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Robert Walters Overview

London, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
1985
Company - Public (RWA)
Staffing & Outsourcing
$1 to $2 billion (AUD) per year
Hays, PageGroup, Morgan McKinley
Over the last 33 years Robert Walters has grown and so have our ambitions. We now have a global presence in 30 countries and employ over 3,800 talented people. Businesses world-wide rely on us to find the very best specialist professionals to drive their business forward. Why ... Read more

Mission: We don't aim to be the biggest recruitment consultant but we do aim to be the best. We help businesses build powerful teams that deliver against exceptionally high standards by holding ourselves up to those same values. Quality and integrity are our watchwords ... Read more

Robert Walters Reviews

  • "Amazing company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Director in Sydney
    Former Employee - Director in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    As a former long term employee, having started at RW as a Consultant, I have seen the company more than double in size, to the current point in time where the company is the most successful it has ever been.
    A key element of that growth is the company policy to not make acquisitions in order to grow. The growth is organic, with Consultants being promoted internally and trusted to start new teams / offices / countries which means you can have a fantastic, long-term career with RW, with international opportunities should you wish. It's a genuinely stable company with exceptional training and plenty of support for those new to the recruitment industry, including a large back office to allow you to get on with your job.
    Due to the organic growth model, there's a brilliant culture which is carefully nurtured - It's team based which means it's a nice place to work and it's highly likely you'll make life-long friends here, as the vast majority are like-minded positive, ambitious people which is infectious.
    The offices are stunning, there's lots of incentives and recognition for a job well-done and you can earn good money too, while being involved in Corporate Social Responsibility activities.
    Prior to leaving RW, there was a focus on mental health and flexible working practices which was most welcome.

    Cons

    Robert Walters isn't perfect (I don't believe any company is), but it's run by good people so while there may be frustrations at times, it's important to trust that the company will have your best interests at heart and to go with the flow and stay positive. Those who have a negative attitude won't succeed at RW.
    In order to have a career at RW, you're going to need to work hard and long hours may be involved. This isn't a 'con' specific to RW, it applies to the recruitment industry as a whole as it's highly competitive and it's an industry where whatever you put in, you get out.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

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Robert Walters Photos

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Robert Walters photo of: Some lucky team members from our London office ushered the Hairy Handlebars (centre) on their six-month cycle to Japan in support of men's health charity Movember.
Robert Walters photo of: Each year, we send volunteers like Myriam to help transform a Kenyan community with the Global Angels Foundation.
Robert Walters photo of: Our Melbourne team wore purple to mark 2019 International Women's Day celebrations.
Robert Walters photo of: The Tokyo office gathered together for a very special Hanami Party (cherry blossoms party).
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Robert Walters Interviews

Experience

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    IT Support Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Brisbane
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Robert Walters (Brisbane) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Initial phone interview, then a face to face interview at the Brisbane office.
    Calm collected interview that was 30 - 40 minutes.
    Ran through basic interview questions, asked me about my career goals and previous work experience.
    Asked a couple of technical questions, nothing too challenging.
    Overall it was a pleasant experience, that I would happily experience again.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself?
      What is your weakness?
      Did you take time off of work to come here today?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I was advised that there was no room for negotiation, which I later found out to be untrue.
    This bothers me, but there is nothing you can do whilst still on a contract

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Robert Walters Awards & Accolades

  • Best International Recruitment Company, Recruitment International Awards, 2013
  • Best Recruitment Agency Marketing Team, Recruiter Awards for Excellence, 2014
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