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PageGroup Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
254 Reviews
3.4
254 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Michael Page will make you feel like part of a family (in 27 reviews)

  • Atmosphere/culture is all about work hard play hard (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours (minimum 11hr days), so work life balance is poor (in 23 reviews)

  • Very long hours you are expected to be there from 7:30-7:30 everyday (in 50 reviews)

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  1.  

    Internship

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly

    I worked at PageGroup

    Pros

    Work hard, play hard environment.

    Cons

    Some senior managers seemed incompetent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Michael Page - New York

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at PageGroup full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Firstly the people - 99% of the office are friendly, personable and make people feel welcome. They create the right environment for people to succeed.
    Meritocracy - If you perform, it will get notice both financially and promotions will be given. You can progress your career very quickly.
    Rewards - For people who perform very well in a quarter, an overnight trip is offered and people who excel throughout the year get a long weekend away to places such as Rio or the Bahamas. It is something that not a lot of companies offer to everyone.
    Excellent opportunity to transfer to international offices throughout the world.

    Cons

    A recurring theme not just for Michael Page but all recruitment agencies is the long hours, however the role is a sales based job so you get out what you put in. Sometimes the hours worked at Michael Page are excessive and people hang around even if they have nothing to do for fear of being called out as they are leaving "early".
    The bonus structure is not the clearest or well defined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at working more efficiently or smarter so that people can have a better work life balance. Attempt to try and change what is called a "normal" day which should aid the work life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work for those willing to put in the effort

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at PageGroup full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    If you put in the work the rewards will come
    Great culture and camaraderie in the office
    Managers and Directors care about your success
    Great training program (constantly being updated and improved)
    Compensation and incentives are great

    The opportunity at Michael Page is endless. The company is a true meritocracy that rewards those who perform and take advantage of the resources provided to them. The atmosphere and culture are very high energy and fun. Management puts the time in to train and guide consultants. If you're willing to be persistent and determined to succeed, Michael Page will allow you to grow your career.

    Cons

    The hours are long, which is expected in any sales job - easy to get used to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to train and challenge employees. Keep the office culture positive and competitive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A great company for the right person

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at PageGroup full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent sales training
    Excellent team environment
    Excellent company culture
    Taught what it means to "reap what you sow"
    Zero limitation on success

    Cons

    Fast paced
    Work hard, but play hard mentality isn't for everyone. Long hours needed because you literally have so much to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Terrible work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at PageGroup full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice base salary and compensation package. Fun and young people to work with depending on the team you sit on. Great sales training and easy to fast-track your career. If you want to devote your life to a job, you'll do well here.

    Cons

    Your manager/director make your experience here. There is little to no guidance from upper level management and often times people who are relatively new to the business are in a managerial role. Some are fit to be managers but MP pushes employees to be managers even if that's not what they want. Unproffessional work environment-- very young and cliquey. Hours are 8-7 but you are expected to put in extra time. It's not unusual to come in on weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more time to manage your teams and less time to focus on your own careers. Make yourself approachable and available.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sweat Shop

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at PageGroup

    Pros

    You can make a decent amount of money here in the short term but the upside is somewhat limited compared to other options in the long term.

    Cons

    This is a company that is very sales focused. They have very little (if any) account management and their revenue depends on recruiters turning over as many new leads as the can each month. Managers are not there to manage relationships to help to win more strategic business but rather to bill themselves and manage the people below them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Designate account/relationship managers. There is very little repeat business on a large scale at Michael Page and they have very few broad scale relationships with major companies. They rely on their sales force to pound the phones and get transnational business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company for recognition, reward and career progression

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at PageGroup full-time

    Pros

    Good base salary and quarterly bonus
    Excellent benefits such as 25 days vacation plus half days before holiday weekends
    Clear career path based on meritocracy - work hard, hit your targets you move up. Don't hit your targets - your manager will help you get there
    Integrity
    Large international stable firm with a great brand name
    Fun place to work - the people there are so much fun and really make work easier. They are good people, hard working, proud, ambitious and smart.
    Work with great top tier clients
    Opportunity to work internationally
    Multicultural diversified work force. You met a lot of interesting people there

    Cons

    It is hard work!! Not for the faint hearted
    You work super hard, the hours can be long but if you are doing well there is flexibility. If you are busy and have meetings through out the day then the time will fly by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and keep training your people- push them outside their comfort zone.

    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Happily learining in a fast paced environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at PageGroup full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Chance to grow, everyone is built from within, good culture, young and vibrant. There are opportunities to grow for those who shine. The straining structure is very well established, and the office is bustling with people from all different backgrounds and countries.

    Cons

    the hours are long but they are pretty clear about that up front in the initial stages of the interview process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work life balance could be better, but it is an enjoyable place to work and I like it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not a long-term place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Recruiting Consultant
    Current Employee - Associate Recruiting Consultant

    I have been working at PageGroup part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great rewards program
    Good Compensation

    Cons

    Really Long Hours. Expect 12 hrs a day 5-6 times a week when starting. to reach KPI's you have to beat yourself up.
    0 Work/Life Balance
    Really Fast Paced and they pull you in a million directions
    Tough to feel like your part of the "team"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find better ways to balance work/life

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Easy come, easy go.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Penn, PA
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Penn, PA

    I worked at PageGroup full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fun work environment (for a short while)

    Cons

    Cog in the wheel - clock in at 8, leave at 7.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More room for lateral and upward growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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