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David Aplin Group Reviews

Updated Jun 13, 2019

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  1. "Great Experience in Ideal job"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at David Aplin Group part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly recruiters Easy to communicate Seem to genuinely care

    Cons

    They don´t always have positions available

    David Aplin Group2019-06-13
  2. "Excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant 

    I have been working at David Aplin Group full-time

    Pros

    Great tools. Great reputation. Great people.

    Cons

    Must be sales savvy to succeed in a 360 desk.

    David Aplin Group2019-06-03
  3. "Consultant"

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    Consultant in Regina, SK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at David Aplin Group for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, honest company, really great people that care a lot, once you have been there for a while, they will provide training, room for advancement

    Cons

    No initial training, cut throat, commission based with no training, all expenses are your own, not well known in my location

    Advice to Management

    Spend time in every branch to make sure they are all being run the same and have the same culture , branch I worked at was uptight and felt that everyone should work 12 hour days in the office

    David Aplin Group2019-01-09
  4. "Recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at David Aplin Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly, supportive work environment. Great training that is ongoing and direct interaction with highly experienced Recruiters and Management that are always happy to help!

    Cons

    Parking downtown is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Parking subsidy! Or the opportunity to work remote at least once a week!

    David Aplin Group2018-11-19
  5. "Senior Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Winnitoba, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at David Aplin Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great team with a management team that truly cares

    Cons

    Maybe provide junior staff as a resource for top consultants.

    David Aplin Group2018-10-04
  6. "Senior Recruitment Consultant"

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

    I worked at David Aplin Group full-time

    Pros

    At one time there was the "home/work" balance, but that was slowly changing when I was released. They let you run your desk the way you want to run your desk as if it is your own business, its about making the numbers which makes sense. Flexibility in regards to attending to family at home, option to work from home was a perk for employees with children. When the economy is good, and your billing,life is good... here, when the economy took a turn, things changed, you learned your value quickly.

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    Cons

    Lots of staff turnover in leadership and consultants, revolving door of poor hires lots of change in consultants during the seven years nationally. Weak leadership for branches, challenge to find someone to manage the branch took over a year to secure someone, numerous managers during my time. Technology, computers needs to be updated more than ten years old, screens were old, nothing seems to be updated with... the times. Don't spend extensive money on marketing the organization was a long term employee, when the economy took a downturn there was no support in assisting to make a decent living and over exceed the draws. Continually takes earnings away from consultants with their new major accounts initiative which was started at the beginning of the year.

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    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate the leadership team, your teams are only as good as their leaders. Get all the information before making decisions, you may not always have the correct facts. Communication on the direction of the company needs to be clearer.

    David Aplin Group2018-10-17
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great starting ground, but definitely a boys club"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at David Aplin Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Thrown right into the fire and need to build up a book of business quickly. You learn a lot in a short amount of time and should look at this as a launching pad for your career.

    Cons

    West Coast HQ dictates KPIs and quotas across company which are unrealistic for verticals and territory for rest of Canada. Place a ton of value on previous extensive Sales experience (from other industries) but these people come in and crash & burn.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent and place more value on your intermediate up and coming recruiters. Embrace their skills and help them develop their careers, instead of pushing them out the door to put money in a competitors pocket (who sees more value in them). Recruiting is just as important as Sales in any deal, one does not outweigh another. A Sales person doesn't equal a rockstar recruiter off the hop. BD is not more important... than building a pipeline of candidates.

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    David Aplin Group2017-04-07
  8. "Amazing culture, great place to work and to grow."

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at David Aplin Group

    Pros

    Having worked at Aplin for nearly a decade, I can truly attest to the strong collaborative company culture and the internal support for career growth and development. So much opportunity to make an everlasting impact. The recruitment team focuses on extending that positive impact among their peers, with their clients and with job seekers.

    Cons

    High stress industry, lean corporate team.

    David Aplin Group2017-01-13
  9. "Workiher at David Aplin"

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    Recruitment Consultant in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends

    I worked at David Aplin Group

    Pros

    Great mentoring and training. They give you the tools to succeed! Excellent work life balance.

    Cons

    Parking downtown is not great.

    David Aplin Group2016-10-17
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Very poor communication, slow placement"

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    Alberta in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at David Aplin Group

    Pros

    Office looks professional, salary was given on time

    Cons

    Keep changing their own staff, unprofessional Recruiters- recruiters are not keen into answering mails nor replying back repeated calls. They seem to be concerned on their earnings and not into progressing their business ettiquetes.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful on hiring your own Recruiters. Focus on the skills required and not on the looks. Most Recruiters have no recruiting background which can easily identify during the interview process. If this cannot be avoided, provide proper training to your Recruiters.

    David Aplin Group2016-07-08
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