Bilingual Source Reviews

Updated June 16, 2015
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  1. Helpful (6)

    Horrible, horrible place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bilingual Source full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You will come out trained to do well at most other companies. It truly is recruiter boot camp, and if you survive long enough to absorb those learnings, you will have a work ethic that future employers will find almost god-like.

    Cons

    It is abusive. Employees are pitted against one another. The owner of the company thinks he owns his employees. There is no flexibility, it is like a prison. You must be at your desk, you can't be 1 minute late, you can't leave at 5:00 without risking the wrath of your boss. You are expected to eat, sleep, and breathe Bilingual Source for $30k per year plus a measly 10% commission. All told, if you really grit your teeth, swallow your pride, and devote your life to this company, you might make $45k in your first year. You will also notice that 1 or 2 people have hoarded all of the good accounts left behind by past employees who finally had enough. This leaves the rest of the team to find for scraps, making the job that much more difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times. Retention is your biggest problem, and it starts with the environment. Take responsibility for the real problem - you!


  2. Amazing employer, great training & very rewarding.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bilingual Source full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Bilingual Source has proven to be an excellent employer. They took me out of a call centre, and showed me how to recruit and I've never looked back. I don't really understand why someone would complain about this employer. They treat employees very well and have a generous package and great vacation time. Love the half days in the summer!

    Cons

    None. Like life in general, this place is what you make of it. If you have a strong work ethic, you will do very well.

    Advice to Management

    Great job!


  3. Helpful (1)

    This is a sales environment.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bilingual Source full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Amazing training, especially for new hires that have little to no recruitment experience. The training is probably the strongest aspect of working at Bilingual Source. - Great team atmosphere with a work hard, play hard attitude. - Convenient and accessible central location in Mid Town Toronto. - Lots of very constructive feedback from Management.

    Cons

    - This is a sales environment, which can be a "Con" for some. If you aren't used to a smaller firm type of sales environment, this job is not for you. - If you are new to recruitment, it will take you some time to get used to interacting with candidates; everything from lying about career gaps and criminal records, to unrealistic expectations and everything in-between. - Your KPIs don't always solely reflect your own work ethic: it's a balancing act between management's goals, client expectations and candidate performance.



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