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Design Group Staffing Reviews

Updated February 28, 2017
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  1. "Solid, professional company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Design Group Staffing full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance working with people that are genuine and actually care about what they do. Excellent support network with Directors of standing with sound knowledge of the industry.

    Cons

    Need to streamline the administration processes and improve branding in terms of external marketing.


  2. "Decent place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, flexible time, friendly staff, downtown location (Jasper Avenue is really nice when taking transit as well as convenience for errands or last minute shopping). It is also great if you have a downtown event after hours, sometimes you can park in company parking!

    Cons

    Politics can be a bit tricky, but they're really not that different from other places. If you must drive to work, then parking can be expensive because it is downtown. At the time of my departure, things weren't going particularly well so it became a more stressful environment.

    Advice to Management

    Catch people in the act of doing it right. Otherwise, I think management is doing the right things. the market is tough so every bit of business is a fight and they seem to be staying afloat in spite of it all.


  3. "Recruiter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Design Group Staffing full-time

    Pros

    Canadian owned company - smaller groups made you really feel like part of the team.

    Cons

    Lack of growth opportunity, there were limited positions to move upwards in your career.

    Advice to Management

    Even with limited growth opportunities make sure that you are honest with your employees about it. Don't sugar coat it and pretend like there is endless growth opportunities.


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  5. "Transparency, Professionalism, Opportunity!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Design Group Staffing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The managers here really support you. DGSI provides necessary training both at the initial hire and on going throughout your career to ensure that you are successful. The environment is collaborative and supportive.

    Cons

    It's not a great time in Alberta to be in the recruitment industry. But it does help that the company has been in business for forty years and has an established client base.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! The staff appreciates the level of support and interaction that is provided by the managers.


  6. "recruitment specialist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Design Group Staffing full-time

    Pros

    Good company overall. They really care for all their employees.

    Cons

    Accounting team seem like they run company.


  7. "Career Experience"

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    Former Employee - Senior Chemical Technologist in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Chemical Technologist in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Design Group Staffing (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Well organized. Management is excellent. Fulfil all their obligations to staff promptly. Ready to assist in any need.

    Cons

    I can't really think of any, through my six years stint with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on the good works.


  8. "Amazing team!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Design Group Staffing full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very supportive, trained well, given freedom to run my desk my way, the entire office made effort to know each other.

    Cons

    Pays in the bottom area of recruitment for the city.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!


  9. "What else you need?"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Design Group Staffing full-time

    Pros

    Great resources to all consultants to perform their best. Decent commission structure in place and benefits. Very competitive total comp... Nice environment.

    Cons

    Senior management doesn't like to roll up their sleeves and go find business opportunity to their teams....


  10. "Recruitment Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    National brand with offices in all major Canadian cities

    Cons

    With Vancouver being a satellite office there is limited leadership, more emphasis on HQ

    Advice to Management

    Bringing in permanent leadership, someone who can not only drive business but lead a team!


  11. "Management Needs Overhaul!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Design Group Staffing full-time

    Pros

    DGS has more money than it knows what to do with, leading to a great building and plenty of staff.

    Cons

    Some upper management do not know what they're doing. Almost literally. Without naming names, there is some gross incompetency, and I'm not saying that from a bitter place, but from one that encourages a review of middle-upper management and their working knowledge of the field(s) they overlook.

    Nepotism is also rampant in hiring practices.

    Advice to Management

    - As above, so below. My "cons" list applies here. Apply yourselves -- as management, you are relied upon for your superiority in your field expertise, not just to people-manage. Staff should be able to approach you with technical questions, and you should be able to answer those questions more than adequately.

    - Don't be away from the office more than you're there. When I worked there, we knew exactly when you were and weren't actually working, regardless of what your email away-message said.


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