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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Emotional roller coaster! They would tell you that you would be on assignment for 8 months but it would only last 3 week

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Robert Half

    Pros

    They have contacts with tons of businesses.

    Cons

    You never truly know how long an assignment will last.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make employers be more transparent when it comes to job assignment length.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Legal Administrative Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Robert Half as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I was doing contract work and was placed on temporary assignment a couple days after signing up with RH, which was a plus.

    Cons

    My questions and concerns about a job I'm working at don't get address or lack of communication and it depends on the Recruiter, and my last experience was no good, so I left when my assignment was done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Recruiter need to communicated and address the needs if your contact worker, as they are making you money.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great Foundation company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior, Sales and Staffing Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior, Sales and Staffing Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Robert Half full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Each company is only as good as it's leadership. The upper leadership seems to care. Offers great tools for a recruiter and/or sales person to gain basic knowledge of the industry.

    Cons

    Middle management tends to treat employees as replaceable and just a number.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    360 surveys would be a good tool to implement allowing a true view of what all levels are feeling and seeing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Lots of opportunity and career progression.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Division Director
    Former Employee - Division Director

    I worked at Robert Half full-time

    Pros

    Constant training
    If you work hard, you get recognized
    Professional environment
    Many resources to fulfill your job
    Discover industries and companies you knew nothing about
    Fast paced environment

    Cons

    Highly competitive
    No work life balance for a rookie
    Pay isn't anything to brag about

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to remember how it use to be when you started

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Temping at RHI

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    Current Employee - Receptionist/Administrative Assistant in Queens Village, NY
    Current Employee - Receptionist/Administrative Assistant in Queens Village, NY

    I have been working at Robert Half part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I am only registered to work for them. For the most part, they are quick to respond to your needs for employment. They have an excellent training program that you can learn a lot from. They have an excellent customer service personnel willing to help you at any time.

    Cons

    I seem to be stuck in the same temporary part-time position for about a year an half. I am looking for permanent employment or temporary that would lead to permanent and they don't seem to really care enough to help me accomplish my goal. The recruiters seem to want to keep at the same part-time position I have now, where I have been for more than a year. Everytime I write to someone regarding this matter, there doesn't seem to be a response.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For the most part your company has gotten me a foot in the door when it comes to employment; but I think the needs of the employee, in this case myself, should be taken more into consideration. I am looking for full-time employment and I have been like these for months. They take too long. Not even a job interview... set aside a response.

    Recommends
    Positive 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.  

    Branch Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great systems and training. RH has great name recognition and reputation in Staffing.

    Cons

    Keep developing Area and District Managers in creating a positive work environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Robert Half

    Pros

    They work with you to find a position as long as you keep in contact. They will not send you out on assignments which you are way over-qualified for. Plus once you are in the system all of their divisions are able to assist.

    Cons

    If you do not keep in contact your resume will just stay in their files.

    Robert Half Response

    Nov 13, 2014HR

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience working with us!

  10.  

    GREAT place to make a lot of money, IF you are aggressive, talkative, and don't sweat the details

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Robert Half (more than an year)

    Pros

    great training, mostly good people, great upper management, as long as you can get out of your own way you will be successful

    Cons

    expected to be at your desk from 8-6, even if you are ahead of goals, not so much a "team" environment - you essentially run your own desk, and you sit near people who may or may not want to collaborate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    test people's behaviors before hiring - MUST be high Doer/Dominant, high Talker/Inducement, low Pacer/Submissive, and low Controller/Compliant

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    HIlarious Job (In a Bad Way). Only work here if you're desperate for money. Not a place to make career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Robert Half

    Pros

    The Pittsburgh office is in PPG Plaza--a great location Downtown.
    That's it.

    Cons

    the Branch Manager is very immature and compulsive. Get used to walking on egg shells
    gossip, drama, and tempers run rampant
    success only makes your colleagues jealous
    low employee morale
    terrible compensation
    micro-management to a T
    no work-life balance
    no career advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New leadership is needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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