Mission: We don't aim to be the biggest recruitment consultant but we do aim to be the best. We help businesses build powerful teams that deliver against exceptionally high standards by holding ourselves up to those same values. Quality and integrity are our watchwords ...
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"OUR STORY begins in 1985, when our CEO Robert Walters opened the first office in central London. Rob has led the company ever since and has the same passion and commitment today.
Over the last 33 years the company has grown and so have our ambitions. We now have offices across 28 countries and employ over 3,800 people. It’s a powerful success story.
We also have a specialist recruitment outsourcing business, called Resource Solutions, and Walters People - a temporary recruitment company operating in Europe.
Companies and organisations rely on us to find high quality professionals for a range of roles in accountancy and finance, banking and financial services, legal, human resources, information technology, marketing, sales, secretarial and business support, and tax and treasury. Professionals who are looking for a new role, whether it’s on a permanent, interim or contract basis, trust us to find them their ideal job.
We haven’t grown by snapping up our rivals, we’ve done it by making sure we deliver on our promises. And that’s meant more companies and professionals want to work with us. Quality and integrity are our watchwords.
We like to think we’re different. Here’s why:
But we don’t look backwards - we are always innovating. Here are some examples:
I believe that Robert Walters is something special. But I and others in the company never forget that the most important person to us is you - whether you’re a hiring manager or a jobseeker."
At Robert Walters we like to do things differently. This starts with our non-commission model which is key to our team-based ethos. Commission based environments can encourage people to look out for themselves, whereas at Robert Walters, whilst an individual’s contribution is critical, everyone gets rewarded as a team - it’s at the heart of our business.
If you are interested in a career with international opportunities, best in class training, excellent remuneration and the chance to be your own boss, find out more about careers with us: http://careers.robertwalters.com/why-work-for-us.html
Our philosophy is to provide continuous professional development to all staff with the aim of growing our future leaders from within. From the start of your career we provide structured training programmes on all aspects of becoming a successful consultant as well as mentoring from senior members of staff, peer learning and specially commissioned video-based learning.
Comprehensive induction training covers group values, diversity and the provision of high quality service to clients and candidates. Find out more about our training: http://careers.robertwalters.com/robert-walters-life/staff-training-and-development.html
Our international mobility programme underpins our strategy for sustainable growth and allows us to replicate our core values across our office network. The programme offers our successful people the chance to transfer to any of our global businesses - providing valuable international exposure.
In the last five years we have had 190 staff move internationally within the company. Find out more about international careers with us: https://www.robertwalters.com/careers/robert-walters-life.html
I have been working at Robert Walters full-time (More than a year)
Out of the companies I've worked for in the past, RW is one of the best. With the opportunities that they provide as far as learning and global mobility, it is by far an exceptional organization with a lot of room for growth. Personally, I can say that recruiting is not for everyone. As such there are some bad reviews based on their individual experience, however, if you are dedicated and focused then you will go far here. Plus after 2 years, they have an awesome global mobility policy that allows you to transfer to another one of their 56 offices around the world in 28 countries, and the opportunities to move up from an Associate to a Manager, up to a Director are vast. Hard work is key. The Managing Director's door is always open if your manager isn't around and you have questions. Happy hours and working alongside great co-workers are just an added bonus!
Every company has some cons but I'm truly hard pressed to think of any. I've had a great experience during my career here.
Advice to Management
Keep it up the great environment and culture!
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Robert Walters (New York, NY).
The whole process lasted around 2-3 hours. Spoke to the head of the internship program and 3 managing directors. Extremely in-depth behavioral/situational questions, you need to show you did your research on the company and the field of recruitment consulting (they will keep probing you until you give a well supported answer)
Tiring, but enjoyable. Everyone was friendly/easy to talk to