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Pros
  • Strong avocation for work-life balance (in 55 reviews)

  • A lot of potential to make a lot of money (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance could be improved slightly (in 121 reviews)

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

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  1. "Recruitment Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training was thorough and professional

    Cons

    Soul-less job, encouraged to fill in jobs with people that didnt exist yet until we found them

    Advice to Management

    None

    Robert Half Response

    May 10, 2017

    Sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your time with Robert Half. All the best for the future.


  2. "Recruitment Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you want to work in recruitment work at Robert Half as they give you amazing training, tools and those that do well are rewarded very well.

    Cons

    Turn over is awful, management favour only the people they like. KPIs are sometimes unrealistic and restrict consultants from doing their actual job. Lack of trust within organisation.

    Advice to Management

    Need more of you guys to be more supportive and trusting

  3. "Almost good"

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    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some very talented people here

    Cons

    Drugs - shockingly higher useage and blind eyes turned. This is going back several years now so may well have changed now. I hope so.

    Advice to Management

    Women are important too!


  4. "Average"

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    Former Employee - Head of Recruitment in Hemel Hempstead, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Head of Recruitment in Hemel Hempstead, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good money if your in with the in crowd

    Cons

    Badly managed and very poor communications


  5. "Great for contract work"

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    Former Contractor - Financial Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Financial Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I worked at Robert Half as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Got me a role relatively quickly, without any fuss. Great for contract roles, but not quite for permanent. I have yet to have much success with them, specifically the quality of perm roles offered

    Cons

    Quite a lot of emails about roles, that are of no interest, or ones that I would have had an interest in 5 years ago.


  6. "Great training, great people, very corporate and regimented!"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training, management, resources, people, progression

    Cons

    Too restrictive (for me), no room for imagination or entrepreneurial-ism, bonus component too slim


  7. "A good company to work for in the UK but an apathetic and laggard Corporate Environment"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay Package (Above market rates, Private Healthcare, Pension),
    Flexitime in most departments
    "Employee/People" centric company culture

    Cons

    The company is very centralised with all key IT decisions happening in the US where corporate staff resides, and where all key IT projects and innovations emanate from.
    This is to be expected for an international company of this size, who needs to ensure the requirements of the whole organisation are taken into account.
    However, the corporate machine is sluggish and sometimes lethargic, and as a consequence misses innovation opportunities by not encouraging business units to pursue tactical localised innovations.
    Instead, centralised "strategic" innovation seems to be the only acceptable way of innovating.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure innovation is encouraged and engineered wherever business buy-in exists, not where you would 'prefer' it to be designed & architected.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good starting point but zero work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    great corporate atmosphere, people passionate about making money, people making serious amounts of money sitting next to you, great starting point into the corporate world

    Cons

    no work life balance, took 7 days off in over a year, job hours were basically 8am-8pm, had to go in on saturdays etc.

    Advice to Management

    send everyone to shadow an accounts team for a week, that way instead of just saying positions (management/financial accountant etc.) people will actual know what it entails


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