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PageGroup Reviews

Updated 12 Sep 2019

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PageGroup CEO Steve Ingham
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  1. "Great Employer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic business that rewards hard work generously. Scope to progress and learn every day.

    Cons

    There are tough days and resilience is key

    PageGroup2019-08-20

    PageGroup Response

    September 2, 2019Beverley Nicholas, Regional Talent Director

    Thank you for your review and it’s great to hear you are enjoying working at PageGroup and you can see the opportunities to learn and progress your career. I agree on the resilience point; there are ups and downs in recruitment and being determined is one of our core values. I hope ...

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  2. "Page Personnel Finance (Leeds) - Brilliant place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Business Manager in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PageGroup full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Amazing team culture - Supportive management team - Continuous training and development - Excellent earning potential - Clear career progression

    Cons

    - Work life balance is in line with recruitment - you get out what you put in! - Challenging market.

    Advice to Management

    Management have always been incredibly supportive and always look to support development within the team. They create a fantastic working culture and drive a high performance, high trust approach.

    PageGroup2019-08-16

    PageGroup Response

    September 2, 2019Beverley Nicholas, Regional Talent Director

    Thank you for your feedback and it’s great to hear that you valued so many things that we are proud of at PageGroup. Our high trust, high-performance culture is really important to us and enables people to achieve the work/life balance they want. Equally, I agree with you that recruitment ...

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  3. "Forward thinking innovative organisation"

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

    I have been working at PageGroup full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Leadership, reward, development, flexibility

    Cons

    Recruitment sector is tough, very hard to get through interview process

    Advice to Management

    Continue the excellent people development programmes

    PageGroup2019-08-02

    PageGroup Response

    August 16, 2019Beverley Nicholas, Regional Talent Director

    Thank you for your review and it’s great to hear from someone who has been with the business for over 10 years! I agree it’s good to be part of a business that is innovative and looking ahead to the future and new opportunities. I agree recruitment can be tough and the right resources, ...

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  4. "Great company, work hard play hard"

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    Former Employee - Team Assistant in Holborn, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team orientated work ethic. They promote and look after their people, if you show your initiative.

    Cons

    They don't pay great.

    PageGroup2019-08-13

    PageGroup Response

    September 2, 2019Beverley Nicholas, Regional Talent Director

    Thank you for your feedback and I’m glad you enjoyed the team-orientated culture we have here. I’m sorry you didn’t feel your remuneration was in line with your expectations. I wish you luck in your future career.

  5. "Professional, inclusive, fun and rewarding employer"

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

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

    Pros

    Progression, bonus, incentives, autonomy and high trust

    Cons

    Change and restructuring. The role itself can be challenging!

    PageGroup2019-07-25

    PageGroup Response

    August 16, 2019Beverley Nicholas, Regional Talent Director

    Thank you for your review and I’m glad you are having a successful career at PageGroup and long may it continue! It’s great that you reference our high trust culture as that is important to us. I understand that changes can be challenging, especially when you are so busy, equally ...

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  6. "poor culture"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

    good training that will allow you to learn the basics

    Cons

    poor culture - very cliquey, also the commission structure is poor. They need to focus on this.

    PageGroup2019-08-09

    PageGroup Response

    August 16, 2019Beverley Nicholas, Regional Talent Director

    Thank you for your review and I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t feel our culture was right for you; inclusion is important to us and we want everyone to be able to thrive here. Our commission is just one way that we reward high performance and providing the training you reference ...

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  7. "Good bonuses if you are willing to work"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary, you can negotiate more. Bonus structure was really good, decent benefits

    Cons

    Very long hours, expectation minimum working hours is significantly more than your contract. No flexibility for work life balance

    PageGroup2019-08-06

    PageGroup Response

    August 16, 2019Beverley Nicholas, Regional Talent Director

    Thank you for taking the time to review your time at PageGroup. I’m disappointed to hear that you didn’t benefit from the dynamic working approach we introduced a few years’ ago as the feedback from others is that it has helped them achieve the work/life balance they want. We will ...

