Robert Walters Reviews | Glassdoor.co.uk

Robert Walters Reviews

Updated 1 November 2018
79 reviews

Filter

Filter

UK - All CitiesFull-timePart-time

4.6
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Robert Walters Chief Executive Officer Robert Walters
Robert Walters
58 Ratings

79 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • "Work life balance is really encouraged" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Sometimes you have to work long hours to get the job done" (in 29 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "A fantastic business to be a part of"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. "Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. "Brilliant Company to Work For"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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

    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.


  4. "Excellent team culture"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  5. "Senior Consultant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to learn the basics"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Thanks RW!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to grow your career"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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


Showing 291 of 417 reviews
Reset Filters