Robert Walters Employee Reviews about "working environment"

Updated 19 May 2020

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Robert Walters Chief Executive Officer Robert Walters
Robert Walters
79 Ratings
Pros
  • "Totally not a traditional corporate; relaxed working environment & fun office(in 41 reviews)

  • "Good training programme especially for new people to the industry(in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours But that’s what is required to be successful(in 40 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance, flexibility, KPI based progression(in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic Company to Work For!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work environment Fantastic scope for progression and development No KPIs Exceptional client and candidate events Great earning potential and high basic salaries Easily one of the best benefit packages around

    Cons

    Bonus structure could be slightly more transparent

  2. "Little investment into employees"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Payroll Administrator in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment for employees

    Cons

    No progression Little support from top management

    Robert Walters Response

    June 1, 2020Human Resources

    Hi – thank you for your review. We've been working hard to make Robert Walters a great place to work for all our employees, and we're glad to read that you enjoyed the working environment here. That said, we're committed to supporting our people and providing them opportunities for long-term careers, and we're disappointed that you didn't feel this was your experience. Would you be interested in emailing us at hr.admin@robertwalters.com to set up a confidential discussion with an appropriate manager from your department? We'd be keen to get a few more details from you so that we can learn where we might improve.

  3. "Recruitment With A Difference"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Where do I start? - Totally not a traditional corporate; relaxed working environment & fun office - Engaging and supportive Senior Management team - Every one of the Managers that I've met and recruiting on behalf I would happily work under as a Consultant - Amazing Marketing & Entertainment (BBQs, nights out, Champions League, Premier League & Championship football matches, Ashes & test match cricket, six nations rugby, the Races, dinner with Harry Redknapp, Eddie Jones

    Cons

    There arent any In 15years of recruitment by far the best place I've worked

  4. "Great company to work for with fantastic opportunities"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Business to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  6. "Manager"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  7. "Great place to progress your career- if you work hard!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!

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  8. "Non-KPI driven recruitment company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team-based environment, non-KPI/Sales driven so you're not forced to reach X number of hours on the phone, instead there's a focus on quality service, strong candidates and long-term client relations which really shows in your daily activity. Good incentives including monthly and quarterly days out, very social work environment.

    Cons

    It's recruitment so there will still be elements of cold-calling clients to business develop. Dealing with incompetent HR can also be a nightmare.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Great Work Environment -Team Atmosphere -Central Location -Social Office -Lots of positive reinforcement, achievement are recognized throughout the company -Beautiful office space, very Feng Shui

    Cons

    -Social groups are kind of clicky -Long hours -Offer coffee and tea but nothing else in the kitchen

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  10. "Collaborative, Entrepreneurial Working Environment With Long Term Career Development Opportunities"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The business is focused on developing and promoting long term careers but organically growing their management team from within. The team based approach create a collegiate working environment that is rare in wider the recruitment industry. Robert Walters hires top quality staff and working with industry leaders makes you continually challenge yourself and develop your skills. The meritocratic approach to developing people means that ambition is fostered and not blocked.

    Cons

    The working hours are long and clearly defined. There could be a shorter working hour definition to allow for people who need to travel to and from work.

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