Compare Robert Walters vs Octopus BETA

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Robert Walters

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Octopus

Employee Ratings

  • Robert Walters scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Octopus scored higher in 2 areas: Work-life balance and Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 626 reviews)
Robert Walters employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than Octopus employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 170 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.1
Robert Walters employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.5 higher than Octopus employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.6
Work-life balance
3.9
Octopus employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than Robert Walters employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
Senior Management
3.6
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.0
Culture & Values
4.2
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Robert Walters Ceo Robert Walters
90%
90%Robert Walters
Robert Walters employees rated their CEO Approval 8% higher than Octopus employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Octopus Ceo Simon Rogerson
82%
82%Simon Rogerson
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
80%
Robert Walters employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 7% higher than Octopus employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
73%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
68%
Positive Business Outlook
66%

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What Employees Say

  • "Working environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Robert Walters.
  • "Flexible working" was the most mentioned Pro at Octopus.
  • Robert Walters had 37 more reviews than Octopus that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Working environment"(in 45 reviews)
"Good training"(in 32 reviews)
Pros
"Flexible working"(in 13 reviews)
"Social events"(in 9 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 45 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 27 reviews)
Cons
"Senior management"(in 9 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 8 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - PES Team Leader

I have been working at Robert Walters full-time

Pros

Growth Opportunity, Unity in Teams, Effective Management

Cons

Set up is still very new. In the process of transition

"Manager"2 May 2017

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Octopus full-time

Pros

Lovely modern and bright offices in a good area, many very friendly and helpful people and a great deal of opportunity to work in a variety of up-and-coming sectors. Generous salary and benefits.

Cons

Personally I didn't like the Octopus culture - although I think it varied depending on what part of the company you worked for and many others loved it. Very few women in senior positions and bad... decision making processes.

Advice to Management

Give department managers the ability to make decisions and stick to them.

Job Postings

Robert Walters has 2,480 more recently posted open jobs than Octopus.