Greatly enjoyed the challenge and senior executive management team
SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR (Former Employee) – Portland & San Francisco – April 25, 2013
Selected by North American President of this $2B, top-3-industry-ranking company to accelerate market expansion, grow top-line revenues and turn around 2 unprofitable sales organizations. Accepted leadership charter over multi-state sales teams with 75 associates while navigating the strategic direction of corporate commercial real estate services across Oregon and California. Held P&L, HR, general management, marketing, R&D, vendor management and regulatory/legal accountability for a $25M division while driving operational performance improvements. • Boosted average sales production per person by 55% in 2 years with a cross-group sales team strategy. • Sparked 2% market share gain within 18 months by building responsive, interdisciplinary sales performers and embedding consultative sales training into the culture. • Cut 43% in variable expenses and 8% in fixed expenses with new cost controls and rationalization of operational redundancies. • Single-handedly converted 2 non-profitable sales offices into prolific sales machines. • Received North America Leadership Award for outstanding sales leadership and instrumental role in market expansion.
Company with diverse opportunities for growth and learning
Corporate Accountant (Former Employee) – Downtown Toronto – February 3, 2016
Duties are clearly defined as well as chain of command. Management tolerant and collaborative. Co-workers positive and interesting personalities. The most enjoyable part of job were all those crazy parties, especially dressing up at the workplace for Halloween. The hardest moment was contract termination :(
Accounts Payable Clerk (Former Employee) – downtown vancouver – January 3, 2016
a typical day at work processing at least 100 accounts payable invoices per day. Learned to deal with different kinds of people from all walks of life. The most enjoyable part of the job is communicating everyday via email to different kinds of people all over the world and the USA.
Staff member (Former Employee) – Canada – September 22, 2015
Good intentions from the start, however the "boys club" was a disappointment in an organization of this size, still a small business comparatively if Colliers was not a half owner of McClocklin. No incentives or upward movement. The "fall in line with the others" work environment is out dated and they need to "loosen" their collars if they want to stay relevant and up-to-date, especially attracting young talent.
Downtown location, parking space, awesome admin support
Replaced performace reviews with goals, silently sideline staff if they feel they are out of line or have a unique management style
Service Technician (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – April 12, 2015
Respond to tenant orders in a timely and responsible manner, with follow up when necessary. Take care updating and maintaining a large mall complex with two 6 floor towers, two hertiage schools with a mall between them. My supervisor is tentative and understanding when I approach him with issues involving work. My co-workers and I work cohesivley together to accomplish tasks in a timely matter. Ensuring and prioritizing multipe jobs that are being performed at the same time are all completed by days end. I truly enjoy my interaction with the tenants in the building, outside contractors and the clients coming into the mall which gives me great pleasure.
Concierge Security Officer - (Part-time) (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – February 9, 2015
I have been working with people for more than 10 years. In that time I have gained a strong and distinct understanding of how to forge lasting relationships with them, and to really understand what they're looking for. Using my insight has enabled me to fully assess what talent companies really need. This has resulted in allowing me to source candidates using highly effective techniques and match them to the right company for immediate and long-term success.
Internship Student (Administrative Assistant) (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – October 3, 2014
I was an internship student at Colliers International. I worked on several environmental related projects for the building and company itself. The people there are very nice and helpful but at the same time they are work driven.
I was responsible on a daily basis for ensuring the smooth operation of the management office and administrative functions as well providing administrative support to the Corporation Executive Directors. I have coordinated links all departments together for the smooth running of the office and coordinated with groups within the business to ensure the implementation of new programs and policies
Service technician /facility services (Former Employee) – Parkdale area – May 8, 2013
As a full- time / part time (5 hours per day) I was first in, checking that all systems were functioning and areas were secure,clean and well lit. Responded to any requests ,from the client, concerning their health, safety, or general comfort, and the running of the entire facility (HVAC, plumbing, landscaping,parking,housekeeping). as well as being on 24/7 call. The staff and management of the building were all professionals with a dedication to their clients that I found quite refreshing. It was often difficult to see the clients in such need and uplifting in the staff's ability to ease these peoples navigation of the social walfare system.
the 24/7 calls were sometimes very inconvient, but always attended to.
Annonymous (Former Employee) – Annonymous – December 19, 2012
Under new management - no care for employees, you will become a number and dispensible in a second. Corporate and local managers have no people skills, Human Resources have no care for people but their own success.
Receptionist (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – November 21, 2012
Greeting clients etc and direct calls to appropriate people I've learned a lot about Commercial real estate and Corporate lifestyle We have new management I love my co workers, they are hard working, really fun people hardest part of this job is sitting in one place all day and having unhappy clients yell at me. Is seeing people happy and having a hand in it
Remote outpost with few IT staff - excellent location and conditions
SENIOR REPORTS DEVELOPER (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – May 8, 2012
Colliers Corporate IT has a few people in the Toronto office. Seattle, the corporate head office, has the bulk of IT staff. It's a very relaxed environment with practically no supervisors on site, but all the staff are seasoned IT professionals who manage themselves. Colliers is a global company and therefore I had to work with people in India and Hong Kong. Sometimes the differences in time zones are a bit challenging, but overall, it's an excellent place to work.