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Robert Half Legal Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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Robert Half Legal Chairman and CEO Harold M. Messmer, Jr
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Pros
  • I had a wonderful experience with all of the members of the staff at Robert Half, and genuinely felt like they cared about placing me in positions (in 14 reviews)

  • I have used Robert Half Legal on more than once to find legal work (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay is low for the same work compared to other temp agencies (in 7 reviews)

  • Robert Half does not pay what you are worth (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Legal assistant"

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Westwood, CA
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Westwood, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent screening and preparation for assignment

    Cons

    I could not make any negative comments on the company, very professional staff.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  2. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Half Legal full-time

    Pros

    Fast-paced, high energy work environment.

    Cons

    Constantly feeling like management is hovering. High stress

  3. Helpful (1)

    "High Stress Career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Robert Half Legal full-time

    Pros

    Comradery, Incentive, Benefits, Atmosphere, Salary

    Cons

    Stress, High Volume Calling, Micro Management


  4. Helpful (3)

    "The worst work experience of my life! Hostile environment, insanely passive aggressive manager"

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

    Pros

    KEEP KEEP AWAY AWAY AWAY pay is ok but what's the point of higher pay if selling soul and morals to work there

    Cons

    Terrible work culture, disrespectful managers and even more disrespectful directors--- the motto ethics first is not how they really run! Sexual harassment at downtown office and prison ward at Buckhead office--- passive aggressive bosses and have favorites. The worst work experience of my life! Hostile environment, insanely passive aggressive manager and co workers? Don't worry you won't be able to talk to them because the boss man hates anyone to be happy. Your talents will be undermined and you will somehow be told you are a terrible worker every day maybe twice a day. The only thing that matters is money here and everyone is sooooo afraid of speaking out because of consequences. The recruiter who calls only wants you to work there 90 days so she can get her 1k reward but once hired you will never hear from her again DO NOT WORK HERE

    Advice to Management

    All that matters to you is sales, time to start training leaders and not abusive "management"


  5. "Contract Attorney"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Responsive staff and flexible hours

    Cons

    Work environment not ideal but company attempted to address concerns as best as possible


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Robert half"

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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant/Paralegal in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant/Paralegal in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good people and clients. Very responsive to you when you call them.

    Cons

    Like with other temporary agencies, workload and volume fluctuates.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - District in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - District in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good for your resume. Will get you into other places once you figure out how horrible it is.

    Cons

    Management is absolutely clueless on how things work. They hire and promote just to fill seats so recs to hire are not lost so no one knows what to do. They will over work you and stab you in the back once you figure it's all a political show. You think some management will have your back but that is completely false... they will throw you under the bus if it makes them look good. SR management for RHL is a disgrace and joke!! RUN and go to another agency. If you do boss this one, stick it out for a year just for your resume.

    Advice to Management

    Train yourself before you try to train someone else. Learn how to manage and lead.. not boss. There is a big difference but unfortunately they are so wrapped up in themselves, they forget where they come from.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Don't do it."

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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 Legal full-time

    Pros

    The money was good. That's about it.

    Cons

    Office politics and favorites. There was always some type of drama!

    Advice to Management

    Grow up.


  9. "Solid company but draw based pay for sales people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Robert Half Legal full-time

    Pros

    good resources, large company and lots of ways to move around

    Cons

    base pay is low and the pressure can be high


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Watch out for CV"

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    Former Employee - PFM in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - PFM in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Solid industry player, always has business

    Cons

    Is a churn & burn mill; they will work you hard and then throw you away. CV is the guy at the head of the company. I reported to him directly. He is very disingenuous. I would not want to return there. He only cares about profits & very little about people. He lies and does not keep promises. Very slick-talking but no substance.

    Advice to Management

    You may want to remove CV from the head of RHL. He doesn't know as much about eDiscovery as he portrays.


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