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PageGroup Reviews

Updated 5 December 2018
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  • "work life balance can sometimes be iffy" (in 93 reviews)

  • "Long hours compared to other industries and not too much intellectually stimulating work" (in 179 reviews)

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  1. "The best in my career"

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

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

    Pros

    You learn something everyday, and if you deserve you will grow

    Cons

    Nothing that would make me leave the company

    PageGroup Response

    1 Nov 2018 – Beverley Nicholas, Regional Talent Director

    Thank you for your review and positive ratings. It’s good to hear there is nothing that would want to make you leave us and that you are constantly learning. I wish you a long and successful career... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Managing Consultant - 4+ years with the business"

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

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

    Pros

    Great business, great people. Treat their staff with respect. Brilliant training programmes at all levels. Most of the senior management team live and breath the companies values. Very supportive when it comes to work and non-working matters.

    Cons

    Lots of change, restructures which can become frustrating

    Advice to Management

    The management team is good, but they could sometimes benefit with tackling the "change" in a different way or ideally trying to get it right more often. Too many restructures internally.

    PageGroup Response

    5 Dec 2018 – Beverley Nicholas, Regional Talent Director

    Thank you for your review and it’s good to hear that you see our values being lived by senior management and you have the support that you need to be successful here.

     It’s important that we keep... More

  3. "Good Company for starting your career - not so good after"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Business Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PageGroup full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great training programmes - arguably the best in the business
    Lots of incentives and activities for all level of performers - it's a fun place to work
    Some really passionate and friendly employees
    A good brand to work for when starting a career in recruitment

    Cons

    Management often promote consultants based on favoritism over meritocracy
    Feedback from employees often goes unheard (the Page way or the highway)
    The workforce is the least diverse I've ever worked with in terms of socio-economic background and ethnicity. They have won awards for diversity however on the ground-level this doesn't show.
    Poor and unclear bonus structure - you can make a lot more money elsewhere
    Too many consultants are out for themselves and management are not good at establishing controls over this

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and take feedback constructively
    Have a more clear bonus system and promotion system (and don't let Directors promote based on favoritism!)
    Don't keep hiring and promoting the same mould of people and practice what you preach, diversify your workforce and management team


  4. "Great Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Cleaner in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Cleaner in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Clear instruction, Flexible, nice atmosphere...

    Cons

    Temporary, waiting period, delays before next opportunity...

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    PageGroup Response

    22 Nov 2018 – Beverley Nicholas, Regional Talent Director

    Thank you for your review. Unfortunately, the nature of temporary work is that it can be unpredictable but I’m glad you are having a positive experience working with PageGroup.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Consultant"

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

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

    Pros

    Fantastic Training, Great money potential and a fun working environment

    Cons

    Long hours, massively kpi focused, lack of loyalty towards the consultants

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the training, don't stress the kpi's so much in the beginning and be more transparent about what you are doing

    PageGroup Response

    1 Nov 2018 – Beverley Nicholas, Regional Talent Director

    Thank you for your review but I’m sorry to hear you don’t feel there is a high degree of loyalty to our consultants. We are constantly looking at ways to create and reinforce a culture and... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Anonymus"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

    Pros

    Pay every week and super friendly and helpful when you ask them for help.

    Cons

    The rates of pay keep changing depending on the amount of days worked. Not fixed.

    PageGroup Response

    1 Nov 2018 – Beverley Nicholas, Regional Talent Director

    Hello, thank you for your review. I recommend you speak to your consultant for better clarity around pay rates.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good to learn your trade but can get very political"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PageGroup (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Energetic and fun working environment and good social side
    Excellent L&D function and regular at desk training
    Ability to move teams across divisions & locations (Including International)

    Cons

    Hours are rigidly enforced and a culture of presenteeism
    Can be quite immature at times due to a high level of Graduate hiring annually
    Advancement is often down to who you know and perception and if you are not the right "fit" in the eyes of management you can be held back

    Advice to Management

    Seek to hire more experienced consultants from competitors to avoid Group Think

    PageGroup Response

    1 Nov 2018 – Beverley Nicholas, Regional Talent Director

    Thank you for your review and it’s good to hear from someone who has been with the business for so long. We are constantly looking for new ways to attract and identify new talent and recently... More

  8. "Good progression, proud to work for Page"

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

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

    Pros

    1) Good progression, clear career path.
    2) Buzzy culture, good team morale.
    3) Listen to staff, what's working, what's not working, then implement changes based on this.
    4) Mostly inspiring leadership.
    5) Values employees - good bonuses, incentive schemes.
    6) Ability to progress as far as you push yourself - you get out what you put in.

    Cons

    1) Slightly bureaucratic.
    2) Some directors have old school attitudes, it very much depends where you are based on what the local culture is like.
    3) Change takes a long time to happen, synonymous with a large company.

    Advice to Management

    Need more clarity around bonuses, when you get to Manager the career path becomes slightly more hazy.

    PageGroup Response

    24 Aug 2018 – Beverley Nicholas, Regional Talent Director

    Thank you for your balanced comments and I’m glad to hear you enjoy working here and you see the opportunity to progress your career and achieve your ambitions - that’s important to us.

    There... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not a bad place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - nice people/culture
    - flexible working
    - well-known brand

    Cons

    - awful bonus structure
    - have to play the corporate game
    - too many directors who don’t bill

    Advice to Management

    Pay your senior consultants and managing consultants better bonuses in order to retain talent - they’re the backbone of the business and the recent turnover suggests you don’t care

    PageGroup Response

    24 Aug 2018 – Beverley Nicholas, Regional Talent Director

    Thank you for your review and feedback. Our uncapped performance-related bonus structure reflects the importance of our team-based culture and providing our customers with objective and consultative... More


  10. "Page Group - London"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in London, England
    Current Employee - Recruiter in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great support
    Great opportunities
    Great potential to succeed

    Cons

    Big corporate
    Hard to be an individual

    Advice to Management

    Allow people to break the standard mould more, recruitment is changing.

    PageGroup Response

    30 Aug 2018 – Beverley Nicholas, Regional Talent Director

    Thank you for your review and it’s good to hear you feel we have the right environment to enable you to achieve success. Whilst we are a large business we also know that it’s the people that work... More