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  1. "Great company to work for with fantastic opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Manchester City Centre, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great working environment - given both autonomy to get on with work, whilst support is there if needed In-house training is of an excellent standard, really helped coming from a non-recruitment background Really good career opportunities, RW are big on internal progression and rewarding people for the work they put in. Definitely a meritocratic environment

    Cons

    As per all recruitment agencies, the hours can be long

    Robert Walters2018-03-14
  2. "Great company to work for and a good start to a career in London"

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

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Very good training from start to finish of your time there. Always available when needed/requested at all levels. - Management is always there when you need help or guidance while also giving you responsibility to run your own desk. - People at the company are friendly and welcoming while a team ethos is encouraged making the environment a lovely place to work. - Creativity is encouraged in trying new things to succeed.

    Cons

    Long working hours but that comes with Recruitment as a whole. New systems are being put in place which causes IT malfunctions from time to time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep giving flexibility in terms of work life balance.

    Robert Walters2018-02-17
  3. "Associate Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    theres lots of support from the team and its very team focussed

    Cons

    micro management by senior management

    Robert Walters2017-09-04
  4. Helpful (4)

    "It is a real 'love it or hate it' kind of place"

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    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    +Excellent basic salary which is usually well beyond the industry norm +Direct client contact from very early on in career +Excellent on the job and structured training at the start

    Cons

    + It is such a large company that some times it is hard to feel valued + Bonuses are discretionary and decided behind closed doors (bonuses could be anywhere between 5% and 20%) +There is very little structure and support after initial training period is completed +Hours are very long, usually between 8:30 and 7 which is beyond what most in the industry would be expected to do

    Robert Walters2015-10-27
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Overall, good company but very little training / individual development which can leave frustration."

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    International opportunities - both within Robert Walters and Resource Solutions. Great Brand Good team ethos (generally).

    Cons

    Very little training - only promoted through the amount of revenue you bring in. No consideration of other areas which may contribute to being promoted, therefore many leave through frustration and little support. No flexi working, working from home. No work life balance at all. Micromanagement. Repetitive work.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to promote staff fairly and quickly to avoid people leaving through frustration. Allow flexible working, treat staff more like adults.

    Robert Walters2014-09-06
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Unprofessional Supervisors"

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    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Tokyo
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Networking opportunities with major companies & their executives Positive company outlook Salary package Consultants across teams typically friendly

    Cons

    Unfair distribution of team quarterly bonuses OT Bully-like pressure within teams, particularly from managers/assoc. directors Unclear and changing expectations Discriminatory remarks toward certain nationalities

    Advice to Management

    Normalize bonus distribution system in a way that is more transparent to consultants. Team managers need to act more professional, hold back from expressing rage toward subordinates.

    Robert Walters2018-10-24

    Robert Walters Response

    November 13, 2018HR

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. I’m really pleased that you valued the networking opportunities and found your colleagues to be friendly. However, I am concerned by the other points you have raised in your review. Providing a positive work environment where everyone is treated ...

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  7. Helpful (4)

    "Bullied, enforce heavy pressure."

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    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Tokyo
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    [Great System] Robert Walters Japan has a great system, if you make placements you will get promotion and you will get good incentives. There are people who own debts, student loans like fee millions and this job can help them pay it off. It is a money making paradise. [Not bad work life balance] Work life balance is better than Japanese companies (usually last train). If you are experience and hit your targets you...

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    Cons

    People there is horrible, I would say most of them. I am totally fine if sales environment only cares about money but they will bully specially new comers all they can. The worse is that even after I left the company they still do it when they saw me in a restaurant. [Gossip and rumors] People there love to gossip. The company started a rumor about something that is not true about me and the whole company even the payroll...

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    Advice to Management

    From what I experienced, not thing really matters not even education in Robert Walters Japan. In future interviews just accept anyone who are hungry for money and are willing give all for it.

    Robert Walters2018-09-04

    Robert Walters Response

    September 21, 2018HR

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We’re very concerned about the issues you’ve raised and are keen to investigate further. Therefore, I’d appreciate it if you could contact me for a confidential conversation at jeremy.sampson@robertwalters.co.jp – Many thanks, ...

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  8. Helpful (4)

    "Associate Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Tokyo
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Excellent training system - Great office - Strong culture - No micromanagement

    Cons

    - Overemphasis on KPI's: some weeks are different than others, and headhunts can seem far and few between in more mature markets.

    Advice to Management

    There's always room to improve the training system beyond the probation period. A mentor system is helpful, but you're kind of left to find your own way once you complete basic training.

    Robert Walters2018-07-17
  9. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Tokyo
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Dynamic working enovironment. Great career chances.

    Cons

    Unclear incentive system. Working style is quite standardized.

    Robert Walters2018-05-08
  10. "Associate Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Dubai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing people who are willing to nurture and develop you as a consultant. Non-commissioned structure encourages more cross-selling and joint team efforts

    Cons

    Discretionary Bonus leads to difficulty in tracking performance

    Advice to Management

    aim to compete with Spencer Stuart, Russel Reynolds and Korn Ferry in emrging markets

    Robert Walters2016-12-05
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