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belairdirect Reviews

Updated Nov 18, 2019

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3.4
58%
Recommend to a Friend
74%
Approve of CEO
belairdirect Chief Executive Officer Charles Brindamour (no image)
Charles Brindamour
53 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great colleagues, fun training environment, good benefits(in 9 reviews)

  • "Excellent team, great work environment, great benefits(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "be prepared to be told that none of the team leaders want you on their team(in 7 reviews)

  • "Too many priorities, lack of understanding of reality from upper management(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent benefits/opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Insurance Advisor in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at belairdirect full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits Growth Opportunities ESPP Work from Home Pension Work life balance

    Cons

    Call centre Call volume High volume Sales pressure Underwriting

    belairdirect2019-11-18
  2. "Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Insurance Advisor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at belairdirect full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Culture, Awesome Training, Flexible

    Cons

    Some limited access to web sites

    belairdirect2019-10-16
  3. "Job for thick-skinned only"

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    Current Employee - Insurance Advisor in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at belairdirect full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Benefits, and salary. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Constantly answering phone calls facing irate customers most-of the time, sugar-coated call center environment.

    belairdirect2019-10-09
  4. Helpful (2)

    "poor wages"

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    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Agent in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at belairdirect full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    red wagon people are cool paid training 3 weeks vacations work every Saturday if you are new

    Cons

    they changing the environment and culture and its not fun place to be. Too many targets not just sales target expect way too much for not enough pay

    belairdirect2019-10-18
  5. "Sales and Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at belairdirect full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people, great place to work

    Cons

    Nothing. Overall a great place to work

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    belairdirect2019-09-23
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at belairdirect full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You're best to look elsewhere, as most Sales Associates have and continue to do.

    Cons

    Everything revolves around the sales target. You are nothing more than a number.

    belairdirect2019-07-25
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Boiling frog syndrome"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at belairdirect full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Coworkers are great! Raises every 6 months for your first 4 yrs. Work from home opportunities. Monthly contests. Ongoing projects. Paid training. Free parking.

    Cons

    They ask for feedback, but don’t want to hear if you have anything negative to say. They talk about integrity but then only seem to care about the numbers. Favouritism- big issue. They keep adding more and more to the job expectations, when does it end? Presently your job is to train customers how to do their job so yours becomes unnecessary. When you’re new, you’re constantly told about all these great... opportunities at the workplace but these are few and far between.

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    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like people and not like robots. Feedback can also be positive and not just negative. Try to retain the good people, don’t let them slip away. People are constantly going on stress leave, gee I wonder why.

    belairdirect2019-07-11
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Don’t come here"

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    Current Employee - Specialist in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at belairdirect full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free parking at Ottawa office.

    Cons

    Favouritism, micromanaging, overworked, under paid. Management is big into brown nosing and if you’re not smooching butt, you’re no one. Egotistical women in charge who think they are God’s gift.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the two blondes or give them a good shake

    belairdirect2019-06-26
  9. "Belairdirect"

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    Current Employee - Sales Specialist 

    I have been working at belairdirect full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - good benefits - great management - flexible hours

    Cons

    - tedious work - slow growth

    belairdirect2019-05-17
  10. "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at belairdirect part-time

    Pros

    Good salary when you outperform their standards

    Cons

    The sales departments are treated poorly

    Advice to Management

    Live the values that you put on paper, stop internal competition, fire the bullies.

    belairdirect2019-05-03
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