Robert Walters Employee Reviews about "good training"
73% would recommend to a friend
(263 total reviews)
87% approve of CEO
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- "great culture & fantastic people" (in 101 reviews)
- "Good training but it is only focused on how to make you bill and bill fast." (in 89 reviews)
- "Crossover between Walters People and Robert Walters is great" (in 77 reviews)
- "Great team and atmosphere where you can experience global company." (in 47 reviews)
- "Management is great and approachable." (in 38 reviews)
- "The bonus is discretionary and not structured" (in 59 reviews)
- "The typical workday is long hours and work outside of these hours is also common." (in 54 reviews)
- "Discretionary bonus structure not great" (in 27 reviews)
- "Some managers are good while others are very bad." (in 26 reviews)
- "Regular working hours are fairly long and can extend during busy times of year, in addition to attending events." (in 22 reviews)
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- 5.08 Feb 2022ConsultantFormer Employee, more than 1 yearLondon, England
There is a good culture among the teams and a lot of opportunity for training and career growth. I saw a lot of associates and consultants join to go on and become managers 3 or 4 years later.
Longer working hours, but this is fairly standard in recruitment.
- 5.011 Nov 2020Associate DirectorFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsSan Francisco, CA
-Outstanding training. Managers and consultants were creative with organizing team-based book clubs, hosting lunch and learns (often by impressive candidates/clients), and other forms of less formal training in addition to carefully planned onboarding, overnight retreats, and office-wide training. I was even trained in London for management training and able to travel to various international and domestic offices. For someone without any experience in recruitment like myself, or for someone that has been in an environment where it's largely self-taught, it's a great place to hone your skills and develop confidence in your recruitment skills, market insight, and ability to advise candidates/clients. -Frequent touch points with both your direct manager and upper levels of management. Before RW I rarely had the opportunity to ask questions or discuss my career ambitions with my managers. I had never had regular 1:1s, team meetings, and appraisals that helped me feel like despite the day-to-day challenges I was progressing and growing. Simon, the MD, is very approachable, as are the directors and senior managers I worked with, and I always felt like they had my best interests when I was an individual contributor all the way through to a director. -Quality of clients. Especially at the leveling RW covers, the reputation is stellar. There is tremendous goodwill in the market from many hard working recruiters going the extra mile and acting with integrity, and there is an impressive track record across nearly every domain within technology. You will be guaranteed to work with many of the fastest growing start-ups named on the Fortune 5000, and because of this you will have the opportunity to build a much better body of work and network than you would elsewhere. -People. This is a cliche, but when you're working in an open floor plan in the professional services/sales, it really matters. We hired with careful discretion for culture, and I found myself in awe at the type of people we brought on board. You'll be surrounded by people that are driven and sharp, but also kind and modest. I remember a couple egos in the 6 years I spent, but I see a number that low as quite a feat. -Career growth. Because RW promotes from within, and because there is career growth opportunities for people to build teams and step into management, there is absolutely zero reason a top performing recruiter shouldn't have the opportunity to rise the ranks. This is especially true given the office doesn't have the same hierarchy that others in the Group do, and because Simon and the management team have been creative with how to further split up teams and establish new functional specializations. It was really fun being part of these promotions and taking on more responsibility.
-Stress. This is inherent to any job in the professional services, and especially recruitment. It affects each individual differently, and I think it largely is a personal rather than company issue. There is always something you can be doing, and the highest performing recruiters need to work several demanding searches simultaneously if they want to achieve success. The company is understanding and supportive, but you will need to understand that at times you will have difficult conversations with candidates and clients, and you will feel overwhelmed. -Hours. This is also inherent to recruiting and I never really had a problem with it as I haven't had a job before RW that was a strict 9-5. There are certainly successful recruiters that have managed a lifestyle that works for them at RW. Eventually, I was able to do this as well, but there were times where I knew I had to be always 'on.' The hours certainly have gotten much better as our network and tools are more efficient.2
- 4.027 Apr 2018ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsLondon, England
- career progression - great brand - internal and external training - culture and workplace - workplace flexibility - international opportunities
- clarity and timing of communication from top down could be better - I would expect directors to be active in the market, securing new business for their teams1
- 5.020 Mar 2023Recruitment ConsultantCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearLondon, England
Amazing training from Day 1 - got exposure to some senior managers who all made the Training really good fun and interactive. Met lots of people from across the globe and get huge amounts of support to make me successful. Really nice people and loads of opportunities if you work hard.
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- 5.05 Jan 2017ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsSeoul
- A very fun and vibrant place to work at. The company takes good care of their staff - there is regular team entertainment and office nights out and a luxury incentive trip each year for those that exceed their targets. - The earning potential at Robert Walters is fantastic and the base salary offered is a lot higher than competitors in the market. The company doesn't work on individual commission but rather on a team basis which really helps the atmosphere not only on the desk but in the office overall. - The training offered by the company when you join is excellent and is ongoing throughout your career at the company. - The company in Korea has a very innovative approach to become the market leader. They sponsor a number of events and institutions and have large scale networking events and parties, all of which are great fun to be a part of!
- The role of a recruitment consultant is not for everyone - it takes a tremendous amount of hard work and dedication to succeed and this is something you will need to be ready for when you join.10
- 4.014 Jan 2020ConsultantCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearTokyo
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.
Number intensive. KPI driven so you will be under constant pressure to achieve this.1
- 1.04 May 2021Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 year
Good training but it is only focused on how to make you bill and bill fast. Learning curve is steep and expectations are high but if you are able to bring in the $$ you will also be taking home big $$$.
If you are currently unemployed, worth a try to get exposure to recruitment and sales but do not leave your current employment unless you are sure you can bill and bill consistently. If you don't expect to be managed out. Leave your personality at the door, everyone is expected to talk and act a certain way. If you do not fit into the mould, it will not be a good environment for you.Robert Walters Response3y
Thank you for your review. We’re glad you enjoyed our training, but we would add that we offer a range of programmes focused on holistically developing our consultants — that includes developing commercial acumen, yes, but also building management skills, client relationship management and a whole host of ‘soft’ skills that are required to make a success of your career in recruitment. We are, of course, disappointed to read your critiques. We’re proud of our supportive, people-first culture and, to the contrary, embrace the diversity of our global team and the experiences, skills and knowledge they bring to their work. If you’d like to share any additional feedback, we’d be very happy to put you in touch with someone from your former team/office so that you can discuss your feedback further, in complete confidence. You can email us at email@example.com to arrange something.
- 5.017 Jun 2017Senior Executive RecruiterCurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsNew York, NY
Excellent leadership from the President and senior managers. If you work hard and are dedicated you will be set up to succeed . Career development is promoted within the firm and the commission structure is uncapped. New employees are always given time to produce and benefit from both on the job and off the job training. The office is designed in a way where hard work and performance is rewarded and this is evident as there are a number of senior people who have been there for 5,10 and 15 years +. This alone is an excellent indicator of how supportive the environment is at Robert Walters and in general is an excellent place to work!
It is hard to think of any cons really. Recruitment as an industry can be challenging but Robert Walters provides a great environment to help recruiters through tough markets.1
- 5.06 Aug 2022Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 yearLondon, England
Inclusive environment and great training To allow for a better success
Too much work handed with short deadlines
- 5.017 Oct 2019AssociateCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearLondon, England
Phenomenal experience being included in the International Induction Training where Robert Walters took us to the Brussels offices. Highlight of the trip was definitely the exposure to teams from across Europe and hearing all about the different markets and comparing strategies. World class training and wonderful dinner certainly can't be overlooked either.
Giving the travel time it would have been great to have had an extra day of more targeted and specialised training.