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Robert Walters Overview

London, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
1985
Company - Public (RWA)
Staffing & Outsourcing
$2 to $5 billion (AUD) per year
Competitors

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

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    "Great Business to start your Career With"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Melbourne
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    I worked at Robert Walters full-time (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.

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Robert Walters Photos

Robert Walters photo of: The team in Manila get tropical for a Business Development Day in July.
Robert Walters photo of: Robert Walters LA
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

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    Interview

    3 interviews with prospective teams and office leaders. All interviews conducted in the lovely Sydney CBD office. Also included a trial run where you would shadow and listen in to a relevant team member, seeing what they do on a normal day.

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Company Updates

  • We're proud to offer advanced career progression to our top performers. If you've got the drive and ambition, you can take your career to new heights with a career in recruitment at Robert Walters.

  • A recruitment career at Robert Walters offered Carlos the opportunity to explore a new side of his passion for the architecture and engineering industry, while offering him excellent rewards and a better work-life balance.

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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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