DILAWRI GROUP OF COMPANIES Employee Reviews

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Toxic Dishonest Work Culture
Sales (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB20 January 2018
A flawed company with a toxic and dishonest work environment. Ethics are very questionable and management encourages, promotes, and rewards crossing moral boundaries.

Upper management is poor with no forward agenda and poor leadership skills. They talk a good game but never back it up. It is no wonder that this group has the highest turnover rate.
Pros
none
Cons
dishonesty, unethical, toxic work culture
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Horrible company
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Ontario15 January 2018
Make you work like dogs, but you get paid pretty much minimum wage (I’m a salesman). Everyone in the company is expendable and you are forever threatened. Don’t plan on trying to start a career here.
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Long hours, bad pay, bad management
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Rewarding career
General Manager (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC20 December 2017
company has been great to me. I've worked with Dilawri Vancouver for 5 years - and everyone has treated me with nothing but respect.
they have a clear vision for myself - how to grow and where I can see myself in 5 years.
Pros
Great pay - above industry standard
Cons
nothing
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People quit management, not companies
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Greater Toronto Area, ON16 December 2017
Will withhold pay. Told to oversell and you dont get any rewards at the end. In fact they will find an excuse to penalise with harsh standards. Avoid this company. You don't need the stress.
Pros
None
Cons
Long hours, withold incentive pay. List goes on.
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Upper management has no leadership
Fixed Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC4 December 2017
Upper management has no leadership of any of their own ideas. It's time for a shake-up at the top. The owners already know this and are smart enough to take action before it's too late.
No direction at all.
Pros
It's a big company
Cons
They don't follow your contract. They hold back your pay.
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A ship without a rudder
Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB4 December 2017
Upper management operates with knee jerk reactions. Managers at the stores are treated as idiots and puppets. Ideas and or suggestions are treated with content and no acknowledgement. The corporation runs a downward pressure thinking. The owners yell and it funnels down the chain. No offers of help or wanting to make it work exist. % GMs replaced in 6 months should tell you something about this type of group.
Pros
Staff at most stores want to succeed
Cons
No people skills for upper management
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Garbage Company
Parts Advisor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON24 November 2017
GARBAGE. Worst company ever. Stay very clear of them especially if you have a family to raise because they will watch you work your butt off knowing that you have a family and not reward you with anything, only if you are a brown nosing slacker of a worker they will reward you.
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Management
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The Dilawri group is a joke
Employee (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB5 November 2017
The entire Dilawri group is a study on how NOT to run a company. Employee retention is horrible, they treat their people like garbage. Their entire philosophy is to pay the least and expect the most. Management is a joke. Everyone in a position of authority has only gotten there by being ignorant and controllable. The worse you are at your job, the faster and further you advance! Do yourself a favour and avoid this company.
Pros
None- there is no redeeming qualities about this organization
Cons
Overall workplace environment
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Poor Sales Management
Sales (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB8 October 2017
Blatant favouritism from sales manager hurts other sales reps. Leads given to one person not spread out. Limited traffic few ups. Sales manager had no
Pros
Good sales staff
Cons
Poor sales Manager
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Terrible culture.
Sales (Former Employee) –  Calgary9 September 2017
Senior management is awful. Pay is way below industry standards. Terrible culture. Negative place to work. Better off finding somewhere else to work.
Pros
The cars
Cons
Too many to list.
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Best salary/work/life out of several industries
Anonymous (Current Employee) –  Ontario29 August 2017
Different dealerships can be different.

+ Generally speaking, management at national level (not regional, or dealership level), are very strategic, plan long term (5-10 years), and cares about all employees executive or junior. I have rarely met director level or above with such mindset across 5+ industries.

+ Work/life wise, very accommodating, comparing to regional government. Extremely accommodating, comparing to federal government. About the same as some national non-profits, but better in benefits: Paid vacation, private pension, vision coverage, private health and dental coverage, as well as getting off work early under certain circumstances. It's a family ran company with strong sense of care for its employees.

+ Salary above average, especially for entry levels. Smart hard-workers and people that bring more and more to the company and teams gets raises + titles, depending on circumstances. If someone works hard and is very good at what they do, they will be retained, with strongest job security I've seen that is non-government.

- Dealerships will vary, and job culture can be non-existent due to the lack of time to develop it (it's either work time, or home/family/personal time). There is an emphasize for employees to leave work once work is done, and devote time to family and personal life. Corporate culture generally revolve around shared business strategies, teamwork conversations and the occasional informal lunch. Some regions have annual events but nothing across the board and company funded.


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Pros
High Pay, Solid Growth, Pension, Paid Vacation, Dental, Vision
Cons
Could have more employee events
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Terrible leadership
Sales (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB11 April 2017
Very negative place to work, owner is a douche, management is antiquated and way to many salespeople to make a living. I thought selling BMW's would be different but was totally wrong
Pros
The car- BMW
Cons
Mngmnt, owner, too many sales reps
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Service Appointment Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON11 August 2016
Learned a great experience in the automotive industry.
The Hardest Part of the job is to convince the clients to come in with a great attitude skills on the phone and emails.
The most enjoyable part of the job is having a great time around you.
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Good for Entry position
Reports/Financial Analyst (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB28 January 2016
Great place to work at for an entry level position but little room to grow in finance/accounting department. Salary is decent given the car industry but benefits could be better.
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