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Robert Half Finance & Accounting Reviews

Updated August 9, 2018
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Robert Half Finance & Accounting Chairman and CEO Harold M. Messmer, Jr
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Pros
  • "Have been working for Robert Half for over 4 years and genuinely can say I have learnt more about recruitment in this time than I ever had done before" (in 10 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Robert half is nice recruitment company and all employees very good response" (in 16 reviews)

  • "The work environment is focused on a positive" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "You get what you put in"

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

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

    Pros

    good management/well experienced
    great team
    good resources
    definitely a well-oiled machine

    Cons

    n/a, hard to pick something. It's been great so far.
    market uncertainty?


  2. "Recruiter Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, competitive pay and bonuses and fun group our people to work with

    Cons

    It was a very stressful work environment and very stressful to make commission because you have to collect your revenue to get paid. Also, it was not a very flexible work environment and work life balance could be better.

  3. "Staffing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Staffing Manager in Fayetteville, AR
    Former Employee - Staffing Manager in Fayetteville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary ok until you go on draw after 18 months / benefits standard

    Cons

    Top management lets bad regional and local management stay. Revolving door.
    By the way why are all the 5 stars listed first by default. Do they not want you to see the truth? If you dont believe this review. Go work there and you will be writing these types of reviews. All about the management and in this Region its not good.

    Advice to Management

    see above (Restructure) remove the one's with tenure that have poor turnover or get bad complaints. .Its not helpnig the companies reputation. At least in the AR, TN area..


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good manager in Atlanta"

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The assignments can be very interesting. Great exposure.

    Cons

    The commute can potentially be a lot further than you would want to go, even if it's temporary.

    Advice to Management

    Reimburse employees for mileage from the first mile.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid - Not Worth It"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Robert Half Finance & Accounting full-time

    Pros

    Experience
    Work/Life Balance
    Autonomy
    Decent Pay
    Decent Benefits
    Decent Opportunities

    Cons

    Management is more concerned about quick profits than finding positions that fit your goals
    Management values profits more than employees


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Recruiting Manager"

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    Current Employee - Recruiting Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Recruiting Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Half Finance & Accounting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The high caliber people I work with on my team. The resources and tools we have at our disposal are extremely helpful. Compensation is competitive and good. There is also a lot of flexibility once you've put in the proper time and built your business.

    Cons

    Not really a CON, but work/life balance is questionable. It's a commission based job, so in order to truly succeed and make a lot of money, you've got to put in a lot of time, but again, not a huge negative. Just means you need to learn good time management.

    Advice to Management

    Higher focus on development of new employees


  7. Helpful (12)

    "Salaried Professionals can do better on their own."

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    Current Employee - Salaried Professional in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Salaried Professional in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You never have to work over 40 hours unless the client approves overtime. Because the client is billed at a rate of just over 3 times your salary (!), it is highly unlikely that they would agree to overtime.
    The other Salaried Professionals I have had the pleasure to work with are extremely knowledgeable and have a vast array of experiences.

    Cons

    You are consistently placed into positions where you are overqualified, underutilized and underappreciated. Unlike temping, you are not in a position to refuse client work so if the work is truly grunt work, and most times it is, and the commute is horrible, too bad. No effort is made to find work you may enjoy or close to home. You are also frequently treated as a temp that threatens the jobs of permanent employees around you and you are rarely treated like a consultant.
    Your pay rate is hourly even though your offer letter will quote you an annual salary you will never hit. You are only guaranteed 37.5 hours every week if you are not on an assignment thus eliminating the possibility of hitting the quoted annual salary since your hourly rate is based on a 40-hour work week. Two hours of paid time off is accrued weekly which you are unable to take because then you will fall short of the hours necessary for the quarterly bonus which you will need to help make up the salary difference. You are also strongly discouraged from taking time off since it will interfere with the client’s needs.
    Benefits are supposed to be like other Robert Half employees but the HSA contribution is not available to Salaried Professionals. There also is no 401K match. If any perks are promised to you as a thank you for helping out with a client, get it in writing or it will disappear so fast you will think you imagined the conversation.
    The sales staff places professionals without understanding the work, and have no details regarding culture, work hours, dress codes, or parking. Robert Half will make you go through a background check, skill testing, and personality tests before sending you to a client. In addition, that client may have their own interview, background check, skill testing, and personality tests you will need to take even though you have already been cleared by Robert Half. Assignment lengths vary so if you’re looking forward to a short assignment be prepared to be there for a lot longer than originally told. If there is a problem of any kind with the client and you want out, good luck. The Robert Half sales staff will coddle then bully you into staying even though you know it is not right for you or the client.
    Before becoming a salaried professional, try getting a job on your own where you will make more money, have better benefits, and will have some job satisfaction.

    Advice to Management

    Shorting front line workers on pay and benefits is not a good strategy in the long run. Sales staff are pressured to hit numbers so no one actually cares about the salaried professional in any way. It's past time to start treating employees in the salaried professional program better.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Where did the pros go?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    RH was once one of the top recruiting firms from my experience however the level of skilled recruiters has diminished over the years.

    Cons

    No follow through, no personalization, you are just a number on their job board. Please use a smaller firm you will get the attention that is needed.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Don't sign up with this company if you want results"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Robert Half Finance & Accounting full-time

    Pros

    The company has no pros.

    Cons

    Best at "missing in action"

    Advice to Management

    Recruiters promise to help you during Facetime interview, then disappear completely, drop off from the face of the earth, and never respond to your calls nor e-mails. Don't sign up with this company if you want results!


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Bad leadership"

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    Former Employee - Division Director and Recruiting Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Division Director and Recruiting Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money, some very wonderful people

    Cons

    This was a wonderful place a few years ago. I was with the organization for roughly 10 years in total and was a top performer in my city every year. Regularly, I was actually the #1 in that respective market. Then, 2 years ago, a new manager came in and life went from basically perfect to miserable. There are several people who have either stepped out of their leadership positions or left the company because of this person. How does this continue to happen? I think it is probably because this person has had 3 bosses in 2 years and so no one has been closely enough involved with to see it.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what is going on. If you suddenly have tenured producers leaving the company & stepping out of leadership roles, there is likely a reason.


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