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Robert Half UK Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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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 53 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. "Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great training, market leader, great bonuses

    Cons

    Too focused on putting people on pedestals. More about making the strong stronger rather than improving up and comers. Long hours

    Advice to Management

    Focus energy on your future leaders and not your current leadership


  2. "Recruitment Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


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  5. "Recruitment Manager"

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

    Pros

    Nice people
    Nice offices
    Free tea bags

    Cons

    Terrible conditions
    No flexibility
    Poor commission structure
    High churn
    Lack of training
    Unhealthy work / life balance


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    "Salary"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Base salary and benefits are good

    Cons

    Commission structure/threshold and culture are not the best. Would suit a grad looking to get in to the industry, but not an experienced recruiter


  7. Helpful (1)

    "account manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Recommends

    Pros

    great team and working hours

    Cons

    low pay, could update computer systems

    Advice to Management

    high labour turnoveer


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company, IT Management leaves a little to be desired"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some great people and culture, company very successful at what they do.

    Cons

    IT organisation needs some new blood at the top, long hours and lack of work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Engage your corporate employees more, they have great ideas but are generally de-motivated.


  9. "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.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.



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