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Robert Half

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Freelancer

Employee Ratings

  • Freelancer 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)
3.5
(based on 3679 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 652 reviews)
Freelancer employees rated their Overall Rating 0.5 higher than Robert Half employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Career Opportunities
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.2
Work-life balance
3.8
Freelancer employees rated their Work-life balance 0.6 higher than Robert Half employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
3.7
Freelancer employees rated their Culture & Values 0.4 higher than Robert Half employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Robert Half Ceo  Keith Waddell
56%
56% Keith Waddell
CEO Approval
Freelancer Ceo Matt Barrie
77%
77%Matt Barrie
Freelancer employees rated their CEO Approval 20% higher than Robert Half employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
61%
% Recommend to a friend
77%
Freelancer employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 16% higher than Robert Half employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
48%
Positive Business Outlook
52%
Freelancer employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 4% higher than Robert Half employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Freelancer has 74 more total submitted salaries than Robert Half.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Analyst1 Salaries
A$37/hr
Division Manager2 Salaries
A$91,397/yr
Account Executive1 Salaries
A$84,197/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Data Scientist11 Salaries
A$95,742/yr
Manager1 Salaries
A$59,683/yr
Account Manager2 Salaries
A$53,605/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Great company" was the most mentioned Pro at Robert Half.
  • "Work from home" was the most mentioned Pro at Freelancer.
  • Robert Half had 95 more reviews than Freelancer that mentioned "No cons" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Great company"(in 129 reviews)
"Great people"(in 129 reviews)
Pros
"Work from home"(in 27 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 211 reviews)
"No cons"(in 119 reviews)
Cons
"No cons"(in 24 reviews)
"Scam"(in 23 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Payroll Officer

I worked at Robert Half full-time

Pros

The staff always return phone calls / messages.

Cons

They have no suitable work currently

Former Employee - Director of Product

I worked at Freelancer full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

You're probably wondering why the reviews are so polarising, that is because Freelancer is that type of place, those that fold under pressure will leave very nasty reviews. Those that succeed don't... have the time to write a review. Freelancer is a high octane place, and you will get worked to the bone, you will be holding responsibilities that other companies require a whole department. Freelancer is the hyperbolic chamber, and every year spent there is like five years spent at another company. Enter at your own risk & glory. Freelancer alumni run half of the Sydney tech scene: CEOs, CTOs, Heads of data, product, engineering, design across all the top names. (Canva, atlassian, Google, prospa, zip, macqurie, petcircle, the list goes on and on and on). 1. You are responsible and have the opportunity to work on new and challenging problems. 2. You get to work with brilliant colleagues and have direct access to all the senior leaders, even the CEO himself. 3. There is minimal red tape if you've articulated your hypothesis with data and clarity.

Cons

1. There is ALOT of pressure to deliver, and at the most senior level the flexibility on how to deliver is restricted. 2. If you want to progress in Freelancer, you will find it challenging to... balance work and life. 3. There is a lot of churn because the environment is challenging. If you get an offer, accept with the attitude that you are going to learn a tonne and level up faster than your peers.

Advice to Management

You guys can make decisions VERY quickly and CORRECTLY MOST of the time, and that is better than 90% of companies out there. It's those few blind spots that are costing you long term sustainable... growth. 1. Focus on the customer and the customer's pain points 2. Please focus on the quality of the freelancers (They are the product, not the platform) 3. Don't try to build everything internally, validate ideas by using third-party tools first 4. Recognize and celebrate wins with the team, especially if they went about it in a way you didn't conceive or believe. Freelancer is great when it comes to politics, and unlike the majority of the tech companies, it is not plagued by left ideology. It is a very neutral, apolitical workplace where you can express how you feel and not be held back by having to be politically correct. Freelancer.com generally hires, develops, and fires based on performance and not diversity quotas. Freelancer is a great company that I still follow with positive thoughts and hope to see it continue to grow.

Job Postings

Robert Half has 14,841 more recently posted open jobs than Freelancer.