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Updated Nov 29, 2021

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PageGroup CEO Steve Ingham
Steve Ingham
819 Ratings
Pros
  • "good working environment for beginner(in 87 reviews)

  • "You will have great career progression if you do your best(in 78 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Sometimes long hours if you're working on many jobs at the same time(in 206 reviews)

  • "8:00AM - 6:00pm standard working hours(in 64 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Michael Page Dublin

      Aug 20, 2018 - Business Manager in Dublin, Dublin
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      Pros

      Michael Page offers great training and development, it can take your career in a number of different directions and to a number of different locations. The Dublin office is small and unique in that you can focus on billing and making bonus! You also have the creative license to take on temp and perm and choose your industries within your discipline across the Island of Ireland. We have great craic as a team and celebrate success with breakfast clubs, dinners/drinks and loads of internal incentives to ensure the sales environment is motivating and rewarding.

      Cons

      Recruitment is not for everyone - we are a sales company so you do have to have a sales mentality. Page Group will support where necessary, around training and development but if you are not motivated or energised by making money and business development then the job is not for you.

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      PageGroup Response

      Beverley Nicholas, Regional Talent Director

      Thank you for your review and it’s good to hear you are enjoying the fun and rewarding sales culture in Dublin! I agree with you; recruitment isn’t for everyone and, even with the training and support we provide, you need to be highly-motivated and hard-working to be successful. Good luck with your future career here at Page Group and it sounds like you are reaping the rewards of your success – long may it continue!

    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great employer, good benefits

      Sep 11, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      depending on the manager; you have a great team young environment work hard play hard

      Cons

      sometimes you hear about managers sexually harassing the employees

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great first job in recruitment or sales

      Aug 26, 2020 - Business Manager 
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      Pros

      good company culture, team culture and clear promotion targets up to a level

      Cons

      long hours, not trusted to work from home, after a couple years the promotion targets are not consistent, clear and vary from team to team

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee

      ok

      Aug 21, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      competitive, with some solid training

      Cons

      poor management at every level

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      You get out what you put in

      Aug 30, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
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      Pros

      Atmosphere; Team; Management; Ability to learn and progress; I've worked for other agencies during my 8 years in recruitment and while it's not all perfect, it's pretty good. MP Ireland is a different animal from their other offices; they carry a huge brand from a global perspective but we're very much a boutique agency in Ireland. The office is small in numbers but loud in presence and they compete at the highest level. There's no micro-management from the senior figures and there are no egos to compete with. The hours are the hours - the expectation is that you do what it takes to achieve what the company asks of you; if you're not asking more of yourself then is recruitment / sales in any office really where you should be? The management team are hugely flexible and accommodating as long as the work is being put in.

      Cons

      The bonus scheme is exactly that - it's a performance related bonus with a threshold in place and it's paid quarterly but not guaranteed. Management will always make sure you're looked after but you get out what you put in. If you've worked at other agencies that operate on a traditional monthly commission scheme and you've been able to calculate your own earnings then you may find it a real challenge to see the benefit in moving to a quarterly bonus. The basic salary should reflect the market - if candidates salaries are increasing because the cost of living is increasing, then an employee of MP shouldn't have to wait for promotion to have a base salary increase - I do not believe this to be unique to MP, more a trait that's indicative to the recruitment world.

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      PageGroup Response

      Beverley Nicholas, Regional Talent Director

      Thank you for your review and it’s good to hear from someone who has worked in recruitment for other companies too. Our un-capped bonus scheme is different to a standard commission scheme and is designed to reward teamwork and ensure we provide our customers with objective advice and support. We try to provide as much clarity as possible with remuneration and also have flexible benefits to give you the option to choose what is important to you. Our Dublin office certainly does compete at the highest level and it’s good to hear that you enjoy the culture and our Irish office’s strong identity! I hope you have a long and successful career with Page Group.

    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Michael Page - Dublin

      Aug 20, 2018 - Business Manager in Dublin, Dublin
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      Pros

      Good workplace atmosphere, decent respectful colleagues who know their markets and operated in a professional and ethical capacity and still have good fun doing so. Decent remuneration and very good benefits package. Company good at investing in its people by way of training, support and promoting its people in Ireland and internationally.

