Shipper/Receiver (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 25 November 2017
BRANDT TRACTOR LTD (CPW) good place to work, other then the manager (uses marijuana) and some employees. the sad part is nobody dares to say something because they don't want to lose there job. they even use equipment when the are under the influence of opioids.
Would be a great place if it had better management
Parts Person (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 22 November 2017
The hours are decent but with the way employees have been leaving and finding other jobs means schedules change frequently. Management is power hungry, and don't get along with each other. Compliments are nonexistent and criticism is plenty. This place does have some decent qualities though, such as, a nice lunch room, good hours, and random gifts (weak attempt at a employee retention program). The pay scale isn't fantastic but it's probably pretty average, most of your money is made in commission unless you work as a tech/mechanic. Promotions are rare but do happen on occasion, and yearly raises don't seem to happen yearly. The training you get is subpar as it's your coworkers training you, most of them fairly new, or too busy helping customers to train you. You are often left to learn things on your own, or struggle and look stupid in front of a very unforgiving customer base.
Product Support Specialist (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 4 May 2017
Brandt has some great people to work with, also give you alot of freedom to do what you want as long as its productive. The Job I was in was fun and exciting, I loved to meet new people and do what was necessary to get the job done, however management didn't see that.
Territory Manager (Current Employee) – British Columbia – 19 January 2017
Management has run this outfit in the ground. Good products,some great people work here but everyone is geting ready to bail. Too many commission related positions result in dishonest billing and poor ethics amongst peers. Each branch has individual managers and its like a wild west shootout. Nobody is on the same payscale,cause each manager/division manager can fudge their numbers. Take money from this deal to make this other deal fly....that kind of hoakiness.Manegemant and pay scale are the big issues along with lack of training for newer guys.
Office/Safety Administrator (Former Employee) – Fort St. John, BC – 14 September 2016
A typical day at work was pretty simple and easy was never to stressful. I learned a lot in the sales department. I would do morning batch every morning following with a bank deposit, daily spreadsheets and data entry. My co workers were all great very friendly and understanding if something personal came up.
Really enjoyed selling for the company and my customer base, not ideal for me long term.
Territory Manager (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 13 September 2016
Great company overall, very much enjoyed most people I worked alongside from other reps to the team in finance and A/R. enjoyed the challenge of learning a new industry, selling construction equipment and attachments. Struggled a little with sales manager as he was very new to his position and had long term relationships with other reps so he seemed to manage his time poorly among all of the reps rather than the 2-3 he had worked with for past few years. Hardest part of my job was the long days and nights as I was expected to be in restaurants and lounges with customers every night I was on the road which made for very long days and nights. Most enjoyable part of the job was being allowed to spend so much time creating relationships with my customer base.
Unlimited expense account, quality product, excellent service team.
Very long days that were often spent in lounges drinking beer, tough work/ life balance.
Office Administrator (Former Employee) – Fort St. John, BC – 1 August 2016
A typical day of work would making a priority list and having all the tasks finished by the end of the day. I've learned a lot of patients in the years I've worked and how to properly deal with frustrated customers. My co-workers I have always gotten along with and have grown to have relationships with many of them, the hardest part of the job I would have to say is making the customer happy all the time even if they are wrong. The most enjoyable part of the job would be helping the company out to the best as my abilities.
Bedard Janitorial- Janitor (Current Employee) – Prince George, BC – 31 May 2016
A typical day at work for me is a fun day. The people are very friendly and amazing to work with. The people I work with are a great group of people. The hardest part of my job is knowing when I have done enough.
Heavy Equipment Technician - Shop (Former Employee) – Edmonton – 25 February 2016
Before the economic slow down this was a terrific employer and they tried their best to prevent layoffs. I unfortunately was one of the people layed off when they changed their policy about never having layoffs, along with 10 others as such this is not a good time for me to write a fair and unbiased opinion of my experience with Brandt Tractor.
Engineer (Former Employee) – Regina, SK – 17 February 2016
If you are a visible minority less likely you are in a managerial position. Managers and up are mostly male. No job security, you can get terminated anytime. No career advancement, you'll get stuck with your level unless you suck up to your supervisor. Being smart and hardworking are not consideration, you should be "known" by the owners to be promoted. Managers enjoy good compensation while staff are lucky to have a job.
micro-managed, company policies not clear, not fair compensation among employees