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Populus Group Overview

Troy, MI
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Staffing & Outsourcing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
We help companies manage their non-permanent employees, functioning as the employer of record, payroller and provider of all HR-related services. Additionally, we ensure compliance with all state and federal regulations, manage staffing suppliers, process work visas and recruit ... Read more

Mission: We believe everyone deserves an opportunity to succeed. This is what motivates and inspires us to build strong, trusting relationships with our customers, employees, partners and communities so that we can live out this belief together.

Populus Group Reviews

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Populus Group CEO Bobby Herrera
Bobby Herrera
63 Ratings
  • "One of the BEST companies to work for!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Payroll Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Payroll Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Populus Group full-time (More than 3 years)


    Populus groups is one of the best companies to work for! Management does not micromanage and is focused on your career development not just the work you are doing. Most people have the opportunity for advancement within the first year and if you don’t like what you do they will help you find another position in the company. The culture at Populus Group is one of the best out there and they care about their employees. Your family is always put first and then work second, so if your kid is sick they will give you the day off with no issue. Management strongly encourages a work life balance so don’t expect to do any work late at night or on weekends. PG offers a lot of great perks and benefits for its employees from free lunches to meet other employees to training and education reimbursement.


    Change management can sometimes be a little slow with a large period of growth.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on employee training and development

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Populus Group Interviews



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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Populus Group (Lisle, IL) in November 2017.


    -Initial Phone Screen
                -Is this a role that you would like
                -Outline of company culture
                - General overview of pay structure and office vibe
    -Phone Interview
               -Go over how much "recruiting" sucks (it does/doesn't)
               - Look for holes/gaps in work history
               - Push on these to see how you react/handle it
    -In person interview
              -Attitude interview
              -Interviewer shows little to no emotion during the process
              -Will coach/give you feedback on responses (to see how you react)
              -Go into the office and meet team
              -Team will ask you questions
              -You will do a mock Phone Cold call with another office

    Interview Questions

    • Basic interview questions on hard and soft skill sets-- Be Ready to answer why recruiting, because it sucks....   1 Answer
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Populus Group Awards & Accolades

  • Fastest Growing U.S. Staffing Firms, Staffing Industry Analysts, 2010
  • Diversity Staffing Firms, Staffing Industry Analysts, 2011
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