      Cons

      Working hours a little bit longer than competitors but still the company allows good flexibility when you might need to finish up earlier every now and then.

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      PageGroup Response

      Beverley Nicholas, Regional Talent Director

      Thank you for your review and it’s good to hear from Dublin! I’m glad to hear the environment and culture work for you and you value the ethical and professional practices. I’m also pleased to hear that you are benefiting from the agile working approach we’ve introduced that enable people to achieve the work/life balance they want. Good luck with your career at Page Group and I wish you every success in the future.

    7. 1.0
      Former Employee

      A terribly poor branch of a great company

      Sep 13, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      The ability to move internationally, good incentives

      Cons

      Staff have recently been asked to write reviews on Glassdoor, hence the flurry of recent reviews in the past few weeks, this is due to the office experiencing 40% staff turnover within the last 6 weeks. The office does employ good consultants who are passionate about their work but poor management eventually destroys this and forces good consultants out of the business. There are serious ethical and possibly fraudulent activities occurring in the office, this is an open secret with several layers of management aware and complicit in what is happening. On a monthly basis there are fake placements created so as to give the appearance that they are hitting target, these fake placements are cancelled and reissued repeatedly for months on end, the instigators and worst offenders are the people that are meant to be giving the office direction. Surely receiving commission on the back of fake placements is fraudulent? Is this standard practice for a PLC that reports its financial performance to investors and the markets. Over the years there has been a steady stream of good consultants who have been conned into joining the office and have subsequently left after a relatively short period of time, they either leave or sacrifice their principles.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      PageGroup - Dublin

      Apr 12, 2018 - Recruitment Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
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      Pros

      Michael Page Ireland has a strong experienced team. The existing team highlights the meritocratic culture and opportunities to grow within. Great training for anyone seeking a long term career in sales. Office has central location, which is great for building a network with clients and candidates

      Cons

      Long work days but there is more flexibility when hitting targets. Bonuses are not guaranteed

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      PageGroup Response

      Beverley Nicholas, Regional Talent Director

      Thank you for your feedback and comments about your time with PageGroup in Dublin and I’m glad you benefited from working with experienced people and you received the training you needed to be successful. Our performance-based bonus underpins both our culture and the objective and consultative advice we provide to our customers and we strive to give everyone the opportunity and support to be successful. We are always looking for new ideas that will benefit our clients, candidates and employees and we encourage people to share these on our internal communication platform. Good luck in the future.

    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Dynamic, progressive & fun

      Mar 25, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      I love working for PageGroup and have done for the past seven years! One of PageGroup’s main strengths is its people, who create a fun environment in which to work, all working towards a common goal and continually driving the business forward. It is refreshing to work for a company which has introduced so many exciting initiatives over the past few years which create a diverse, dynamic and extremely supportive working environment for everyone. PageGroup offers flexibility allowing you to achieve a successful work / life balance.

      Cons

      Not surprisingly, working in this industry can be very stressful and the hours are long at times, but hard work is always acknowledged and appreciated.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      PG Dublin - Progressive, autonomous culture with a strong and experienced team.

      Feb 20, 2016 - Employee in Dublin, Dublin
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      Pros

      The PG Dublin office is growing and there are lots of opportunities for you to take control of your own destiny. There is also lots of experience in the room and everyone shares similar goals. Anyone capable of managing their own time while getting results is given great autonomy and flexibility. The training is recognised as some of the best in the industry and you get lots of exposure to the wider business outside of Ireland. The organic culture means that you can progress based on revenue targets regardless of your age/hours worked etc. Depending on an individuals preference there are opportunities to manage people or become a senior individual revenue contributor and focus on your personal ambitions (bonuses, responsibility etc). As a multinational business, there are many examples of successful recruiters joining other PG offices around the world. At least a third of the current team have international recruitment experience.

      Cons

      Similar to other businesses within the industry, the team work long hours. However, the model is focused on results/output and there are plenty of employees who manage their time effectively to ensure a healthy balance of work and family time.

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