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Robert Walters Reviews

Updated 3 Dec 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Collaborative. Cohesive. Creative."

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

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

    Pros

    Robert Walters is a fantastic company to start your recruitment career or even join further down the line. Many people in the business are ex industry and for junior joiners there is so much opportunity to learn. Robert Walters offers an autonomous environment and the ability to quickly climb the ladder if you prove successful. You have the brand to enable you to effectively get in front of new clients and build a... business as well as the support of management.

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    Cons

    At first it will feel like you are working a long day and the hours can be tiresome but it absolutely flies by and you need the time to get things done. We work very hard but also get the opportunity to meet a range of people, eat at restaurants you wouldn't normally choose and have many sporting events.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work closely with each team - keep investing in technology and ensure the working environment continues to be collaborative.

    Robert Walters2018-05-04
  2. Helpful (1)

    "A professional recruitment business with superb career progression opportunities"

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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 5 years

    Pros

    - career progression - great brand - internal and external training - culture and workplace - workplace flexibility - international opportunities

    Cons

    - clarity and timing of communication from top down could be better - I would expect directors to be active in the market, securing new business for their teams

    Advice to Management

    It is a great place to work and so long as they continue to invest in their people, provide support and actively ensure that communication is fed down the lines accordingly, staff will feel settled and focused on recruitment.

    Robert Walters2018-04-27
  3. "Great company, with excellent prospects for those who work hard."

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

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

    Pros

    Genuine belief in building relationships with clients Teamwork mentality Always looking for the best ways to train consultants and managers Encourage ideas that will help you build your business Recruitment treated as a career rather than a sales job Great seminars and panel based events to invite clients too Excellent white papers, salary guides and market intelligence information for clients

    Cons

    Can be a little risk averse to technology/businesses that is untried (new, recently set up) however they're adapting quickly Could be better interoffice communications Interview process can be a little long though they do want to make sure you get the best opportunity and with several disciplines this can be hard

    Advice to Management

    Continue the good work to improve the working lifestyle of the consultants Continue to ask the employees for their input when launching new products Make sure that everyone within the group of companies are aware of each other (RW/RS).

    Robert Walters2018-04-10
  4. "Great company to work for with fantastic opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Manchester City Centre, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great working environment - given both autonomy to get on with work, whilst support is there if needed In-house training is of an excellent standard, really helped coming from a non-recruitment background Really good career opportunities, RW are big on internal progression and rewarding people for the work they put in. Definitely a meritocratic environment

    Cons

    As per all recruitment agencies, the hours can be long

    Robert Walters2018-03-14
  5. Helpful (1)

    "A fantastic business to be a part of"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
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    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for 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.

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    Cons

    Nothing to note. Great company to work for.

    Robert Walters2018-02-20
  6. "Great company to work for and a good start to a career in London"

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    Current Employee - Associate 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 good training from start to finish of your time there. Always available when needed/requested at all levels. - Management is always there when you need help or guidance while also giving you responsibility to run your own desk. - People at the company are friendly and welcoming while a team ethos is encouraged making the environment a lovely place to work. - Creativity is encouraged in trying new things to... succeed.

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    Cons

    Long working hours but that comes with Recruitment as a whole. New systems are being put in place which causes IT malfunctions from time to time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep giving flexibility in terms of work life balance.

    Robert Walters2018-02-17
  7. "Senior Consultant"

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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 less than a year

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere, great incentives, work hard play hard, a lot of support and mentoring but also left to your own devises and treated like an adult

    Cons

    Training on systems and Profile

    Robert Walters2018-02-13
  8. "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 for 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
  9. "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 for 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
  10. "RW Company Review"

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    • Senior Management
    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
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