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Drake International Reviews

Updated 22 March, 2017
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R. W. (Bill) Pollock
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  • no work life balance (expected to work 24/7) (in 5 reviews)

  • I was a Full Time Recruiter for 6 months till I was let go but the hired on part time on contract (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "love the environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Drake International full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment would recommend

    Cons

    Could have better compensation


  2. "Recruiter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Drake International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Room for growth
    Working with a close team rather than competing against each other
    Opportunities to learn a lot about many different industries

    Cons

    Recruiting for the same jobs every day
    Growth opportunities only if going into sales, that's about it


  3. "Mediocre"

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

    Pros

    Good leadership team, making it a better place to work.
    Positive team atmosphere.

    Cons

    Non-competitive commission package.
    Poor vacation package.
    Old school business model.


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  5. "Data Entry Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Data Entry Specialist in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Data Entry Specialist in Mississauga, ON

    I have been working at Drake International (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a job Agency, Provide work in companies

    Cons

    Cons of working with agency is not getting proper hours.


  6. "Banquet server"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Banquet in Halifax, NS
    Current Employee - Banquet in Halifax, NS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent. Flexible hours and excellent staff

    Cons

    poor communication by clients but its not drake's fault

    Advice to Management

    more hours, more money. lol


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    "Branch Manager"

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    Former Employee - Client Relations/Branch Manager in Hamilton, ON
    Former Employee - Client Relations/Branch Manager in Hamilton, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Drake International (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Sian Dawson- excellent area manager

    Cons

    Poor senior level management and support for branches- too much in fighting and battling over territories as opposed to working together. A silo'd organization

    Advice to Management

    Work together, treat employees with respect and value


  8. "Great Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Director, Education & Health Services in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Director, Education & Health Services in Vancouver, BC

    I have been working at Drake International (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    At Drake there are many opportunities for growth, you can start in one position and if you have initiative, desire and willingness to take on new challenges you can excel and advance your career. Fast paced environment, great mentors, exciting challenges, many learning opportunities.

    Cons

    If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen! This is a job where you will be required to stretch and grow so if that's now your desire don't join them!

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for the amazing opportunities over the past 30 years and for pushing me beyond my own self imposed limitations!


  9. "You get back what you put in!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Drake International (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Unlimited growth opportunity!
    Access to ongoing training
    Advancement opportunities
    An International company with a small family business vibe

    Cons

    Sometimes encountering a Manager with a "their way or no way" mentality - just stick to the one level up policy and have your voice heard if you feel something is wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to the voices in your branches!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to Work!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Drake International part-time

    Pros

    interesting work, flexible, fun co-workers, management shows caring attitude

    Cons

    recruitment agencies get a bad rap

    Advice to Management

    Keep caring


  11. "BDM"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Strong services and reliable suite of HR technologies; Some very good people with expertise, passion and drive; Feel-good industry helping connect excellent people with exciting new jobs; Company wide recognition programs including international travel for branches that meet financial growth and profitability targets; Opportunity to relocate to Drake branches in other countries;

    Cons

    Top-heavy management; Marketing; work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Streamline leadership team; Ensure marketing understands the business and responds with urgency; Appreciate that employees need downtime to refresh and recharge



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