Robert Half

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Robert Half Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
909 Reviews
3.1
909 Reviews
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Robert Half Chairman and CEO Harold M. Messmer Jr.
Harold M. Messmer Jr.
384 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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  1.  

    Unique company with extraordinary people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Robert Half full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I never thought I would work anywhere for as long as I have worked at Robert Half, but what keeps me here are the people. Nearly every leader I have worked with has been smart, supportive, fair and hard-working. The same is true for my colleagues. The average tenure in my department is 8 years, which is a testament to the people. I also appreciate the employee-friendly policies, like the ability to telecommute and the generous amount of vacation time provided. Robert Half encourages creativity and new ideas through employee "hack days" and the simple day-to-day willingness of company leaders to test new approaches. In the years I have been with Robert Half, I have continued to learn new things and stay actively engaged. I have had the opportunity to travel abroad and attend the best trainings in the industry, and I have made many friends thoughout the company.

    Cons

    Robert Half is not for everyone. For people who haven't worked in demanding environments before, it can be tough. The company is built on a strong work ethic. There isn't a lot of room for making errors: The culture tends to be one of perfectionism. The upside of this is that you can feel proud of your work and end up with great pieces for your professional portfolio. Also, the 401(k) is not as strong as it is at other companies, and the environment tends to be more formal versus casual, especially in the Menlo Park office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The enhanced benefits that were recently rolled out are great. Things like health savings accounts are very valuable! Please consider a take-your-dog-to-work policy. I know it's tough logistically, but there are a lot of dog lovers at Robert Half!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A young medium sized company with perks and great mentors

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX

    I worked at Robert Half

    Pros

    I never felt like I had to take vacation, I enjoyed working everyday and having lunch brought in every Friday. My manager was an amazing knowledgeable mentor that was very patient with me while I went through training.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent company to work for! Gained a lot of experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Salaried Professional in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Salaried Professional in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits! Experience working within various industries and assignments. Salaried professional program is very unique and RH is the only firm to offer such a program! I started on the temp side before moving to the salaried professional side and I loved the variety of assignments.

    Cons

    Very selective! However, once you are able to build a good relationship with a Recruiter, you are in for as long as you wish to work with the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Excellent company accounting professionals

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

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

    Pros

    Reliable, honest and talented professionals working with accounting professionals to serve companies needing help.

    Cons

    Challenging environment and travel can be required.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Helped me find a temp to perm job when I needed to relocate.

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    Former Employee - Bookkeeping in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Bookkeeping in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    The staff at Robert Half was considerate and helpful.

    Cons

    They were up front about the job I would taking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employee/clients wants before placements are made.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Robert Half full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for working on interesting projects, great colleagues, strong leadership team, and career advancement. Definitely work with lots of smart, innovative people. Company is very focused on the future.

    Cons

    You will be most successful if you have good powers of persuasion and can articulate the reasons why you are recommending certain ideas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Robert Half Response

    Nov 25, 2014HR

    Thank you so much for the review. You are correct that clear communication is extremely important. We appreciate the feedback.

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor Training, lack of direction from management

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    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Meeting and networking with local business professionals. Good starter job for new grads or sales. Training ground.

    Cons

    Not somewhere you wanna be long term. No true direction from management. No career path. No real training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider another type of model. don't continue to churn people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Placement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Robert Half

    Pros

    Found job quickly and will work hard to place you.

    Cons

    Robert half like most temp agencies takes a large percentage of your pay. Leaving you with very small hourly rates for people with degrees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    ok entry level

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Robert Half

    Pros

    free water, overtime, location, pay

    Cons

    people, office environment, political atmosphere

  11.  

    Administrative Assistant

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Robert Half

    Pros

    The poeple are nice and hard working. It was a good learning experience as Admin.

    Cons

    When people are let go or fired it's very secretive. Plus, high turn over rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Probably add more personal growth and benefits to Admin staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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