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PageGroup Reviews

Updated September 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Has a very fun office environment, work hard play hard mentality is very true (in 43 reviews)

  • Michael Page is one of the best learning environments that I have worked in (in 76 reviews)

Cons
  • not ideal for work-life balance (in 79 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 149 reviews)

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  1. "Best in the Business"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing company culture. An office packed with intelligent, driven individuals. Excellent sales training on and off the desk. Limitless career opportunity. I truly feel as though the people here have invested in my development. It's exciting to be a part of a record-setting office where you're more than just a number.

    Cons

    There are definitely weeks where you're working longer hours, but you absolutely get out what you put in it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. It's great to come to an office every morning where the management group is on the same page and leads from the front.


  2. "World Class Environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work hard, play hard, flexible work hours culture where working as a team and collaborating drives success

    Cons

    None that come to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Never lose sight on the importance of training and development

  3. "Great Company Huge Growth Potential"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company culture and fun job to have.
    Earning potential is huge

    Cons

    Volume + Hours work life balance


  4. "Great culture, fast paced, rewarding and supportive!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great office space, clear path for promotion and amazing bonus & incentive program. Michael Page has continued to be a leader in the recruitment space providing consultative services to clients and candidates, which has in turn resulted to opportunities for the group to expand to new markets. Michael Page LA has gone through it's fair challenges as it's a relatively new / start-up operation, however, the leadership team has been making a great effort in fostering a positive work environment, providing; support, training & development, which goes a long way for someone who takes full advantage of it.

    Cons

    In any sales / professional services business where you are tasked to source your own clients, establish your own relationships and manage the end-to-end sales cycle, there's a lot of work that needs to be done and therefore it takes a lot of time and investment in oneself to achieve the goals set forth by management. With the right attitude and good time management, one should be able to meet / exceed the goal and have a lot of flexibility.

    Advice to Management

    Keep supporting the more experienced hires and developing them as future leaders.


  5. "Career progression, good money, great culture!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great leadership, turned around a difficult launch to be a top producing office.
    Transparent environment - if you are under performing, they will tell you and give you goals to hit along with the training to do so.
    Effort, perseverance and resilience is recognized and valued
    Base compensation is great. Sure you start off low but promotions are in your control- pure revenue/ performance driven so you can easily add 40% to your base in 2.5 years or less!
    Celebrations for performance rock. From promotion dinners, breakfast club monthly, to quarterly bashes. We just had our recent quarterly celebration and I genuinely had one of the best day/ nights in Los Angeles ever!

    Cons

    I guess the hours, but it's performance driven so you truly can work your own schedule when you are doing well.
    It is sales though so you need to put the effort in, work smart, and at the start there is a lot to learn so the more hours you put in, the quicker you learn and quicker you perform.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the hiring quality drop. Previously we hired for the sake of numbers, but have improved dramatically. Still room for further improvement - particularly hiring people with real work experience that won't complain about having to work hard.


  6. "Most profitable office in all the land"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Office had a rough spot after a new senior leader joined the firm a few years back but it's darkest before the dawn. Turnover is almost non existent and the Boston office has been the most profitable office globally for PageGroup for 2 months straight. Great team with top sales training.

    Cons

    First year or two is tough. Learning the job, building a network, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep the bar high when deciding who to hire.


  7. "BEST PLACE TO WORK EVERRRR!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great base salary and Uncapped Commission
    Work Hard and Play Hard Mentality
    Top Notch Training
    Best directors and Managers
    Coworkers that are not only your friends, but turn into your family!

    Cons

    NONE-BUT, if you don't work hard then this job is not for you

  8. "Intense Company - Outstanding Environment - Great Opportunity to Learn"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intense Training, Fast Paced and Fun Environment, All tools for success provided, Hyper Growth, Fast opportunities for Leadership.

    Cons

    Very Competitive, very Intense, if you want a relax environment at work and you don't like sales. This is definitely not the right place for you.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not an Ideal Environment for Women"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    From what I have heard from coworkers it is better to work for compared to temp agencies
    Pays well for industry
    They hold lots of office events, but they are all focused on drinking and partying. If you don't like drinking a lot then not the environment for you
    Drinking is highly encouraged by management, even at work
    If you play the game and are successful at your job, then you are rewarded and promoted

    Cons

    Sexual Harassment
    Management is all male and very misogynistic
    Not a company for women
    Company hours are 8:30am-6:30pm, but good luck leaving that early
    If you aren't playing their game, then management will take your revenues
    If you want to have an opinion work anywhere else
    Management are all bullies and manipulative
    Bonuses depend on how much managers like you

    Advice to Management

    Don't lie and say it is a performance culture not an hours culture when you have to perform and basically live in the office
    Management should stop preying on female employees
    Management also doesn't need to talk about bringing applicants back in based on hotness
    Don't lie in interviews because it just leads to the tremendous turnover

    PageGroup Response

    Sep 8, 2017 – Richard Vickers, Regional Managing Director, North America

    I want to assure you that we have a strict code of conduct at PageGroup, including a zero tolerance policy for discriminatory practices. This is enforced at all levels throughout the business as it... More


  10. "Excellent Place to Build a Career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


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