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Hays

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Robert Walters

Employee Ratings

  • Robert Walters scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 3402 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.7
(based on 65 reviews)
Robert Walters employees rated their Overall Rating 1.0 higher than Hays employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
Career Opportunities
4.8
Robert Walters employees rated their Career Opportunities 1.0 higher than Hays employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
4.5
Robert Walters employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 1.2 higher than Hays employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.2
Work-life balance
4.1
Robert Walters employees rated their Work-life balance 0.9 higher than Hays employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.4
Senior Management
4.5
Robert Walters employees rated their Senior Management 1.1 higher than Hays employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Culture & Values
4.7
Robert Walters employees rated their Culture & Values 1.0 higher than Hays employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Hays Ceo Alistair R. Cox
88%
88%Alistair R. Cox
CEO Approval
Robert Walters Ceo Robert Walters
99%
99%Robert Walters
Robert Walters employees rated their CEO Approval 11% higher than Hays employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
72%
% Recommend to a friend
91%
Robert Walters employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 19% higher than Hays employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
59%
Positive Business Outlook
84%
Robert Walters employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 25% higher than Hays employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Hays has 132 more total submitted salaries than Robert Walters.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Recruiter13 Salaries
$41,127/yr
Consultant4 Salaries
$46/hr
Manager3 Salaries
$62,000/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Executive Recruiter17 Salaries
$59,894/yr
Senior Consultant6 Salaries
$80,625/yr
Business Development Specialist2 Salaries
$69,100/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Career progression" was the most mentioned Pro at Hays.
  • "Working environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Robert Walters.
  • Hays had 445 more reviews than Robert Walters that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Career progression"(in 161 reviews)
"Work hard play"(in 157 reviews)
Pros
"Working environment"(in 48 reviews)
"Good training"(in 34 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 495 reviews)
"Working hours"(in 141 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 50 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 27 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Account Manager

I worked at Hays full-time

Pros

Great opportunity to learn and become ingrained in an industry - Not just the staffing business, but the people business, and the industry that you recruit for (Life Sciences, IT, Accounting &... Finance, Construction & Property etc.). Hays does its best to align you with your strengths as well. There is a big push to have a separation of duties between true hunters and farmers on the sales side, and specific skillsets on the recruiting side. - Tons of PTO front loaded (4 weeks to start I believe) -Opportunity to see the fruits of your labor, via commission. -Flexible work schedule (remote/office) -Tons of opportunity to join committees with exposure to senior leadership -Office culture (although this varies office to office) -Branding and Name in the Staffing Industry -GREAT learning and development team/programs

Cons

- Salaries could be more competitive, especially with the new commission structure. - The new CEM role should be compensated on their KPIs (New contracts signed, # of placements at accounts brought... in etc.) - Becoming more of a red tape process as the business is starting to grow in the US - compared to even a few years ago. - 401k match seems non existent

Current Employee - Senior Consultant

I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for more than a year

Pros

RW hires smart, fun, and diverse people and puts a big emphasis on developing and promoting from within. If you're new and don't have recruiting experience they do a good job of providing hands-on... training. If you have been with the firm for 2+ years you can also transfer to any of the 30+ offices around the world and people have actually done this! Good work-life balance for an agency and while KPIs are important, they do not micromanage especially once you've proven yourself. They also do fun quarterly team-building events such as taking a field trip to the cowboy town in Half Moon Bay. Definitely recommend!

Cons

How bonuses are actually calculated has always been a bit of a mystery to me. Still, bonuses are generous and you do make good money

Advice to Management

more clarity on bonuses please

Job Postings

Hays has 24,063 more recently posted open jobs than Robert Walters.