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Robert Walters Reviews

Updated July 3, 2017
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Pros
  • 1/ young and international working environment (in 23 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
  • work life balance could be better (in 14 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great culture, people and career opportunities"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Fantastic career opportunities, both locally and internationally
     - Great company culture, fun and collaborative environment
     - Excellent reputation in the market with a solid network of clients and candidates for new joiners to tap into, with an open door policy for all members of staff to the MD
     - Brand new offices in the middle of Manhattan
     - Industry leaving benefits packages

    Cons

    - no cons to speak of, if you are hard working and commercial you will succeed here

    Advice to Management

    Continue the existing open approach to communication / feedback from all levels of staff, and the office will continue to be a success.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Robert Walters - Dublin"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Excellent training and support through out my 2 years at Robert Walters
    - Great people that work for each other in a collective team environment
    - A well known brand that is recognised and respected in the market
    - International opportunities for top performers
    - Frequent incentives and social events
    - Overall, a great place to work and develop your career in recruitment

    Cons

    - work life balance could be better

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

  3. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good bunch of colleagues
    Low Turnover (in a recruitment context)
    Excellent benefits
    Good base salary

    Cons

    Potentially not as flexible as a smaller company might be - there is remote working now but it was fairly slow to roll out, and it's something that's intended to be used in exceptional circumstances rather than on a regular basis.

    Advice to Management

    Keep innovating and providing good incentives for employees to succeed and to stay with the company and be brand ambassadors.


  4. "Not recommended"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None. There are no good things about this company unfortuately.

    Cons

    Worst company to work for. They favor people that they like. The turnover is huge. And I will never recommend people to work for this company.

    Looking for a start in your carreer skip this company.

    Advice to Management

    Really hard to give advice to a management that refuses to listen to employees.

    Robert Walters Response

    Jul 19, 2017 – HR

    We’re sorry to hear you’ve had a bad experience working for Robert Walters. We are a team-based operation where consultants share all information about their clients and candidates in order to make... More


  5. "Professional, Rewarding and Enjoyable"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Executive Recruiter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Executive Recruiter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent leadership from the President and senior managers. If you work hard and are dedicated you will be set up to succeed . Career development is promoted within the firm and the commission structure is uncapped. New employees are always given time to produce and benefit from both on the job and off the job training. The office is designed in a way where hard work and performance is rewarded and this is evident as there are a number of senior people who have been there for 5,10 and 15 years +. This alone is an excellent indicator of how supportive the environment is at Robert Walters and in general is an excellent place to work!

    Cons

    It is hard to think of any cons really. Recruitment as an industry can be challenging but Robert Walters provides a great environment to help recruiters through tough markets.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be put off by turnover. If you dedicate yourself and work hard you will succeed in this office.


  6. "Excellent place to work and a collaborative working environment!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you work hard, are motivated and are driven to make money, then Robert Walters in New York is the right organization to work for. Situated in brand new offices, the company has a mix of local and international employees with varying levels of experience hence ensuring your ability to learn and progress your career is accelerated. Hard work is always rewarded and your ability to earn uncapped bonuses is in your own hands but management will always provide you with all the tools to succeed.

    Cons

    No cons at all for those who work hard, are passionate and are built for a sales environment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Leading from the front is extremely important in any business and I think the management team does a great job of this!


  7. "Wonderful Place To Build Your Career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Management gives you the tools to build a very successful career in recruiting.

    Cons

    The office is located in Times Square around a great deal of tourists.

    Advice to Management

    I have been at the firm for over 10 years. This firm is a great place to work. I enjoy coming to work everyday. In addition I have been able to build my career with a great deal of support from management. I have been given the chance to travel the world through Robert Walters to places like South Africa, Barbados, and Las Vegas. I have learned if you focus yourself and work very hard you can make a great deal of money and be very successful. You can also enjoy what you do at the same time.

  8. "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...


  9. "Mostly pleasant experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time

    Pros

    Passionate people
    High energy environment
    Diverse workplace
    Great incentives for top performers

    Cons

    Lack of support, training, and development


  10. "Engaging company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Barcelona (Spain)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Barcelona (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic and encouraging work and team

    Cons

    No one. It lets you grow by your own effort being always supported and motivated


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