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Robert Walters Reviews

Updated 17 July 2018
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Pros
  • "Great working environment - given both autonomy to get on with work, whilst support is there if needed" (in 30 reviews)

  • "Great work life balance and culture" (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance is really encouraged" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Sometimes you have to work long hours to get the job done" (in 26 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)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Robert Walters"

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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
    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.


  4. 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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Collaborative. Cohesive. Creative."

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    • Culture & Values
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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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A professional recruitment business with superb career progression opportunities"

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    • 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.


  7. "Great company, with excellent prospects for those who work hard."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Manchester City Centre, England
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Manchester City Centre, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Manchester City Centre, England
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Manchester City Centre, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time (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


  9. "Great company to work for and a good start to a career in London"

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

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


  10. "Senior Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Milton Keynes, England
    Current Employee - Senior 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

    Great team atmosphere, great incentives, work hard play hard, a lot of support and mentoring but also left to your own devises and treated like an adult

    Cons

    Training on systems and Profile


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