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PageGroup Reviews

Updated 8 April 2019
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  • "Work life balance - Michael Page is very transparent about what the hours are when you interview here" (in 94 reviews)

  • "Long hours, micro management, relatively inexperienced management" (in 181 reviews)

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  1. "Great group to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Fun, friendly, inclusive, dynamic, postive

    Cons

    Can’t thibk of any at the moment

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "It is what you make it..."

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

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

    Pros

    - Progression: Clear targets, not based on longevity
    - Money: Great starting salary - better than most agencies. Increased at every promotion. Comms structure is clear and generous.
    - Environment: Buzzing energy and vibe!
    - People: Some of the nicest I have ever worked with
    - Benefits: Michelin star restaurants, holidays - all a bit standard but its the people who make them
    - Brand: The name is well regarded in the market
    - Work life balance: Its a grown up environment, those who are chained to their desk stupid hours are those who can't manage their time!

    Cons

    - More opportunity for consultants to feedback
    - Hierarchy gets a little blurred at the top end

  3. "Strong Culture"

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    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PageGroup full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong and consistent culture globally.

    Cons

    Immature processes & technology for a company this size


  4. "Good progression, much improved culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Strong brand
    Always improving
    Good progression

    Cons

    Still some way to go to embed a better culture across the whole business, seems to be a bit “pot luck” depending on which directors you get!


  5. "Delusional middle management"

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    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PageGroup full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Access to large recruitment database and good place to make mistakes to learn from

    Cons

    Senior managers, associate directors and MDs are delusional and out of touch with the day to day. No idea what needs changing and compare current times to their billing days. Annoyed at staff for being on too many client meetings, candidate interview prep meetings and BD visits, as it upsets the Apple cart and other consultants. Ridiculous approach to "reviews" and progression for faces that fit.

    Advice to Management

    Sort it out. How many good people need to leave before the execs realise the issue?!


  6. "Senior Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Guildford, England
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Guildford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture and people to work with.
    Clear goals and targets.

    Cons

    Some people don't like sales.


  7. "Rewarding and highly KPI driven culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast promotion possibility and working for a global and strong brand may give someone entering recruitment industry very good chance to climb the career ladder from the right start point.

    Cons

    Highly KPI and result driven culture can be overwhelming.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be in such a competitive market focusing to service quality to client and deliberate account management rather than KPIs would turn back as sustainable partnerships.

    PageGroup Response

    22 Feb 2019 – Beverley Nicholas, Regional Talent Director

    Thank you for your review and feedback. Our KPIs are designed to help people focus on key activities that will enable them to support our customers and also achieve the success they want. Our... More

  8. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Former Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PageGroup full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great progression - keep this its great

    Cons

    Poor commision - pay more thats better

    Advice to Management

    None

    PageGroup Response

    22 Feb 2019 – Beverley Nicholas, Regional Talent Director

    Thank you for your review. Remuneration is only one part of the way we reward and recognise employees for their success; the progression you reference and the associated development also form a part... More


  9. "Changing Lives"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PageGroup full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It’s been great for me, have worked in several locations and had a varied career

    Cons

    As in any sales business there are high expectations and a need for resilience

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pace of new sayers implementation

    PageGroup Response

    15 Feb 2019 – Beverley Nicholas, Regional Talent Director

    Thank you for your review and it’s good to hear from someone who is having a long, varied and successful career with PageGroup.

    As you say the job can be demanding and expectations are high but... More


  10. "3 years working in Sales & Marketing team in Leeds"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Leeds, England
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PageGroup full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong team culture, enjoyed the people i worked with. Good boss. Decent benefits on top of salary (5% matched pension, quarterly bonuses if hit targets).

    Cons

    No major ones but to have success you need to work hard

    Advice to Management

    Continue with hiring people with good attitude and work hard play hard culture.

    PageGroup Response

    15 Feb 2019 – Beverley Nicholas, Regional Talent Director

    Thank you for your review and I’m glad you enjoyed your time with PageGroup, the culture and benefits. It is an environment where working hard leads to success and rewards and we strive to provide... More