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Robert Walters Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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  • Long working hours, work/life balance could be better (in 13 reviews)

  • Can be long hours but pay is above market rate (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

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

    Pros

    Great company culture, excellent training, quality systems in comparison to most competitors.

    Cons

    Difficulty balancing administrative tasks with production responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Stronger support for top producers would lead to more time spent on production vs administration.


  2. "Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good team environment and the managers are always there to help you.

    Cons

    Some micro-management and late hours are common


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible place and people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I can't think of one pro there is nothing positive about working at Robert Walters New York. Horrible atmosphere and not nice management

    Cons

    People talk behind each other's back then smile to their face. A lot of bad attitudes. The 'higher' up thinks he is all that. What a joker!

    Advice to Management

    Be more respectful to your employees.


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  5. "Get in, get out."

    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
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time

    Pros

    Strong corporate infrastructure and training/support of those entering the recruitment industry. Good brand recognition in many markets. Diverse industry coverage. Opportunity for career advancement likely, though not within the organization.

    Cons

    Once past the 'novice/beginner' level, the 'intermediate' level can be quite tedious in terms of challenge/reward for those looking to make a career there. Performance metrics tend to focus too much on actions even when achieving strong results. Can be good for those who need micro management but not for those who don't.

    Advice to Management

    Compensation could be less opaque.


  6. "Manager"

    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
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time

    Pros

    Famous recruitment agency globally. rich client resources and candidate database.

    Cons

    Lack of employment consideration on work overtime. No compensation on working OT. Very high pressure. Less employment caring.

    Advice to Management

    Enhance the employment relation management. Organize more projects and events for employers caring.


  7. "Office Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Office Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best experience I've had in my professional career! I work with an incredible and diverse group of people - from all across the world - creating a unique work environment full of intelligent, hard working individuals with colorful personalities. This particular location embodies the "Work hard, Play hard" mentality. The staff is extremely supportive of one another which explains their consistent success. Above all, I must praise the management team who continues to promote from within and value their staff more than any company I've worked for in the past. The managing director is particularly fantastic. His passion and love for this location/company shows every day. I feel like an important, even vital, piece of this puzzle which is an invaluable feeling that does not come easy in the business world. Hard work is definitely rewarded here and I would recommend this company to any of my peers.

    Cons

    I don't have anything negative to say about this company. I am very happy here.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote from within, reward your hard working employees, and inspire new employees with your excellent mentorship!


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Two Thumbs Way Down!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Recruiter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Recruiter in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a few nice people in the office who actually care. Can not say that about everyone though. A couple of good clients. Two solid billers in the whole office while the rest are mediocre.

    Cons

    People are Micro managed from day one. No freedom to build your book of business on your own terms as managers don't allow members of their team to reach out to entire banks if they know one person there. Strict following of KPIs regardless of results. Absolutely awful leadership and communication. Certain managers decide to come and go as they please. Not a great place for woman to work due to the things that are said in the office. This is the furthest thing from a team culture.

    Advice to Management

    Theres a reason that this is one of the most underperforming branches of Robert Walters and it only has 17 recruiters in New York city. Start paying people what they deserve and maybe they will stick around. Also treat all employees the same and don't let one person do whatever they want.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Executive Recruiter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Recruiter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Recruiter in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun and young employees. Decent work environment. Good base pay and commission possibilities.

    Cons

    Micro managed from day one. No freedom to build your book of business on your own terms. Strict following of KPIs regardless of results. Poor leadership and communication.

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees run their clients and candidates in their own way. Don't micromanage.

    Robert Walters Response

    Dec 30, 2015 – Robert Walters

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your feedback and we’re very pleased to hear that you enjoyed our fun working environment and good remuneration packages. We pride ... More


  10. "Great place to learn the trade"

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


  11. "Nothing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good office location in a city.

    Cons

    Too much traffic on the way to office.



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