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C.S.T. Consultants Reviews

Updated 13 February, 2019
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  1. "Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at C.S.T. Consultants full-time

    Pros

    - Great manager
    - Nice and genuine people to work with
    - A great product to work with and help families
    - Can make great money if you put in the work
    - Flexible hours
    - Self employed

    Cons

    - Commissioned based salary can be a con if you are not putting in the work
    - Start up costs for licensing

    Advice to Management

    Help with start up costs and licensing costs


  2. "Summer student customer service representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at C.S.T. Consultants full-time

    Pros

    -nice small and friendly environment

    Cons

    -very busy during the summer

    Advice to Management

    -great work, everyone is appreciated

  3. "Company not bad, specific departments questionable."

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst
    Former Employee - Data Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at C.S.T. Consultants full-time

    Pros

    Company benefits were good, many of the people in the company were nice. Would recommend the company itself but not specific departments unless some concerns would be addressed.

    Cons

    The hiring manager did not understand what people with my title do. The job description for the data analyst role was completely different than the actual role itself, spent most of the time working on redundant powerpoints and excel sheets that are more suited for an administrator. This individual was constantly angry and does not know how to communicate or empower subordinates. After a few instances of abusive behavior from this supervisor, human resources was spoken to and they did not do anything in regards to these issues, especially after other employees had walked out of the job. Overall, not bad people on a personal level but respectively the department I had worked for should understand what someone does before hiring and human resources should pick up on patterns of poor behavior and high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Understand the needs and requirements of your departments, and understand what the title of a role does at other companies, do not pretend to be an analytically driven department when not understanding different forms of analytics. Human resources should pick up on cues as well from employees after seeing issues within a department.


  4. "Unstructured, poor management & poor time management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at C.S.T. Consultants full-time

    Pros

    above industry Salary, friendly atmosphere, coffee

    Cons

    "Mask" culture; fake; poorly managed; poor project mgt; politics.

    Advice to Management

    Cleansing required


  5. "Great for ambitious and action oriented people"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at C.S.T. Consultants full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best in class health benefits
    Brilliant minds (learn from others)
    Senior level exposure in a mid-senior position
    Executive management (act as mentors and committed to your growth)
    Above market training opportunities

    Cons

    Can be overwhelming at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and continue to invest in your employees. We appreciate it!


  6. "Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB

    I worked at C.S.T. Consultants full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible
    Potential to earn significant income

    Cons

    Sell, sell, sell
    100% commission
    No other opportunities within company


  7. "Nice people"

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    Former Employee - Call Center in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Call Center in Toronto, ON
    Recommends

    I worked at C.S.T. Consultants full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people and friendly environment; good support from management and collaboration across the organization.
    Good location close to subway and everything.

    Cons

    There are no specific cons.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  8. "Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at C.S.T. Consultants full-time

    Pros

    100% Commission for those who can afford

    Cons

    No security or base salary


  9. "Telephone service representatives"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at C.S.T. Consultants full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is not bad. Call centre only opens from 8 to 8pm, monday to friday

    Cons

    the system is so dated. Very error prone.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Terrible culture. Come here if you want your career to stall and like be treated like a nobody"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at C.S.T. Consultants full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A small percentage of employees are decent and competent. Good benefits and time off

    Cons

    Management is top heavy. There are more Directors, VP's, Sr. VP's than there are actual employees. People are promoted based on tenure, not on merit and capability. Lots of political stuff and culture is closed minded and staff primarily consists of people who have been there for 20+ years. Lots of pointless meetings for the sake of having meetings. In the time that I was there, I have seen multiple Managers and regular staff terminated. One day they are here. The next day they are gone. No reason given. Tenured staff are aware that the company does a "purge" of staff every November. This is the place you come to if you want your career to go no where, it you want to bang you head against the wall in frustration, and if you want to spend your days trying to get things done, but constantly being stymied. Thought the benefits and salary are above average, it doesn't make up for the fact that Directors and VP's have no direction and focus. And when things do not go as planned, they will throw you under the bus to take the blame. This is the type of place where. The culture is like high school, where Director level people will complain about you to your own Director if you say or do something they don't like. No one has the spine to call out the elephant in the room, in order to actually move ahead to get stuff done and favoritism is rampant. They all want to close their eyes and pretend they aren't part of the problem. Honestly, coming to work here was one of the biggest mistakes of my life

    Advice to Management

    for a company that is less than 100 people, you don't need 50 Directors and Senior Management. Get rid of the people who are just occupying a seat, and wake up. Address the problems you are already aware of and stop pretending it doesn't exist and that you aren't part of it