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"Horrible, horrible place to work."

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Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

You will come out trained to do well at most other companies. It truly is recruiter boot camp, and if you survive long enough to absorb those learnings, you will have a work ethic that future employers will find almost god-like.

Cons

It is abusive. Employees are pitted against one another. The owner of the company thinks he owns his employees. There is no flexibility, it is like a prison. You must be at your desk, you can't be 1 minute late, you can't leave at 5:00 without risking the wrath of your boss. You are expected to eat, sleep, and breathe Bilingual Source for $30k per year plus a measly 10% commission. All told, if you really grit your teeth, swallow your pride, and devote your life to this company, you might make $45k in your first year.

You will also notice that 1 or 2 people have hoarded all of the good accounts left behind by past employees who finally had enough. This leaves the rest of the team to find for scraps, making the job that much more difficult.

Advice to Management

Get with the times. Retention is your biggest problem, and it starts with the environment. Take responsibility for the real problem - you!

Other Employee Reviews for Bilingual Source

  1. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bilingual Source full-time

    Pros

    Build your own work day
    Meet great people
    Amazing career for the go getter / Entrepreneur
    Create goal, meet targets, work hard play hard office environment.

    Cons

    Like any other business owner, if sales are not coming in, that means you will probably have to work longer days to gain momentum. But that's par for the course in this industry.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, we have a great team and I love working here.


  2. "Excellent Employer - They strive to make their employees successful"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bilingual Source (Less than a year)

    Pros

    After working here 3 months, it's clear why Bilingual Source has continued to be an industry leader in recruitment for over 30 years. They provide excellent, ongoing training for their employees. This is consistent, on the job feedback from people within the organization. There is an open concept office and open communication between colleagues and management. Everyone works hard, and is professional and efficient in dealing with each other, clients, and our candidates. There is no micromanagement and the culture is quite positive. Compensation is competitive, and there is a great opportunity to control your own income.

    Cons

    If you are not self- motivated and lack sales skills, you may not be successful. You have to manage your own day and you need a bit of time to establish your candidate base and really grasp the position.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

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