Technician (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 20 May 2016
No employer is perfect, and Cycle Profix isn't perfect. However, I have found that keeping good communications with the management is crucial and necessary. As for work, it is seasonal, so be prepared for some downtime during winter months unless one is very proficient in winter sports and related equipment. Since CP likes to use Fieldaware they tend to rely on that for information, however they can still use the paper format (you have to scan and e-mail your reports) which can be helpful for new employees that don't have access to a smartphone. Work hard, be accurate, and communicate well and one can do well. If you don't do these things, you will be passed over for work.
Flexible hours, compensation for fuel/commuting to job sites
Relies on software, technical help limited due to distances between head office and technicians.
Mechanic Technician (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 10 September 2017
They are unorganized, wages too low, also you never know how many hours of work per week you would get. I used to repair bikes for them, very first day they told me to buy their products required to repair bikes.
Seasonal assembly (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 28 May 2015
Its a pretty decent job when there is work, Mostly worked alone building bikes for various places Walmart, Rona, Canadian Tire. I also would build stuff like Gazebos and bbq as well. Its not a job I would recommend on a full time basis because of the lack of a steady predictable income.
Piece work, not knowing where I work everyday, or gaurentee of work
A company with friendly employee's but has poor management.
Bicycle Mechanic (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 7 May 2015
Management and behind the scenes workers were sketchy and inconsistent. Scheduling would always be confusing and requests to work a curtain day or overtime would often come late or at very inconvenient times.
Co - Workers were alright. most of them were very friendly, I made some good friends there.
The hardest part of the job was dealing with multiple requests at once, and getting a clear idea of your work schedule.
The most Enjoyable part of the job was the people you worked with, the kind of work you are doing, and sometimes, you would be able to work outside.
not enough work, want you to have latest phone apps, need car
Assembler contracted (Current Employee) – Quebec City, QC – 15 April 2015
My job was to assemble seasonal items for a big box store. It was piece work so you earned what you made. I really enjoyed this job and I was good at it. I was punctual and reliable and became proficient in the use of hand tools and following instructions. While there was work to be done management was really good. Then they put me on standby until more work was available. They wouldn't return my emails or phone calls. They wanted us to invest in a smart phone to do reports on the job. They wouldn't accept paper copies anymore. I couldn't afford a phone if I had no work. Since I don't drive I can only work in my home town and close by which was fine when they hired me. Now I find out in there latest ads for assemblers that they require you to have a license and a car.
work at own pace, close to home
sporadic work, pushy co worker, non caring hr people.
Bicycle Technician (Current Employee) – London, ON – 1 August 2014
Wonderful company to work for. They will work completely around your schedule. Everyone in the company is always positive and willing to help no matter what you need. They take great care of their employees. If you are a student, this job is perfect for you.