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Drake International Reviews

Updated 11 October, 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)

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  1. "Sr Technical Recruiter"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. Helpful (2)

    "Great company! If the year was 1960. Quite literally haven't changed anything since then."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Drake International full-time

    Pros

    Good downtown office location, very good training with Amanda Ono, that will prepare you for the recruitment industry

    Cons

    Most unethical, hypocritical company out there. Stuck in 1960

    Advice to Management

    Management loves to talk about how great they were in "the good ol days", when the internet and cellphones didn't exist. Maybe wakup and realize the day and age we were in


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Recruiter"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Toronto, ON
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team to work with

    Cons

    Compensation packages below market average.

    Needs better employee motivating bonus plans

    Advice to Management

    Old School / system needs an upgrade


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  5. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Drake International full-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff; good support from management; opportunities to advance

    Cons

    it's hard to keep track of all the components and businesses that make up Drake International

    Advice to Management

    Stay focussed on what works well.


  6. "Branch Manager"

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    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.


  7. "Branch Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Manager
    Current Employee - Branch Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The organization allows the branches to operate with some autonomy accepting that the Branch Managers understand their local areas and needs.

    Cons

    Our technology is outdated and required multiple entry sites to capture all information as well as the ability to generate timely reporting to allow us to better predict potential needs in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve the communication from head office to the branches, especially those outside of Ontario.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Run, fast and far."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Drake International full-time

    Pros

    Micromanagement, crazy owner, no incentive program, outright lying. If you are a con man this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Hmmm, well, terrible pay, no ability to compete with the real players in the HR business, no training, gossip, managers blaming their employees, managers laid off from other companies and finding a career at Drake, everyone is stealth job hunting, absurd expectations, and whatever you do, DO NOT perform well, because you'll get canned for fear of being promoted by whoever your supervisor is. The dumbest, most ancient company I've ever seen. They literally give you a phone book and tell you to make cold calls. Excellent strategy. The company is hemorraging money, they can't give you an expense card for hundreds of out of pocket expenses, but the owner's a billionaire and thinks it's 1955 so whatever!

    Advice to Management

    Quit


  9. "Could use improvement"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with a team that encourages and supports you, and is always there to help!
    Interacting with all sorts of people, clients and candidates.

    Cons

    Compensation isn't the greatest.
    A lot of tight deadlines, and work piles on.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more incentives to employees through raises and bonuses.
    Implement a better training/onboarding program to get better retention.


  10. "part time employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    easy to get job for general worker only
    clean office
    easy access
    down town

    Cons

    not helping too much
    not helping too much
    not helping too much
    not helping too much


  11. "love the environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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