PageGroup Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2020

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3.9
75%
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92%
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PageGroup CEO Steve Ingham
Steve Ingham
135 Ratings
Pros
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  • "Long hours, but to be expected for this industry(in 197 reviews)

  • "8:00AM - 6:00pm standard working hours(in 62 reviews)

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  1. "Transparent and clear expectations"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PageGroup full-time

    Pros

    If you hit your goals you are rewarded. If you miss them management works with you to improve.

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours if you're working on many jobs at the same time. Which isn't something I myself consider a con but the con section is required for a review.

  2. "Work Hard/Play Hard"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at PageGroup full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    * Accelerated career options up to middle management * Provides a lot of autonomy at early phases in career

    Cons

    * Some will find the hours off-putting but that is the nature of the industry

  3. "Working at Michael Page"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Houston, TX

    I worked at PageGroup full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Competitive base salary plus bonus which is different compared to other recruitment agencies.

    Cons

    Have went through a lot of management changes and need to work through cultural differences in the office.

  4. "Amazing place to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at PageGroup full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, a lot of training, fluid working environment

    Cons

    Long hours, but to be expected for this industry

  5. "great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    can make a ton of money, great team

    Cons

    really nothing bad to say

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  6. "Great atmosphere, Generous compensation"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at PageGroup full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great environment World class sales training Amazing culture Strong leadership

    Cons

    Long hours, usually working 10-11hrs a day minimum.

  7. "Good Job"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Executive Recruiter in New York, NY

    I worked at PageGroup full-time

    Pros

    Great training program for an entry into sales

    Cons

    Not the best culture beyond the training program, often left without guidance

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great training, some strong leadership....an antiquated business model"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great training program(s) -Clear cut promotion path based on revenue -Some good managers

    Cons

    -Culture: stuffy, punitive, pretentious, threatening, a complete lack of transparency, lots of gossip and rumors -No good perks or benefits -Bonuses are "discretionary" and a very small percentage of the revenue you generate each quarter -Bottom line for shareholders is the name of the game. Employees are valued only as a dollar sign for the company. Constantly cost-cutting, skimping on bonuses, small budgets for "events" & "incentives" -Lack of flexibility - no remote work, set hours, behavior is monitored very closely and action is taken if you're seen to goof off or lose focus for even an hour

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    PageGroup Response

    May 19, 2020Senior Digital Manager

    I appreciate your inclusion of positive statements about Michael Page, however I will have to disagree with your contention points. Doing right by our employees is the #1 priority for this business, as evidenced by the recent pay cuts senior management voluntarily took to lessen the burden on our employees due to Covid-19. We area performance-driven culture, and we are very clear about those expectations with each employee on their first day with us. There are very clear goals that must be hit to attain raises and promotions and a very rigorous training regimen offered to outfit employees with the skills they need to make placements. I admit we do monitor employee activities during the day, but that is true of any good sales manager. Since Covid-19, we have moved our entire workforce to working remotely, it has forced us to adapt, and we are embracing new ways to get the same tasks completed. I wish you the best in your next endeavor, and am free to chat about any of your concerns or feedback whenever you’d like. Thank you. Maxime Masraff, Managing Director.

  9. "Mixed review"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fast track promotion for new consultants

    Cons

    Messy management and lots of constant changes

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Experience!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PageGroup full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working with Michael Page's internal recruiting team, specifically Sam, was efficient and enjoyable. The interview process was swift and I got timely feedback Everyone in the organization makes you feel part of the team instantly when you arrive.

    Cons

    Take public transportation when if you interview or begin to work there. Public parking around the area is expensive!

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