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  • "Work life balance is really encouraged" (in 21 reviews)

  • "Consistently under pressure to meet very high KPIs and targets, results in long hours" (in 30 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

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    "Robert Walters - San Francisco, CA Office"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to start a recruiting career from the beginning or refine your recruiting skills and learn from people who have been in the recruiting industries for many years!

    Prior to joining RW, I had 3 years of inside sales experience and found RW as a great opportunity to make a career switch into a field driven by relationships & networking in person. It gave me exposure to a wide variety of business industries, helped me learn how startups are typically structured and broadened my business acumen.

    HIGHLIGHTS:
    - the types of clients RW partners with in the SF office are venture backed tech startups primarily so there is a wide variety of industries to learn about, you get to meet with founders/CEOs/VPs/VC Firm Partners in an ever growing and hot candidate market in Silicon Valley where generally candidates are very opportunistic and open to speaking with recruiters.

    - Team oriented environment leads to a really strong internal culture. This is not a boiler room/ cold-calling old school recruitment style environment, rather you are incentivized to work collaboratively as a team, helping your teammates as well as helping your clients & candidates find the perfect match which just feels like a win/win all around.

    - on the culture note... ONE OF THE BEST! The office is large enough to have a variety of personalities for a diverse mix of thought but small enough that you really get to know your coworkers. Lots of people hang out together outside of work, quarterly offsites are always fun and planned with unique activities around the Bay Area and all around you’re guaranteed to laugh with supportive coworkers who genuinely care about each other. Plus they just moved the SF office into a snazzy new building that is really modern and has some of the classic tech startup perks (standup desks, snacks, coffee, ping pong, comfy chairs etc)

    - there is more of an emphasis on being strategic with your clients/candidates, if you are a people person who values face to face coffees/lunches/meetings, you will do well here as leadership understands the value of getting out in front of clients/candidates in person.

    - opportunity for transfers internationally or to other domestic offices is very real, RW is one of the few companies I know that make it easy and encourage any interest to work abroad with other offices (~60 office worldwide to choose from as well)

    - Incredible philanthropic opportunities within the company like Charity Days & Fundraisers/Donations... I was lucky enough to go on a company sponsored volunteer trip to Kenya, Africa in partnership with a charity RW works closely with which was life-changing.

    - Leadership will invest time in you, just take the initiative to show that you hustle and want to learn and it will pay off. Lots of upward growth potential and career promotions available as well.

    Cons

    - Long hours but truly it’s a sales job (and compensated accordingly which is nice) so that’s not anything outside of what you’d expect with other similar jobs - the harder you work, the more it pays off.

    - It’s a bit of a learn by doing type of job, you will mess up at some point but be open to feedback with management and learn from mistakes.

    - Tech platforms weren't the latest and greatest as you'd expect being in the Bay Area but recently before I left there was upgrades happening and leadership would ensure tech/tools that were needed (we did get Macbook laptops approved for example).

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring those who hustle and embody the RW culture to keep things going strong!


  2. "Pre Employment Screening"

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    Current Employee - PES Team Leader in Hyderabad
    Current Employee - PES Team Leader in Hyderabad

    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

  3. "Great Place to Work and Grow"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Associate in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Every Opportunity to grow your own portfolio and gain experience.
    Considerate and understanding Management (will consider every aspect before making rash decisions)
    Great office environment, modern tech, good people, youthful and vibrant culture
    A position will be found for you if you show potential.

    Cons

    The current recruitment environment in the country is difficult.
    Workload can shift rapidly


  4. "Review of Agency"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed & Friendly culture
    High quality training
    Flexible working conditions
    Autonomy

    Cons

    Recruitment software is old and hard to use


  5. "Awesome Agency to Work For!"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are so many but highlights are:
    -Awesome recruiters who truly want to do a good job for clients and candidates
    -One of the best if not the best recruiting partners who provide a great service to clients and candidates
    -Close, tight knit group of colleagues who you would want to hang out with after work
    -Supportive colleagues all around the office who truly want to see you succeed
    -The opportunity to work with the coolest and fastest growing startups

    Cons

    Given that we're at the heart of technological disruption it has been slow to catch up with the best technology on the market

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the pros and invest in technology!


  6. "Fantastic international business"

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great career opportunities, global business, successful company

    Cons

    Sales environment can be stressful


  7. "Fun environment, good place to learn, treat staff well."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment. Generally hire nice people that will be supportive (there's always a few that are the exception), nice perks, trips for top performers, parties etc

    Cons

    Discretionary bonus sometimes leaves you scratching your head.

  8. "Best Recruitment Company for Back Office Staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time

    Pros

    Nice forward thinking company. Excellent support structure with HR, Finance, IT and Marketing in decent numbers unlike many recruitment companies.

    Cons

    Hours are long - typically 8.30pm - 6pm but many areas expected to work outside of these hours and longer on the recruitment side. Flexible benefits starting to take affect, but not applicable to people in many areas dealing with sensitive info such as finance and IT.

    Advice to Management

    Recruiting decent people is a struggle because generally there are just as many jobs out there working 9 - 5.30pm paying the same money or more. Bring the hours in line with this, and adopt a casual dress policy for back office - non client facing staff. Thank you however, for improving the coffee recently.


  9. "accountant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    prompt work towards candidates and very good organised

    Cons

    no feedback provided if unsuccessful

    Advice to Management

    narrow the number of workers


  10. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful training program
    Love to celebrate successes
    Stunning office views
    Great bunch of people
    Career Progression
    Team based environment
    No dodgy policies and encouraging transparent behaviour with clients
    Not KPI driven

    Cons

    -Discretionary Bonus. For the same amount of billing, you could make definitely more money with a boutique consultancy.
    -You are also limited to what what you are assigned in terms of desk: you need to stay in your industry and speciality.
    -Work hours: expect to work from 8 to 6pm.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!