Bob Half Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Robert Half International, or commonly referred as, Robert Half, is a global human resource consulting firm based in Menlo Park, California founded in 1948. It is a member of the S&P 500, and is credited as being the world's first and largest accounting and finance staffing firm, with over 345 locations worldwide.Robert Half has a variety of divisions.
A current employee shared his outrage, "Robert Half tricked into taking a position in the UNEMPLOYMENT CALL CENTER. Advised me I had a position in the ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT, I have a BACHELORS degree and they put in an entry level call center position listening to crazy claimants scream and yell at me all. I cannot find another job and I am stuck in this $15 hour job for who knows how long. TERRIBLE TERRIBLE COMPANY. They have no idea what they are doing or how to run a recruiting company! They RUINED MY CHANCES OF GETTING UNEMPLOYMENT TO BE SCREAMED AT ALL DAY. Not cool. not appericated. They will not move me to a different position."
Former Employee - Recruiting Manager says"Duplicitous, transactional, expensive to client, unethical, cheapskates"
Former Employee - Client Service Director says"There are many cons at RH"
Former Employee - Staffing Manager says"Does not train properly to set new employees up for success. No employee loyalty. Sells you on the job during the interview and sets unrealistic expectations, which is a losing battle in the long run. New hire training is extremely disoriented and rushed which leaves you feeling UN-prepared to fully exceed at the role. Upper management plays favorites in a very obvious way. When asking for help, it is given but only in a 5 minute conversation. Upper management has verbally yelled at peers, been visibly upset, and creates a hostile work environment for the office regularly."
Former Employee - Division Director says"Commission and splits very poor"
Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative says"I was on Robert Half's Creative Group Outside Sales team. My experience aligns with a lot of the negative reviews here. Empty promises, disconnected management, no loyalty, minimal guidance. I was dialing all day, every day, and when no one wanted our over priced, under skilled temporary employees (literally didn't blame our "clients", we offered no real value that they couldn't find elsewhere lmao) I asked my boss "what should I do, I can't get any hits, no one wants our temp staff?" He essentially told me to come in earlier, stay later, and give up even more of my time after work to attend functions and meet and greets. I was already working 50 hour weeks. Then, JUST as I am starting to get some interest after four months of grinding, I was let go without any warning. Even my team was shocked, one of my coworkers grumbled that they should have given me at least two more months. Cannot NOT recommend this company harder, anyone giving this place positive reviews is either a brainwashed sheep or has had dumb luck in their role."
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"Non genuine executive team, unattainable goals, greed comes before people"
Current Employee - SPS Consultant says"They'll sweet talk you into accepting less pay than you're worth. They will not discuss pay increases or provide annual raises based on inflation. If the client has more holidays than Robert Half throughout the year, expect to lose a couple of your PTO days which are already few. The training tools they provide are quite poor quality. If the client wants to hire you full time, Robert Half will fight tooth and nail to not have it happen. Much of the other "talent" they've provided my client have been unskilled, leading me to believe that RH only cares about the contract dollars, not if the consultant can actually do the job intended."
Former Employee - Recruiter says"long hours, poor compensation structure"
Former Employee - Recruiting Manager says"You’re basically paying your own salary. The only way to see a true commission is hitting your sales goal for 2 months in a row!"
Former Employee - Recruiter says"No support no training. Managers care about their own quotes. There is no support"
Medical Biller/AR Follow-up (Former Employee) says"I have never worked for Robert Half despite receiving phone calls and emails from them about potential jobs for my skill set. They have not yet placed me on an assignment. I have never worked for themThey do not return phone calls even if you are returning their call"
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) says"Worked here for 3yrs. They care more about getting their cut then placing you that’s a good fit. Terrible follow through skills, lazy, unprofessional. Even if you have a stellar resume they play games. Job ExperienceBeware very unprofessional"
Division Director (Current Employee) says"Bad leadership, really bad. Without even mentioning the internal lack of values, Houston hired a murdered and the client had to be the one to alert them (caught on video, all over the news). They also hired someone that stole an identity TWICE. LITERALLY TWICE the same office hired someone wanted by the police. How do you fire someone who stole an identity and then hire them again? Just two examples over a very small time frame. How do you as a company trust someone like this to work in your company, accounting departments, or IT? Baffling! They make you realize what you do not wantBelittling, lack of ethics, lack of leadership, lack of...fill in the blanks"
Level II Desktop Support Technician / PC Technician (Current Employee) says"They never call you back on important issues like pay and mileage or getting back to you regarding job prospects. It's a pain to write emails and make phone calls without getting called back or receiving an email. Very poor communication. It goes to the highest level, even the Vice Presidents of the company. NoneLong waits, bad communication, untimely pay dates, never get a call back or email from their staff."
