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Robert Walters Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Positive, supportive working environment (in 21 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 (5)

    "Frat House"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Recruiter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Recruiter in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Office easy to commute to

    Cons

    - Head of office acts like he's running a frat house
    - Mainly a boys club
    - Completely unprofessional
    - Everyone pretends to be nice, but it's cut-throat

    Robert Walters Response

    Feb 3, 2015 – Global HR Director

    Thank you for your comments, we appreciate your opinion and take all employee feedback seriously. It’s disappointing to hear that you feel this way as we really do pride ourselves on being ... More


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Lots of growth and opportunity in a fun environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. Helpful (4)

    "Excellent experience. Rapid career progression"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - International network and mobility. I started in Tokyo then had the chance to open a brand new office in San Francisco after being with the company for 6yrs. In my 9yrs here, I've spent time working and training in Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney, London, New York and have attended incentive trips in Vegas, Sth Africa, Bali and Guam.
    - Company looks after high performers very well and values them highly
    - Guaranteed base salaries that increase as you progress upwardly through the company . They are unsurpassed in the industry
    - Great culture and a really fun bunch of people to work with
    - Large company with strong brand name makes it easier to bring on top tier clients

    Cons

    - There are a lot of teams, divisions and branches inside of Robert Walters which also means that there are many micro-cultures. Make sure that your personality/work style fits that of your team members. It varies across branches.
    - As with any recruitment firm, or for that matter, most sales jobs, it's hard work with many ups and downs. The rewards are big for those who are willing to go the extra mile and can ride through the tough times.


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  5. "Recruitment 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
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time

    Pros

    Great team of people, global opportunities available.

    Cons

    KPI driven, highly competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Encouragement and positive reinforcement goes a long way. Managers should focus on their team not their individual billing.


  6. "RW"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time

    Pros

    Great foundation for getting in to the recruitment field.

    Cons

    Can be a challenging environment.


  7. "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
    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.


  8. "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
    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


  9. "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.


  10. "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.


  11. "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


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