expect that our employees meet us halfway in regards to effort and self-improvement. Not everyone is a perfect fit for our industry and many people do not desire to work the long hours that are sometimes required to get the job done and keep our clients and candidates happy.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in your internal employees, continue to find new opportunities for individuals who show promise and want to take on more responsibility.



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