Robert Walters Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 19 May 2020

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  1. "Robert Walters"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Collaborative, supportive and competitive.

    Cons

    Flexibility, work life balance, hours.

  2. "Excellent Culture"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Training, Culture, Team-based incentives, Soft-skill development, International Business

    Cons

    Work-life balance, flexibility, KPI based progression


  3. "Fun colleagues, questionable management"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good company culture Good training program

    Cons

    No work-life balance Poor salary Unclear bonus structure Strong bias and favouritism by the senior exec team

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good career start but needs to invest in improving culture and work/life balance."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time

    Pros

    Good place to kick-start career if you have little to no experience. Clear growth trajectory and good training for new starters.

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance - Employees are expected to work overtime regularly, come in early and stay late. There's no flexibility when it comes to hours and you will face resistance when taking sick time or WFH (in regular times, employees often come into the office sick due to this). Little understanding for employees with long commutes, special circumstances, outside commitments, etc. Considering the office is based in SF, there are many other comparable companies with much better work/life culture. Very KPI driven - High pressure and competitive environment (it’s a sales role), although this is to be expected in an agency setting such as this. Inexperienced management - Most managers have worked their way up in the business and have no outside experience. Not very understanding and at times can be unprofessional. Need to invest more here and train managers in good HR practices. Outdated technology - Workflow is slowed down because of regular tech issues and lack of support. Internal software is dated and difficult to use.

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    Robert Walters Response

    June 1, 2020Human Resources

    Thanks for your review. I appreciate you being so thorough in your feedback, even if I was disappointed to read much of it. First, I take on board your point about our technology/systems, and I can assure you that we are working on this and that it’s a top priority for the business. Second, you’re right – this is a commercial environment and every member of our team needs to be a high performer, but I also think we reward that hard work with trust, autonomy and as much flexibility as we can. And I’m personally very proud that we’re able to offer our staff a path to management — that’s why we’ve partnered with a market-leading management training firm to develop our managers and ensure we always follow HR best practices. That said, I would never endorse any action by any manager that put the health and wellbeing of our people at risk. I really value the culture we’ve built here, and I want every member of our team to get the support that he/she needs. I’d appreciate the chance to speak to you privately and get some further details about your experience – in complete confidence, of course. Please feel free to email me and we can set something up. Thanks, Simon Bromwell Managing Director – North America

  5. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Singapore
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company invests in their people seriously. Managers are great at least the one I'm working with. Not transactional and a very team based working environment. That's the best part as everyone is helping you and vice versa.

    Cons

    Not any as such. Just needs to be more open to work life balance culture and bring in slightly more mature employees

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  6. "Endless Opportunities, Very Rewarding"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunities are endless here. The management team do so much to progress you in your career. The atmosphere is the office is fantastic and very team oriented. So much support and guidance and reward.

    Cons

    Some may find the hours long but management are great at recognising and rewarding that it makes it all relevant. Work life balance is really encouraged

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  7. "Great place to progress your career- if you work hard!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Mature work environment incentivised well with good bonuses promotion is pretty transparent enjoyable work culture RW gives you all the tools in which to succeed Marketing team is second to none

    Cons

    Work life balance- but its recruitment and it is self inflicted!

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  8. "Great intro into tech recruiting"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    As someone with no tech experience, there was fantastic onboarding to teach me about the basics of recruiting, the tech scene, and the roles I'd be recruiting for. Great culture with tons of events and bonding. Compensation is super fair, and very open to feedback. You can make it what you want, if you want to work hard and create your own desk/business, they'll give you all the tools.

    Cons

    Can be hard work life balance in the beginning, but it comes with time, and eventually you're up to speed and more efficient.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Robert Walters - Dublin"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Excellent training and support through out my 2 years at Robert Walters - Great people that work for each other in a collective team environment - A well known brand that is recognised and respected in the market - International opportunities for top performers - Frequent incentives and social events - Overall, a great place to work and develop your career in recruitment

    Cons

    - work life balance could be better

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  10. "Internal marketing support team"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Executive in Johannesburg
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Dynamic company culture, lively and social, fantastic opportunity for career progression, global organisation with opportunities to move within the group.

    Cons

    The hours can be long, particularly during busy times of year. Similarly, work life balance can suffer when workloads increase.

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