Robert Walters Employee Reviews about "good training"

Updated Nov 25, 2020

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Pros
  • "Friendly, collaborative working environment(in 47 reviews)

  • "Good training and onboarding process for people without prior recruitment experience(in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • "Comparatively long hours (just the nature of recruitment in general)(in 47 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance, flexibility, KPI based progression(in 27 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good for new starters in recruitment"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Sydney

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

    Pros

    - Good training - Good PSAs

    Cons

    - Does not pay the best in market

  2. "Great Career Launchpad w/ Int'l Opportunities"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Fast-paced work environment working with diverse and interesting client base -Good place for young professionals to jump into a recruitment/sales career with opportunities for rapid career advancement -Fun, lively, and inclusive office culture w/ plenty of external events -Opportunities for international relocation after 2 years -Good training and onboarding process for people without prior recruitment experience

    Cons

    -Comparatively long hours (just the nature of recruitment in general) -Benefits package is improving all the time, but still lagged other companies in the SF Bay Area in certain areas. 401K matching starts after a year.

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  3. "Good people, but Too much pressure and unreasonable KPI."

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Tokyo
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time

    Pros

    Good Training, Good people, Free drinks

    Cons

    Too much pressure, unreasonable KPI

    Robert Walters Response

    October 27, 2020Human Resources

    Thank you for your review. I’m glad you appreciated our first-class training and enjoyed our team culture during your time with us. Regarding your critiques, I understand that we set high expectations for our people, but I like to think we also provide the tools and resources they need to succeed, whether that’s through training or managerial/collegial support. If you have any further comments, I’d be happy to hear them – you can email me at jeremy.sampson@robertwalters.co.jp to set up a confidential conversation. Jeremy Sampson Managing Director, Robert Walters Japan & South Korea

  4. "Good reputation with nice and professional environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Surabaya, East Java
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time

    Pros

    Very professional, good training, international exposure, strong brand in the market

    Cons

    If you don't have sales acumen, it's not the right place for you

  5. Helpful (5)

    "Good career start but needs to invest in improving culture and work/life balance."

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time

    Pros

    Good place to kick-start career if you have little to no experience. Clear growth trajectory and good training for new starters.

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance - Employees are expected to work overtime regularly, come in early and stay late. There's no flexibility when it comes to hours and you will face resistance when taking sick time or WFH (in regular times, employees often come into the office sick due to this). Little understanding for employees with long commutes, special circumstances, outside commitments, etc. Considering the office is based in SF, there are many other comparable companies with much better work/life culture. Very KPI driven - High pressure and competitive environment (it’s a sales role), although this is to be expected in an agency setting such as this. Inexperienced management - Most managers have worked their way up in the business and have no outside experience. Not very understanding and at times can be unprofessional. Need to invest more here and train managers in good HR practices. Outdated technology - Workflow is slowed down because of regular tech issues and lack of support. Internal software is dated and difficult to use.

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    Robert Walters Response

    June 1, 2020Human Resources

    Thanks for your review. I appreciate you being so thorough in your feedback, even if I was disappointed to read much of it. First, I take on board your point about our technology/systems, and I can assure you that we are working on this and that it’s a top priority for the business. Second, you’re right – this is a commercial environment and every member of our team needs to be a high performer, but I also think we reward that hard work with trust, autonomy and as much flexibility as we can. And I’m personally very proud that we’re able to offer our staff a path to management — that’s why we’ve partnered with a market-leading management training firm to develop our managers and ensure we always follow HR best practices. That said, I would never endorse any action by any manager that put the health and wellbeing of our people at risk. I really value the culture we’ve built here, and I want every member of our team to get the support that he/she needs. I’d appreciate the chance to speak to you privately and get some further details about your experience – in complete confidence, of course. Please feel free to email me and we can set something up. Thanks, Simon Bromwell Managing Director – North America

  6. "Great Culture and work environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Staff Good leader who is always happy to chat Good training programme especially for new people to the industry Very team focussed and everyone is really supportive Good culture and friendly fun work environment

    Cons

    more flexibility around work arrangements

  7. "Consultant"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training, autonomy and genuine people.

    Cons

    There has been a lot of change which has impacted the environment. To compensate, management are taking on too much work and not delegating.

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    Robert Walters Response

    September 3, 2019Human Resources

    Thanks for your comments. I appreciate your feedback and understand that the recent changes have affected our people in different ways, and I regret that they had a negative impact on your working environment. I’d be interested in getting some more details from you—if you’d like to email me on louise.campbell@robertwalters.com, I’d be happy to arrange to have a confidential conversation. Louise Campbell Managing Director, Robert Walters Ireland

  8. "Fun colleagues, questionable management"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company culture Good training program

    Cons

    No work-life balance Poor salary Unclear bonus structure Strong bias and favouritism by the senior exec team

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  9. "Great company with lots of opportunity"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good training, great culture and opportunity to progress in your career in Australia or overseas.

    Cons

    Longer hours are needed here and there but nothing unreasonable

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  10. "How is working at RW - overall very good!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Tokyo
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good training, fun culture and

    Cons

    bonuses are discretionary, no overtime pay, no flex time or remote work

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