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  • "Be prepared for hard work as it is long hours in recruitment(in 31 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is really encouraged(in 21 reviews)

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  1. "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
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    "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
  3. "Manager"

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    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

    Robert Walters2017-12-11
  4. "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
  5. "Non-KPI driven recruitment company"

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    Current Employee - 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.

    Advice to Management

    Doing well with a good focus on incentives, pay could definitely be higher to compensate for lack of commission structure

    Robert Walters2016-05-04
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    "Great Place to Work"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    -Only advice I'd give is to improve the snacks and beverages if possible. Otherwise the management was terrific.

    Robert Walters2015-10-14
  7. "Collaborative, Entrepreneurial Working Environment With Long Term Career Development Opportunities"

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    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...

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to look to identify and develop top performers not just from a billings perspective, but people who can be long term business leaders for the group. Make sure that senior management are visible and approachable to all levels of staff to ensure that staff feel that they understand and empathize with their challenges.

    Robert Walters2014-10-24
  8. "Super company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people and a lovely working environment. MD is very approachable with ‘open door’ approach. Hard working colleagues who don’t back stab each other. Good benefits and flexible working with strong tech support.

    Cons

    No office is perfect but generally issues resolved promptly.

    Robert Walters2019-05-09
  9. Helpful (7)

    "Scam - aweful company!"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Tokyo
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time

    Pros

    ・first advice from your co-worker "DO NOT trust anybody" ・always kept busy working environment - no time to take a rest ・lots of companies events - and gossips are around everywhere

    Cons

    ・strong micromanagement This is a scam company! Strongly high turnover rate. About 10 to 20 new employees are recruited every month, and only 1 or 2 will stay after 3 months. If you do not survive, you will be fired instantly. - Yes, the company think you are a robot. I highly disrecommend!

    Advice to Management

    Stop being a scam.

    Robert Walters2019-02-06

    Robert Walters Response

    February 8, 2019Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We’re very concerned about the issues you’ve raised and are keen to investigate further. Therefore, I’d appreciate it if you could contact me for a confidential conversation at jeremy.sampson@robertwalters.co.jp Many thanks, ...

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  10. "Amazing and rewarding company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Awesome colleagues, fun and team-focused work environment, weekly happy hours, and overall just a great company that cares about you, your growth, and your future! I began working at Robert Walters closely after college in an admin role, and it's the perfect place to jump start your career, especially if you are interested in recruitment. Your work and efforts are always rewarded, recognized, and appreciated.

    Cons

    A few outdated and old school processes

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to give admins more responsibility!

    Robert Walters2018-02-28
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