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Helpful (5)

Run the other way

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Current Employee - Agent/Support in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Agent/Support in Washington, DC

I have been working at CIBT full-time (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Nothing worth mentioning. It sucks.

Cons

Where do I begin....it's awful. You put all your effort into doing a good job and it seems like the company is never satisfied with anything you do. All they're worried about is reaching this percentage that they will never attain because they treat employees like dog crap. They love to remind you how replaceable you are. It's like they're blackmailing you with your job because they know the job market is terrible right now. So they think its ok to treat you like a cage animal. They need to realize in order for a company to be successful your employees need to be happy. It's a simple equation. You're paid basically minimum wage and they want pHd results. You get what you pay for. Also they charge travelers way to much money for these services that they offer.

Advice to Management

Treat your employees with dignity and respect. Maybe you'll then reach the companies overall goal.

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  1. Helpful (6)

    Go in with a solid exit strategy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - interesting work--great for someone interested in learning about document requirements for visiting and working in other countries - good benefits for a single person (expensive to add family members) - PTO (if you can get it approved by management)

    Cons

    - You are expected to have superhuman robotic abilities to perform excellent customer service while still making quotas within an 8-hour time frame. You do get overtime if you need to stay to complete the day's work, but prepare to get a job security threat speech if you do go over consistently. They won't tell you to work for free, but if you read between the lines, that's what they want the employees who don't make quotas to do to avoid having their job security threatened. - Lack of support. The nature of this work means that employees deal with frustrated, sometimes unpleasant or downright nasty, customers and bureaucratic government agencies, but when management constantly ridicules the employees for not explaining something just right to a customer (often asking employees to bend or dance around the truth to make the company look better) and threatens job security, it just makes an already challenging job unbearable. - No personal/sick days. 5 mo of the year have restricted time off Don't plan to get sick, injured, or have a family emergency/life event that would require you to take a day or 2 off. There is PTO, but it has to be approved by your manager ahead of time. Sometimes 1 day is enough notice, sometimes 6 weeks isn't enough--depends on how boss is feeling when you ask. - Little room for advancement and front line employees are disposable. There is very little room for advancement unless a manager leaves suddenly. Measly raises and incentive programs are a joke considering how hard you have to work and how perfect you have to be to get any positive recognition. All the while, prices for the services keep going up, but the front line employees, who are the face of the company to the customers, won't see a dime. Corporate and management make a show of asking for employee feedback, but completely disregard any suggestions for improving the work environment or customer experience.

    Advice to Management

    How many times do reviewers have to remind you that happy employees equal happy customers? Your employees are not robots and no one deserves to be mistreated the way you mistreat your own employees. High turnover rates in a bad economy should tell you something. Stop playing games with people and handle the company in a mature, respectful, and honorable way.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Poor experience all around

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Visa and Passport Specialist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Visa and Passport Specialist in Washington, DC

    I worked at CIBT full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy to land a job at CIBT due to high turnover

    Cons

    Management is often unaware of the atmosphere that is created amongst the employees, only gets involved when there is a major problem

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring from outside and start building leaders from amongst the lower level employees


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