Russell Tobin Reviews

Updated May 27, 2020

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3.5
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Timothy M. Tobin
112 Ratings
Pros
  • "I had worked with RTA in the past more than a year(in 37 reviews)

  • "I highly recommend Russell Tobin as a company(in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "There are no cons at the moment(in 49 reviews)

  • "All companies have them, but it is difficult to think of one for RTA(in 18 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic company to work for!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Recruiter in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Russell Tobin full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have had the pleasure of working for Russell Tobin for over a year and a half. I made the move from working at another agency that I was not happy at and this was the BEST decision of my life! Here are some highlights as to why I feel this way: 1. Culture • Russell Tobin’s culture is second to none. It is built on the foundation of integrity and honesty and doing what is best for their employees and candidates. In addition to this they appreciate people’s drive and give people the resources to lead them to success by fully investing in you as an employee. • All of my co-workers are more than colleagues, they are a family- I love them all! We are there for one another through learning curves and battling hard reqs and we do a fabulous job of celebrating everyone for their successes large or small! #winsongs • Not only do we build relationships with our co-workers but also our candidates! We don’t try to talk people into leaving a job that isn’t right for them or swindle them down to the lowest pay rate, we help them in any way we can with a timeline that works with their schedule so that is the absolute best opportunity on their end. Once on contract we even have a contactor care team checking in on our candidates regularly to see how things are going! • Fun office Happy Hours, Holiday Parties, and Philanthropy Events! • DOGS in the office! Need I say anymore?? • Your voice is heard here – if you want to implement a recycling program, coffee buddy program, office competition you are listened to and can make things happen! • There are lots of different routes that can be taken here. I started on the same day as three other people supporting the same project and we have all branched out into niches that are the perfect fit for each of us. 2. Leadership • Starting from the top Leo Russell and Tim Tobin are fantastic leaders! Our Monday Morning Meetings bring together all offices from India, Europe, from the East Coast to the West Coast all at one time so everyone knows what is going on in the company. • Tim visited the Charleston office and he individually met with everyone in the office to see how things were going, see if we had any recommendations for change or suggestions for things we want to see, make sure the compensation structure was something we were happy with, etc. In what other company would this happen? It was very cool to experience how much our top leaders care about our thoughts and opinions. • San Francisco: I could not be more grateful for my Manager Rich Roberts, Associate Director Keri Tenboer, and Director Collette Meyers. I worked remotely supporting their team from the Charleston office and even though they sat across the country and several time zones away they were such a great support system! We had daily meetings across our team to touch base on all reqs and be there to support one another. Rich, thank you for being such a great mentor, leader and friend! • Charleston: John Woronowich is the Director over the Charleston office. While he was not my direct report he always made sure to go out of his way to ensure that the employees in his office had all of the resources needed in order to be successful in their role. He genuinely cares about his employees and their success and the office culture as a whole. Sitting under him and watching him grow our office so large that we had to move to another building has been such an honor- I can’t wait to see the incredible things he continues to do for our office! I will also be forever thankful for the support that he gave me to pursue my goals! • Not only is support given within the office for employees but also support for people’s personal goals because they fully invest in their employees, this is not something that you can find anywhere. 3. Office Location • The Charleston office is in the Cigar Factory in downtown Charleston which is easily accessible for people living in Downtown, James Island, Mt. Pleasant, and North Charleston and there is plenty of parking which you do not have to pay a monthly fee for. • The office is BEAUTIFUL and you have all of the resources you need including and Nespresso machine and Keurig • We have a Coffee Shop and several restaurants located closely by if you need more caffeine or didn’t pack a lunch

    Cons

    I honestly do not have any Cons for this company!

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  2. Helpful (3)

    "Very hard to make money....."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Russell Tobin full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to find friends and start your career

    Cons

    Very hard to make money

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  3. COVID-19
    Helpful (7)

    "Horrible terrible experience - Laid off 30% of staff first week of COVID19"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Russell Tobin full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Absolutely none - greedy soulless clowns , they cry about losing their homes as a front to the saps that drink their coolaide and participate in their ridiculous belt and gong cult gatherings

    Cons

    Horrible management Firm overran by teens Unprofessional Revolving door Fired 30% of staff one week in to COVID19 because this firm is TERRIBLE with money.

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  4. Helpful (7)

    "MANAGEMENT TUCKS TAIL AND RUNS - ONLY PROTECTS THEIR POCKETBOOK"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Russell Tobin full-time

    Pros

    Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada. NONE

    Cons

    The OGP (upper management) is truly garbage when it comes to communication and planning. Before anything was forecasted and stuff was truly slowing down they wiped out 20% of their company and then cut pay and/or deferred commission payouts to a later date (whatever that means) on top of the already changed compensation plan that nobody has any idea what is to come it is not a good place to be. I would stay far away if you are looking for an agency to work for - their is no company culture and it is a glorified call center with promise of cash - most you'll ever make is 60K.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Generic standard temp staffing company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Procurement Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Russell Tobin full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very responsive when I needed to get in touch.

    Cons

    Terrible benefits options, terrible payroll and benefits system used

  6. Helpful (4)

    "Not what they say during the interview"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Russell Tobin full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Sometimes they treat you like an adult. The CEO is entertaining during the weekly meeting.

    Cons

    The director is probably the most condescending boss I've ever had. She barks demands and doesn't empower or inspire us - she makes us feel small. Everyone is constantly on pins and needles. They say they aren't like other agencies but it's all lies to get you in the door.

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  7. "Great staffing partner"

    5.0
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Russell Tobin

    Pros

    Worked with RT as they were a staffing partner for high level and niche roles, in business development, events, and marketing. Great at sourcing and screening qualified candidates. Had a good understanding of the candidate market and were very helpful in knowing when we needed to move swiftly to secure a great candidate. They set themselves apart from other agencies, as they acted more as an advisor and partner. Would recommend to any in house HR dept looking for help in filling vacancies.

    Cons

    Nothing significant, no cons come to mind

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Recruited to work for New York Life"

    5.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Russell Tobin full-time

    Pros

    Attentive, Professionals, Helpful, Easy to work with

    Cons

    I did not have a bad experience

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "depends on your goals"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Recruiter 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Russell Tobin full-time

    Pros

    Provides excellent training, cares about your career growth (mostly), friendly work environment

    Cons

    promises $$$ but no follow through, environment is too traditional, gives happy hours instead of real perks

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Charleston is the G.O.A.T."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Recruiter in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Russell Tobin full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Fun environment - Supportive leaders - Amazing coworkers - Beautiful office located in the Cigar Factory! - Weekly happy hours and daily recognition celebrations for recruiter's accomplishments

    Cons

    - Benefits are expensive for spouses

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