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Design Group Staffing Reviews

Updated November 9, 2017
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  1. "Shared services"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Design Group Staffing full-time

    Pros

    Staff in the head office were amazing.

    Cons

    Leadership direction, communication across divisions, internal fighting over sales, not working together as a team.

    Design Group Staffing Response

    Nov 17, 2017 – Marketing Coordinator

    We appreciate your feedback. Please email us at marketingDGIQ@dgstaff.com and we will be pleased to contact you directly.


  2. "Decent company"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Oakville, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Oakville, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good overall agency with decent people and nice offices. Good back office support and excellent technology options. They have some big clients and do care about the client.

    Cons

    Upper management lacks vision and foresight. Company does not share information between offices well. Very specialized in Oil and Gas which makes them a little one dimensional.

    Advice to Management

    Need to grow internationally.

    Design Group Staffing Response

    Nov 17, 2017 – Marketing Coordinator

    We appreciate your feedback. Please email us at marketingDGIQ@dgstaff.com and we will be pleased to contact you directly.

  3. "Recruitment"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not bad benefits and ok commission plan.
    Nice view but a lazy office.
    Downtown vancouver which is nice but that's great to get out of the office for a walk for a reality check.

    Cons

    No leadership, poor management, poor on-boarding, double standards and company first, clients last.

    If you have morales, ethics and value leadership. Look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to managing accounts rather than people.

    Design Group Staffing Response

    Nov 17, 2017 – Marketing Coordinator

    We appreciate your feedback. Please email us at marketingDGIQ@dgstaff.com and we will be pleased to contact you directly.


  4. "Solid, professional company"

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    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.


  5. "Decent place to work."

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    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.


  6. "Recruiter"

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    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.


  7. "Transparency, Professionalism, Opportunity!"

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    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.

  8. "recruitment specialist"

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    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.


  9. "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.


  10. "Amazing team!"

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    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!


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