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Smoke and mirrors"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Nottingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gives you a good discipline and understanding of the world of sales, if you want to grow your skill sets in negotiation and business development. Resilience is key and a hard work ethic is crucial. Sets you up for a career in sales. Depending on what team you are put in the people can be great and there's a great social aspect if you want to get involved. Progression is there if you want to have a career with... Page, again some teams are better for this than others.

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    Cons

    Hours are very long - they claim to give flexible working but this is not actively promoted, remote working was hugely frowned upon. Commission - no where near as what they claim it will be when you first start, even if you do manage to hit targets there's a 'team bonus' so the blame lies with the team not performing well if you only receive a small cut. For the amount of hours you need to put in to be successful... this doesn't equate to enough to make it worthwhile. Micromanagement - Culture is very parent child orientated. If you are straight out of university perhaps this is not a bad thing and is needed but when you employ career sales people there shouldn't be a one size fits all mentality. Culture - If anyone leaves, the remainder of the team is given a talk about how the person who has left is not good enough and weren't hitting targets and that they were never going to make it and were on the verge of being managed out anyway. This has been observed on a number of occasions, this negative way of dealing with people leaving the business simply leaves a bad taste for the people who continue to work there. Especially so when they are given totally contradictory views of those individuals before they leave the business. One day, this person is doing great and is on track to get a promotion, next day, they were terrible so its a good thing that they have moved on. A really bad way of dealing with these situations.

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    Advice to Management

    Look at other business models and learn from how they are run. High turnover is inevitable if this way of working continues. Actually promote flexible working don't just appear to be talking about it on the likes of LinkedIn. This gives a bad impression that you don't practice what you preach. Trust your colleagues - they are in a sales job, if they don't make sales then they won't get commission -... micromanagement is only going to put people off wanting to work for you.

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    PageGroup2019-08-21

    PageGroup Response

    September 2, 2019Beverley Nicholas, Regional Talent Director

    Thank you for your review and I’m glad you benefited from the training and support we provide and you saw the opportunity to develop your career with PageGroup. There is a team element to our bonus scheme to ensure that people can offer our customers the objective advice they need ...

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  9. "Great Culture, Lots of early development"

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

    I have been working at PageGroup full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - such good training - brilliant support throughout the early stages of your careers - good career routes

    Cons

    as with any senior sales roles, they need to make the stagnant & senior positions more interesting.

    PageGroup2019-07-30

    PageGroup Response

    August 16, 2019Beverley Nicholas, Regional Talent Director

    Thank you for your feedback and it’s good to hear you enjoy the culture here and value the training and career opportunities available. Whilst I agree that keeping a senior sales role interesting can be a challenge, I would recommend that you have a conversation with your line manager ...

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  10. "Great Culture"

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

    I have been working at PageGroup full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. This wasn't always the case but the company is making conscious efforts to ensure that we're able to enjoy flexible working - I know that since this incentive is in its infancy and there's still alot of 'old school' Directors, these things will take time. I've seen a big shift in culture in the five years I've been here - I have nothing negative to say about senior management listening and... doing their best to evolve with the times. Unfortunately there are some teams that are more flexible to the changes than others, some are largely KPI based and that's the old school sales element- I find that most of the people complaining about KPI driven enviroments are junior consultants with < 1 year experience - that's when your KPIs matter and that's when you're learning and being shaped; typically that will change the more senior you get, the more you learn your market and develop relationships through the hard graft at the start. Don't be deterred by having to work hard in your first 12-18 months - and frankly if you're put off by that, then recruitment and sales in general is probably not the right career for you!

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    Cons

    The job itself - recruitment is a nasty mistress at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on moving, keep on changing.

    PageGroup2019-06-18

    PageGroup Response

    August 16, 2019Beverley Nicholas, Regional Talent Director

    Thank you for your balanced and informative review. I have been with the business for many years and I couldn’t agree with you more in terms of the evolution of our culture; we have moved a long way from success being determined by long hours and people are respectful of individuals ...

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