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Updated 12 February 2019
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  • "Work life balance is really encouraged" (in 21 reviews)

  • "Consistently under pressure to meet very high KPIs and targets, results in long hours" (in 30 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

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    "Robert Walters - San Francisco, CA Office"

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    Former Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to start a recruiting career from the beginning or refine your recruiting skills and learn from people who have been in the recruiting industries for many years!

    Prior to joining RW, I had 3 years of inside sales experience and found RW as a great opportunity to make a career switch into a field driven by relationships & networking in person. It gave me exposure to a wide variety of business industries, helped me learn how startups are typically structured and broadened my business acumen.

    HIGHLIGHTS:
    - the types of clients RW partners with in the SF office are venture backed tech startups primarily so there is a wide variety of industries to learn about, you get to meet with founders/CEOs/VPs/VC Firm Partners in an ever growing and hot candidate market in Silicon Valley where generally candidates are very opportunistic and open to speaking with recruiters.

    - Team oriented environment leads to a really strong internal culture. This is not a boiler room/ cold-calling old school recruitment style environment, rather you are incentivized to work collaboratively as a team, helping your teammates as well as helping your clients & candidates find the perfect match which just feels like a win/win all around.

    - on the culture note... ONE OF THE BEST! The office is large enough to have a variety of personalities for a diverse mix of thought but small enough that you really get to know your coworkers. Lots of people hang out together outside of work, quarterly offsites are always fun and planned with unique activities around the Bay Area and all around you’re guaranteed to laugh with supportive coworkers who genuinely care about each other. Plus they just moved the SF office into a snazzy new building that is really modern and has some of the classic tech startup perks (standup desks, snacks, coffee, ping pong, comfy chairs etc)

    - there is more of an emphasis on being strategic with your clients/candidates, if you are a people person who values face to face coffees/lunches/meetings, you will do well here as leadership understands the value of getting out in front of clients/candidates in person.

    - opportunity for transfers internationally or to other domestic offices is very real, RW is one of the few companies I know that make it easy and encourage any interest to work abroad with other offices (~60 office worldwide to choose from as well)

    - Incredible philanthropic opportunities within the company like Charity Days & Fundraisers/Donations... I was lucky enough to go on a company sponsored volunteer trip to Kenya, Africa in partnership with a charity RW works closely with which was life-changing.

    - Leadership will invest time in you, just take the initiative to show that you hustle and want to learn and it will pay off. Lots of upward growth potential and career promotions available as well.

    Cons

    - Long hours but truly it’s a sales job (and compensated accordingly which is nice) so that’s not anything outside of what you’d expect with other similar jobs - the harder you work, the more it pays off.

    - It’s a bit of a learn by doing type of job, you will mess up at some point but be open to feedback with management and learn from mistakes.

    - Tech platforms weren't the latest and greatest as you'd expect being in the Bay Area but recently before I left there was upgrades happening and leadership would ensure tech/tools that were needed (we did get Macbook laptops approved for example).

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring those who hustle and embody the RW culture to keep things going strong!


  2. "Senior Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment in Dublin. Great management.

    Cons

    Team bonus - if you are used to personal commission.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Recruitment Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time

    Pros

    If you're a junior recruitment consultant they will hold your hand so you're not thrown in at the deep end.

    Cons

    You will make significantly more money at any other agency given Robert Walters pooled bonus scheme.

    Robert Walters Response

    11 Feb 2019 – Human Resources

    Thanks for taking time to share your feedback. We’re glad to hear you felt there was a supportive environment for new recruiters here at Robert Walters. While we understand that our team... More


  4. "Robert Walters Dublin"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Consultant in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly Staff, Good Location, Good Training

    Cons

    Benefits, Long Hours, Progression Limited

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  5. "Great people and endless opportunties!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    entrepreneurial, flexible, friendly staff, supportive environment and progression opportunities, excellent training provided

    Cons

    Traffic in the city centre


  6. "Fantastic company to work for!!!"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Company Culture
    - Clear Career Path
    - Great incentives
    - Office Location
    - Team Based Structure
    - Excellent Training

    Cons

    - Days can be quite long although they are very fulfilling

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  7. "Excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of Autonomy
    Excellent management who are extremely helpful. Great training programmes in place
    Excellent atmosphere around the office
    Lots of Incentives

    Cons

    Fully content with everything so far!

  8. "Endless Opportunities, Very Rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time (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

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, great place to work


  9. "Pros"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Cork
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Cork

    I worked at Robert Walters part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good training, good team, good management

    Cons

    Can get lost and swallowed up

    Advice to Management

    pay more attention


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Robert Walters - Dublin"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time (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

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!