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Robert Walters Reviews

Updated 22 March 2019
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  • "Work life balance is really encouraged" (in 21 reviews)

  • "Consistently under pressure to meet very high KPIs and targets, results in long hours" (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Good employer"

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

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good on the job training, positive and team focused environment, fantastically well resourced company giving you the best opportunity for success. Great incentives for high achievers.

    Cons

    Consistently under pressure to meet very high KPIs and targets, results in long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Move away from the outdated boys club environment. Support and promote more women to senior positions.


  2. "Review of Agency"

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    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

    Relaxed & Friendly culture
    High quality training
    Flexible working conditions
    Autonomy

    Cons

    Recruitment software is old and hard to use

  3. "3 years and 2 offices (and counting)"

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

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

    Pros

    Robert Walters offers a great environment that allows for a productive and collegiate workplace. They are very supportive and can provide resources to allow you to focus on the work at hand and build relationships. RW is also getting much better about flexibility and benefits.

    Cons

    It is a large organization so can take a while to figure out how to best navigate and utilize the existing relationships. Additionally, they can do more to lower their environmental footprint.


  4. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Manager in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Trusting, forward thinking and driven business.

    Cons

    RW suits the motivated and ambitious, anyone who isn't self-motivated will find it hard to succeed here.


  5. "Brilliant Company to Work For"

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    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

    friendly environment
    excellent routes for progression
    meritocratic
    good mixture of work and fun
    excellent incentives
    brilliant training programmes

    Cons

    bonus is a lot better than some people make out but are not always as transparent as they could be
    tend to hire a lot of graduates which can be good but can also bring an immature element

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the employees than the competition and always be as open and transparent as possible.


  6. "Excellent team culture"

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

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

    Pros

    - Team work together as a whole, always willing to help each other out
    - Fantastic manager who really cares about you progression and the projects you work on
    - Young, fun office vibes
    - Great location

    Cons

    - Long working hours (but flexi hours have recently been introduced)

    Advice to Management

    Back office also deserve recognition for their hard work, just as much as the front line - spot bonuses (or something similar thereof) are small gestures but offer great motivation and encouragement


  7. "Senior Consultant"

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

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

    Pros

    Encourage to be out of the office networking and meeting with clients and candidates

    Cons

    Hours can be a bit tedious (08:30 - 18:00). 09:00 would be a better start.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to learn the basics"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "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.


  10. 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