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Updated January 29, 2018
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  • The culture perpetuates a terrible work/life balance (in 86 reviews)

  • The nature of the industry is long hours so definitely not for those who are looking to put in the minimum hours in order to be successful (in 161 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Career Advancement Opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PageGroup full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working at Page has been an excellent experience that I would recommend to all driven, motivated and competitive individuals. Having started right out of college, there were many challenges and obstacles to overcome in learning recruitment and getting myself up to speed; however, with hard work and resilience I was able to build a career here which has led to 4 promotions in just under 4 years with the business.

    The company values its employees and rewards those who hit their targets. If you are consistent and performing well, you will have flexibility and reap the benefits of a performance based culture. The quarterly trips are always a great time in excellent locations. There are few organizations that allow for your base salary to exponentially increase (double/triple) over the span of a few short years like Page does.

    The working environment is fun and competitive. Plenty of opportunities to be recognized for excellent performances. Company culture is work-hard play-hard (i.e. fun incentives, quarterly parties, happy hours). The benefits are great (401k, vacation, medical). Most importantly, there is a ton of potential for career advancement and the ability to make a ton of money.

    Cons

    No real cons, just be aware that recruitment is a tough job that requires resilience, determination and adaptability. Hours can be long in the beginning, but the company has gone in the right direction by fostering a performance based culture which allows for flexibility.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to employee suggestions. Keep the performance based culture.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "So so"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quality sales training for recent grads.

    Cons

    People are dishonest and rewarded for poor behavior.

    PageGroup Response

    Jan 23, 2018 – Richard Vickers, Regional Managing Director, North America

    We certainly have a renowned training program that goes well beyond beginner level and spans to managerial trainings and Directors conferences. Regarding your additional feedback, we adhere to a... More

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Current Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -nice office view
    -ability to be promoted quickly but only if you put in long hours and you're a top performer
    -decent salary

    Cons

    -terrible management
    -very churn and burn
    -if you don't hit your numbers, you're out with no warning
    -very political environment and very big egos
    -a ton of attrition and boiler room type setting
    -not much work/life balance
    -lack of respect from upper management
    -misogynistic and prejudiced environment

    Advice to Management

    -invest more in your employees
    -deliver on your promises and the culture that you speak to
    -perhaps instead of yelling, cursing and degrading your employees you can take the time to learn what their struggles are, why they are unhappy and find out ways to improve upon this
    -take responsibility for your poor management skills

    PageGroup Response

    Jan 30, 2018 – Richard Vickers, Regional Managing Director, North America

    I assure you we have a strict code of conduct at PageGroup and a zero tolerance policy for unethical behavior. Furthermore, we promote and enforce an environment where everyone is treated equally and... More


  4. "Love working here!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    clear promotional targets, fun work environment

    Cons

    high pressure, long work hours


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Not Worth It"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, potential for a lot of $$, makes you feel self-important to wear a suit and work in a nice building

    -A lot of drinking in the office and very social outside of office. Good for young people to mingle and meet new people, make friends

    Cons

    -Really bad management structure. Managers also have personal target, so it can create a conflict of interest and breeds an unhealthy competition.

    -Not a lot of patience with training or ramp-up. They decide pretty quickly to let you go if you aren't producing.

    -Long hours; expectation is from 8am-7pm everyday, and that you 'dont leave before your supervisor'

    -KPIs are rooted in volume without any consideration to quality.

    -Very unhealthy environment. One of the worst jobs and worst companies I've ever worked at.

    Advice to Management

    Take away manager targets and have them support the team
    Provide actual professional development opportunities
    Be a place that people want to work for, not just have their own individual compensation be the focus

    PageGroup Response

    Oct 16, 2017 – Richard Vickers, Regional Managing Director, North America

    There are challenges and pressures working in any sales environment and I appreciate this doesn't suit everyone. We try to identify people who will thrive in recruitment by undertaking a thorough... More


  6. "Great for a career in sales!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PageGroup full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They are selective and hire very ambitious like-minded young professionals.

    Cons

    Directors have unrealistic demands nearly all of the time.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Recruitment Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Will teach you how to recruit. Btw it's not rocket science but they try to convince you it's the hardest thing in the world lol. But atleast you'll learn the recruitment process. Oh and that takes a day or two max. But not according to these losers

    Cons

    They all think they're Wall Street bankers. Anyone coming from another industry and entering recruiting their sense of urgency is a joke. They think their quotas are hard. Like I said they pretend like their Wall Street bankers with a combination of high end consultants. It's not rocket science it's placing candidates. But they'll have you believe it's more.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to be Robert Half with a twist of wolf of Wall Street. No ones heard of you here and no one really cares either

  8. "Excellent Place to Build a Career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great people
    - Great training
    -Great career growth

    PageGroup is a fantastic environment for any seasoned recruiter or sales professional, and an even better environment for entry level or graduates candidates looking to build a career.

    Cons

    - Hard work; long hours

    High reward doesn't come without high output. Although high output doesn't necessarily mean long hours, it does mean hard work. Be prepared to work. No one is handed anything here; it's all earned.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Fast Paced, Cold Calls and Aggressive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close-knit team
    Potential to make some money

    Cons

    Increadibly agressive environment with ridiculous expectations and little to no morals. The turnover is like nothing I have seen before, people in and out the door within months of starting, either due to burn-out or being fired.

    Typical recruiter environment. Fishing for job postings with very few qualified candidates.

    PageGroup Response

    Aug 15, 2017 – Richard Vickers, Regional Managing Director, North America

    There are challenges and pressures working in any sales environment and I appreciate this doesn't suit everyone. We try to identify people who will thrive in recruitment by undertaking a thorough... More


  10. "Great place to grow your career quickly"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Clear targets
    - Fast career growth
    - Excellent incentives/trips for top performers
    - Fun work hard play hard culture
    - Great people to work with
    - Flexibility given to top performers
    - Great training program for new starters that continues throughout career

    Cons

    - No remote work option (occasionally)
    - No laptops

    Advice to Management

    Continue to recognize top performers, keep the incentives going, consider laptops and work from home (occasionally)


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