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Found 371 of over 371 reviews
4.0
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80% Approve of CEO

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4.0
72%
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Drake International Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer R. W. (Bill) Pollock (no image)
R. W. (Bill) Pollock
144 Ratings
Pros
  • "Friendly team good work/life balance(in 10 reviews)

  • "Nice people but not good work environment(in 16 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "High turnover, confusion whether they are a staffing company or HR service provider(in 7 reviews)

  • "No work life balance, higher ups could use a lesson in how to treat their managers and staff(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Long time ago, perhaps things have changed

      Sep. 20, 2021 - Regional Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great staff, great skills, good teams

      Cons

      High turnover, confusion whether they are a staffing company or HR service provider. Maybe they have that sorted by now.

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Time for a Management Change

      Jul. 11, 2013 - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The company has a great history, the founders of the staffing industry in Canada. The owner is a Canadian success story and working with him you're able to learn a lot.

      Cons

      Like other reviews it really comes down to the senior management. Ever since the former President retired, the VP of Finance really is the one that runs the company and he is the one keeping the company from growing and evolving which is resulting in unhappy employees, high turnover and profit that is almost non existent in a lot of their branches, especially head office branch. They try to fix it by bringing in people from South Africa or Australia to "fix it", but they just cause more damage than anything else

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Working at Drake will prepare you with backwards-thinking for the real world.

      Oct. 23, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There are rare but extremely hard-working people at Drake. Find out who they are and learn from them if you want to succeed, even if they are not in your team.

      Cons

      Extremely high turnover. Lazy people are often rewarded and praised. CEO's favouritism for certain managers means no accountability for poor results. No opportunity for growth. Learning new skills for career/personal development is discouraged because "it's not your role" - even if it will greatly benefit the team, processes and the company. Management will also turn a blind eye to incorrect processes by their favourite team members to avoid confrontation and seeming like the 'bad guy'. Basically, favouritism and ass-kissing will get you everywhere at Drake. CEO often has to request people to write positive reviews. Pour yourself a glass of wine and read all the truthful negative Glassdoor reviews for a fun time.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Very few positives!

      Mar. 7, 2018 - Permanent Recruitment Consultant in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice office, ability to do your own thing and build your own desk.

      Cons

      High turnover, horrible culture, tarnished brand name, shocking systems and IT. Very hard to have your team earn a profit.

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Recruitment Consultant

      Jun. 13, 2017 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Busy with lots of opportunities to get experience

      Cons

      High turnover of staff each year

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Consultant

      Sep. 14, 2016 - Consultant in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice people, strong client base

      Cons

      Low salaries , high turnover of staff

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Drake Australia is disastrous...

      Jul. 18, 2016 - Business Development Manager in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working for Drake gives you a renewed appreciation for working with other companies that can deliver quality service, whilst rewarding and valuing staff.

      Cons

      Business strcture is flawed and constantly creates internal conflict between divisions, creating disharmony amoungst staff and poor business outcomes. High turnover at every level of the organisation, no strategic direction, under resourced and unrealistic expectations of staff to work 60+ hours per week without training, support or any recognition. Senior management often resort to bullying as are unskilled in people management and motivating staff. Poor renumeration, impossible bonus structure, worst employee morale of any workplace...failing in every area where an HR company should be experts in employee retention and better able to practice what they preach!

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