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Robert Walters Senior Consultant Reviews

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  1. "3 years and 2 offices (and counting)"

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

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

    Pros

    Robert Walters offers a great environment that allows for a productive and collegiate workplace. They are very supportive and can provide resources to allow you to focus on the work at hand and build relationships. RW is also getting much better about flexibility and benefits.

    Cons

    It is a large organization so can take a while to figure out how to best navigate and utilize the existing relationships. Additionally, they can do more to lower their environmental footprint.

    Robert Walters2018-11-20
  2. "Senior Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for 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.

    Robert Walters2018-10-24
  3. "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
  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. "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
  7. "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
  8. 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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  9. "Senior Recruitment Conultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment 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

    Excellent Career prospects and supportive management team

    Cons

    Although I have had no complaints, having zero viability over the bonus structure can be difficult at times

    Robert Walters2016-11-09
  10. Helpful (10)

    "The worst job I ever had"

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

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

    Pros

    Decent basic salaries (aka golden handcuffs) Managers are never around as always at San Carlos - can do what you want

    Cons

    The "team bonus" structure is a lie - bonuses are paid to consultants who are favoured by senior management, but certain teams receive nothing at all. Working hours excessive. Add to this the constant stream of mandatory events in the evening that are always unpaid, and you easily spend over 60 hours a week at work. (These events never generate any revenue for you). Systems are a nightmare to use, not encouraged to...

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    Advice to Management

    Pay bonuses, be present, put an end to the laddish culture

    Robert Walters2016-11-09
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