Robert Walters Employee Reviews about "work life balance"
74% would recommend to a friend
(68 total reviews)
88% approve of CEO
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Updated 28 Nov 2023
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- "Good training but it is only focused on how to make you bill and bill fast." (in 104 reviews)
- "great culture & fantastic people" (in 98 reviews)
- "Crossover between Walters People and Robert Walters is great" (in 77 reviews)
- "Great team and atmosphere where you can experience global company." (in 41 reviews)
- "Good salary compared to other competitors" (in 33 reviews)
- "+ Bonuses are discretionary and decided behind closed doors (bonuses could be anywhere between 5% and 20%)" (in 58 reviews)
- "The typical workday is long hours and work outside of these hours is also common." (in 53 reviews)
- "Discretionary bonus structure not great" (in 30 reviews)
- "No freedom to build your book of business on your own terms as managers don't allow members of their team to reach out to entire banks if they know one person there." (in 29 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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- 3.020 Mar 2021IT Associate ConsultantCurrent Employee
Very good work life balance
The teams are not well organized.Robert Walters Response3y
Thanks for your review—we’re very glad you find the work-life balance to be a positive, because it’s something that we’ve worked hard to improve over the last few years. In terms of your comments about team structures, we’d be happy to pass on your comments, or set up a confidential conversation with someone from your local office. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you set something up.
- 1.04 Sept 2018Associate ConsultantFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsTokyo
[Great System] Robert Walters Japan has a great system, if you make placements you will get promotion and you will get good incentives. There are people who own debts, student loans like fee millions and this job can help them pay it off. It is a money making paradise. [Not bad work life balance] Work life balance is better than Japanese companies (usually last train). If you are experience and hit your targets you can leave 6-7 on time. If not, you will have to stay late night which is only around 3 hours overtime before you are the last one there. But of course depending on teams, some teams even get extra pillow time(come to work late tickets) if you hit your head hunt targets. [Good training programs] Also very good training program, give you classroom sessions for study just like in college. The people who will be teaching you are the best in the world. The training you receive at Robert Walters are priceless. Robert Walters is the best in Tokyo interms of revenue.
People there is horrible, I would say most of them. I am totally fine if sales environment only cares about money but they will bully specially new comers all they can. The worse is that even after I left the company they still do it when they saw me in a restaurant. [Gossip and rumors] People there love to gossip. The company started a rumor about something that is not true about me and the whole company even the payroll knows and when I ask around colleagues who are close to me, they said they had experience similar situations. I am also bullied because of my personal hobbies they think is too childish or “gay”. [Money driven only] People there only cares about money, they will treat you according to your billing record either to have lunch with you or waste of time. The worse is that they treat it to their candidates and clients as well. If a candidate they first though will be a placement, they will buy you diner and spend hours with you, once you get rejected only a email farewell goodbye because you don’t make them money anymore. Consultants don’t spend time preparing candidates or help fixing their resumes and give advisories because that don’t make them money. [Experience after leaving the company] The town is small, sometimes we walk to to each other. It makes no sense to drag work related hatred or old rumors to someone who left already. [Conclusion] This is only my own personal experience, I am sure many people like the company. I wasn’t going to write about it until a I was bullied after I left the company. It had bother me for months. But I guess it is good to let others know the pros and cons about the company.12Robert Walters Response6y
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We’re very concerned about the issues you’ve raised and are keen to investigate further. Therefore, I’d appreciate it if you could contact me for a confidential conversation at email@example.com – Many thanks, Jeremy Sampson - Managing Director Japan & Korea.
- 5.029 Jan 2018ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsDublin, Dublin
Opportunities are endless here. The management team do so much to progress you in your career. The atmosphere is the office is fantastic and very team oriented. So much support and guidance and reward.
Some may find the hours long but management are great at recognising and rewarding that it makes it all relevant. Work life balance is really encouraged
- 4.026 Aug 2020Recruitment ManagerCurrent EmployeeLondon, England
Nice work environment Relatively good pay
Lack of work life balance Benefits Lack of job security CliqueyRobert Walters Response4y
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I appreciate that your review is generally positive, but I’m obviously concerned about some of the cons you raised. We’ve been working hard over the past few years to improve work/life balance, and have invested in building a first-rate benefits offer, like the introduction of of our flexible benefits programme, Choices. If you’d like, I’d be happy to set up a confidential conversation so that I can get a few more details from you—you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to set something up. Thanks, Sam Walters Director, Robert Walters London
- 5.02 Jul 2017Recruitment ConsultantFormer Employee, more than 1 yearDublin, Dublin
- Excellent training and support through out my 2 years at Robert Walters - Great people that work for each other in a collective team environment - A well known brand that is recognised and respected in the market - International opportunities for top performers - Frequent incentives and social events - Overall, a great place to work and develop your career in recruitment
- work life balance could be better1
- 5.011 Dec 2017ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsMilton Keynes, England
- The business is innovative and supports employees who think outside of the box - The best working environment i have ever worked in - great team culture - rewards hard work and recognizes your achievements - work life balance (as much as recruitment will allow)
- Like all recruitment business's there is pressure to perform
- 4.026 Sept 2022Associate Recruitment ConsultantCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearSydney
Great work culture Good work/ life balance Superb onboarding process Amazing office - CBD Career progression
Highly target/ KPI driven Noticeable divide between teams
- 4.012 Aug 2019ConsultantCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearSingapore
The company invests in their people seriously. Managers are great at least the one I'm working with. Not transactional and a very team based working environment. That's the best part as everyone is helping you and vice versa.
Not any as such. Just needs to be more open to work life balance culture and bring in slightly more mature employees