Robert Walters Reviews

Updated 25 Jul 2020

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Robert Walters
341 Ratings
Pros
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  • "Long hours But that’s what is required to be successful(in 40 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance, flexibility, KPI based progression(in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Pre Employment Screening"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PES Team Leader in Hyderābād

    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

  2. "Aggressive & Offensive Managers"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Operations Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady pay & decent bonus.

    Cons

    Management are socially evil. Bullying is common place. If you ask them to stop they will fire you.

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    Robert Walters Response

    July 31, 2020Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review, although I was obviously disappointed to read it. We take such allegations very seriously as bullying is not tolerated within our business. I would be more than happy to speak to you confidentially to discuss this further. Please feel free to email me and we can set something up. Thanks, Sarah Horridge Head of HR - EMEA


  3. "Fierce but good work culture"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Kuala Lumpur
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time

    Pros

    - Strong recruitment branding in the market! - Fast pace and competitive working culture that brings out the best in team members - Work hard, play hard mentality - Managers are doing a well done job for taking discipline against people who can't perform. They manage out those who affects our team numbers and stop them from distracting performers who can bring the best for the company. - Only performers get to be treated well, which is fair and I do not see this as discriminative. Because we do not tolerate with non-performers and they should be managed out. Those who can't bill or does not have a strong business mindset should consider looking for a job elsewhere

    Cons

    - No cons. Great company to work at with like minded colleagues. Do not tolerate with weak people who can't strive because they are nonsensical

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  4. "Typical agency environment"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Hong Kong
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good commission, benefits were decent & good annual leave

    Cons

    Competitive, always expected to work overtime

    Robert Walters Response

    July 31, 2020Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, although I’m disappointed to read that your experience didn’t live up to our high standards. While we do believe that a healthy bit of competition can be a great motivator, it should never hinder someone’s ability to do their job or add undue stress. Likewise, while overtime is sometimes a necessity, it shouldn’t be the norm. I’d be happy to have a confidential conversation to get some further details about your experience — if you’re interested, please email me sommer.nisbet@robertwalters.com.hk so that we can set something up. Kind regards, Sommer Nisbet HR Director, Greater China

  5. "Great Business to start your Career With"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I was a Senior Consultant in the Melbourne Office. Overall excellent culture, people and team. The friends you make there will be friends for life. Structure and best practice habit development, legacy accounts, brand name. Ability to build a genuine career for yourself and earn a 6 figure salary within 1-2 years. Excellent Director in charge (Melbourne) that genuinely cares for his staff.

    Cons

    Similar to big 4 in terms of progression timing which is discretionary, bonus are discretionary (but fair). When you start billing higher numbers the bonuses start becoming less and less competitive, however for 90% of consultants the bonus structure will actually benefit you in comparison to peers. Can be smoke and mirrors for progression opportunities, often it is down to timing and 'waiting' for the right progression slot to open up.

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  6. "One of the best companies I have worked for"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Executive in Ho Chi Minh City
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supporting environment with creative ideas, you can do lots of things with high flexibility. Also, the recruitment process is professional and quick.

    Cons

    Just wish I could wear casual, but it's all good

  7. "It's a sales company at the end of the day"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Tokyo
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Organised training systems, rewarding commission and incentives

    Cons

    Management's way of thinking is still quite out-of-date, domestic inspite of being an International company in Japan.

    Robert Walters Response

    June 22, 2020HR

    Thank you for your review. I’m glad to hear that you appreciate our training and non-commission approach — indeed, I believe they are a unique selling point for our business and make Robert Walters a great place to work. Of course, I was disappointed that you feel our way of thinking is outdated. I’m proud of our diverse team, with dozens of nationalities represented in our Tokyo office alone, and I think we strike a strong balance between our global outlook and our local culture. That said, I’d welcome the opportunity to speak to you in more detail — your feedback helps us continuously improve. If you’d like, you can email me at jeremy.sampson@robertwalters.co.jp to arrange a confidential conversation. Jeremy Sampson Managing Director – Robert Walters Japan & Korea

  8. "I wish I never left!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Candidate Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This company truly does things right! They don't receive commission like most agencies. Instead the have a salary and team/individual bonus, a structure which makes much more sense in this industry and leads to better culture/teamwork and MUCH better candidate/client care! They care about their employees and show it immensely with an annual incentive trip to a new place around the globe. They send a few lucky employees to Africa for a mission trip every year, charity day, happy hours, great benefits, opportunity to transfer globally or work from other offices temporarily. They sponsor incredible causes. Everyone there looks like a supermodel. It was amazing. Great money, enjoyable work!

    Cons

    I wish my progression was discussed more

  9. Helpful (1)

    "A place for hustlers looking for strong career training and development"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Robert Walters is a great place to launch you career in recruitment. The training process for new hires is top-notch, but employee development does not just stop after your first few months. The firm takes great responsibility in staying up to date with industry trends and providing resources to enable consultants at all levels to develop a consultative dialogue with clients and candidates. Awesome people, small (but growing!) office where everyone is welcomed and encouraged.

    Cons

    Recruitment is all about resilience. Management will support you towards achieving your goals, but there's no hand-holding in the business. As a new hire it can be a little overwhelming, but putting in the time and using the tools you're given in training will help you be successful.

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  10. "consultant"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time

    Pros

    international environment but not very good managed

    Cons

    very aggressive, less people caring

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