Robert Walters
3.1 of 5 48 reviews
www.robertwalters.com London, United Kingdom 1000 to 5000 Employees

Robert Walters Reviews

Updated Apr 09, 2014
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3.1 48 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

Robert Walters Chief Executive Robert C. Walters

Robert C. Walters

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59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good experience

Recruitment Consultant (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Robert Walters full-time for more than a year

ProsA lot of pros including international reputation, strong talent and great organisation

ConsSometimes just a number in the business

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Don't believe the hype!

IT Operations Analyst (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for less than a year

ProsThe work can be interesting occasionally, the location is good and the people are ok.

ConsThey claim to have a "work hard, play hard" attitude but it is readily apparent that this is just what they say to get you in and you will end up doing very long hours (most of which is incredibly dull work or just thumb twiddling).

The employees are civil but unsociable for the most part, teams of 7-10 people will go out for lunch in 1s and 2s. The occasional pint after work or at lunch time but these are few and far between.

The work is repetative, low tech (mainly MS back office stuff but some linux servers) for the most part and extremely process driven.

Documentation is non-existent.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't lie to employees to get them to sign up for something that doesn't exist. There is no life at Robert Walters, just endless hours and desperately trying to fill the time up with something useful.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good if you're a recruiter, bad if you're in tech or any support role!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Robert Walters

ProsPeople who work there are mostly friendly and a good bunch.

ConsLong long hours, very little reward for support staff

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat people a bit better!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good company

Recruitment Consultant (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for more than a year

ProsGood career opportunities and advancement

ConsNone at the moment that I can think of

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Know your company

Consultant (Former Employee)
Sydney (Australia)

I worked at Robert Walters full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat bunch of people to work with.

ConsLack of leadership and direction. A surprise culture of "surprise you're actually not doing that well."

Advice to Senior ManagementCultivate the people around you. Invest in those who are making the effort

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Steep learning curve and challenging, but overall good company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for more than a year

ProsGood team dynamics with lots of info sharing across the floor. There has been some major changes in senior management, but it has started to stabilise and business confidence is growing. Excellent company culture with lots of staff events/drinks which helps staff bond, particularly with support staff. There is a good training programme in place, especially for people new to recruitment, which helps ease the process. The company has a great brand name, which helps when reaching out to clients/candidates, and a strong database which makes the job more manageable.

ConsIt is ultimately a sales-driven role, so you will have to be prepared to work hard, and work smart. There are KPIs to achieve, but nowadays this has eased up slightly. Turnover rates used to be high, but has reduced to regular attrition rates as with any sales job.

Advice to Senior ManagementSenior management can look at more ways to interact with the team outside of work to help establish stronger relationships between management and staff, which will help foster a better sense of belonging and more open channels of communication.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Robert Walters is a great employer

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Robert Walters

ProsGood Personal Growth, good Work-Life Balance

ConsAggressive Targets, highly competitive culture

Advice to Senior ManagementLine up incentives to the pay structure.

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Help my client to get rid of her employee

IT Manager (Current Employee)
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for more than 5 years

Prosthis company has a very good name

ConsI was forced to help one of my client to get rid of one of her employee by recruiting this employee to a bad job, Now this employee is jobless.
I felt very regret and since then i changed my career path to other area.

Advice to Senior Managementsometimes recruiter has no choice, to maintain the client relationship we have to do harmful thing to people for our own benefit.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sales centric organization, not as much growing opportunities for support staff

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Robert Walters

Prosgreat working hours and location

Conshigh turnover and improper management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Don't do it

Consultant (Former Employee)
Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

I worked at Robert Walters full-time for more than a year

ProsNot a whole lot. You get to meet clients out of the office

ConsThey don't pay commission
Training is very poor- they just let you loose and see what happens. They hire loads of recruiters and see who survives. They promised me loads of commission and it never happened even though I had a long period if billing. Avoid them!

Advice to Senior ManagementTrain your recruiters and advise them before you hire them it's nothing other than a sales job. They are a number. Nothing more or less.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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