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Robert Walters Recruitment Consultant Reviews

Updated 2 Dec 2019

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10 Ratings
  1. "Great company with international opportunities"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. The culture is very collaborative and everyone works really well together. Excellent training and perks including the opportunity to visit a European city for training as well as experience what it is like to work in another one of our offices around the world! I have been in recruitment for a long time, but RW genuinely care and look after all staff.

    Cons

    No cons for me at this stage

    Robert Walters2019-10-02
  2. "Recruitment Consultant role for Manchester Robert Walters"

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility within the company Work phone and laptop from day one to help with working from home Trust in their employees

    Cons

    The targets in place are the same for all levels of staff -promotion targets not clear

    Robert Walters2019-07-15
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    They nurture talent in the business Great work life balance and culture Good working hours Fun business with loads of perks Amazing incentives

    Cons

    Can not think of any cons.

    Robert Walters2018-05-04
  4. "Recruitment Consultant"

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

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

    Pros

    Close knit team / measured on results / liberal expenses policy to allow for candidate & client entertainment and relationship building / strong brand awareness

    Cons

    Nothing more than the general challenges faced by recruitment companies

    Robert Walters2017-10-05
  5. Helpful (11)

    "Disillusioned"

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management on the floor on most teams is good. Encourage you to get out and really get to know your market. Good offices. Very high investment in global branding and back office support functions. International opportunities.

    Cons

    They have just cut two entire divisions including some very good staff because they weren't profitable and handled it awfully. Rolled everyone out at a monthly divisional meeting and just wiped them out. Very poor senior management. Can't retain good billers. They just move on elsewhere as the salaries are higher and bonuses more lucrative. Bonus scheme is terrible. In my 3 years here only ever seen the senior... management when things are getting tough. Promotion is purely based on billings, not on people's ability to actually manage. Hasn't innovated to catch up with the market. The business centres around 3 people, the CEO, the COO and the CFO and they get paid handsomely for the hard work of others. It doesn't trickle down - I'm sure the shareholders are glad you are cannibalising the company of its good staff and replacing them with graduates all in the name of a fat pay cheque.

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    Advice to Management

    Look after your key staff better. Mix up senior management. Innovate. Buy people who are good back. Fix your bonus structure.

    Robert Walters2016-12-11
  6. "Senior Recruitment Conultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment 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

    Excellent Career prospects and supportive management team

    Cons

    Although I have had no complaints, having zero viability over the bonus structure can be difficult at times

    Robert Walters2016-11-09
  7. "Non-KPI driven recruitment company"

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    Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team-based environment, non-KPI/Sales driven so you're not forced to reach X number of hours on the phone, instead there's a focus on quality service, strong candidates and long-term client relations which really shows in your daily activity. Good incentives including monthly and quarterly days out, very social work environment.

    Cons

    It's recruitment so there will still be elements of cold-calling clients to business develop. Dealing with incompetent HR can also be a nightmare.

    Advice to Management

    Doing well with a good focus on incentives, pay could definitely be higher to compensate for lack of commission structure

    Robert Walters2016-05-04
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    -Great Work Environment -Team Atmosphere -Central Location -Social Office -Lots of positive reinforcement, achievement are recognized throughout the company -Beautiful office space, very Feng Shui

    Cons

    -Social groups are kind of clicky -Long hours -Offer coffee and tea but nothing else in the kitchen

    Advice to Management

    -Only advice I'd give is to improve the snacks and beverages if possible. Otherwise the management was terrific.

    Robert Walters2015-10-14
  9. "Very good company, staff should try to remember they are not gods. Some overly pretentious personalities."

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

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time

    Pros

    Great salary and compensation schemes. Great people mostly. Good progression. Good perks. Management actually care and listen and feedback.

    Cons

    The environment can be very cliquey, and there are some very pretentious members of staff as well as those who are extremely loud/look down on people.

    Advice to Management

    Try to ensure people are working equally as hard, and try to discourage the overly pretentious nature. Humility is, well. Amazing.

    Robert Walters2015-09-19
  10. Helpful (9)

    "Sociable atmosphere, but the atmosphere is a bit "UKIP" and the work wasn't for me"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good sales training; industry fee structure rewards ambitious people; very sociable

    Cons

    The "UKIP" atmosphere mentioned - a lot of emphasis placed on accents etc. The work itself could also be fairly mundane - the "sales" element only really comes into play when persuading a candidate to take a job offer. This possibly accounts for 5% of the job at a junior level.

    Robert Walters2015-07-15
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