Administrative Clerical (Former Employee) says"A typical day does not exist, because they are not professional enough to take a good person and train them properly. MANAGEMENT think they are better than you and they lack experience and professionalism, they all need work just like I WorkPLace Culture is a JOKE The EMPLOYEES AND STAFF ARE JUST AS CROOKED AS ANYONE ELSEThey will interview and you will get offered a job and then never given a start dateYOU will not get HIRED PERMANENTLY DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME"
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) says"Not interested in you or what you did. Poor leadership. Unable to match skills and experience with interests and convenient location. Meet and greet factory.NoneLots of order takers."
Field Service Technician (Former Employee) says"They messed up a direct hire job because they would make money on me when placing me at another temporary job. This is a problem with this recruiting company. This company was always looking for jobs that was not in my professional career. At times they would offer me jobs that the hourly rate was so off it was absolutely hysterical. NoneJob opportunities"
Key Holder (Former Employee) says"I had almost given up getting work through Accountemps but then an agent called me and I worked for several years for them. There were a few personnel changes in the time I worked for them but the effects were that the jobs paid a lot less. In 2015 they underwent more staff changes and I then had a new agent to deal with. Unless I wanted to take yet another cut in pay, they had no work for me.nooooo oo j jjj k k k l kk k kk k kih hg jkfg fgy g gh h huji"
Legal Analyst (Former Employee) says"AVOID THIS COMPANY AT ALL COSTS. I know there can be many disgruntled employee’s for a variety of reasons but believe me when I say you can use your expertise elsewhere. This company does not care about their employees and will leave you feeling worthless. There are plenty of other opportunities out there that does not involve working with low class people with no sense of professionalism whatsoever. Don’t waste your time here."
Staff Accountant (Former Employee) says"After being placed at a job that was supposed to be temp to hire, I had a few issues with the working environment. I was contacted by my contacts that placed me at the job asking how everything was going. I was honest and their best response was to tell me to submit a two week notice. They would not allow me to interview at other “opportunities” until after the two week notice was submitted and done. They expected me to forgo a paycheck and did not offer any other solutions to the issues I brought to their attention. I do not recommend them for anything seeing as it took them two business days to contact me after the “assignment “ they placed me at let me go.NothingEverything"
Paralegal (Former Employee) says"They work you like a sl...to their benefit. They offer you assignments if you have anything close to an opinion. They are the worst! Special Counsel is a much better agency to work for.There are none.Incompetent employees from the top to the bottom."
Master Data Specialist (Current Employee) says"The agents at this company are rude, pushy, and do not listen to employees. They are untruthful to the companies they work with, giving them misleading information about the job positions they can fill, so they can overcharge the company and underpay the employee.NoneRecruiters paid on commission basis, so they only care about getting paid more."
Administrative Assignments (Former Employee) says"They found me work somewhat quickly, but it was HORRIBLE work. I was EXTREMELY underpaid, and the work was awful. They never answer their phones and don't call back. I hate Robert Half.Got work somewhat quickly.Horrible work, never answer their phone, never call back, very unprofessional."
Escalated Complaints Specialist (Current Employee) says"I will NEVER do work for them ever! They don't really care about the people they hire. First they hired all the these people then just started laying them off one one by one! They were no help during this troubling time of COVID-19! All of the building got to work from home as soon as the pandemic started, except the Robert Half people. There were 14 confirmed cases of COVID and they refused to send us home. When we started to voice our concerns they just brushed them. They staring laying people off instead of just letting us work from home. They are terrible people and evil. All of the Robert Half people are working from home but won't protect their employees, it's BS if you ask me. I really hope someone sues them because this is outrageous.Noneeverything"
Recruiter (Former Employee) says"Terribly immature company with an awful culture. Metrics-driven environment without any corresponding rewards. No pay increases, no annual reviews, just keep making your metrics."
ACCOUNTING CONSULTANT (Former Employee) says"U work hard and are not compensated well. I was there for duve years in temo positions. They kept moving me around and never gave me a permanent role."
Temporary Employee (Current Employee) says"Been with them for now 7 months and not one job. This predates the virus so they have no excuses. They just put out job postings and real in New fish and it goes no where. I think they are just collecting personal information to re sale but thats my opinion. Big Boy waste of time, moving on."
Sales Director - Digital Practice (Former Employee) says"I have never experienced for shiestiness in a work place that has no ethics and culture when it comes to business. People on other teams will steal from you then the bashing of others that goes on. Literally the worst place you could ever want a job. Just don't."
Salaried Professional (Former Employee) says"Rober Half Salaried Professionals: Management uses manipulation and are dishonest in their supervisory tactics. They are resistant to providing you a performance review and subsequent pay increases. The supervisors need Workplace Harrassment Training and a separate HR division to work with employees. If needed, work a one time placement, but then get out!"
Accounting-Administrative-Customer Service (Former Employee) says"No professional perception of inclusiveness or protection from robert half. Less than half of the salary paid compared to permanent employee. A joke, but I required some financial income."