Written on: 17/05/2013 by Candidate2013
Michael Page has absolutely useless bunch of recruitment consultants. They have no knowledge regarding the job market and have no clue about judging work experience of a candidate. I keep getting calls from them- oh we are just calling to see what are your career aspirations etc etc' and then they are like'' we will let you know about the opportunities etc etc''' Absolute waste of time- dont even bother applying through these dumb consultants... Last week I got another call from one guy who... (read more)
Written on: 30/04/2013
I have had contact with Michael Page a few times of the last 5 years. I can only echo the comments below regarding the impersonal service and poor communication. Either they have so much business that they don't need to worry or they have developed what they think is a good filter to identify people who, while currently in the role of candidate, might at some point be looking for a recruiter. My experience as a candidate has been so bad that I would never (ever) consider using Michael... (read more)
Written on: 17/04/2013 by Hallsyk (12 reviews written)
On my last job hunt two Michael Page agents got in touch with me for two different positions in two different places, I was pretty happy with the way they handled my situation, they both were helpful and one in particular was able to set me up two phone interviews, one of which would have most probably turned into a job, while the other agent was just a bit late to set it all up but I don't think it was her fault. Not a bad service all together. (read more)
Written on: 29/03/2013
I have signed up with alot of agencies in my time and this one has to be the worst I've ever seen! Firstly they only care about the bottom line. They don't care if they put you forward for jobs that really don't match what you are looking for. They just want butts in seats. They are completely untrustworthy! They told my current boss that I was looking for another job. I was merely browsing to see what was out there and have now made my current job extremely difficult causing relations with... (read more)
Written on: 24/03/2013 by Plsftblchic17
I just experienced this place in the last month. What the people are saying about it below is very true! DO NOT WASTE your time with them. They don't call back and they don't care to help! If anyone ever asks me about staffing agencies I will let them know for sure that MP is the worst one and not to work with them. They are also making the company look bad as well by not responding to the candidates about the jobs and where they r in the process. (read more)
Written on: 06/03/2013
When I first went in and met the recruitment consultants at Michael Page I was quite impressed and optimistic about the likelihood of me getting a job - as the recruitment consultant told me that it would be easy for me to do so. However, by the end of my relationship with Michael Page I was left lacking confidence and feeling worthless about my abilities. A few weeks later I started to have doubts as I would often: 1. Get calls telling me about new positions and asking if I would want... (read more)
Written on: 05/03/2013
I have never in my entire life been treated as rudely as I was by a British lady working in the MICHAEL PAGE SYDNEY CBD OFFICE. This woman was rude she made me feel like a peice of dirt - she totally crushed my spirity and basically told me I would not get a job and I should stay with the company I am at. I do not go to these people to be put down while I am looking for a job - I would appreciate common courtesy especially in this stressful time. I certainly do not need to be put down - I... (read more)
Written on: 28/02/2013 by Stark37
I have applied for 40 jobs with them in the last 3 months. I have received responses to 2 of those. They don't call, they don't reply to emails, they have jobs that you will be abundantly qualified for but the advert is as close as you're ever going to get to it. Avoid these idiots. (read more)
Written on: 19/01/2013 by Yago123456
Recruitment process took months. Certainly had to do with their client, and could be understandable. But after quite a number of telephone and three face to face interviews (with their client) a sudden dead silence is anything but professional. Disappointing. (read more)
Written on: 03/12/2012
I've been a client of Michael Page in the past when I've been recruiting. They are very smarmy when you're their source of income, but quite the opposite when you're searching for a role for yourself! Over the past couple of months I've seen several roles in my field, for which I met all the criteria and which Michael Page were handling, advertised on websites. The first time I applied, I did so by submitting my cv through the Michael Page site. I received an anonymous "dear candidate"... (read more)
Written on: 22/11/2012 by afterglower (1 review written)
I have previously worked with Michael Page to secure jobs and have actually had 5 jobs through them, but nowadays the business is a shadow of its former self. I was asked to forward my current CV to the MP agent who was submitting it to the client and weeks later I have received no feedback, despite emails, texts and phone messages being left asking for feedback. It's as if you have been dumped by the roadside in the middle of nowhere in the middle of a moonless night. As on previous... (read more)
Written on: 29/09/2012
Absolutely appalling service... to think they actually care about their applicants? The only people these recruiters actually 'help' are their own accomplices - that is, their incompetent personal acquaintances. We are merely tossed and thrown away as part of their meaningless games while they keep a façade of a legitimate business. If you do not know them personally, forget it - your chances of getting a job are zilch. (read more)
Written on: 21/08/2012
