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PageGroup New York City Reviews

Updated October 13, 2017
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  • not ideal for work-life balance (in 79 reviews)

  • No one is making you work long hours except yourself (in 153 reviews)

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  1. "Great for a career in sales!"

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    • 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.


  2. "Not Worth It"

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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 (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

  3. "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


  4. "Excellent Place to Build a Career"

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    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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "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


  6. "Great place to grow your career quickly"

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    • 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)


  7. "Manager"

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    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 a year)

    Pros

    -Quick Progression
    -Like Minded Individuals
    -Good support system

    Cons

    Changes happen consistently- not a bad thing, just needs to be addressed

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent with your people, address changes in the organization immediately

  8. "Not right for someone with any other aspirations besides lifelong recruiting"

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    Former Employee - Associate Recruiter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Recruiter in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good starting salary, extensive training, people immediately know your name and want to hang out outside of work, easy to make fast friends, good location

    Cons

    brainwashing, vulgar and inappropriate behavior tolerated by managers, need to know people to get ahead, "if you're not succeeding, you're not trying hard enough" attitude, gossipy

    Advice to Management

    The idea that to get to any position you just need to accomplish certain benchmarks and accomplishments is a fine theory, but not all of those people are meant to be leaders, directors, and managers. In addition, they aren't necessarily the best recruiters because many of the best are poached by other companies.

    PageGroup Response

    May 17, 2017 – Richard Vickers, Regional Managing Director, North America

    I am very disappointed to hear that you had such a negative experience during your time at PageGroup. We do not in any way condone inappropriate or vulgar work behavior at Michael Page and I invite... More


  9. "Recruiting Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to work! Amazing training.

    Cons

    None, very good work environment a ton of support and help!

    Advice to Management

    Very supportive


  10. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PageGroup full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great training and great growth opportunities

    Cons

    Flexibility to work from home


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