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"Great training ground and support"

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Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
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Positive Outlook
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I worked at Robert Walters full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

The company provides intensive training in all aspects of recruitment - from candidate and client management right down to writing job ads and database management. I have learnt so much here and the support systems have been equally impressive - from IT to Marketing to team support. Best part of this company would be its strong brand - it has helped open a lot of doors and opprtunities for me.

Cons

There is a constant expectation to perform and achieve targets - which I guess is part of sales. The company can also do better in terms of staff benefits, which may not be as competitive as some of the MNCs I have worked in before.

Advice to Management

Focus on staff retention and consider improving staff benefits - beyond just sales incentives and the typical remuneration. The company is already a leader in the recruitment space and would definitely benefit by being innovative in designing unique reward systems and lead the industry with a highly competitive package - setting high standards for others to follow like what Google and LinkedIn have done.

Other Employee Reviews for Robert Walters

  1. Helpful (1)

    "One endless cycle of meeting mind numbing KPI's; gorified call center position."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Base salary is high for someone fresh out of university.
    Good database/systems used in order to recruit.

    Cons

    Stupid boys club in which their entire ambition in life amounts to getting drunk on weekends as if they are still in university.
    Team incentives and outings just involve your joke of a manager/director getting drunk with young consultants.
    An obsession with call statistics, cold calling and other wastes of time which just irritate clients and candidates.
    Getting ahead no matter what the cost, telling 40 people you are putting them forward for a role when you are not, just so that you have market control.
    Training amounts to nothing more than sale gimmicks, you are not consulting, you are a call center agent.
    One does not learn anything valuable; the area for which one recruits is still a mystery after recruitment.
    People who don't have a stupid, blank smile on their faces all day are seen as negative.
    You will dread getting up in the mornings, the hours are really bad and you spend them doing nothing interesting.
    This isn't for someone who spends their time thinking about process improvement.
    No input whatsoever is accepted from anyone if they are not a manager, they will be singing the same tune until they are blue in the face.
    Managers do not give real assistance, they just expect consistent results from a process that is largely based on chance.
    At first it is stimulating, but after 3 months there is nothing else to learn and you will keep on carrying out the same process every single day afterwards.

    In short, don't make the same mistake I did, there arr so many better and more rewarding careers out there.

    Advice to Management

    You know what is wrong with the company, you are all just too comfortable to do anything about it.


  2. "Working as Recruitment Consultant"

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

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time

    Pros

    Professional, Cool. learn a lot

    Cons

    stress, pressure, you know when you set target high, its tiered

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