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Robert Walters Reviews

Updated 22 Jan 2020

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4.1
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322 Ratings
Pros
  • "Totally not a traditional corporate; relaxed working environment & fun office(in 39 reviews)

  • "Good training programme especially for new people to the industry(in 28 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Pre Employment Screening"

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    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

    Robert Walters2017-02-14
  2. "Talent Development APAC"

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    Current Employee - Talent Development Manager 

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, bespoke design, purposeful leaders, variety of work

    Cons

    fast paced, reactive, high level of work load

    Robert Walters2020-01-22
  3. "A great company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Researcher 

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time

    Pros

    Robert Walters really invest in your personal learning and development Friendly, collaborative working environment

    Cons

    Currently I can't fault Robert Walters

    Robert Walters2020-01-13
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Abusive Environment"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Kuala Lumpur
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Extensive trainings, it will be good for fresh graduates - The brand is well known, make it easier to market and sell to Clients - Good location - Provide easy-carry surface laptop for each consultants, it makes it look professional when used them to write notes in client's place. - There are good colleagues around, some team members are genuinely good

    Cons

    - When a consultant is not doing well with their numbers, depending on the team's Manager, sometimes you can hear the Manager shouting at the consultant across the floor. I was very frighten when I witnessed it. It did not only happen once. After the shouting, it was claim that the manager was just "training" her team member and the Directors allowed this to happen. This was not acceptable and made myself question the integrity and values of the company. The shouting did not just include the manager's so called "raising voice" but it was belittling the consultant as a person. I also witnessed a few consultants that left that team because of the stress but the company just blamed it on all the people who left, not the Managers who shouts. - Clients and candidates don't be deceived by the brand, the consultants are taught to only hit their targets, they don't really care what type of candidate they share or the job they introduced, as long they can sell you the job and get their numbers in. - Be prepared to be micromanaged - Be prepared to face colleagues who think highly of themselves and throw you under the bus - Be prepared to face an abusive environment without support of your emotional well being when you are either not a performing consultant or just an average consultant. Only performing people gets to do whatever they want to others, for example, abuse. - No diversity as they only focus on finding like minded people, prepared to be discriminated if you are not like minded with others in the company.

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    Advice to Management

    Keep the politics low. Start taking action by viewing your employees attitude to others. Stop allowing performers to discriminate average or non performers. Stop acting like only the top performers will survive in the company when the only reason why they are here because of the politics. Yes, they met their numbers but you continue to allow all of them to be savages to others.

    Robert Walters2020-01-19
  5. "Proactive Working Environment with Vibrant Culture"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Tokyo
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Motivated colleagues who are driven to build their careers. Highly intensive work environment, but will be great if you are motivated to learn the following business skills: contract execution, deal execution, client negotiation, business development, relationship building, sales. Supportive internal training programmes to help you achieve what you want to achieve in your career here.

    Cons

    Number intensive. KPI driven so you will be under constant pressure to achieve this.

    Robert Walters2020-01-14
  6. "Absolutely love it!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time

    Pros

    You're given freedom and trust to build your own desk how you want. If you're hired here, they believe in you and really want you to succeed. The team based structure really works and I've seen massive benefits for candidates and clients.

    Cons

    Standard working hours are quite long but there are good flexible working options available e.g. working from home.

    Advice to Management

    Consider revising the working hours.

    Robert Walters2020-01-08
  7. "Recruitment company with a big ego"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Manchester City Centre, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Left to your own devices

    Cons

    Company thought it was better than what it was. No training offered to new staff. Horrendous discretionary commision

    Robert Walters2020-01-04
  8. "Good place for making money"

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    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Tokyo
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Able to make a lot of money quickly (If you put in the effort) -Pretty relaxed work environment (Besides dress code..) - Expensed dinners/lunches with clients and candidates at really nice restaurants

    Cons

    -The job is really repetitive (Call/email people about jobs..that's 80% of your job) -Can be pretty high pressure/stressful environment -The team you end up on really affects your work environment and style. Some managers are really cool and let you do your own thing (As long as you make enough money), but some can be really strict and micro-manage. You should definitely ask your potential managers what their management style is like. -Have to wear suits everyday (If you're a guy).

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    Advice to Management

    Don't make people wear suits everyday..pretty old-school.

    Robert Walters2020-01-02
  9. "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Brisbane

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

    Pros

    Some nice people and tools

    Cons

    The manager treated people with hostility

    Advice to Management

    Do better

    Robert Walters2019-12-24
  10. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Tokyo
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High pay Good WLB Autonomy Career progression opportunity

    Cons

    Dis. bonus A lot of pressure from upper management

    Advice to Management

    listen to employees

    Robert Walters2019-12-08
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