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PageGroup Overview

London, England (UK)
5001 to 10000 employees
1976
Company - Public
Staffing & Outsourcing
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Hays, Robert Half, Robert Walters
From where we started in 1976, we've grown to become a worldwide leader in specialist recruitment. Our global network of employees work together to achieve our business objectives, while staying true to the PageGroup values.

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PageGroup CEO Steve Ingham
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    "Women Make Up 50% of the Office"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Boston, MA
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    I have been working at PageGroup full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Great training program for new employees. Our Learning & Development Team is constantly restructuring, rebuilding, and revamping our training program to ensure consultants are set up in the best possible way to succeed from Day 1.
    -Women are valued and given the same opportunities as men. Since everything is based off merit, women are promoted based solely on billings and performance rather than politics, tenure, or gender. The company globally has invested resources into encouraging and consciously ensuring the women in our offices know they are a valuable piece to the culture and future success of the business. #womenatpage
    -It is a fun environment to work in! Going to work every day can be a drag nowadays but Michael Page Boston has a good group of people and office culture to drive away from that stigma. It has an open office layout and sales-orientated environment with people constantly cracking jokes (no they are not sexist or inappropriate), grabbing group lunches, going to work out classes together, grabbing drinks after work, etc. Your coworkers truly do become your friends and people who you want to hang out with outside of work.
    -From a monetary perspective you can make A LOT of money!! We have had consultants with no experience prior to MP who are going to clear $100k in their first year! That is something that is not common or even attainable at most companies in your first year as a new grad. There are multiple examples of people who have been with the business 3 years that have been promoted 4-5 times and lead teams of individuals – again something I don’t think is necessarily common among other employers. On top of bonuses, we offer a comfortable base that continues to increase by 10k+ with every promotion!
    -International and national opportunities once you prove your value to the business. If you work at the company and show you are invested in the vision and express desire to move abroad or to another city, you have the opportunity AND the company will pay for it!! We have had multiple individuals from our office go to other offices in the United States as well as other countries.

    Cons

    Per some of the reviews written about the Boston office I wanted to write an honest review as a female employee because unfortunately many of the previously written reviews are far from the truth.
    -It is a sales job and within the staffing industry, so you are going to work more than 40 hours a week. However, the company gives you 20 vacation days a year plus 5 sick days and 11 paid holidays - something that is not common in the USA especially within sales, so you truly are rewarded for your hard work.
    -You will have to work hard to get promoted. It is not an “easy” job by any means so if you are expecting to skate through and make tons of $$$ that is not the case. You are given all of the tools to be successful but it is 100% up to you to utilize those tools and be successful.
    -You’re selling a service, not a product so things can be out of your control at times (i.e. a startup company loses funding so they go on a hiring freeze, etc.)

    Advice to Management

    Continue to reward employees financially, personally, and professionally.
    Make sure to continue to keep the culture amazing as the office continues to grow.

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PageGroup Interviews

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    Corporate Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at PageGroup in March 2013.

    Interview

    I was contacted by phone to set up an interview. The recruiter seemed impatient and was trying to ask me interview type questions as soon as I answered the phone. He didn't give me much time to answer, interrupted me every few seconds, and then suggested I "do more research" and talk to him the next week. We set up a date and time. When the time came, I waited for a call. After about 10 mins I called his office. The secretary said he was finishing up a meeting. I figured it had run long. I waited a full hour and didn't receive a call. I called his office and left a message. No response or attempt to contact me again. Extremely unprofessional!

    Interview Questions

    • "You do realize this is sales right?" - he actually asked it just like that.   1 Answer
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PageGroup Awards & Accolades

  • Top Employer Award, Schweiz, Top Employers Institute, 2017
  • Top Employer Award, Suisse, Top Employers Institute, 2017
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