Any bees who have used Robert Half as their source of employment???

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@bun39:  Never heard of them but thought I’d give you a bump 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

They staffed me on a temporary legal project.  Honestly, they were terrible.  But I think that may be a result of the company I was placed with and less to do with Robert Half.  I will say that they did not pay us well or offer any good benefits.  The HR manager was on site at our project, and she was not a nice woman at all. 

How it works: You will get paid on a w-2.  They will pay you and charge the client a lot more for your work.  When I worked for Robert Half, they paid us $20/hr but charged the client we were working for $100/hr.  A nice profit for them!!  Nothing nice for us.  

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

bun39  I always see them while applying to jobs, I have applied to a few of their openings, but never hear back from them.  As another posted stated they bill the client and then pay you a dividend of that, this is how most Temp Agencies operate.  I consider Robert Half a temp agency too.

Good Luck.

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@bun39:  I worked for one of their subsidiary companies, Office Team.  I loved it.  I temped for a lot of cool places and eventually they hired me to be their own front desk secretary (which I also loved.)  The only advice I have to give is to make sure you always answer the phone for your rep or call them back ASAP because if they can’t get a hold of you or you turn down too many positions, they will stop calling you and offering you temp jobs.

Would you be temping through or working directly for Robert Half?  I have done both but the benefits were pretty much non-existant except for when I was a full time secretary for Robert Half (not temping for their clients.)

P.S. About the bad review, I am an attorney and it’s well known that law firms are notoriously bad to temporary employees so I would recommend avoiding legal assignments unless you are really committed to the legal field.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I want to preface this by saying that I do know of people who have been placed with RH and have been happy, but I haven’t had a great experience with them.

First, they got my reference information and specifically said that they wouldn’t call them unless I was close to getting an offer. Well, they called all of my references the next day. I wasn’t expecting that and when I questioned it he said they sometimes do that to “make things easier”.

The few stipulations I had was 1) No temporary work and 2) I had a list of companies/industries that I wasn’t interested in. Well for around 3 months straight I would get a call EVERY SINGLE DAY from them offering me temp work, we’re talking 1 day assignments. Then I finally got a call about a permanent position and it was the #1 company I told them I didn’t want to work for.

I have used them on the recruiting side too and haven’t been too impressed, it’s a lot of money for not a lot of talent.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I worked with Office Team in 2 different states. I have found that using them is COMPLETELY dependant on the location you work with. The one in NJ was amazing. I was their top candidate and they gave me some amazing temp positions for good pay. They remembered who I was and it felt like they were advocates for me The one in NC? I tested in the top as well and never heard a word from them. They won’t return your calls, won’t give you the time of day and don’t care.

 

So while I have worked with Robert Half, my experience and yours can be worlds apart anyway.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@beachbride1216:  Damn, I wish I’d known this years ago.

I temped through Office Team. I actually was hired in to a litigation services firm and then their idiot ops manager decided to force us all into temp work or be unemployed. We worked for the temp agency (thus losing our coming raises and benefits) for a few weeks and then suddenly we were told that we were no longer needed (despite the project not being over with) and that they would call us. Our recruiter was really terrible, but her assistant was great…until we were dismissed, at which point no one would return our calls or emails. I’ve since heard that that recruiter didn’t last much longer after that, which doesn’t really surprise me because she was a moron. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@vorpalette:  When a law firm has a good temporary job they usually offer the work to friends and family.  When they bring in the temps you know it’s going to be awful.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My FI is talking to them right now about a job…. so we’ll see!

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@beachbride1216:  The work itself was fine, it was the other people I worked with who were the problem lol.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@bun39:  I have worked with Robert Half/Office Team! Within the 1st week they had found 3 positions for me, unfortunately none of them were exactly what I wanted, so I passed. And they never made me feel “bad” for passing on jobs. They found me the job I’m currently at and I LOVE it! They were a great temp company to work with. They would call every few weeks to check & see if I was still happy and if everything was going good. They do offer insurance for full time, and if you work with them long enough you eventually get paid holidays. My experience was a good one! PS. I worked “for” them for about 9 months til the company I was at hired me on permanently.

 

 

 

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