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

  • Hays scored higher in 1 area: Work-life balance.
  • Robert Walters scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 2954 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 56 reviews)
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
3.4
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
Work-life balance
3.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.5
Senior Management
3.7
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Culture & Values
3.9
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
75%
% Recommend to a friend
92%
Robert Walters employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 17% higher than Hays employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
63%
Positive Business Outlook
74%
Robert Walters employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 11% higher than Hays employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Hays has 147 more total submitted salaries than Robert Walters.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Recruitment Consultant40 Salaries
A$55,000/yr
Associate Consultant12 Salaries
A$47,219/yr
Team Manager3 Salaries
A$78,374/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Recruitment Consultant24 Salaries
A$62,866/yr
Consultant9 Salaries
A$64,172/yr
Associate Director2 Salaries
A$180,334/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Career progression" was the most mentioned Pro at Hays.
  • "Working environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Robert Walters.
  • Hays had 439 more reviews than Robert Walters that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Career progression"(in 155 reviews)
"Work hard play"(in 154 reviews)
Pros
"Working environment"(in 45 reviews)
"Good training"(in 32 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 483 reviews)
"Working hours"(in 138 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 44 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 27 reviews)
Featured Review
"WORK"21 Oct 2020

Former Contractor - Senior Consultant

I worked at Hays

Pros

Great company to work for

Cons

There are none that I found

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 19,895 more recently posted open jobs than Robert Walters.