I applied for a position through michael page that matched my cv, I got a phone call to arrange a interview with mp in london after being out of work for 2 years the £20 return fare from essex was not something I could afford but I thought I would give it a go, then to be told my interview at MP was at 11.30 and they had booked me in for a interview for the job at 2pm talk about having to rush. On arriving at MP I was greeted by what I would call someone who was just out of school and he... (read more)
Written on: 18/06/2012
I have been unemployed several times during the last few years due to site closure or working in contract posts whilst seeking employment. I find this agency a waste of time getting the standard refusal letter even though i match the advert and have the experience. I am a shift or production manager of some 25 plus years experience and on one occasion a few years ago after getting a refusal by them i applied for the same job via another agency, i managed to get down to the last two for the... (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2012 by Nikki9
I had a bad experience with Michael Page last year but decided to give them another chance albeit unfortunate, which only firmed my opinion about them. Last year I had applied for a couple of jobs which matched my profile and ended receiving an irate call from one of their consultants who suggested that though I was an HR manager with over 9 years of experience I should start from the bottom of the rung i.e. HR advisor since I have embarked on a job search after 2 year maternity break thus... (read more)
Written on: 24/05/2012 by namrahs
I am a recent graduate from an accomplished business school. I have work experience in marketing and new business development. Looking for a graduate job, I posted my CV on to Monster.co.uk - and subsequently received a call from Michael Page in Birmingham. We had a chat and they invited me for (I quote) "an informal coffee and chat, there's a Costa round the corner." When I arrived, they turned up late, and there was two of them (not expected). They ended up interviewing me for a... (read more)
Written on: 01/05/2012 by brassboy (1 review written)
This company are a joke, after recently being made redundant, i have been searching the Michael page site www.michaelpage.co.uk several weeks now looking for a vacancy, when i find what i thought was the ideal position i had an email back saying that "Thank you for your interest in the above position. Unfortunately, I have received applications from candidates whose experience more closely match my client's specific requirements. I will not, therefore, be progressing your application on this... (read more)
Written on: 11/03/2012 by bob.harttalk21.com
I've now been applying for jobs for over 5 years, and have yet to secure an interview for any job advertised by michael page despite being qualified for all of the jobs advertised. If you are over 45 don't bother. they are not interested (read more)
Written on: 13/02/2012
After numerous of the bog standard rejection emails, for jobs which I matched the criteria exactly, I decided to contact MP by phone and arrange a meeting to find out what the problem was. I was told at the meeting that there were two reasons that I was not getting past the blanket email rejections: 1 - I had apparently overapplied for jobs and therefore needed to change email address. This needed to be done even though I was applying for relevant jobs that exactly matched my skill... (read more)
Written on: 30/09/2011 by janice0907
Every time I apply for a job through Michael Page I receive this 'bog standard' response.You do not match our requirements!!!!!! This mystifies me as someone with 20+ years experience in Learning/Training & Development! my background is extensive, my qualifications numerous, my international exposure is impressive...and yet in the eyes of Michael Page, it would appear that I am considered no more worthy of consideration than a school leaver. I shall not be using Michael page anymore in my... (read more)
Written on: 09/09/2011
Don't bother going to these people, other recruitment agencies actually care about people. Not to mention that most of their staff don't know their markets and have no clue what they are actually recruiting. Avoid - or find jobs, find out who the company is and go directly. (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2011
I applied to positions advertised on various job sites by Michael Page. Any applications sent to them was eventually followed up with a rejection email from them, even if my work profile closely matched the job description advertised. The last straw however, was a call from a consultant to (read more)
Written on: 23/06/2011
Unfortunately had to give this company one star. Going to avoid any job applications that now involve this company. Another rejection email from them despite my applying for what seemed the ideal job for me from their spec. How do these people get jobs when I see so many good candidates who are professional, good at what they do and take price in their work who cano not get work and are judged by these individuals..... (read more)
Written on: 24/05/2011
Another bad experience from Michael Page. Sent my CV to them - just received an automated message saying that the CV I sent was in wrong format. Sent CV again only to receive another very rude email saying that this individual could only open document in Word. What a total waste of time. I really dislike Michael Page out of all the agencies that I have dealt with. I agree, you should, where you can deal with the company direct and network - that's what I have started doing and have... (read more)
Written on: 11/05/2011
The staff seem very helpful and polite and they are open with information.
I have a lot of dealings with agencies and these guys are very pro-active. I am a postgraduate so I need an agency that caters for my job level and career prospects.
