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Updated Oct 28, 2019

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  • "Totally not a traditional corporate; relaxed working environment & fun office(in 36 reviews)

  • "Good training programme especially for new people to the industry(in 28 reviews)

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

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    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

    Robert Walters2019-10-28
  2. "Good employer"

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

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

    Pros

    Good on the job training, positive and team focused environment, fantastically well resourced company giving you the best opportunity for success. Great incentives for high achievers.

    Cons

    Consistently under pressure to meet very high KPIs and targets, results in long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Move away from the outdated boys club environment. Support and promote more women to senior positions.

    Robert Walters2019-01-21
  3. "Excellent team culture"

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    Current Employee - Marketing 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 work together as a whole, always willing to help each other out - Fantastic manager who really cares about you progression and the projects you work on - Young, fun office vibes - Great location

    Cons

    - Long working hours (but flexi hours have recently been introduced)

    Advice to Management

    Back office also deserve recognition for their hard work, just as much as the front line - spot bonuses (or something similar thereof) are small gestures but offer great motivation and encouragement

    Robert Walters2018-10-25
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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

    Great place to work. Good work life balance. (Flexible working hours) The new starter training programme is excellent. Not KPI driven.

    Cons

    Can be long hours but that is recruitment.

    Robert Walters2018-05-23
  5. "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
  6. "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 and commission scheme! Targets are not unrealistic and you are expected to work hard, but then that is to be expected!

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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
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    "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 for 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
  8. "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
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Family environment and great team spirit"

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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 8 years

    Pros

    Bright people, always challenging, effort is appreciated and free cereal! Real sense of purpose and everyone is driven to succeed. Deputy CEO is a diamond. I've found it to be a genuinely caring company.

    Cons

    Can be long hours but pay is above market rate Senior management don't always get it right but the intentions are always good and they want people to be happy in their roles.

    Advice to Management

    Don't go half measures when implementing new projects!

    Robert Walters2016-11-11
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Executive"

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    National Marketing Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Robert Walters for more than a year

    Pros

    Young, fun, intense, dynamic and diverse staff

    Cons

    Long hours, big egos, old school brand doesn't work in 2016

    Advice to Management

    Rebrand

    Robert Walters2016-10-12
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