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Robert Walters Associate Reviews

Updated Oct 17, 2019

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  1. "International Induction Training"

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

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

    Pros

    Phenomenal experience being included in the International Induction Training where Robert Walters took us to the Brussels offices. Highlight of the trip was definitely the exposure to teams from across Europe and hearing all about the different markets and comparing strategies. World class training and wonderful dinner certainly can't be overlooked either.

    Cons

    Giving the travel time it would have been great to have had an extra day of more targeted and specialised training.

    Advice to Management

    The London office is falling behind its European counterparts with regards to the actual office itself. Furnishings, office chairs and the general technology infrastructure could do with an upgrade.

    Robert Walters2019-10-17
  2. "Excellent progression opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Saint Albans, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Working culture - Corporate Hospitality - Rewards

    Cons

    Not really any to report

    Robert Walters2019-09-03
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Thanks RW!"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Work Life Balance Fantastic Teams/ Company Culture Supportive & Encouraging Management Fun Incentives

    Cons

    Can be stressful Commute to clients

    Robert Walters2018-08-07
  4. "Great company, with excellent prospects for those who work hard."

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

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Genuine belief in building relationships with clients Teamwork mentality Always looking for the best ways to train consultants and managers Encourage ideas that will help you build your business Recruitment treated as a career rather than a sales job Great seminars and panel based events to invite clients too Excellent white papers, salary guides and market intelligence information for clients

    Cons

    Can be a little risk averse to technology/businesses that is untried (new, recently set up) however they're adapting quickly Could be better interoffice communications Interview process can be a little long though they do want to make sure you get the best opportunity and with several disciplines this can be hard

    Advice to Management

    Continue the good work to improve the working lifestyle of the consultants Continue to ask the employees for their input when launching new products Make sure that everyone within the group of companies are aware of each other (RW/RS).

    Robert Walters2018-04-10
  5. "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
  6. "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.

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    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
  7. "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
  8. "Great place to work and have a career"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people, the passion and commitment. Great training and support and career development.

    Cons

    The market conditions can affect bonuses but that is across the board

    Robert Walters2016-10-11
  9. 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
  10. "Collaborative, Entrepreneurial Working Environment With Long Term Career Development Opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The business is focused on developing and promoting long term careers but organically growing their management team from within. The team based approach create a collegiate working environment that is rare in wider the recruitment industry. Robert Walters hires top quality staff and working with industry leaders makes you continually challenge yourself and develop your skills. The meritocratic approach to... developing people means that ambition is fostered and not blocked.

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    Cons

    The working hours are long and clearly defined. There could be a shorter working hour definition to allow for people who need to travel to and from work.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to look to identify and develop top performers not just from a billings perspective, but people who can be long term business leaders for the group. Make sure that senior management are visible and approachable to all levels of staff to ensure that staff feel that they understand and empathize with their challenges.

    Robert Walters2014-10-24
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