I want an agency that follows up and "they do what it says on the tin" rather than give you flannel. (read more)
Written on: 18/04/2011
Just received another automated rejection email from Michael Page - I applied through jobsite which I search on occasionally. Again, the position I applied for matched my work history - I would not apply to waste anybody's time. Another non existant job? I have spoken to Michael Page just once and was not very impressed - not wanting to be ageist myself but the individuals firstly appear to be under 35 cannot spell and do not seem interested at all in you as an individual. I have now... (read more)
Written on: 26/03/2011
Below is a feedback letter I wrote to them
Further to your feedback you provided on Friday, after having some time to reflect I thought I would offer you some feedback.
I am actually quite disgusted at the way that my "application" has been handled and take the feedback you gave me somewhat of an insult.
You mentioned on all our calls that I would be "popping in for a cup of coffee" yet you explained to me yesterday this was actually an interview. There was never a mention of an... (read more)
Written on: 23/02/2011
Agree with everyone.
They are all arrogant, don't get the clients role description correct, will not submit perfectly good CV's. It does not matter how much effort you put into to forming a relationship they are all incentive driven. Even some day rates are inflated deliberately to attract better candidates, so don't think it's you not geeting interviews it is a C*** agency. Also tell them nothing on where you are interviewing, don't give them any opportunity to side line you whilst they... (read more)
Written on: 21/02/2011
Please accept he single star I give Michael Page as a negative star because the rating system insists I give a star.
I have applied for hundreds of vacancies with them and been rejected every time without fail despite having worked for some of the UK's leading companies. My only conclusion is their job specs must be so badly written they do not match the role. They seem arrogant and poorly qualified to meet employers needs, a disgrace to recruitment agencies. (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2011
Oh good its not just me then. They always say you didn't meet the specific criteria - so you phone and ask what it was missing from your CV and they can never tell you. Why? I wonder. Sadly most agencies are the same and you know what you probably are far better qualified and far more experienced than any of them. Michael page recruit straight out of uni-wjy -as its a telesales job -nothing more-nothing less.
I had to click a star to submit my review -I actually didn't want to click any. (read more)
Written on: 02/12/2010
Very unprofessional .Sent many applications through them but the usual "Dont bother emails ". Even spoke to someone in the office who said to send CV and he would personally match me to a job. Yeah yeah .
I don't even bother if any applications involve MICHAEL PAGE in anyway .It is very disheartening and patronising attitude. (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2010
Very unprofessional. Received a call on Tuesday saying I had an interview on Tuesday - 30 mins later I received another call asking if I can be an the interview in 20mins time which was clearly impossible! Had Michael Page contacted me a day earlier when they were informed of the times everything would have been fine. AVOID, UNPROFESSIONAL, TIME-WASTERS!!! (read more)
Written on: 09/08/2010
Completely useless bunch of time wasters. I've lost count of how many roles I've applied for via this recruitment firm. AND I am applying for jobs which I can do (and more in some cases) according to their adverts/job descriptions.
They once called me while I was in the shower, wife said I'd be "out" in 5 minutes and they never called back, for all I know it could have been the perfect role, but I doubt it.
Constant lack of communication, auto generated "sod off" emails which are... (read more)
Written on: 09/08/2010
everytime I apply for a job with this agent even when sometimes I am over qualified they just never seem to give me a chance and make me look as though I am not good enough to work through them. They send stupid rejection emails also. (read more)
Written on: 03/08/2010
Quite disappointed with Michael Page, as they called me for a position with Reuters (in Finance). I went to 2 interviews. The Agent did not seem to know much about their client, she even got confused with dates, etc. she was not looking afeter me as she had sent another candidate who had been shortlisted too.
A month passed and after several calls on my part to michael page, all they could say is that the client had not made a decision and that they will let me know when the situation... (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2010
Applied for a jon as a Credit manager. No one contacted me so I started calling. No one seemed able to tell me who controled the job number. I then re submitted my application and this time got an auto responce saying someone would be in touch. Needless to say no one did so some company is now hiring a Credit manager without getting sight of the full amount of good managers out there.
Written on: 28/08/2009
Speaking as both someone whose career was once helped by them and as (once) a client, in the last 4 years I have found Michael Page to be one of the most arrogant, unpleasant agencies in the market.
I find they post vague job descriptions and then, when they deign to receive a call from you, almost go out of their way to be as unhelpful, snobby and arrogant as possible, to the point of appearing to look down upon anyone that doesn't exactly tick all the boxes. It got to the point that if... (read more)
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