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Robert Half Boston Reviews

Updated November 1, 2016
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Pros
  • Work life balance has improved greatly in the last few years (in 44 reviews)

  • Great training as well as a great supportive administrative staff (in 53 reviews)

Cons
  • You get what you put in, so at the beginning it is difficult to get the work life balance (in 107 reviews)

  • There is no work life balance, nor are you compensated well enough for the work that you have to put in (in 38 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place with great leaders"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Robert Half full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great training and mentors, easy to use systems, fun environment, good earning potential, great leadership, great location, well known brand, and reward for performance not tenure

    Cons

    Hours can be tough to build your business, lots of long tenured employees with great accounts, tough to work with other lines of business

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of collaboration between lines of business. There is a ton of opportunity to earn more through these partnerships but people are very protective of their books of business and missing out on more $


  2. "Salaried Professional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Accountant in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Accountant in Framingham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Robert Half full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can gain a lot of exoerience

    Cons

    Not all of the assignments are good experience


  3. "Temp"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Burlington, MA
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Robert Half (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, really tries to place you as fast as possible

    Cons

    You apparently do not have the rights that you would get from other temp agencies.

    Advice to Management

    The few I worked with the most were amazing, but when I called to say the position wasn't working out I got harassed by that specific handler.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Recruiting Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at Robert Half full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Can make a lot of money

    Cons

    Working environment and coworkers can be toxic


  6. "great company, highschool work environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Robert Half (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - great company
    - responsive staff
    - great office space/location
    - amazing training programs

    Cons

    - not so professional staff relationships
    - great for young sales-type people fresh out of college


  7. "Credit manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Credit Manager in Boston, MA
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Management team in my department ok

    Cons

    Hard to move up in a field office, corp culture sucks people have a sense of hierarchy


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    "Management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staffing Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Staffing Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Robert Half full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Experience. Gaining experience for the position. That is all I can and will say about this company. Mostly, the particular office I worked for.

    Cons

    Micromanaging, no professionalism, belittling in front of coworkers, lack of communication between staff. No respect for other staff members. Boston area office needs a serious turnover of management.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop micromanaging. Learn how to address issues within your staff in a private manner. Give the potential to grow. Did I mention to stop micromanaging. Oh! Stop trying to be a friend!


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Recruiting Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Robert Half full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is potential to make a lot of money if you can overcome the internal competition with your peers and the high turnover rate.

    Cons

    Very cutthroat environment and unethical managers running the show. You will be competing with your own teammates over a lot of the same territory, creating many internal arguments and discrepancies over accounts. Employees care very little about their candidates and only do what is in their best interest, not that of their clients or candidates. The turnover rate is crazier than anything I have ever seen in a sales organization. The base pay is very low, and it takes several months to a year to start earning real commission.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees and candidates. Put more emphasis to developing younger employees rather than just favoring the more senior and top recruiters.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Ok place to learn staffing business"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Robert Half (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to learn the business. Pretty competitive environment. Good name recognition, ability to staff jobs if you can land them

    Cons

    Comp was a draw plan. They hire a lot of people and see who sticks. Senior reps are often team leaders so you can be competing with your boss at the same time you need him/her. Draw plan was average great, and could be a higher % especially since its a draw. High turnover

    Advice to Management

    They are a huge public company, with a huge chain of command, so I doubt they will listen to anything I were to suggest....


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Pious and elite attitude"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Clerk in Danvers, MA
    Former Contractor - Clerk in Danvers, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Non to think of those in Danvers are ride

    Cons

    Where to start, slow responses and few jobs and again ride they are.

    Advice to Management

    Higher new people



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