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Updated 9 December 2018
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Robert Half Chairman and CEO Harold M. Messmer Jr.
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Pros
  • "You are not allowed to have overtime because you are too expensive which is awesome for work life balance or having a side job" (in 89 reviews)

  • "This is a really great company to do contract work for" (in 109 reviews)

Cons
  • "long hours so not the best work-life balance" (in 198 reviews)

  • "long hours but that equals more pay" (in 171 reviews)

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  1. "Recruitment consultant"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brilliant culture and space to develop as an individual

    Cons

    Work life balance is fairly limited

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing forward, try and create a less internally competitive business model


  2. "One of the best recruiters to work for"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Guildford, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in Guildford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Potential to earn is fantastic - the more you put in the more you get out
    - Training is second to none, even a year into working here there is still constant support and development which makes you feel valued.
    - State of the art system + all employees get a Microsoft tablet to work on.
    - Family feeling despite the business being so large, regionally everyone works very well together
    - Fun and inclusive atmosphere within the office
    - Meritocracy, if you work hard you will be rewarded
    - Promotional prospects great

    Cons

    - Work hours are long, the more you put in the more you get out though
    - Very intensive when you first start so people must be resilient.

  3. "Business Director"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Director in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Business Director in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Half full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work with. Highly supportive. Strong on praise and reward.

    Cons

    Less well know for our strong Technology recruitment proposition


  4. "Senior Business Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Manager in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Senior Business Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Half part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A constantly evolving company that cares about their people, always ready with opportunities when employees are ready to step up.

    Cons

    Working for such a large corporate does have many benefits, but at times it means we do not have the flexibility at local level to make big decisions that can impact our clients and candidates.

    Advice to Management

    For all businesses new colleagues need time and investment, always invest your time to make sure they understand what is expected of them and give them the tools to succeed, the rest is then down to them.


  5. "Brilliant career prospects"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Temp Team Leader in Milton Keynes, England
    Current Employee - Temp Team Leader in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Half full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really grown my career since I have been here, I have learnt so much and have truly become a better consultant in my time at Robert Half

    Cons

    You have to work hard and long hours, but if you do you will see the results

    Advice to Management

    Flexible working arrangements are brilliant, I love the investment you have made into the technology to enable us to do this.


  6. "Amazing time at Robert Half"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Robert Half full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great company culture starting from the top.
    -Amazing office space
    -Awsome people
    -All tech is the latest and provided
    -Lang standing, succesfull, growing, multi- national and current company.

    Cons

    Hours (nature of the industry).

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!


  7. "Great team"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staffing Manager in Milton Keynes, England
    Current Employee - Staffing Manager in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment with amazing people and the opportunity to become as successful as you want

    Cons

    If you don't work hard, you won't last long

    Advice to Management

    Make sure everything has a positive spin on it, no one likes a negative meeting.

  8. "Fantastic working environment with great career opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Manchester City Centre, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in Manchester City Centre, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Half full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The support and training offered by this company is second to none. From getting consultants initially up to speed and then the further development throughout their career and progression.
    One on one time with Division Managers, Branch Managers and all the way through to Directors of the company.

    Cons

    Transition from a 9-5 working environment initially takes some time to adjust to but in the grand scheme of things 8-6 is in my experience directly correlates to my successes.

    Advice to Management

    Divisional Managers, Senior Managers and Directors have a direct influence on working environment which for me personally only helps development and growth within the business. So don't let that stop.


  9. "Perfect graduate opportunity with career opportunities."

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Half full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    At Robert Half everything is based on merit: what you put in you get out. This really appealed to me as a graduate with no previous recruitment experience. If you're career hungry and have a good work ethic it will not only be recognised but also rewarded. With various recognition programmes and in house reward systems in place employees at all levels feel valued and rewarded: you don't have to be in the UK top 10 to feel success. Managers and directors work closely with you to identify your motivations and direct you on how to achieve your goals no matter how big or small. We also have a really great working environment with a diverse group of people who all have similar end goals in mind, and a work ethic of work hard, play hard.

    Cons

    The working hours are long to enable us to offer a flexible service to our candidates and clients but in return flexibility is given to you with working arrangements including being able to work from home using our updated technology and software.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in those who are top achievers and also those who work hard.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Bizarre business avoid at all costs"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Leeds, England
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Robert Half full-time

    Pros

    If I could think of one I would honestly write it...

    Cons

    Where to start
    - industries worst commission scheme
    - lying to onboard people
    - belittling management, and threatening emails (that you might get fired should they fancy)
    - awful technology that breaks
    - out of date offices
    - male dominant - especially in senior positions
    - employee welfare - little to none
    - industry substandard training
    - zero incentives
    - pay for your own Christmas party
    - can’t even buy decent coffee

    Advice to Management

    People are humans not numbers.

    Robert Half Response

    7 Nov 2018

    We shocked by this review as the the environment you describe does not align with the office culture or workplace experience we aim to achieve for our employees. We are interested in learning more... More