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PageGroup Reviews

Updated Dec 7, 2019

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4.1
88%
Recommend to a Friend
99%
Approve of CEO
PageGroup CEO Steve Ingham
Steve Ingham
123 Ratings
Pros
  • "Michael Page has been a great company to work for since I joined over two years ago(in 120 reviews)

  • "Collaborative and inclusive work environment(in 73 reviews)

Cons
  • "The long hours can be a con to some(in 182 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is in line with recruitment - you get out what you put in(in 111 reviews)

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  1. "I really enjoy it.."

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

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

    Pros

    - Good work/life balance - Mature working - 'Dress for the day you want' - Newly implemented - Higher than average basic salaries - Amazing training - Realistic opportunity - never over sold

    Cons

    - Not a great comms structure - Gets a little hazy at management level - where do I direct my concerns?

    PageGroup2019-10-30
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent culture and client exposure

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility depending on manager

    PageGroup2019-12-02
  3. "Competitive but worth it"

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

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

    Pros

    Good bonus structure Good career progression

    Cons

    The toilets could be nicer

    PageGroup2019-11-20
  4. "Only Suited for a Specific Type of Person"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newcastle, England
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    The office parties Champagne awarded after first money made for company

    Cons

    Grey areas around lying to people especially those who are out of work Managers are selected on ability to earn money for company and not to support other employees Target based roled

    Advice to Management

    Give proper training to manager to support employees

    PageGroup2019-10-28
  5. "Would most likely work there again"

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    Former Employee - IT Infrastructure in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Fun atmosphere - Social - Willing to train personnel, real training budget. - Work hard, play very hard - A High percentage of back office staff can't bring themselves to leave or eventually come back for a 2nd tour - Being such a large organisation, preferring organic growth, there are many personnel development opportunities in the form of sideways and lateral career progression - Good Managers (mostly).

    Cons

    - Some of the larger back office business functions end up "silo-ing" their team members. - Some managers would benefit from management training as leadership doesn't always come naturally.

    Advice to Management

    Give your team members the opportunity to learn new things. With larger departments, have a shadow day per week where a team member can sit with someone else to learn new skills or even simply discuss ideas. Acknowledge that team members aren't simply resources. Make sure to get those monthly 1 to 1 meetings in and ensure to discuss, and take seriously, t career development goals and not just have them as a tick... boxing exercise.

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    PageGroup2019-10-05
  6. "WORST COMPANY TO WORK FOR !"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    None. This company has none.

    Cons

    Worst culture, toxic environment, rudest people

    Advice to Management

    fire your own self pls

    PageGroup2019-10-24
  7. "Good Starter"

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

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

    Pros

    Training, social side, clear progression, meritocratic

    Cons

    low level, politics, individualist culture

    PageGroup2019-09-25
  8. "Excellent place to begin career"

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    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

    Excellent training Solid progression structure Good commission structure Good socials

    Cons

    Can have a negative culture due to certain individuals depending on team.

    Advice to Management

    Identify negative people in the business

    PageGroup2019-09-17
  9. "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
  10. "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
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