Robert Walters Reviews

Updated 21 April 2015
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Pros
  • There is a good training programme in place, especially for people new to recruitment, which helps ease the process (in 5 reviews)

  • Team based structure, so very little of the backstabbing that happens at a lot of firms (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Very long hours- expect to be working til midnight Monday to Friday, weekends etc (in 5 reviews)

  • As with most sales roles, one has to sacrifice work/life balance (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    Fantastic new starter process and professionalism from start to finish during the interviews.

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Robert Walters

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team environment that is refreshing in the recruitment industry. Genuine specialist professionals who care about their job and the candidates they are working with. Fantastic office culture with enough of a work life balance.

    Cons

    Like any sales/ recruitment role you have good and bad days. The best thing is to communicate with your manager and take advice where needed during the troughs.

    Advice to Management

    Very impressed by the recruitment process and induction. Having run my own business for 5 years I was pleased to see a business that cared so much about it's new starters.

  2. Senior Consultant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Robert Walters

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company
    Good culture
    Flexibility to do whatever if you have proven yourself

    Cons

    Recruitment is just boring
    Not much direction given

  3. Helpful (1)

    I worked for this company pre 1995

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Robert Walters

    Pros

    In those days it was very work hard and play hard and good team spirit

    Cons

    In the 1990's there was low job security but this was before it became a global organisation

    Robert Walters Response

    Apr 15, 2015Talent Director

    Thanks for taking time to add a review - we’re pleased you remembered us from those early days! We hope some things from those days are still the same – a lot of employees tell us the team work and ... More

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  5. Extensive training and good for fresh grads

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    very friendly people, and good training, get to work with diff industriews and get to know other company culture

    Cons

    mundane ..very target orientated..KPI is very important..same thing day in and day out, stress levels can get high,a sales job at the end of the day..

    Advice to Management

    none

  6. Real career development and support from senior management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ambition and hard work are rewarded
    Social and team culture
    Training and actual career development
    Supportive senior management team

    Cons

    Like any sales environment it can be tough at times, but when you know hard work is rewarded it motivates you through those tougher times.

  7. Fantastic Collaborative Learning Atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Executive Recruiter in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Executive Recruiter in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Robert Walters

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great management who cares about the staff and works hard daily to develop them. Cordial, fun work environment. Every day was a fun, new experience. Learnings and best practices are shared freely by all senior staff and leadership through both formal meetings and ad hoc gudance. The perfect place for a new recruiter just starting out or a seasoned pro looking to up their game or mentor the next generation.

    Cons

    Sales can be a tough racket. This is not for everyone but if you have the drive and the passion, the leader of this firm's NY office will make it his mission to get you to be the best you can be.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. I miss my days there immensely and wish you all the best.

  8. Software Engineer

    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Robert Walters

    Pros

    You get the job you want (probably because you are qualified)

    Cons

    Dodgy Agents. Forgot to take care of expiring contracts. Once I have to tell them that my contract is expiring and the next is nobody remembered that my contract had expired. Pain. Agent even blamed me for not telling them.

    Advice to Management

    Train your agents to be diligent.

  9. Good values and working culture, plenty rooms to grow for a consultant career

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working culture, the people, team, support, training, motivation, mobility opportunity, it's all there for you if you enjoy a consultant/headhunt job. Plus, it is very rewarding if you put your heart into it

    Cons

    It's a life of a consultant, forever!

    Advice to Management

    Expand the business, bring the culture to other fields and more opportunities for consultant to stay as non-consultant

  10. Helpful (2)

    It's a tough job but with good reward if you are committed and goal orientated

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Sakai, Osaka (Japan)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Sakai, Osaka (Japan)

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A well established system with good training and a good team based approach but also giving you the sense that you are running your own business.
    Good co-workers, everybody is really nice and get along well
    Nice office environment, clean and spacious
    Strong existing connections of clients and candidates in the region and the biggest foreign agency there. Seem to be well placed for further growth
    Fast paced and exciting
    Overall had a good experience working there and would definitely recommend it

    Cons

    The pressure of KPIs can sometimes really suck but it's a sales job so to be expected I guess
    Felt like some micro management when KPIs were low
    They use too many cliches like "time kills all deals", "you don't get if you don't ask" etc

    Advice to Management

    Don't push KPI's too hard!

  11. Helpful (1)

    Opportunities for career advancement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Robert Walters NY is a great place to work - lots to do and a lot of opportunity for growth. There is a good management team in place at the moment and transferring internationally within the group is supported and encouraged.

    Cons

    It is a challenging but rewarding environment and motivated sales people will thrive here.

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