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Robert Half Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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Robert Half Chairman and CEO Harold M. Messmer Jr.
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Pros
  • The company also really values your work-life balance (in 45 reviews)

  • Great training as well as a great supportive administrative staff (in 53 reviews)

Cons
  • You get what you put in, so at the beginning it is difficult to get the work life balance (in 106 reviews)

  • There is no work life balance, nor are you compensated well enough for the work that you have to put in (in 38 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing company and even better co-workers!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun and fast pace environment. The company really cares about the employees and shows by offering great benefits. Robert Half is truly a industry leader!

    Cons

    If you work in recruiting, it is still a "sales job."


  2. "Salaried Professional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Robert Half full-time

    Pros

    a variety of projects to enhance skills

    Cons

    sometimes the travel was far to a client


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good Employer - I would recommend"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Salaried Professional in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Salaried Professional in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Consulting through Robert Half gives you a great deal of variety in job opportunities. They have allowed me to expand my skill set in ways that I could never achieve by myself working for a single, specific company. The company also really values your work-life balance. Management has always helped me whenever I needed some sort of accommodating. I would definitely recommend them.

    Cons

    Their 401K isn't that great, in terms of matching, versus other similar organizations.

    Advice to Management

    Using PTO can sometimes jeopardize achieving the required billable hours to get a bonus in a quarter. This can reduce the quality of work-life balance. Maybe this should be modified to improve worker morale.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Salaried Professional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Salaried Professional in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Salaried Professional in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Robert Half full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good clients with a large variety of work to perform. Learn multiple ways to solve similar problems. Great opportunity to learn multiple ERP systems like SAP and Oracle.

    Cons

    There is often a long commute. There is a lack of communication from the manager, and the manager role is constantly changing. Managers do not take employee concerns seriously.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "temp attorney"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    staffed on temp attorney projects

    Cons

    very often below market pay


  7. "Good Experience Hard Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter
    Current Employee - Recruiter
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Half full-time

    Pros

    Solid and contuniual training for team
    Great benefits and uncapped commission

    Cons

    Not flexible
    Have to rely on others 100%


  8. "Good if you're motivated by money"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staffing Manager-OfficeTeam
    Former Employee - Staffing Manager-OfficeTeam
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Modern nice offices, travel trainings, new technology, hire a lot of younger entry level people, international many offices globally. High base salaries

    Cons

    Not much training in the beginning, big on micromanaging, not a fun work culture, hard work life balance long hours,turnover

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Morale is low"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Half full-time

    Pros

    Fair pay, decent benefits, entrepreneurial environment

    Cons

    Work life balance. Revolving door of employees. People are hired, and very quickly let go if they aren't hitting sales numbers. Poor management and promotion style; really the only way to move up in the company is being promoted to a managerial role, which is based entirely on sales performance and not managerial aptitude.

    Advice to Management

    Show employees they are valued in ways other than announcing how much profit they bring the company.


  10. "Accounting Support & Analysis"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Accountant in Portland, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible when it comes to lifestyle. Especially good for older workers looking for temp, contract, part time work.

    Cons

    Did not experience any downside.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  11. "Recruiting Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiting Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiting Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Earning potential
    Give you what resources you need to succeed

    Cons

    Overload sales team, so limit client growth potential



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