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Robert Walters Overview

London, England
1001 to 5000 employees
1985
Company - Public (RWA)
Business Service
£500 million to £1 billion (GBP) per year
Over the last 30 years Robert Walters has grown and so have our ambitions. We now have a global presence in 28 countries and employ over 3,200 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

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    Recruitment careers in the UK

    Serena Pook, our Head of Internal Hiring for UK and EMEA regions, discusses what she looks for in a potential recruitment consultant and why Robert Walters is the perfect place for an ambitious, driven professional.

  • “In my time here I’ve gone from associate consultant to Managing Director and have worked all over the world.” Simon Bromwell

    Careers in San Francisco

    Simon Bromwell started his career at Robert Walters as an associate consultant in Tokyo in 2003. Today he is MD of our San Francisco office. He talks about working with some of the most exciting tech start-ups in the Bay area.

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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 30 years the company has grown and so have our ambitions. We now have offices across 28 countries and employ over 3,200 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 four years we have had 100 staff move internationally within the company. Find out more about international careers with us: http://careers.robertwalters.com/robert-walters-life/work-abroad.html 




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

    Pros

    Team based commission structure, the recruitment roles are less sales focused and more focused on relationship management and candidate/client service.

    Cons

    Your only as good as your last quarter ... same goes for every recruitment role wherever you are in the city. At least at Robert Walters you are protected.

    Advice to Management

    Not everyone can be suitable for recruitment, candidates must be told that the role is tough before new people are employed.

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Robert Walters Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Robert Walters (Manchester, England) in January 2016.

    Interview

    1st stage imterview with internal recruiter
    2nd stage interview with two line managers from same department handling term or perm
    3rd stage interview with two associate directors
    4th stage interview was a quick meeting with the managing director

    Employees at RW are very professional but approachable! They make the interview process more like a general chat than an interrogation. Definitely a good approach!

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Robert Walters Awards & Accolades

  • Best National Recruitment Agency, National Online Recruitment Awards Group (NORA), 2016
  • LinkedIn Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agencies, LinkedIn, 2016
  • Recruitment Agency of the Year - Gold, Asia Recruitment Awards, 2015
  • Recruitment Consultant of the Year - Gold, Asia Recruitment Awards, 2015
  • Best Client Service - Gold, Asia Recruitment Awards, 2015
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