Canada Drives Sales Representative Personal Loans Reviews

Updated Feb 7, 2019

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Canada Drives Founder and Co-CEO Cody Green
Cody Green
4 Ratings
  1. "A place that only rewards those that work hard put time in. Personal Loans department."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative Personal Loans in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Drives full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Breakfast is varied alot and free lunch as well. - An environment that will accept you as you are and help you only if you show that you want make money. -They don't sweat the little stuff that doesn't affect your work. If you can sit down and put in time the rewards are easy to see. - The management will always give in as much effort to help you as you put in. They trust you and will go to the bat for you. -The money is ridiculously easy to get and the benefits are instant even before you first 3 months. -The first month or 2 is harder to get in to the flow especially if you don't come in with extra time -If you come in early or on a Saturday once in a while you will get the better leads and you will get help you just need to ask for it.If you don't ask or show you have interest you will get nothing. - Its not a struneus job you sit in a seat and talk to people that's it. -The health benefits are insanely good - You get to choose when you want to eat. As long as you hit call time you can take your time if you want but most people will choose to make money because as long as you stay on the dialer you will help out people and you will be able to make good money. -You get to help people get loans to better their lives because most of the customers are people that need a loan and no one will trust them enough to give a loan. We help out people that need loans and help out those that don't even understand how badly they need the loan to help their credit. -We help those have only been relying on the Money mart loans that have 600% interest and are stuck in a cycle of debt. The loans we give them are a way to get out of that cycle and have much better interest rates. - Extremely fast growth and the opportunity to move up is everywhere and can easily be attained even within the first 3 months. - You will not get fired unless you stop caring and you start being rude. If people like you and you produce results or even if you show that you have any effort being put in they will not let you go and the management will be there for you so you can learn. -Free monthly buss passes and Free monthly team bonding where its at times normal to eat more at places that you would never normally eat at expensive places.

    Cons

    - Long hours but that's apart of the job. They tell you in the interview this ain't a job you get into if you want to have all the time in the world. - Sometimes you will be extremely busy to the point you might miss lunch but that is your choice, no one will force you that will be something you choose without realizing it because you want to make good money. - Most people understand that when you come in you choose which department you want to go to in Canada Drives, The personal loans department where you will not have any real work life/ balance but make a lot of money or the other loan department that you have a Work /life balance and the money is not as much. - You will develop this urge where you feel like if you are not in the office than someone else is going to steal your file or that you could be doing something more productive by being in the office on the dialer. It will consume you at times if you don't learn to separate that urge and fear

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  2. Helpful (9)

    "You Shouldn’t Throw Stones… If You Work at Canada Drives"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Manager, Customer Service Representative Personal Loans in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Drives full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    When I started at Canada Drives 2 years ago I didn't know much about the company. I started in sales and worked my way up to a team manager. There was a learning curve at first but they did their best to make us comfortable and understand the roles. It is a fun, fast paced environment. My favorite part about working at Canada Drives is the team atmosphere. The company provides great benefits such as paid for team events every month. There is also a fully stocked kitchen, and transit reimbursements. Canada Drives offers the opportunity to make lots of extra money plus they provide you with health benefits. If you have great work ethic and are goal oriented you will succeed at Canada Drives.

    Cons

    Being on a sales floor everyone has a monthly target and on slow months there is a lot of extra pressure to achieve your goal. Sometimes that means spending a bit of time on the weekend to hit your goal, but if you work hard, you will be rewarded.

    Canada Drives Response

    July 30, 2018Human Resources Manager

    Thank you for leaving Canada Drives a review about your work experience. It’s great to know you like the office atmosphere and employee benefits here. It’s also good to see you have advanced your career quickly and realize the opportunity within the company. Every department sets ambitious goals and you are helping to lead yours while being rewarded for your efforts.


  3. Helpful (33)

    "You get what you work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative Personal Loans in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Drives full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - if you work very hard, you will make a lot of money. I have been one of top 5 people in my department for the past 2 years and have made 120k+ in the last year and half. - FREE FOOD - Unlimited lunch/Breakfast - Great environment for young entrepreneurs - if you're 19-25 looking to make a name for yourself in sales then this is a great spot to start. - Amazing CEO - Something I love truly about this company is how much the CEO loves his company. He is always doing special events, prizes and trips for the top workers and always having company wide competitions for holidays. Like on St Patricks Day I won best costume and got beat head phones

    Cons

    - Its hard to move up, because they're a smaller company still, so spots are extremely limited when it comes to moving up in the company

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  4. Helpful (6)

    "Personal loans"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative Personal Loans in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canada Drives full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, food. Co-workers are nice.

