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PageGroup Reviews

Updated 19 July, 2018
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  • "The culture perpetuates a terrible work/life balance" (in 87 reviews)

  • "Long hours compared to other industries and not too much intellectually stimulating work" (in 171 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    - Progression
    - Money
    -Training

    Cons

    -Long Hours
    -Favoritism
    -Lack of training for Manager

    Advice to Management

    -More training for managers.
    -More focus on a fun culture - there has been a shift recently in the money spent for the "fun part" of the culture - bring that back.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Can't seem to figure it out.. ( Go to PA 1 and leave)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SRC in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - SRC in Toronto, ON
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Company outings are a good time
    - Training

    Cons

    - 8 am - 6 pm every day , and if people quit because managements childish politics you will be working till 7:30 looking to replace them.

    - Very Frat like environment

    - Commission structure is terrible

    - Frowned upon for eating lunch away from your desk

    Advice to Management

    - Make an actual attempt to retain talent and treat your employees like humans

    PageGroup Response

    7 Jun, 2018 – Richard Vickers, Regional Managing Director, North America

    We operate as a performance-based culture which is extremely appealing to people who are driven and goal-oriented. These employees frequently opt to arrive earlier or stay later than the required... More

  3. Helpful (1)

    ""A Glorified Pyramid Scheme""

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get 4 weeks vacation

    Cons

    No work life balance.
    Frat culture.
    High Turnover is obvious (average 20 people per year)
    Fear Management.
    Terrible Bonus Structure, the worst I have seen.. (minimums required and pay MAX 10% on your revenue)
    Selfish Leadership
    Office Romance (very unprofessional)

    Advice to Management

    Turnover has been historically an issue. Time to wake up and face the reality. Work on employee retention and quit the politics.

    PageGroup Response

    28 Jun, 2018 – Richard Vickers, Regional Managing Director, North America

    Recruitment is a sales industry. From the get-go, we are extremely transparent regarding our team-oriented, performance-based sales culture, and we fully acknowledge this is not necessarily the... More


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Lack of professionalism to say the least (refused to pay me my final 2 weeks)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, beer pong in office, bunch of kids aged 20-23 years old

    Cons

    -Craaazy long hours. 8-6 every day and they expect you work more than that
    -All about politics and who they like the most
    -Constant swearing and disrespect shown towards others
    -High turnover

    Advice to Management

    -Start showing your employees some respect for the hard work and long hours they are required to have with minimal return


  5. "Associate Director - Toronto"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I came from running my own business and working for Small to Medium B2B sales . I found the structure and coaching very helpful. Also if you have a performance mindset you can really push your career forward. The Canadian business is on a growth curve and the brand is growing in the region.

    Cons

    Nothing of real note .


  6. "Fantastic place to work for hungry & driven new grads"

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

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

    Pros

    I really enjoy the work hard, play hard atmosphere that MP has to offer. It's very motivating to be surrounded by talented and driven people each day who provide excellent training and best practices to new hires. They set you up to do well if you have the drive & passion - you will be rewarded if you work for it. I've learned so much since I've started here and I look forward to further growing my career with MP.

    Cons

    If you're the type of person who likes to "leave their work at work" and be present for the standard 9-5 hours, then this job isn't for you.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide incentives & rewards to both new and old hires.


  7. "Good learning experience!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    4 weeks of vacation and friendly team.

    Cons

    Too much micromanagement sometimes. Long hours.

  8. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - very good training
    - great career progression
    - helpful directors who take the time to sit down and run through your day to day to help you improve
    -trips and incentives to make money

    Cons

    - long hours
    - some managers get too frustrated easily and sometimes have a double standard
    - discretionary bonuses are just that - so sometimes you feel like you get shorthanded
    - new employees are treated better than older ones - should keep an eye on treating them better
    - management sometimes treats people that have been there for a long time poorly (could improve incentives for senior candidates)

    Advice to Management

    - focus on treating older employees better - dont penny pinch with people that have brought you lots of revenue
    - give context to situations


  9. "Amazing place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Michael Page is one of the best places I have ever worked. The culture is truly a work hard play hard environment. There are competitions to keep individuals motivated, quarterly bashes to celebrate successes and activities like Soul Cycle that we do as an office.

    It is truly a meritocracy where you are able to be in control of your own future and move up very quickly in the organization. There is a lot of opportunity for growth. If you work hard you can be managing your own team in a couple of years.

    You can tell that management cares about their employees by the level of time and commitment they give to them.

    Cons

    Consistent pressure to perform and the hours can be long.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping hiring like minded sales individuals that are looking to build careers and work hard.


  10. "Great Career Vehicle"

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

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

    Pros

    This is an environment where you are rewarded based on the results you deliver. If you have a good work ethic, persistence and a strong determination to succeed, you will thrive in this company. The training provided to new consultants is second to none in the industry, and the environment is one that promotes team work and recognition for accomplishment. If you perform, you will be rewarded with uncapped compensation, and considerable flexibility in your working hours and working arrangements. Whether you are a new grad starting off your career, or an established professional, this is a vehicle that will allow you to accomplish your goals if you are willing to invest in yourself and to be coach-able to the guidance and leadership that is available.

    Cons

    The company is a great career vehicle, but it isn't self driving.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to foster a meritocratic environment and to offer all of the incentives, rewards, compensation and flexibility that is available to those who work for it and earn it. This will continue to attract the right caliber of person.


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