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Drake International Reviews

Updated 20 April, 2017
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R. W. (Bill) Pollock
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Pros
  • Autonomous work environment and great to learn how to run your own mini business (in 7 reviews)

  • lots of great people work at Drake (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Top-heavy management; Marketing; work-life balance (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. "Sr Technical Recruiter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Drake International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment
    Opportunity to grow
    Supportive Colleagues

    Cons

    the heating on the building


  2. "Branch Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Manager in Winnipeg, MB
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Manager in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The Branch Manager makes every effort to make each person walking through the door feel valued and appreciated. She strives to provide an environment that is positive and open-minded.

    Cons

    Some of the technology currently being used is quite dated, which is surprising given the amount of training and development that is offered to new employees and some of the great products produced.


  3. "Average"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers some managers are very good, it is global in scope, good benefits, chance for upward mobility, lots of good training

    Cons

    Unrealistic KPI's, poor upper management, owner is not capable any longer, low pay, no bonus, old school, huge waste of money in many areas

    Advice to Management

    Innovation. What worked in 1952 doesn't now.


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  5. "Data Entry Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Branch Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Drake International"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Autonomous work environment and great to learn how to run your own mini business

    Cons

    Lots of company information so you need to look for what you need


  10. "Employment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Labourer in Perth, ON
    Current Employee - Labourer in Perth, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good to work for, good communication with employees

    Cons

    I haven't found any yet.


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Admin/ Recruitment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There isn't any pro's to this position. All stress no reward.

    Cons

    one of the worst companies I have ever worked for.
    You are just considered a number and the employees try to throw you under the bus to make themselves look better
    not expected to take your lunches. breaks
    micro managed on a daily basis

    Advice to Management

    learn to care about your employees and listen to their feedback


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