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Robert Half UK Reviews

Updated December 14, 2016
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Pros
  • Work life balance has improved greatly in the last few years (in 44 reviews)

  • Great training as well as a great supportive administrative staff (in 52 reviews)

Cons
  • You get what you put in, so at the beginning it is difficult to get the work life balance (in 107 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. "Sexist company and turns a blind eye"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Robert Half full-time

    Pros

    -Nice office and technology
    -Access to clients is good
    -Old database but has alot ot contacts

    Cons

    -Alot of Drug use in the company
    -Management and higher level have sexual interactions with staff.
    -Huge amount of sexism, alot of males in the company don't care about being sexist and management will turn a blind eye to it.
    -KPI's are unrealistic and are counterproductive- they actually distract you from doing your job and you end up wasting your time adding to your KPI target just so management don't get on your case.
    -No trust in the company at all, don't trust you to go on meetings on your own, will try and catch you out at any opportunity.
    -Old system is extremely dated from the 80s.
    -Just because they're based in the Shard they have pushed the limits by hounding staff and having eyes on them the whole time, they don't let you do your job they have to control every aspect of it.
    -Directors don't get involved with your day to day work or even ask about it, instead will only speak to you if they need to.
    -You will get along with management when you're having a good month, if you're having an average/bad month forget it, no one will speak to you or you will be aggressively told to do better.
    -Commission structure is terrible, you have to cover your base every single quarter before you can start making bonus. and once you cover this the structure is terrible.
    -Most team managers actually dislike the place and want to leave themselves- this feeds down to their staff and doesn't encourage people to stay and do well.
    -Don't ever have a sick day or book yourself of for surgery- they won't care what the reason is they will only see it as time off which is "shady" or "unnecessary
    -HR have close relationships with directors and managers (naturally) however this effects how complaints or concerns are handled, any form of complaint or concern should be handled seriously and extremely professionally and in accordance with law.
    -You won't have a lunch break, you are expected to step out for 20mins max and grab something to eat then straight back to your desk.
    -They pride themselves on having great values- you will never see these.

    Advice to Management

    -Keep relationships purely professional
    -Actually get involved in everyone's day to day instead of being selective.
    -Action the above and change it completely.

    Robert Half Response

    Feb 3, 2017

    Thank you for your feedback. Please know that these allegations are being taken seriously and our senior leadership team will be reviewing. It is clear that you were troubled on several occasions ... More


  2. "Revolving door of staff. Poor management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Well known in the industry, if your a top performer there are great perks, this will however take a long time. Moved to the shard so great view!

    Cons

    Commission structure is not great. Hours are long. Training is poor and people leave weekly. Typical big recruitment agency

    Advice to Management

    More training for newbies.
    It's a poor environment so that could do with some improvement.
    Commission structure is poor compared to other companies


  3. "Opinion"

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    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer

    Pros

    It was a good company which provided valuable training to its employees.

    Cons

    The management could have been better. Growth opportunities were rather rare and you had to leave the company in order to keep on growing.

    Advice to Management

    It would be great if you could give more opportunities for existing employees>


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Typical od most sales roles"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in City of London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in City of London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good opportunity to earn a significant commission package.

    Cons

    Merit is limited to personal sales levels.
    Absence of any kind of intellectual stimulation.
    Aggressive environment, an extremely high employee turnover rate.
    Consultants lack knowledge of the industries they hire for.
    No opportunity to develop expertise, your career will be limited to HR/recruitment.

    Advice to Management

    Follow the advice given in the RHI Management publication- at present it's all stick, no carrot, and every man for himself.



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