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« Great business with plenty of career opportunities »

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Employé actuel - Associate Director - Londres, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
Employé actuel - Associate Director - Londres, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
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Avantages

Throughout my career, I have always felt challenged, rewarded and proud to work for a business like PageGroup. There are countless opportunities to progress into management, work overseas or earn serious money in a billing role, whilst being recognised for achievements and seniority.

Inconvénients

The bonus structure is outdated and it would be far easier to attract talent if we adopted a monthly commission based structure.
Like any corporate business, you have to patient when trying to influence change and the internal processes can be arduous and pedantic

Conseils à la direction

Empower the employees to manage their own desks, remove the compulsory 8am-6pm working times (7pm on some days) and seriously consider moving towards a monthly commission structure to offer more transparency on potential earnings

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    Ancien employé - Employé anonyme
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    J'ai travaillé chez PageGroup en Contrat Permanent

    Avantages

    they hire, bright, energetic, intelligent people promising a world of opportunity

    Inconvénients

    they slowly turn them into miserable, stressed, doubtful, individuals who have their souls crushed

    Conseils à la direction

    examine the management tactics very very closely


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    « A tough but fair assessment of Michael Page »

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    Ancien employé - Consultant - Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Ancien employé - Consultant - Toronto, ON (Canada)
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    J'ai travaillé chez PageGroup en Contrat Permanent (Plus d'un an)

    Avantages

    I'm seeing a lot of negative reviews that I absolutely disagree with and I think there should be a few facts that need to be outlined.

    I had the opportunity to work with some incredibly high caliber and high potential people during my time at MP Toronto. The environment is fast paced and incredibly competitive. There is structured growth opportunity, despite some limitations which I will touch on below. The training is (in my opinion) BEST in the recruitment industry. Managers and directors certainly lead by example by staying latest in the office and outperforming others. The prestige, recognition, and glory of success at MP lived up to the hype the incentive trips. Lots of negative reviews below is likely coming from former consultants who were (no offence) bottom feeders and simply couldn't keep up in a competitive environment. I sense a lot of entitlement from these reviews but then again MP prefers to hire young millennials who enjoy complaining.

    Overall the best part about working at Michael Page were the people. Everyone who walked through the door were driven, team players, down to earth, and fit the company culture incredibly well. Steve never hired a dud.

    Inconvénients

    Turnover is stupidly high even for a recruitment company. MP offers a relatively high base (especially after promotions) but low commissions. This creates a conundrum because low performers are in constant fear of getting fired and top performers realize they can be earning double at a competitor. When MP loses good talent it's usually because they realize they're not earning as much as they deserve to and rightfully so.

    The other reason consultants quit is work/life balance. You will not see many consultants who are married with children because it's not possible. You're expected to be in the office at 8 latest, and expected to be sitting in your desk (unless client visit) until 630-7. No exceptions. 4 weeks vacation is nice but very few people take advantage of it. Recruitment is definitely not a 9-5 job but many people recognize the lack of work/life balance at MP and unfortunately don't see themselves working at MP long term. This is a shame because my colleagues including myself never had time to engage in extracurricular activities during the weekdays.

    MP emphasizes hiring the best salespeople but in reality it's not really a full time sales job. It's sales AND delivery which means day to day business development activites can range from 50% to as low as 20% of their time and the rest of it is spent on sourcing/recruitment. Being a good recruiter on the other hand involves more than salesmanship. It's the ability to be organized, persistent, work long hours, and actually assess if candidate is right for the job. It's literally 2 different jobs in 1 and you simply can't do one without the other to be successful. I found that people struggled with juggling these 2 functions as some would be a better salesperson than recruiter, vice versa. This also created a problem with managing existing accounts because MP does not really train on nurturing accounts. Just how to get new business. Its a shame because top performers make most of their placements from key accounts but they tend to figure that out themselves over time.

    Conseils à la direction

    1. Invest in (more) sourcers. Let sales people do their jobs and spend more time selling and being infront of clients.
    2. Establish an accelerator commission model.
    3. Give HR more power to influence org and cultural changes. You guys are terrible with change management.
    4. Less industry diversification. Focus/dominate markets that are profitable. Cross selling doesn't seem to work.
    5. Encourage consultants to go to the gym during lunch or take longer lunches. Don't indirectly coerce them to each their lunch at their desks.
    6. Keep up the good work.

    Réponse de PageGroup

    27 avr. 2016 – Steve White, Senior Managing Director - Canada, Boston, Chicago

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your time at PageGroup.

    I would like to highlight some of the areas of improvement which we’ve delivered. As you’ve mentioned we did previously... Voir plus

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