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C.S.T. Consultants Reviews

Updated Jun 7, 2019

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84%
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Sherry MacDonald
6 Ratings
  1. "Sales Representative"

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      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

      C.S.T. Consultants2017-10-18
    • "Telephone service representatives"

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

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

      C.S.T. Consultants2017-08-29
    • 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
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

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      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

      C.S.T. Consultants2017-05-04
    • Helpful (5)

      "Accounts Services Rep"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scarborough, ON
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at C.S.T. Consultants

      Pros

      - Great summer opportunity most customer service - Opened up new positions for department specific interns if you work for it - Learn more about where RESPs come from

      Cons

      - Top heavy management - Top mgmt can be political

      C.S.T. Consultants2017-03-31
    • "Great opportunity"

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      Current Employee - Sales in Toronto, ON
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at C.S.T. Consultants full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Self employed In control of your own income (more you work the more you earn) Allows for time with your family

      Cons

      Unstable income if you're not self motivated

      C.S.T. Consultants2017-03-14
    • "Sales Rep"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at C.S.T. Consultants full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Be your own boss. Unlimited earning potential. Make your own schedule. Amazing bonuses available. Most flexible plan for children's education.

      Cons

      Have to keep yourself motivated. Don't get distracted by anything. Hearing no starts to become personal. Each week is a new pay period so there is no guarantee of income

      C.S.T. Consultants2016-12-14
    • Helpful (3)

      "Customer Representative"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I have been working at C.S.T. Consultants

      Pros

      People are friendly sometimes. On the TTC line.

      Cons

      Managers walks by you like you are invisible Get treated like chidren Have to pay for parking so TTC is cheaper,

      Advice to Management

      Get rid of alot of managers. The company is top heavy.

      C.S.T. Consultants2016-02-29
    • Helpful (2)

      "Sales Representative"

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        Former Employee - Sales Representative 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook

        I worked at C.S.T. Consultants full-time for more than 10 years

        Pros

        You are independant and are helping families save for post secondary

        Cons

        There is no way to become a Branch Manager. Highly political environment. Managers are greedy and have ultimate control. They can take recruits away at any time. Recruiting reps is not worthwhile as there is little reward for the effort and no guarantee to keep the rep as your Mgr can take at any time. Lots of empty promises and bait and switch on commision. Incentive trips are lame and not worthwhile.

        Advice to Management

        This is not a sales driven company that rewards reps or incents them in any way to sell or recruit. Too much power given to branch managers. Many long serving reps leaving this company for all the reasons above. Do not plan a career here. You will be utterly disappointed.

        C.S.T. Consultants2016-01-23
      • "Great company to work at. Has a very positive social mission"

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        Current Employee - Finance in North York, ON
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I have been working at C.S.T. Consultants full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        You are always made to feel that you are trying to help children achieve their goals of attending post secondary education. As a not-for-profit organization our mission is not to maximize someone's stock price but instead to achieve the mission of the organization. We have been rated as one of the top 50 small-medium employers in Canada. While we are a smaller company (110 to 120 employees) we have very advance...

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        Cons

        As a small company, there isn't a lot of room to move to new roles.

        C.S.T. Consultants2015-03-20
      • "Excellent company, very professional, great product (RESPs)"

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        Former Employee - Telephone Service Representative in Toronto, ON
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I worked at C.S.T. Consultants full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        -professional environment -location -office space -great training and support -excellent United Way campaign -top Toronto employers -environmentally friendly

        Cons

        -not much room to move up from a customer care position -small company (less than 150 employees)

        Advice to Management

        -branch out to diversify with different products -move people from customer care around who want more opportunity

        C.S.T. Consultants2014-11-08
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