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Robert Walters Reviews

Updated 14 Jun 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Be wary"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Guildford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are decent on the whole. If you’re new to recruitment then it’s a good company to train with. Be aware though that they have a one-size-fits-all approach, which isn’t useful in the real world of recruitment.

    Cons

    Layers upon layers of management, processes, and ridiculous KPIs. Team-based commission, so if you’re doing well but the others don’t contribute then you won’t get a bean. Treating experienced professionals as though they’re kids. Long hours, no flexible working. Very high turnover in Guildford - a consequence of managers not being management material. It’s a wonder that this office is still open.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff like adults, reward hard work individuals who perform well. Show flexibility rather than continue with the ridiculously rigid approach. Hire experienced people and pay them well rather than people with no experience who you expect to hit the ground running.

    Robert Walters2017-12-10

    Robert Walters Response

    January 2, 2018HR

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. I’m sorry to hear that the management structure and internal processes were something you found frustrating. As a large global business, certain processes are in place to ensure our clients and candidates receive a consistently high level of service. ...

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  2. "Recruitment Consultant"

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

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

    Pros

    Close knit team / measured on results / liberal expenses policy to allow for candidate & client entertainment and relationship building / strong brand awareness

    Cons

    Nothing more than the general challenges faced by recruitment companies

    Robert Walters2017-10-05
  3. "Finance Recruitment Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Atmosphere, Social, Progression, Competitive, Benefits

    Cons

    Long hours, poor commision structure

    Robert Walters2017-10-12
  4. "Associate Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    theres lots of support from the team and its very team focussed

    Cons

    micro management by senior management

    Robert Walters2017-09-04
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good bunch of colleagues Low Turnover (in a recruitment context) Excellent benefits Good base salary

    Cons

    Potentially not as flexible as a smaller company might be - there is remote working now but it was fairly slow to roll out, and it's something that's intended to be used in exceptional circumstances rather than on a regular basis.

    Advice to Management

    Keep innovating and providing good incentives for employees to succeed and to stay with the company and be brand ambassadors.

    Robert Walters2017-06-30
  6. "Excellent training and development"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - great training that is tailored to the level of the consultant - great people that work for each other in a collective team environment - well known brand that is recognised in the market - international opportunities for top performers - working hours are much better than they used to be - overall, a great place to work because of the people and the career development opportunities

    Cons

    - there can be a lack of transparency and communication but this has improved - largely dependant on bulge bracket clients

    Advice to Management

    -Embrace new technology - Urge individuals to work outside of the normal RW PSL's by remunerating BD consultants with higher bonuses

    Robert Walters2017-03-04
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Robert Walters - Positive Recruitment Experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Team based commission structure, the recruitment roles are less sales focused and more focused on relationship management and candidate/client service.

    Cons

    Your only as good as your last quarter ... same goes for every recruitment role wherever you are in the city. At least at Robert Walters you are protected.

    Advice to Management

    Not everyone can be suitable for recruitment, candidates must be told that the role is tough before new people are employed.

    Robert Walters2017-02-07
  8. "Career progression, overseas opportunities, central office"

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    Current Employee - PR and Communications Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time

    Pros

    There are lots of opportunities for career progression - taking initiative and driving projects yourself is encouraged. The company has office around the world and they encourage staff to take advantage of this through short term secondments and permanent relocations. The London office is centrally based in Covent Garden

    Cons

    Regular working hours are fairly long and can extend during busy times of year, in addition to attending events.

    Robert Walters2017-02-15
  9. "Fantastic career opportunities and development"

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

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I work as part of the management team at Robert Walters and have been in the business 9 years this year. Having started as a junior consultant working within the front office, with hard work and commitment, I was promoted to manager of my team and then the wider division. Consequently 7 years later, another opportunity presented itself to oversee a back office function broadening my career, proving this business rewards...

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    Cons

    - The hours in recruitment can be long however the role is so busy there is very little time to clock watch!

    Robert Walters2017-01-31
  10. "Have loved all my time here"

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

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very open, relaxed (for the most part) sales business with fantastic brand and great people

    Cons

    Sometimes restricted by scale if the business, unable to trade creatively.

    Advice to Management

    Keep asking how they can improve and listening to those on the ground.

    Robert Walters2017-01-30
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