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Robert Walters Recruitment Consultant Reviews

Updated May 30, 2017
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Pros
  • 1/ young and international working environment (in 22 reviews)

  • A well established system with good training and a good team based approach but also giving you the sense that you are running your own business (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Long working hours, work/life balance could be better (in 13 reviews)

  • Long hours, especially in the early days (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Robert Walters Recruitment Consultant"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employed for 2 years at RW. Worked with very talented and hard working group. The managing director/president sat in the same room as we did, and therefore was always available to speak with and give great advice. He set a solid example for all to follow.

    Cons

    The only con was not RW's fault.
    The USA went into a recession and I moved on to a position with one of my clients in Real Estate in NYC.
    The money is there for the taking if you put in the effort at RW!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing all those great client events!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Lots of growth and opportunity in a fun environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative environment with individual and team goals
    Great managers who are available and helpful
    Fast paced office
    Fun team members and work events
    Ambition and tenacity are rewarded
    Corporate perks with a start-up feel
    No politics in this office
    Opportunity to work in international offices is very cool
    Diverse group of people!

    Cons

    Hours can be long but the return on the hours is directly correlated to your success so it's an individual decision

    Advice to Management

    401K match

  3. "Comprehensive training for new recruiters"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intensive training, easy to use database system, focused on team success, mgmnt encourages work life balance

    Cons

    Must be flexible with hours for meetings or phone calls in the evening; discretionary bonus scheme

    Advice to Management

    Bonus compensation should be transparent


  4. "Great place to learn the trade"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiting Consultant
    Former Employee - Recruiting Consultant

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time

    Pros

    Supportive environment that challenges you to work on your own and build "your business"

    Cons

    Global comp structure not competitive with US local market


  5. "Recruitment Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    World-class training / Conducive Working Environment / Supportive Team Environment /

    Cons

    None so far, let us see...


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Best place to develop a career if you are ambitious"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Soeul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Soeul (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1/ young and international working environment
    2/ well structured regular trainings including overseas training and office visiting
    3/ clear target for promotions, target is very clear and fair for everyone. The promotion chance is always open regardless the years of experience or age.
    4/ high salary; non commission base so consultant gets high base salary compare to other competitors in the market

    Cons

    1/ high work load and KPIs.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Disillusioned"

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management on the floor on most teams is good.
    Encourage you to get out and really get to know your market.
    Good offices.
    Very high investment in global branding and back office support functions.
    International opportunities.

    Cons

    They have just cut two entire divisions including some very good staff because they weren't profitable and handled it awfully. Rolled everyone out at a monthly divisional meeting and just wiped them out.
    Very poor senior management.
    Can't retain good billers. They just move on elsewhere as the salaries are higher and bonuses more lucrative.
    Bonus scheme is terrible.
    In my 3 years here only ever seen the senior management when things are getting tough.
    Promotion is purely based on billings, not on people's ability to actually manage.
    Hasn't innovated to catch up with the market.
    The business centres around 3 people, the CEO, the COO and the CFO and they get paid handsomely for the hard work of others. It doesn't trickle down - I'm sure the shareholders are glad you are cannibalising the company of its good staff and replacing them with graduates all in the name of a fat pay cheque.

    Advice to Management

    Look after your key staff better.
    Mix up senior management.
    Innovate.
    Buy people who are good back.
    Fix your bonus structure.

    Robert Walters Response

    Feb 14, 2017 – Head of Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We’re pleased to hear that you have found our managers to be supportive and that we have been successful in communicating how keen we are for ... More

  8. "Senior Recruitment Conultant"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent Career prospects and supportive management team

    Cons

    Although I have had no complaints, having zero viability over the bonus structure can be difficult at times


  9. "Great Training, very aggressive"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent place to start recruitment career. Solid brand globally.

    Cons

    very KPI driven. Need to have a restructuring when the desks are not mirrored on perm and contract side.

    Advice to Management

    Need to work on fees structure especially in a highly fragmented vertical


  10. "Better Recruitment companies out there"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    People - You get to meet some fantastic people
    Training - Good training if you are new to recruitment
    International movement

    Cons

    Poor pay - Dramatically lower than competitors
    Bonus/Commission is low and you never know what you are getting
    Old school recruitment mentality. Not being able to leave before 6pm is more important than performance.. KPI's more important than results
    Retention issues. Most people were sponsored from UK and waiting to get PR so they could move to a better company

    Advice to Management

    Join a better company to earn more money and have a control over decisions