    Cons

    Most people you talk to will be upset you called. Requires you to sell a product that is hard to believe in. Personal loans at very high IR is often a difficult thing to sell to people with bad credit and little income. It is what it is, a cutthroat sales job, very very competitive. Very little downtime to get yourself together.

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  5. Helpful (15)

    "Horrible company that preys on Canadians that are in need of Cash"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Loans 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canada Drives full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free food and Transit. Downtown location is close to the skytrain station. But that's just about it.

    Cons

    The company is a scam, calling Canadians who are already in debt and selling them loans at a ridiculous rate of 46.96%. what happens to the people who take these loans and then cannot pay it back? This company does not help Canadians. They only think about themselves and their pockets. Managers during training only talk about how much money you can make, but in reality, it's harder to reach. You're not even allowed to eat outside the office. They also force you to work overtime without pay. And if you don't, they don't favour you at all. The CEO is also a snob and talks about his million dollar condo downtown. He does not care about his employees.

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  6. Helpful (109)

    "Honestly a scam that preys on the financially unstable."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales - Personal Loans in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canada Drives full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free food, 50% of transit costs, buzzing sales floor,

    Cons

    The product they sell is a scam. I left when i couldn't deal with what i was doing morally, you ruin peoples lives here. This is how it works. The loan has an interest rate of 46.96%. They specifically target people with poor credit because they're more likely to need cash. Kind of like how PayDay Loans work. They "report" to the credit bureau, so people can see that they've been making or missing payments on their credit report, but it does absolutely nothing for their actual credit rating. These are people with poor credit. They have enough problems as it is. They prey on their need for money and use hard-closing sales tactics to convince them to take the loan. The interest rate is 46.96%, you think someone with horrible credit can pay that loan off? Hell no. But it's not about peoples lives here, it's about taking their money. They jam a cult-like rabid obsession over money into their trainee's, so that once they hit the sales floor they won't mind working 10-12 hour days. They use the "carrot on a stick" method constantly, bringing up people who have cleared 10-12k a month as a real life example to make it seem like if you put in the time, you'll get there one day too. You won't. If you want to get better at sales, work here. They teach you to sell through trial by fire and it's honestly an effective way to learn. If you don't, you'll just get fired anyway.

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    Canada Drives Response

    September 13, 2018Founder & Co-CEO

    I appreciate the time you took to leave a review. I’d value the opportunity to discuss your experience working at Canada Drives if you’d be willing. Feel free to email me at cody@canadadrives.ca and we can discuss via phone or email if you prefer. I’m happy to compensate you for your time. Thanks, Cody

  7. Helpful (18)

    "Stay away! Waste of time, effort and life!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Loans/Credit Loans in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Drives full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent lower management. Fully stocked fridge. Subsidized transit, if you transit. Friendly coworkers. If you're lucky, you might get MSP.

    Cons

    INTERVIEW: They immediately require two pieces of identification. Upon arrival they demand for you to take a photo of both your identifications, front and back. Along with a "selfie". Found this process intrusive to say the least. Especially since you haven't even been hired. TRAINING: A week long of hell. They expect you to arrive 30 minutes early before shift. Then stay an extra hour or so to try and hit your targets. A lot of the guys in management are perverts who thinks it's appropriate to hit on me any chance they had. WORK: Awful. Product is not what they described in training. Biggest scam! 45% interest on loans. Way to take advantage of those in need! These people are parasites! I don't know how they sleep at night taking advantage on those who need real help. One of the managers told me "these people [prospect clients] are the stupidest people on earth! Let them know that!" Umh, what?? Found a job, leaving this scam of a company in a week to start my new job at an honest company.

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  8. Helpful (5)

    "It's not all it's made out to be"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Sales Representative (Personal Loans) in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Canada Drives full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get free food, free booze on Fridays, health, dental and vision coverage plus they cover your bus pass. And, you'll most likely end up with a couple good friends.

    Cons

    Working at Canada Drives will mean you are constantly spoken down to, you work crazy hours without genuine reward, you are expected to get down and dirty to get a sale, and you'll eventually find yourself questioning what the heck your doing there.

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