Canadian Property Stars

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Canadian Property Stars Reviews

Updated June 14, 2014
Updated June 14, 2014
7 Reviews
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7 Reviews
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  1.  

    This is not easy money

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Independent Contractor in Scarborough, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Independent Contractor in Scarborough, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Property Stars full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Extremely high pay potential if you are willing to work for it(300-500+ a day)
    -Greatly develops communication and sale skills
    -Transportation is provided via shuttle
    -Good workout; will lose weight guaranteed
    -Choose which days you work

    Cons

    -Extremely long work hours(14 hours+)
    -Breakfast, lunch and dinner is not provided; normally acceptable, however there are very few places to buy food
    -Driveway sealing is unhealthy and carcinogenic in the long-term(inhaling tar)
    -Must ask homeowners to use their washroom
    -Guaranteed tan
    -Very messy job; expect to be performing extensive manual labour in addition to mentally draining sales

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for if you are a hard working individual.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canadian Property Stars full-time

    Pros

    - Great money
    - Hard Work
    - Can advance into management position quickly
    - Positive environment

    Cons

    - Long Hours
    - Work in any weather

  3.  

    Do Not Work Here

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    Former Employee - Personal Contractor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Personal Contractor in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Property Stars full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You are your own boss.

    Cons

    No guaranteed pay. Long hours. The bosses are all sleeping with employees which is totally illegal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more professional managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Really hard work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Property Stars as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    If your an athlete its great

    Cons

    No sales means no money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe share everyone's sales so nobody works all day for nothing.

  6.  

    my experience at Canadian Property Stars was not really good simply because this job was not meant for me.

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    Former Employee - Independent Sales Contractor in North York, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Contractor in North York, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Property Stars as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    the best reason to work in this company is that you get paid cash daily and that too a very good amount depending on your work done.

    Cons

    You have to walk all day with heavy machinery and going door to door to do Lawn Aeration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please don't cut off extra money from daily earnings, specially the money for the machine rental which is pretty weird as the machine is the company's property and you are the ones who give us the machine and we don't ask for it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    very positive atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Independent Contractor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Independent Contractor in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Canadian Property Stars as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    work outside & talk to many people

    Cons

    work up to 16 hours in a day usually

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Bait and switch on hiring advertising

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canadian Property Stars

    Pros

    Great job to get into shape, staying physically fit
    Great job for students
    Shuttle to pick you up (don't need a car to get to work)

    Cons

    A big Red Flag with this company is that it advertises extensively in Job Papers and on Bus Shelters, screaming "make $100 to $400 per day!" ... if a job were really that good, they wouldn't need to advertise it week after week with large ads....the fact of the matter is that it gets people into their "Job Fairs" where they might be persuaded to actually join the company despite the working conditions.

    Another Red Flag is that you are not technically "hired" by the company.... you will become a "independent contractor" when you start with them - this exempts the company from a ton of paper work, tax / CPP/ Holiday / etc. deductions... basically you are lined up to be used and abused and get to thank them for chewing you up and spitting you out when they finally burn you out.

    Super long hours 8:30am - 9pm
    Pay (commission) is not good considering the long hours and huge effort

    The company says that is successful because it thinks of "Your" pockets ($) first... I think they say this because they evidently DON'T think of their "independent contractors'" compensation first - with 32% weekday and 28% weekend commission on sales/work completed (and if you are working in 'twos' - as opposed to alone - this commission is split!!!).

    Work is essentially Aerating Lawns, Driveway Sealing or Window Washing (there are only a few other types of positions, rarely available before you prove yourself).

    You work alone or with another team member, and go to door to door selling the service and performing it and collecting the payment.

    There are bonuses for the top three performers in a division (region) and are a pittance when compared to the $$$ the company is raking in as a result of the virtually brain washed or desperate employees who slave away for long hours for such little compensation.

    The hiring process is disturbingly cult-like, with praises sung about the founder, Ben Stewart, his books being mentioned.

    Testimonials during the "Job Fair" orientation have young people speaking of the great income they have gotten while working, like $40K! over the Summer months, but evidently are the result of them sacrificing EVERYTHING up to 7 days a week, 12 hours a day, for months on end. Such dedication makes any bonuses or prizes (free trips) actually laughable.

    Sure, one might make more in a particular month working at this, but Call Centre work is a much more attractive option, even if it makes you put on a little weight, and the pay/compensation, at the end of the day, for hours worked, is not that much less.

    The company targets students to hire as "independent contractors", since students tend to have the Summer free, when property work can be done, but, I think, students also provide a demographic that is vulnerable to their pitch and they gave no home/family to really go back to at 5pm - meaning they can be used for virtually every daylight hour (8am to 9pm, a 13 hour span, up to 7 days a week (except when it rains).

    Oh, yeah, bring your own food and water to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest and transparent with your "independent contractors" (staff) about the cost of business/profits and give generous compensation to employees - don't just pretend that you do!

    Tweak the business model in order to accommodate people who don't want to work slave-labour hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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