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Updated 20 June 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 62 reviews)

  • "Opportunity to make a lot of money if you stick it out 5" (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • "You need to make sure to take a break and have some work/life balance" (in 131 reviews)

  • "Start -up is tough - need to put in long hours to succeed in the first 1-2 years" (in 115 reviews)

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  1. "Robert Half recruitment company review"

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

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

    Pros

    strong management/leadership, lots of career opportunities

    Cons

    you have to be prepared to work very hard. If you do the rewards are there

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you are doing

    Robert Half Response

    22 Nov 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It's great to hear that even after more than 10 years, you are still finding your career at Robert Half rewarding.


  2. "Toxic culture but very well paid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Robert Half full-time

    Pros

    Was paid very well
    Some lovely reward trips
    Some good fun times with colleagues when we weren’t killing each other

    Cons

    Hideous high pressure culture
    Everyone horrible to each other
    No ethics
    Sexist

    Advice to Management

    Clear out all the chavanistic men you have in leadership roles. Learn how to treat staff as people not just a way to make as much money as possible

  3. "A good place to get started in recruitment but I would use it as an initial stepping stone."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Robert Half full-time

    Pros

    - Good brand power within finance and accounting in the UK
    - Very fun coworkers
    - Excellent training to learn the foundations of recruitment

    Cons

    - Ridiculously long hours with zero flexibility
    - Low bonuses
    - Some of the management were extremely immature and unprofessional


  4. "Senior Sales Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Robert Half full-time

    Pros

    Busy and varied role, Great team to work with, Really supportive management team

    Cons

    Recruitment is tough, long hours, sales environment and lots of deadlines make it a very pressurised environment


  5. "Good money, but hard work required"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Robert Half full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Money, and autonomous approach to how peopl build their businesses

    Cons

    Culture can be a bit too sales focused, and boiler-room like


  6. "Gives you a thick skin"

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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Robert Half (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Training
    Good brand recognised within recruitment industry

    Cons

    Long hours, High Pressure, Poor management, Competitiveness encouraged within peer groups.

    Advice to Management

    Someone being great at sales doesn't equate to them being a good manager.


  7. "Average"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    nice people
    lower management are supportive

    Cons

    brutal environment
    made to feel like a outcast when you dont hit your target

    Advice to Management

    dont call people out in front of others

    Robert Half Response

    28 Jun 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your time at Robert Half. All the best for the future.

  8. "A challenge worth accepting"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Great sales experience
    * Frequent training
    * Supportive management

    My overall experience was positive. It's a tough job that will certainly push you to your limits, but if you celebrate the highs and work through the lows there is a lot to be gained.

    Cons

    * Work-life balance could be improved slightly

    Robert Half Response

    28 Jun 2017

    It's great to hear that you took so many positives out from your time with us. The recruitment industry -- like any job -- can have some tough times. But appreciating the highs makes it all... More


  9. "Working at Robert Half"

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Half full-time

    Pros

    The environment and culture working at Robert half is second to none. I Have friends that have come from other recruitment companies to my company and they all say nowhere they have worked previously compares, . The reason I first had an interest in joining Robert half is because they placed me in an accountancy role 5 years ago, the support they gave me and the contact they kept made the company seem really appealing to me, they helped me through my career and even when i mentioned wanting to go into recruitment instead of them jumping at the referral bonus one of the guys there met with me and weighed up my options to ensure I was making the right choice. Since joining in feb, 4 ex employees have all returned for the very reason that the support and culture here is unmatchable. The training you get from both colleagues and managers is superb, everyone is always on hand to help and invest time to make sure you know what you are doing whether that be your colleague coming in a meeting with you or your director spending an hour a day doing a calling session with you, you feel supported in every aspect.

    Cons

    No cons, some would say the hours but I generally don't mind working late, especially when you're surrounded by like minded people the time flies and you have a great laugh whilst doing so. if you don't like working long hours to earn well and succeed then you shouldn't be in recruitment

    Advice to Management

    I couldn't fault the management


  10. "Recruitment Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Robert Half full-time

    Pros

    Make you feel comfortable, and like to talk rather than quiz

    Cons

    Long process
    Not a specific structure


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