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Robert Walters Overview

London, England
1001 to 5000 employees
1985
Company - Public (RWA)
Staffing & Outsourcing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Over the last 33 years Robert Walters has grown and so have our ambitions. We now have a global presence in 28 countries and employ over 3,800 talented people. Businesses world-wide rely on us to find the very best specialist professionals to drive their business forward. Why ... Read more

Mission: We don't aim to be the biggest recruitment consultant but we do aim to be the best. We help businesses build powerful teams that deliver against exceptionally high standards by holding ourselves up to those same values. Quality and integrity are our watchwords ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Want more from your career? Don Zhao reveals his secrets to success. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQzrP

    How I built a successful career in recruitment

    Don Zhao worked for a major Australian banking group in Melbourne before making the move into recruitment with Robert Walters Singapore in 2013. Now a manager in our financial services division, Don shares his career journey, why recruitment was the right choice for him and how he's maintained his record as one of our global top achievers for four years.

  • We delivered another strong performance in the first quarter. Thanks to all our people for their hard work. Read our full results here. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQztI.

    Q1 2018 Trading Update

    The Robert Walters Group today released its Q1 2018 trading update, for the period ended 31 March 2018. The Group had a strong start to the year with all regions growing net fee income year-on-year.

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Robert Walters – Why Work For Us?


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"OUR STORY begins in 1985, when our CEO Robert Walters opened the first office in central London. Rob has led the company ever since and has the same passion and commitment today.

Over the last 33 years the company has grown and so have our ambitions. We now have offices across 28 countries and employ over 3,800 people. It’s a powerful success story. 

We also have a specialist recruitment outsourcing business, called Resource Solutions, and Walters People - a temporary recruitment company operating in Europe.

Companies and organisations rely on us to find high quality professionals for a range of roles in accountancy and finance, banking and financial services, legal, human resources, information technology, marketing, sales, secretarial and business support, and tax and treasury. Professionals who are looking for a new role, whether it’s on a permanent, interim or contract basis, trust us to find them their ideal job. 

We haven’t grown by snapping up our rivals, we’ve done it by making sure we deliver on our promises. And that’s meant more companies and professionals want to work with us. Quality and integrity are our watchwords.

We like to think we’re different. Here’s why:

  • We have specialist teams who are experts in their area. Whether they are recruiting in accountancy and finance or the legal sector, you won’t find them working in areas outside their field of expertise.
  • We don’t operate on a commission basis, but instead rely on teamwork to ensure the right person is placed in the right job.
  • If you register with us, we will never send out your CV without your permission. Quite simply, we don’t think it’s right. 
  • We don’t recruit for the Big 4 accountancy firms or Magic Circle law firms. That way there’s no conflict of interest when we place recently qualified professionals. 
  • We don’t want to be the largest professional recruitment business. We want to be the best. I’m proud of what we’ve achieved so far.


But we don’t look backwards - we are always innovating. Here are some examples:

  • We were the first recruitment consultancy to launch a recruitment outsourcing business.We were the first to launch a Global Salary Survey - a comprehensive 400-page guide to salary and contract rates around the world.
  • We were the first to launch a salary checker app for iPhone and have launched a Manga interview guide app. 
  • We sponsor and support a wide range of initiatives from the Saatchi Gallery in London to the North Bondi Life Saving Club in Australia and MacMillan Cancer Support.

I believe that Robert Walters is something special. But I and others in the company never forget that the most important person to us is you - whether you’re a hiring manager or a jobseeker." 

At Robert Walters we like to do things differently. This starts with our non-commission model which is key to our team-based ethos. Commission based environments can encourage people to look out for themselves, whereas at Robert Walters, whilst an individual’s contribution is critical, everyone gets rewarded as a team - it’s at the heart of our business.

If you are interested in a career with international opportunities, best in class training, excellent remuneration and the chance to be your own boss, find out more about careers with us: http://careers.robertwalters.com/why-work-for-us.html



Our philosophy is to provide continuous professional development to all staff with the aim of growing our future leaders from within. From the start of your career we provide structured training programmes on all aspects of becoming a successful consultant as well as mentoring from senior members of staff, peer learning and specially commissioned video-based learning.

Comprehensive induction training covers group values, diversity and the provision of high quality service to clients and candidates. Find out more about our training: http://careers.robertwalters.com/robert-walters-life/staff-training-and-development.html 


Watch Oliver Harris talk about about how we develop our staff




Our international mobility programme underpins our strategy for sustainable growth and allows us to replicate our core values across our office network. The programme offers our successful people the chance to transfer to any of our global businesses - providing valuable international exposure. 

In the last five years we have had 190 staff move internationally within the company. Find out more about international careers with us: https://www.robertwalters.com/careers/robert-walters-life.html 



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    Pros

    - Management are extremely supportive when you need help or guidance while also giving you responsibility and freedom to run your own desk and make your own decisions
    - Great team-based environment and non-KPI driven. There is a real focus on continuous professional development.
    - Excellent offices based in Covent Garden
    - Innovation is at the companies forefront. Recently rolling out Microsoft Surface Pro's, an excellent way for consultants to work remotely and on the move between client meetings.

    Cons

    Nothing to note. Great company to work for.

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Robert Walters Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manchester, England
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Robert Walters (Manchester, England) in February 2018.

    Interview

    4 Stages, meeting a range of colleagues across the company, including potential line managers and internal recruiters. Wasn't extended an offer on this occasion due to other candidates having more experience and the timing of needing to train me into the role. Overall a good experience, all the interviewers came across well and I hope to keep in touch for future roles.

    Interview Questions

    • General walk through of CV and job role.   1 Answer
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Robert Walters Awards & Accolades

  • Best International Recruitment Company, Recruitment International Awards, 2013
  • Best Recruitment Agency Marketing Team, Recruiter Awards for Excellence, 2014
  • Best Agency for Online Services, The National Recruitment Federation Awards, 2011
  • Recruitment Agency of the Year - Gold, Asia Recruitment Awards, 2015
  • Recruitment Consultant of the Year - Gold, Asia Recruitment Awards, 2015
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