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I worked at Robert Walters full-time (More than 10 years)
As a former long term employee, having started at RW as a Consultant, I have seen the company more than double in size, to the current point in time where the company is the most successful it has ever been.
A key element of that growth is the company policy to not make acquisitions in order to grow. The growth is organic, with Consultants being promoted internally and trusted to start new teams / offices / countries which means you can have a fantastic, long-term career with RW, with international opportunities should you wish. It's a genuinely stable company with exceptional training and plenty of support for those new to the recruitment industry, including a large back office to allow you to get on with your job.
Due to the organic growth model, there's a brilliant culture which is carefully nurtured - It's team based which means it's a nice place to work and it's highly likely you'll make life-long friends here, as the vast majority are like-minded positive, ambitious people which is infectious.
The offices are stunning, there's lots of incentives and recognition for a job well-done and you can earn good money too, while being involved in Corporate Social Responsibility activities.
Prior to leaving RW, there was a focus on mental health and flexible working practices which was most welcome.
Robert Walters isn't perfect (I don't believe any company is), but it's run by good people so while there may be frustrations at times, it's important to trust that the company will have your best interests at heart and to go with the flow and stay positive. Those who have a negative attitude won't succeed at RW.
In order to have a career at RW, you're going to need to work hard and long hours may be involved. This isn't a 'con' specific to RW, it applies to the recruitment industry as a whole as it's highly competitive and it's an industry where whatever you put in, you get out.
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Keep up the good work!
I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Robert Walters (Sydney (Australia)) in September 2018.
The whole process was organised very quickly. Phone interview then an in person interview with two people. Asked your basic questions then delved deeper into my history and experiences. Response time could have been better.