Robert Walters Reviews

Updated 15 Jan 2021

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Robert Walters Chief Executive Officer Robert Walters
Robert Walters
369 Ratings
Pros
  • "Friendly, collaborative working environment(in 47 reviews)

  • "Good training and onboarding process for people without prior recruitment experience(in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • "Comparatively long hours (just the nature of recruitment in general)(in 47 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance, flexibility, KPI based progression(in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work in"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Supportive management, Understanding managers, Fun place to work in

    Cons

    there isnt much cons to be honest, great recruitment firm

  2. "You must like business development"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Singapore

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time

    Pros

    fast paced, energetic, and hungry!

    Cons

    highly target driven. pray for good teammates.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Recruitment Consultant"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Singapore
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time

    Pros

    upper management are most foreigners and have been around for a very long time. Good office location, pretty generous in events and expenses for client entertainment. provides some sales training

    Cons

    as all sales company, placements are definitely expected. slow to market changes and demand. sticks to the legacy markets. low commision/not a commission house if you're looking to make it big with comms

    Robert Walters Response

    January 13, 2021Human Resources

    Thank you for your review. It doesn’t sound like your experience reflects the high standards we set for ourselves as an employer. It’s true that this is a sales environment, but I’m proud of the way that we reward people for hard work in all its forms—indeed, that’s the benefit of our non-commission structure in that reward isn’t simply based on placements. Nevertheless, I appreciate your feedback, and would be keen to get some more details about your time with us — you can email me at monty.sujanani@robertwalters.com.sg and we’ll set up a confidential discussion. Monty Sujanani Country Manager, RW Singapore

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sold a dream"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global firm, international staff, incentives

    Cons

    No teamwork, no cross-selling, no direction, no bonuses

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    Robert Walters Response

    September 2, 2020Human Resources

    Thank you for your review. I appreciate your feedback and I’d like to get some further details from you. I’m proud of the culture that we’ve built — indeed, it’s one of the key ways we differentiate ourselves from our competition. That said, I’d welcome the chance to have a constructive conversation with you to understand how we could do better and improve. Please do reach out to me in confidence at Gerrit.Bouckaert@robertwalters.com.sg. Gerrit Bouckaert Managing Director – Robert Walters, South East Asia

  5. "Job descriptions are fixed my previous responsibilities."

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

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good environment and good work-mates.

    Cons

    Communication because there have different races.

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    "One of the better recruitment firms"

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

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

    Pros

    A world renowned firm with long standing relationships with top tier companies - it's easy to work here as people know and trust the brand. Excellent internal training programs which supports those who are new to recruitment. Fantastic opportunity to grow and move within the offices, something which is encouraged by management.

    Cons

    Extremely high attrition which can be really distracting and unsettling. It is recruitment, so it can be quite cut throat, I saw several instances of people being let go after only a few weeks because they weren't a "fit". Managers are typically top billers who get promoted into management, which doesn't always mean they are good at leading teams or helping others grow. Commission structure is famously quite bad

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  7. "Great culture for a recruitment firm"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues are very open in sharing & collaborative

    Cons

    Management still a bit old school

  8. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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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  9. "Excellent for career development and training"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time

    Pros

    Training Overseas opportunities Earning potential Career opportunities Fun environment

    Cons

    Not too many to think of

  10. "Recommended Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very organized and structured with room to grow. Good salaries and benefits. Management is great and approachable. Great location.

    Cons

    Non during my time working at RW

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