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Robert Half Finance & Accounting Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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Robert Half Finance & Accounting Chairman and CEO Harold M. Messmer, Jr
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Pros
  • After being employed for nearly 3 years at Robert Half, I can honestly say it is the best company I have ever worked for (in 9 reviews)

  • Interesting jobs and variety of assignments without the worry of being a contractor (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • I went to Robert Half in The Woodlands to interview (in 11 reviews)

  • A lot of time on the phone making cold calls to clients and candidates, seemingly high turnover rate of employees, not a great work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Division Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Division Director in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Division Director in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Robert Half Finance & Accounting full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Energetic, fast paced, great values

    Cons

    hard work, larger org so a little red tape now and then


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Recruiting Manager"

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    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Robert Half Finance & Accounting full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The only reason I am writing in the Pro section was it forced me to at least write a 5 word minimum.

    Cons

    Where do I start...I worked for the this company for several years. It has taken me this long to write a review because I just assumed all recruiting agencies were the same. And boy was I wrong. Robert Half absolutely do not care about their employees. The saying "what have you done for me lately" absolutely represents Robert Half management. Instead of letting go of a poor manager they just move them to a new state or city and cover it up. By far one of the worst companies I have every worked for in my life. Only reason I stayed was the people I worked with and because I EARNED "not given" EARNED a solid living building rapport and ultimately built a great client base. They have had complete turn over in the St. Louis, MO office. When the CEO was coming to our office it was as thought the Pope was coming to visit. We repainted the office, vacuumed the IT closet and had to make sure there was no dust on the light fixtures. I thought I would have to kiss his ring when he walked in. The inner workings in the office is absolute dog eat dog. If you are thinking about joining the firm run far, far away! Don't do what I did I drank the Koolaid for way too long.

    Advice to Management

    Completely clear the management from top down and change the complete culture of the company. Then you have a shot at earning peoples respect.

  3. "Stay Clear of Robert Half"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Robert Half Finance & Accounting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The compensation is pretty good and the wages are reasonable.

    Cons

    If you are not part of their culture or "team" they tend to frown upon you.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everybody as individuals and STOP trying to force your work culture on people.


  4. "Your just a number there to them"

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    Former Employee - Staffing Manager in Hauppauge, NY
    Former Employee - Staffing Manager in Hauppauge, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training is good if you're just getting into the business. Nice offices.

    Cons

    Very numbers driven in every way. Very micromanaged. They go through a lot of people there. You're just a number to them. Impossible sales goals to make commissions.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Challenging and political working enviornment"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It will launch your recruiting career, you learn a lot in a quick period of time, you can make a lot of commission if you are good at it

    Cons

    very political work environment, must make alliances or become friends with the right people in order to move up, very low salary, micromanaging structured work days by all management, very competitive (dog-eat-dog structure), if you don't produce money for the company they have no loyalty towards you, very difficult to succeed

    Advice to Management

    Near impossible


  6. "Billing Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Robert Half Finance & Accounting full-time

    Pros

    Good team work and great bosses

    Cons

    HR never did an exit interview


  7. "Robert Half"

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

    I have been working at Robert Half Finance & Accounting full-time

    Pros

    Great earnings potential, solid management.

    Cons

    High stress with a lot of expectations.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Top accounting and finance direct hire search firm in Phoenix"

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    Current Employee - Division Director in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Division Director in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Half Finance & Accounting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Best technology and resources available
    - Senior Management truly cares about the success of the recruiters and account managers
    - Unlimitted earning potential
    - Great company culture
    - Comptitive benefit package

    Cons

    - sales driven environment. So, only extremely motivated and driven recruiters are successful.

    Advice to Management

    - keep attracting top notch recruiters. Hire


  9. "Financial Executive"

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    Current Employee - Controller in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Controller in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good variety of assignments in multiple industries..

    Cons

    Some assignments are better than others.


  10. "Recruiting Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Robert Half Finance & Accounting full-time

    Pros

    Enjoy client management, great team and great band recognition for the company.

    Cons

    Sales environment was competitive which was fun, but there wasn't always a lot of comradery between the different branch offices.


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