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Robert Walters Reviews

Updated 19 September 2018
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Pros
  • "Great working environment - given both autonomy to get on with work, whilst support is there if needed" (in 31 reviews)

  • "Great work life balance and culture" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "A fantastic business to be a part of"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Management are extremely supportive when you need help or guidance while also giving you responsibility and freedom to run your own desk and make your own decisions
    - Great team-based environment and non-KPI driven. There is a real focus on continuous professional development.
    - Excellent offices based in Covent Garden
    - Innovation is at the companies forefront. Recently rolling out Microsoft Surface Pro's, an excellent way for consultants to work remotely and on the move between client meetings.

    Cons

    Nothing to note. Great company to work for.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Thanks RW!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Recruiter in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate Recruiter in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time (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

  3. "Good place to learn the basics"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

    Some strong recruiters in the business to learn from. Managers are well looked after as they pretty much decide they're in charge of the team bonus pot, which includes their own bonus

    Cons

    High staff turnover, they take on people with no experience because they're cheap and wait for them to figure out themselves if recruitment is for them. The "discretionary bonus" system is a complete cheat, you'd earn more in commission from literally any other agency, however Walters does provide a soft entry into recruitment.


  4. "Good place to train and learn the ropes."

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

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

    Pros

    Great training ground and international opportunities. They tend to hire fun and engaging people.

    Cons

    Commissions are lower than other companies and generally discretionary.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to grow your career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time

    Pros

    There's a collaborative team environment which makes it enjoyable to come to work every day but also helps the business to achieve outstanding results. As a global business there's opportunities for staff to grow their career in the UK and overseas. Success is rewarded and the business is invested in helping staff to develop and grow.

    Cons

    It's a great place to work and enjoy coming in every day, so I can't really think of any cons.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Assistant in London, England
    Current Employee - Personal Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Support from management with career development is very good
    - Recent investment in training programmes has been excellent - the courses are relevant and I have been encouraged to think and act on my self-development
    - You are seen as an individual and encouraged to be proactive and innovative, not micro-managed
    - A real focus on team work and supporting each other
    - Commitment to innovation

    Cons

    - Need more support with technology, quite a way off being a seamless process to be agile - although having the tools to work from home has improved
    - Diversity is strong in some areas of the business but not in others

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Robert Walters"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work.

    Good work life balance. (Flexible working hours)

    The new starter training programme is excellent.

    Not KPI driven.

    Cons

    Can be long hours but that is recruitment.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing company to work for"

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

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time (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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Collaborative. Cohesive. Creative."

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

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Robert Walters is a fantastic company to start your recruitment career or even join further down the line. Many people in the business are ex industry and for junior joiners there is so much opportunity to learn.
    Robert Walters offers an autonomous environment and the ability to quickly climb the ladder if you prove successful. You have the brand to enable you to effectively get in front of new clients and build a business as well as the support of management.

    Cons

    At first it will feel like you are working a long day and the hours can be tiresome but it absolutely flies by and you need the time to get things done.
    We work very hard but also get the opportunity to meet a range of people, eat at restaurants you wouldn't normally choose and have many sporting events.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work closely with each team - keep investing in technology and ensure the working environment continues to be collaborative.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A professional recruitment business with superb career progression opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - career progression
    - great brand
    - internal and external training
    - culture and workplace
    - workplace flexibility
    - international opportunities

    Cons

    - clarity and timing of communication from top down could be better
    - I would expect directors to be active in the market, securing new business for their teams

    Advice to Management

    It is a great place to work and so long as they continue to invest in their people, provide support and actively ensure that communication is fed down the lines accordingly, staff will feel settled and focused on recruitment.


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