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Robert Walters Reviews

Updated 6 Jun 2019

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Saint Albans, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely strong leadership, on going support, and excellent career progression

    Cons

    No negatives, great company to work for.

    Robert Walters2018-02-13
  2. "Value their staff like no other company"

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    Current Employee - Perm Senior Consultant in Saint Albans, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They really care about their staff unlike any other agency I have worked before. Hard work is always noticed and appreciated. Grown up environment. Hire brilliant people which create a great team environment and management are fantastic.

    Cons

    IT - maybe they are short staffed but there seems to be a lot of issues that take a long time to solve.

    Advice to Management

    Continue valuing and rewarding staff when deserved

    Robert Walters2018-02-13
  3. "RW Company Review"

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

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

    Pros

    Very sociable atmosphere to work, “work hard play hard” philosophy, manageable targets which are well rewarded once “hit”, and management is very approachable to talk through things

    Cons

    Working hours can be slightly draining sometimes, however these are by no means forced upon you

    Robert Walters2018-02-07
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Business to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomous and Mature, yet fun working environment Provide mobile phones and laptops enabling you to work from home They understand the value of building relationships with clients and candidates and give you the freedom to go ahead and do that with very few limitations

    Cons

    As with all recruitment businesses, it's longer working hours in comparison to a basic 9-5, however, time goes quickly when you're busy and you enjoy the environment you work in.

    Robert Walters2017-12-11
  5. "Great leadership, team spirit and career opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Marketing is regional, with a budget to invest in local marketing activities that directly affect each individuals market. Resources and investment is channelled towards endeavours that enable the creation and maintenance close business relationships, meaning each individual and each team are encouraged to host events, both large scale (e.g. quiz / curry nights) and more close and tactile events (such as Football...

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    Cons

    Our normal working hours are not too dissimilar usual working day of 9-5, and there is a lot of flexibility. Things can change all of a sudden, a client may have an urgent need, a candidate can only meet early in the morning, or the only time you can get feedback from candidate interviews is after work - this means that you will at times need to start earlier, or feel that you are working much later than your normal...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep trusting your local leaderships and ensure the tools and resources are consistently there to allow them to lead.

    Robert Walters2017-12-13
  6. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The business is innovative and supports employees who think outside of the box - The best working environment i have ever worked in - great team culture - rewards hard work and recognizes your achievements - work life balance (as much as recruitment will allow)

    Cons

    - Like all recruitment business's there is pressure to perform

    Robert Walters2017-12-11
  7. "Great place to progress your career- if you work hard!"

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

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

    Pros

    Mature work environment incentivised well with good bonuses promotion is pretty transparent enjoyable work culture RW gives you all the tools in which to succeed Marketing team is second to none

    Cons

    Work life balance- but its recruitment and it is self inflicted!

    Advice to Management

    Continue along with the current culture- RW is very forward thinking, so keep remaining ahead of the trend is key

    Robert Walters2017-12-11
  8. "Fantastic Forward Thinking Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy, Collaboration & Communication from MD and all management within the business as well as the wider group is great Able to offer an excellent service to our clients and candidates. They embrace change and move with the times in order to be the best at what they do. Excellent employer. Very supportive and caring. Understands how to get the best out of us by encouragement, training, recognition! Great benefits...

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    Cons

    - Not for the faint hearted. - You will lose sleep - but if you cant handle a stressful job at one point in your life, then you should probably reconsider your ambition. - You must be willing to overcome adversity and believe that you will come out on top. - Long hours... but only if you work hard and not smart.

    Advice to Management

    - Get more of an insight as to what each consultant is actually doing. Make sure that they are actively expanding their market knowledge and making the effort to submerse themselves in to the area that they cover via their Seniors. -Increase the short term incentives to kick-start the newer recruits eg early finish etc It'll easily improve work efficiency.

    Robert Walters2017-12-08
  9. Helpful (2)

    "More clicky than the kardashians"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Robert Walters for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people for the most part. Lots of team based incentives.

    Cons

    Too slow to promote. Don't reward successes that well. Poor bonuses. The senior management is also a joke, never visible on the floor and they do not treat poor performers well.

    Advice to Management

    Think about who you have in management positions.

    Robert Walters2017-12-06

    Robert Walters Response

    December 6, 2017HR

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed the team based incentives and met good people within the business. We’re sorry to hear you felt we were too slow to promote as we strive to offer rapid career progression and international ...

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  10. "Grown Up Company"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Manchester City Centre, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Treated very much like an adult and trusted to manage your own desk - Strong Associate Director team - Good networking events - Strong existing relationships with clients - Good incentives & opportunity to be promoted & increase salary

    Cons

    - Slight grey area when it comes to bonus however, generally works out well and in your favour as long as you are hitting targets which, are all realistic and achievable

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote BD days & put more energy and focus into them when they happen to keep everyone motivated and competitive

    Robert Walters2017-12-06
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