Applied for Job (Former Employee) – Alberta – 22 February 2019
I applied for a job though Indeed and was contacted by someone at TPD from Columbus OH for a pre-screen interview. After emailing me, calling me, and txting me all within 30min. We connected and began.
After 3 basic questions about the role, he asked what’s you salary expectations. I stated that the amount in posting 65k/yr plus bonuses would be sufficient. He than asked me again what “did I really want to be paid”. I again repeated what they posted was fine. Then his demnor got odd. He asked me if I would “take 60k instead”. I replied “as a base? What would the bonuses be then”. He proceeded to cut me off and state “ I do not have that information, I will pass along your resume to my manager and we will get back to you”. On a very frustrated and annoyed tone.
Haven’t herd anything since. So is this how this company conducts business? Try and lowball people looking for jobs and lie to them? Extremely unprofessional recruitment company.
Field Staff - Office Administration (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 8 January 2019
This company allowed for a flexible schedule when I was in high school and throughout the first couple years of university. I was mostly in administrative positions and worked for companies in engineering, accounting, and even wholesale lumber sectors.
Auxiliary Administrative Placements (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 3 December 2018
For generalist positions, they have the most jobs here in Vancouver for administrative positions. Other agencies that specialize in Accounting or Legal placements might be a better option if that is your field. However if you're a general administrative assistant they have the most placements.
Temporary Assignments - Warehousing (Former Employee) – Lower Mainland, BC – 2 March 2018
I've been working with these guys on and off since 2014. Things were great when I started out - lots of openings for full-time positions that lasted months, decent pay, good locations. Lately however, things seem to have gone kinda downhill. A lot of places aren't using temp workers anymore, at least where I am, and the pay isn't nearly enough for an expensive city like Vancouver.
The TPD agents you'll talk to are all super nice and understanding. They know their stuff, and they'll always answer questions and give you the info you need. It's a good gig to be a temp if you like variety, but you'd do well to remember this: If you're gonna get in with these guys, don't rely on it for income. It's a good pick-me-up if you need some quick cash, but there's no job security here anymore.
its a temporary employment company for all trades and jobs
Millwright Apprentice - Construction (Former Employee) – Richmond, BC – 20 September 2017
overall a good company. it serves a lot of foreign companies contracting in canada who want zero liability of its canadian workforce. so TPD treats you good but the clients you're working for don't always. poor safety standards of the people ur contracted to. TPD promotes safety but the client you're working for says if u keep ur job or not.
work for TPD over six months they will give you benefits(it doesn't have to be on the same job ether
poor safety standards of the people ur contracted to.
FIELD STAFF (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 16 August 2017
TPD is a great human resource company to work for, they have great professional staff always looking out for your needs. They offer you part time and full time hours depending on your needs. Overall a great company.
Account Manager (Former Employee) – Vancouver – 14 September 2016
I worked internally with TPD for 5 years in a variety of different positions.
Every day is very different, and you have the opportunity to truly make an impact on a candidate or clients life daily.
There can be a lot of pressure towards activity targets and meeting a budget. A lot of my colleagues struggled with the pressure. It is a sales environment, regardless of your role. Whether or not contingent recruiting and the compensation structure at TPD motivates the right behaviour is out to question, although I was promised changes were coming on that.
My manager's were always supportive, yet it is an environment where if you want change, if you want advancement, if you want career development opportunities, you need to create and push for them yourself. While my ideas always feel welcomed and well received, and my requests have never been denied, you do need to ask for what you want and show why it is in the best interest of the company.
Profit share can be very rewarding, but also tough to reach. As a result there are very good months, but a lot of salary only months. Salaries tend to be slightly below industry average.
Culturally, I always found the teams I worked with to be a very fun group. They try to get together inside and outside the office. No drama, no cliques. People seem genuine. Everyone goes out of their way to make a new employee welcome.
Customer Service/AIF Agent (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 16 May 2016
Unable to provide recent feedback. This was a short term role at Vancouver International Airport collecting the Airport Improvement Fee prior to it being added to the ticket directly. Moved to Information Center Role after AIF program was terminated.
Server/bartender (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 15 May 2016
Good relations with office personnel Work assignments are with respectfull companies and very organized. The co-workers @ TPD are fairly knowledgeable (at times - not much industry experience) willing to learn.
productive and extremely encouraging, as well as fun workplace
Personal Assistant (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 16 December 2015
A day at work could be diversified according to how and when the work started and ends. my typical day at work, showcase an avenue of getting my duties and my work ethics accomplished. secondly, learning new things, as well as adopting new basis on how to uplift and contribute my best to the firm.
Administrative Clerk (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 13 December 2014
I learn a lot in every place that i got sent to. I like to learn new things every day so I really enjoy this, the hard part of this job is that is not secure or permanent, some times I don't even get a call in a week.
Branch Administrator (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 6 July 2014
As Branch administrator, I was the first person guests and client saw when they came in. I answered multiple phone line system, prepared daily financial reports, set up candidates for recruitment testing.