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PageGroup Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
243 Reviews
3.4
243 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 an 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
  2.  

    A great company for the right person

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 an 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
  3.  

    Michael Page

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Very good sales opportunity for someone who is wiling to devote their life to this job. Really great compensation/benefit package and no one really cares if you take off. The office is very young and fun

    Cons

    No life outside of work. Depending on the team you sit on, you could have a terrible manager/ director. Since the office is young, sometimes it can be unprofessional and gossipy/fratty

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company for recognition, reward and career progression

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Happily learining in a fast paced environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 an 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
  7.  

    Not a long-term place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 an 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Easy come, easy go.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 an 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
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    A culture that respects/rewards hard work and loyalty.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PageGroup full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People often equate this challenging job to a bad, difficult place to work. This is not the case. This is a sales job. I do not know many successful sales people that can say the trip to management was easy. It requires a lot of drive and passionate and definitely patience. It requires openness to being managed until you get it. Recent graduates don't often get it right away so they are often the ones pushed, early and often. People who lack the "I have something to prove" mentality, will likely fail. There is no denying the company's organic culture. Everyone who is managing you has worked in your position at some point. They have experienced the same frustrations and successes. People should respect that.

    I commute over an 1 1/2 each way. I am in at 7:40am, I stay to 7pm at night. I go home to a wife and kids. If I can have a balance, anyone with 1/20th my responsibility can as well. If you concerned about hours, then you shouldn't be in sales or any management job for that matter. I do what I need to do to be successful. I gravitate to others in the office who share this sentiment and love my job because I am aligned with people like this.

    Anyone who has the right mentality and work ethic can be successful. It is not rocket science but it will challenge your will. This is an old school company, that lives and dies by grit and hard work. The lazy get weeded out immediately.

    Cons

    Sometimes we hire the wrong people. Managers and Directors will take hours, days and weeks of their time and commit to training these folks but not matter what you do, you cant force people want to be successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the momentum going!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Great training for any future position in sales, account management, human resources, internal recruiting etc. Also great vacation time, holiday pay, bonus structure.

    Cons

    High Stress, way more than 40 hours a week to succeed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more warm leads

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Get out while you can....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at PageGroup

    Pros

    -Competitive pay
    -Thorough training program
    -Great vacation time and benefits

    Cons

    -All the reviews are true, my guess is the most positive reviews come from the employees who have no life outside of work
    -Extremely long work hours. You work from 8AM-6PM (That's what they tell you in an interview), but you will be expected to stay later without overtime pay
    -Taking your paid 1hr lunch break is looked down upon, you are expected to work through lunch
    -Extremely high employee turnover rate... 7 employees have "left" a.k.a "let go" in the past 3 months. You're lucky if you last more than a few months here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work-life balance is horrible. You cannot expect your employees to come in energized everyday when they spend 10+ hours working everyday.

    Focus more on QUALITY of candidate screening process VS. hitting target phone call minutes and phone calls made. Many people are hitting KPIs but not producing quality work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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