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Robert Half Reviews

Updated September 23, 2017
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Robert Half Chairman and CEO Harold M. Messmer Jr.
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Pros
  • Robert Half really stresses a work/life balance and want you to work happy (in 52 reviews)

  • Commitment to new hires, great training (in 57 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance could be improved slightly (in 118 reviews)

  • High turnover, manipulative environment, and no work life balance (in 41 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Field Recruiting & Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Expectations are clearly outlined; regular check-ins to discuss performance and strategies for success; management-initiated training along with access to self-paced training resources

    Cons

    Several hours a day spent on the phone talking to prospective and current candidates or clients


  2. "Branch Manager"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Accountant in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    RHI is a leader in recruiting for accounting positions and rewards employees according to effort. If you work hard you will be successful!

    Cons

    Direct Hire recruiting can have some ' ups and downs" when you don't close or you lose your candidate to another position. So it can be a bit of rollercoaster, but that's sales!!

    Advice to Management

    Reward long term employees with incentives for bigger bonuses.

  3. "Great gig for an Admin!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Robert Half full-time

    Pros

    Great hours, great office culture considering you dont have to deal with internal competition

    Cons

    none really.. maybe more vacation days

    Advice to Management

    loved all my management


  4. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Half full-time

    Pros

    Solid pay structure, good training program and good tenure

    Cons

    Large number driven company

    Advice to Management

    Stay in lanes


  5. "Ok for temp roles"

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Robert Half part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very helpful in time of need to find a temporary income. Most of the staff is professional and push really hard to find a temp role

    Cons

    Difficult to get a permanent placing. They are mostly inclined to find temp jobs. Then not many oppotunities after the first couple placements

    Advice to Management

    Do not hold back employees just to make additional money off them


  6. "Great staffing agency that was able to place me right away and continued to support me."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - job search in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - job search in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helpful and friendly staff, quick placing that suited my requirements, continuous communication and support, weekly paycheck, and they make paperwork simple.

    Cons

    First temp job lasted only 5 days when expected length was 3-4 weeks. Job descriptions aren't always fully accurate, some more research should be done by them prior to placement.

    Advice to Management

    Please research the jobs more before writing job descriptions, may sometimes be misleading.


  7. "It was a great experience i"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It was great working there

    Cons

    No cons working there for me

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience, great people, bad pay unless you crush it"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Half full-time

    Pros

    great training provided
    Alot of helpful, real world experience for recent college grads
    Really fun & nice people
    Opportunity to make a lot of money if you stick it out 5+ years.

    Cons

    Pay structure- Even experienced employees cant logically walk you through how to bonus.

    Work hours- 7:30-5:00 or 5:30 monday-friday, no exceptions

    3-4 pointless meetings each week.

    Employees turn over like crazy.

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic with what you do and don't over complicate the nature of your business. There are a lot of competitors in the market and RH seems to believe "our technology and history allows us to price higher than our competitors". Give your operational employees more freedom to "Work Happy".

    Robert Half Response

    Sep 15, 2017 – Online Reputation Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback. We greatly appreciate you sharing your Pros and Cons with us, and for taking the time to post both.


  9. "No regrets"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Robert Half full-time

    Pros

    Great people and great culture.

    Cons

    There tends to be a high rate of turnover. If you are considering a position, be sure you are comfortable in a highly driven business development type of role.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Underpaid Positions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Robert Half full-time

    Pros

    Its a good place to get some experience.

    Cons

    If you are a looking for an upward career. Its not the place!


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