Compare Hays vs Robert Walters BETA

See how working at Hays vs. Robert Walters compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Hays vs. Robert Walters. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Hays

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Robert Walters

Employee Ratings

  • Robert Walters scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 2798 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 54 reviews)
Robert Walters employees rated their Overall Rating 0.5 higher than Hays employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.9
Career Opportunities
4.5
Robert Walters employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.6 higher than Hays employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Robert Walters employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than Hays employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.2
Work-life balance
3.4
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.6
Senior Management
4.2
Robert Walters employees rated their Senior Management 0.6 higher than Hays employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Culture & Values
4.3
Robert Walters employees rated their Culture & Values 0.6 higher than Hays employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Hays Ceo Alistair R. Cox
91%
91%Alistair R. Cox
CEO Approval
Robert Walters Ceo Robert Walters
99%
99%Robert Walters
Robert Walters employees rated their CEO Approval 8% higher than Hays employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
76%
% Recommend to a friend
94%
Robert Walters employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 18% higher than Hays employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
64%
Positive Business Outlook
86%
Robert Walters employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 22% higher than Hays employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Hays has 135 more total submitted salaries than Robert Walters.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Recruitment Consultant38 Salaries
A$56,136/yr
Associate Consultant12 Salaries
A$47,136/yr
Section Manager4 Salaries
A$77,500/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Recruitment Consultant23 Salaries
A$62,755/yr
Consultant9 Salaries
A$64,059/yr
Manager1 Salaries
A$107,607/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Work hard play" was the most mentioned Pro at Hays.
  • "Working environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Robert Walters.
  • Hays had 431 more reviews than Robert Walters that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work hard play"(in 152 reviews)
"Career progression"(in 151 reviews)
Pros
"Working environment"(in 44 reviews)
"Good training"(in 30 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 471 reviews)
"Working hours"(in 135 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 40 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 27 reviews)
Featured Review
"Awesome"1 Sep 2020

Current Contractor - Independent Contractor

I have been working at Hays for more than 3 years

Pros

They are awesome people to work with

Cons

Well there is not so much negatives of this company

Former Employee - Senior Consultant

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

Pros

I was a Senior Consultant in the Melbourne Office. Overall excellent culture, people and team. The friends you make there will be friends for life. Structure and best practice habit... development, legacy accounts, brand name. Ability to build a genuine career for yourself and earn a 6 figure salary within 1-2 years. Excellent Director in charge (Melbourne) that genuinely cares for his staff.

Cons

Similar to big 4 in terms of progression timing which is discretionary, bonus are discretionary (but fair). When you start billing higher numbers the bonuses start becoming less and less... competitive, however for 90% of consultants the bonus structure will actually benefit you in comparison to peers. Can be smoke and mirrors for progression opportunities, often it is down to timing and 'waiting' for the right progression slot to open up.

Advice to Management

Provide better pathways for people and opportunities to develop them after 12 months. You've lost so many great consultants to competitors due to little things like not being able to provide a... straight answer for progression opportunities or compromising with negotiations as opposed to not coming to the table at all. Don't burn bridges when people leave the business, wish them well and keep the relationship.

Job Postings

Hays has 21,475 more recently posted open jobs than Robert Walters.