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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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    • Culture & Values
    • 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


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    "The Clone Zone"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Robert Half full-time

    Pros

    ok bonus if you hit high targets but they may hold it back if your face doesn't fit.

    Cons

    if you don't conform to the corporate clone persona you have no chance! Major bullying going on at epic proportions with zero regard for legal framework. And if you dare to have kids... get your coat your days are numbered. No work life balance.

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

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    • 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.


  4. "Business Director"

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    • 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


  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. "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.


  7. "Great team"

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    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. "Top draw recruitment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Half (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People
    Training
    Earning potential
    Constantly learning
    Business consultancy
    Support if you have vision/ are driven/ know what your goal is
    Best company in the industry
    Strong brand recognition
    Fun culture

    Cons

    Hours- comes with industry- but could be better
    Expectations
    Communication - top down
    Out dated in some areas

    Advice to Management

    Listen from the bottom up
    Don’t make knee jerk decisions
    Willingness to Invest in your people and teams; more than the basics- more u put in the more you get out


  9. "Amazing time at Robert Half"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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!


  10. "Perfect graduate opportunity with career opportunities."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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.