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Robert Half Finance & Accounting Reviews

Updated January 17, 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
  • Unprofessionally calling people the "C Word" at an exit interview was a particularly low point of my career at Robert Half (in 15 reviews)

  • The work environment is focused on a positive (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Division Director"

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    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)

    "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.

  3. "Management Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Management Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Management Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Placement professionals very nice to work with and with extensive industry reach and knowledge.

    Cons

    Company is not very transparent with consultants placed into positions with clients. Robert Half keeps (on average) 50% of the fees charged to client and "caps" what the consultant earns for them. Consultant's should be able to negotiate with Robert Half on their take home pay.

    Advice to Management

    As stated above in "cons".


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Salaried Professional"

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    Current Employee - Salaried Professional
    Current Employee - Salaried Professional
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of PTO; Paid weekly; Not your career, so you can leave it.

    Cons

    Salary; poor communication; bullying
    The client I was contracted to work for. gave me a job offer. Robert Half is bullying me to take the job.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication with your employees


  5. Helpful (2)

    "RECRUITERS NEED TO LISTEN TO JOB SEEKERS PREFERENCES"

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    Former Employee - Accounting in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Accounting 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

    If you're fresh out of college or not much experience or just looking for odd jobs here and there then Accountemps is perfect for you. Weekly pay, and great way to get your foot in the door to some really great companies and eventually get hired on.

    Cons

    Only paid holidays if you have over 1500 hours worked. Recruiters don't listen to job seekers preferences on position and pay.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to convince job seekers to take jobs with lower pay and positions we haven't worked in years.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "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.


  7. Helpful (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.

  8. Helpful (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.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "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


  10. "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


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