Design Group Staffing

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  1.  

    Excellent environment for the self-motivated!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Design Group Staffing full-time

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial culture supported by financial strength and growth momentum;
    Sufficient autonomy to make customer support decisions; excellent resources to tap into for the bigger decisions;
    Variable pay with no limit to income; additional rewards (bonuses, sales trip, etc)
    Open door policy at all levels of senior management

    Cons

    Limited career options;
    Inconsistent policies and practices;
    Confusing brand names
    Elitist hierarchy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep looking for improvement opportunities;
    Listen to the messages in the Employee Survey;
    Seek to promote from within wherever possible

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    recruitment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Design Group Staffing full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Canadian owned company, good benefits plan

    Cons

    takes too long to implement changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate more, be cohesive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great work environment, nice people, weak leadership, no corporate culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant

    I worked at Design Group Staffing

    Pros

    There's good talent to learn from..
    great learning ground.

    Cons

    No corporate culture or leadership.
    Old school management
    No vision or willingness to evolve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revise your compensation structure if you want to attract and keep the talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Recruitment Consultant in Markham, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Design Group Staffing

    Pros

    - Invest in People, Technology and Trainings
    - Professional Management
    - Flexibility

    Cons

    Everything else is best except for the Compensation and Benefits. Its not bad but surely not the best in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to review compensation structure. Its important to have best comp plan in place to attract and retain best talent

    Recommends
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good learning ground

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Design Group Staffing

    Pros

    - Excellent Training Programmes
    - Experienced Team
    - Company has invested in technology and necessary tools
    - 3 offices in GTA - Downtown, Markham and Mississauga
    - Flexibility to work from anywhere or work from home if required
    - Parent company if finacially strong

    Cons

    - Very less contract focus.
    - Very few big accounts to give consistent business
    - Old school....Management not flexible enough to adjust to the changing needs of the recruitment industry
    - Have to big divisions - Design Group & People Bank but all of them work in isolation of each other. There is no synergy to leverage on each others strengths to get bigger market share
    - High turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Start cross selling to clients of People Bank and Design Group to get more business
    - Review compensation structure for better employee retention

    Recommends
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Design Group Staffing

    Pros

    flexibility, good people, autonomony, good commission structure

    Cons

    There is a lack of career progression

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    salaries are low

    Recommends

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