Robert Walters Reviews

Updated 25 Jul 2020

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Robert Walters Chief Executive Officer Robert Walters
Robert Walters
78 Ratings
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  • "Long hours But that’s what is required to be successful(in 40 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance, flexibility, KPI based progression(in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Great autonomy in current climate"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - access to work from home - surface pro/latest tech - high communication between directors/managers and consultants

    Cons

    - long hours but to be expected in recruitment

  2. "Aggressive & Offensive Managers"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Operations Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Steady pay & decent bonus.

    Cons

    Management are socially evil. Bullying is common place. If you ask them to stop they will fire you.

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    Robert Walters Response

    July 31, 2020Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review, although I was obviously disappointed to read it. We take such allegations very seriously as bullying is not tolerated within our business. I would be more than happy to speak to you confidentially to discuss this further. Please feel free to email me and we can set something up. Thanks, Sarah Horridge Head of HR - EMEA


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Little investment into employees"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Payroll Administrator in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment for employees

    Cons

    No progression Little support from top management

    Robert Walters Response

    June 1, 2020Human Resources

    Hi – thank you for your review. We've been working hard to make Robert Walters a great place to work for all our employees, and we're glad to read that you enjoyed the working environment here. That said, we're committed to supporting our people and providing them opportunities for long-term careers, and we're disappointed that you didn't feel this was your experience. Would you be interested in emailing us at hr.admin@robertwalters.com to set up a confidential discussion with an appropriate manager from your department? We'd be keen to get a few more details from you so that we can learn where we might improve.

  4. "Great business to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and team focused - huge career opportunities based on performance

    Cons

    Long hours but no different to any other recruitment agency!

  5. "A succesfull company which takes real care of employees"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    team spirit; entrepeneur spirit; high growth; real purpose

    Cons

    it can not satisfy everyone

  6. "Great culture and clear progression"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Breakfast/Fruit - Modern equipment and facilities - Sociable environment - Good workload

    Cons

    - Long hours

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Recruitment company with a big ego"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Manchester City Centre, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Left to your own devices

    Cons

    Company thought it was better than what it was. No training offered to new staff. Horrendous discretionary commision

    Robert Walters Response

    January 21, 2020Human Resources

    Thank you for your review. I was disappointed to read your comments, and I especially regret that you felt there was no training for new staff — the quality of our training is something we are known for, so I would appreciate arranging a confidential conversation so that I can discuss your experience in a bit more detail. If you’d like, you can email me at chris.poole@robertwalters.com to do so. Thanks, Chris Poole Managing Director, Robert Walters Manchester

  8. Helpful (1)

    "good place to work"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good and fun place to work

    Cons

    Still have a lot to do to catch up with current dynamics within modern organisations

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing introduction to working life following graduation"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Researcher in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great leadership -Good sense of cohesion amongst the team -Adult environment in that sick days and time off are no big deal

    Cons

    -Can't fault this company considering the opportunity they have given me -Culturally the place is a bit ambiguous

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  10. "Fantastic learning and working environment with some of the best in the business."

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

    Pros

    Career opportunities are unrivalled and achievable

    Cons

    Long hours But that’s what is required to be successful

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