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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Robert Walters in March 2019.

    Interview

    Fairly fact finding call initially, then a face to face with the internal recruiter followed by 2 managers. I was then invited back to do a presentation. The presentation was a good way to get a feel for what I would be doing on a daily basis, it was hard but I enjoyed the task.

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    Inter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Robert Walters (New York, NY (US)) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Phone interview, followed by in person, if they choose to move on. They brought me in to their office and had me speak to three people. One was the internship recruiter which ran some basic questions by me. The other two were executive recruiters. They asked me who I was and what I am doing.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in a 10 years?   1 Answer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Robert Walters (New York, NY (US)).

    Interview

    The whole process lasted around 2-3 hours. Spoke to the head of the internship program and 3 managing directors. Extremely in-depth behavioral/situational questions, you need to show you did your research on the company and the field of recruitment consulting (they will keep probing you until you give a well supported answer)
    Tiring, but enjoyable. Everyone was friendly/easy to talk to

    Interview Questions

    • Why recruitment consulting?
      Why RW?
      Describe a time you had to sell something
      What are the top 3 qualities you need to be a successful recruiter   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Robert Walters (New York, NY (US)) in December 2013.

    Interview

    I first met a recruiter at university event. A few days later I had a phone interview with the recruiter. This was followed by an in office interview with four different one-on-one interviews. Questions were primarily behavioral and placed emphasis on leadership, integrity, and determination.

    Interview Questions

    • what are your goals? describe a time when you took a leadership role?   Answer Question

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Robert Walters (San Francisco, CA (US)) in September 2018.

    Interview

    Was a good first introduction to the staff. Met four members, including site director and supervisor. They were friendly, but site director and supervisor seemed uninterested before they walked into the room.

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    Associate Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Robert Walters (San Francisco, CA (US)) in July 2017.

    Interview

    I was first interviewed by the VP of the San Francisco office, and then the San Francisco Managing Director. Interview lasted about 75 minutes in total. Both men seemed genuinely caring about their employees and what I had to say. I felt like I connected with them and could be myself!

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me something you are most proud of, or your greatest achievement you can think of.   1 Answer

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    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Declined Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Robert Walters (San Francisco, CA (US)).

    Interview

    Interview involved a rotation of 3 cycles, each a 1 one 1 interview with the head of the company. Asked about experience, why this company, unique position of Robert Walters in SF vs other cities, SF specialties and trends in business hiring, 3rd party hiring/recruiting, etc. There were some redundant questions about applying resume abilities to hiring.

    Interview Questions

    • What makes the business climate in SF different and unique from other locations?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    intern responsibilities were pretty rudimentary and basic, didn't feel I would learn a lot and gain a lot of experience

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    Executive Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Robert Walters (New York, NY (US)) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Quick phone conversation with hiring manager to determine compatibility. Had 2 in office interviews with the hiring manager and various team managers. Was more of a conversation than an interview. I had 2 years of recruiting experience and they were probing me and finding out what my experience had been and how I wanted my next job to be different and what I would do to make it different. Offered me the job very quickly which in hindsight was a bit of a red flag.

    Interview Questions

    • What is making you want to leave your current recruiting position for a recruiting position with Robert Walters?   1 Answer

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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Robert Walters (New York, NY (US)).

    Interview

    I had to share my experience. This is an extremely unprofessional firm. They will waste your time and not provide definite answers as to start dates/job openings. Do yourself a favor and avoid them at all cost!!!

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    Robert Walters Response

    3 Aug 2018 – HR

    Thank you for providing feedback on your experience with us. We strive to provide clear communication at every stage of our interview process, but it sounds like we haven’t met our usual high... More


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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    I ended up being interviewed over 3 weeks, 4 different times. I met with the team I would be working with and 2 directors. I was very concerned that Robert Walters' entire leadership team was made up of men and I expressed this concern to the one woman in the office who interviewed me. I was assured there are leadership opportunities but I wasn't seeing them in the office I was in.

     While the overall process, for the most part, was normal and I felt I had a lot of great conversations with the team, I was quite taken aback when I ultimately decided to declined their offer.

    After I delivered the news that I would be accepting an offer with a different company I was told, "you would not have been successful in this role and you won't be making as much money with that company than you would here." I though that was quite presumptuous to say, especially after they had already offered me the position. Why offer a person a position if you don't think they will be successful in the role? This, in tandem with the lack of diversity I witnessed in the office, makes me happy I ended up where I did.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you comfortable working long hours?
      Describe a time when you failed and how you recovered?   Answer Question

    Robert Walters Response

    18 Mar 2019 – Human Resources

    Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. We take very seriously our commitment to promoting diversity at all levels of our business, and regret that you didn’t feel your experience... More


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