Robert Half Legal Reviews | Glassdoor

Robert Half Legal Reviews

Updated April 19, 2018
103 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

2.6
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Robert Half Legal Chairman and CEO Harold M. Messmer, Jr
Harold M. Messmer, Jr
31 Ratings

103 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

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
  • base pay is low and the pressure can be high (in 9 reviews)

  • At Robert Half you tend to get half of what would be a fair rate (in 12 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Love it!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great women mentors, they promote within, they push you to work hard.

    Cons

    They ween out the week and promote the hard working!

    Advice to Management

    Maybe a better training program but love it 😍


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Be a recruiter anywhere else"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Regular paycheck, people know the name, and that's really it.

    Cons

    If you start off as a recruiter on the perm team, you must make 10 placements before you see ANY MONEY OFF OF PLACEMENTS. In other words, you make extremely low base pay in a high stress, cutthroat environment and you have to kill yourself for a year and earn around 50-75k in commission that you'll never see for your corporate mogul bosses. After working here I have spoken to FOUR OTHER AGENCIES WHERE YOU GET PAID FOR PLACEMENTS IMMEDIATELY. The turnover is exceptionally low - in under a year, 50 people (of over a hundred recruiters in our large metropolitan office) left for other jobs. The people who stay are bitter and deeply unhappy. It's not just because it's sales - bosses are regularly demoted for thinking only about making money rather than their teams (I have seen this on two separate occasions), toxic shame is used to motivate but just ends up feeling extremely degrading, and it's a white male-dominated space that's super gross feeling.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your recruiters and you'll get more use out of them. Hire bosses that stand up for their team. Actually care about employee culture - I have seen too many men touch women inappropriately at office parties, whistle at them in the office, talk about coworkers in a sexually gross way, etc; the culture is an HR nightmare. Advocate for better health insurance. And get rid of the top management that uses company-wide calls as an opportunity to shame and humiliate people in order to motivate them. It's terrible. There are articles about how this is bad management everywhere, and as someone in the staffing industry, you should know better than to be the horrible bosses you claim to protect candidates from.

  3. "Office support"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    work relax and comfortable environment

    Cons

    pay is low , management should do more

    Advice to Management

    low pay , management should do more to encourage employees


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Draconian Environment"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Robert Half Legal full-time

    Pros

    If you want to work in a call center, this is the place for you!

    Cons

    Revolving door, unreasonable expectations and a sea of miserable employees.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Account Executive"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Half Legal full-time

    Pros

    Competitive base salary & first-class sales training.

    Cons

    Run-of-the-mill environment, bonus structure purposely complicated, corporate culture is churn & burn, rather hire talent than promote from within.

    Advice to Management

    Value your team. Do not treat people as numbers.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Branch Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Manager
    Current Employee - Branch Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work, great environment and leadership

    Cons

    No cons to speak of at this time


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Stay far away."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Robert Half Legal full-time

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, and... well... I have to use 5 words.

    Cons

    Micromanagement. RHL's best salespeople are managers, which means they are great at selling... but not managing people. They ONLY care about numbers, not people.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees and candidates like people not numbers....

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Legal Secretary"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Half Legal part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Its a great company to use to supplement your own job search process.

    Cons

    The downside is you may not be matched with a company that provides you with the experience you need to get the next position, rather you are matched with a company that merely expands on the experience you have at that time. This becomes an issue if you want to progress in the industry or change your career path.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Account manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have a job while it last.

    Cons

    Over work and underpaid rude associates

    Advice to Management

    Communication and not envy for promotion


  10. Helpful (4)

    "RH Administration"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Administrator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Administrator in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Robert Half Legal full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Located near public transportation, Room to grow with the right manager(s).

    Cons

    No HR in house (Go to Mgrs. before corporate HR), Low pay, Wear lots of hats not in job description.

    Advice to Management

    Pay admins more. They are backbone of company.


Showing 103 of 185 reviews
Reset Filters