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Updated 6 Nov 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 Company to Work For!"

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    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

    Robert Walters2019-09-02
  2. "Recruitment With A Difference"

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    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

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    Cons

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

    Robert Walters2019-07-03
  3. "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
  5. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    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
  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. "Non-KPI driven recruitment company"

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    Recruitment Consultant in London, England
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    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
  9. "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 people means that ambition is fostered and not blocked.

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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
  10. "Great Culture and work environment"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Staff Good leader who is always happy to chat Good training programme especially for new people to the industry Very team focussed and everyone is really supportive Good culture and friendly fun work environment

    Cons

    more flexibility around work arrangements

    Robert Walters2019-11-06
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