Farm Business Consultants (FBC) Employee Reviews

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Good Place to Work Overall
Member Support Team (Current Employee) –  London, ON13 May 2016
FBC provides a lot of support for it's employees. You are encouraged to take new training courses each year during the "off" season. They are committed to promotion from within. They are supportive of the needs employees with disabilities and chronic illnesses. They promote being involved in one's community with a donation matching program. Their benefits are good and include a health spending account which can be used for anything not covered by the regular benefits.

There is a lot of overtime expected during the tax season but, I feel that is more of an industry con than an FBC specific con. Their pay scale is average. Not low, but not spectacular. Have a bad habit of making decisions without consulting anyone actually involved in the day to day process they are reviewing / changing.

Communication with employees could be improved. Sometimes the people effected most by decisions of upper management seem to be advised of changes at the last moment.
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Good experience
Call Centre Associate (Former Employee) –  Regina, SK17 August 2015
I learned a lot about the farming industry and what some families can claim on their income tax returns. My co-workers were friendly and helpful. The hardest part of the job, was there really wasn't much training, it was mostly on the spot, but with no book to go by.
Pros
Cake when someone had a birthday
Cons
Training
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Customer Service Rep (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB28 July 2015
Once trained, a typical day would require making appointments with clients, and drive to their home/business to do their taxes for them.

Co workers were friendly and encouraging.

Most enjoyable part of job, while on the road is meeting clients, hearing their stories and providing them with personalized service.
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In my view the organizational processes in the company are lacking, most of the processes seem redundant and the emphasis is often on the coputer prog
Member Services Representative (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB9 April 2015
To dependent on the technology of their computer software which causes conflicts frustration and at times errors, omissions and to much information.
Recognition for efforts is lacking both financially and motivationally.
Pros
an intitial taste for new and developing service representatives
Cons
Long hours and limited financial rewards since travelling expenses are not reimbursed.
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Very satisfactory experience
Sales and Marketing; Tax Consultant (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON and North Battleford, SK7 May 2014
I have truly enjoyed my tenure with FBC, however the job requires upwards of 50,000 km of driving annually and the winter driving in Saskatchewan is wearing on me. I would not, otherwise, be looking for alternative employment in sales.

Management has been supportive and although co-workers come and go, I have enjoyed meeting and working with, and in some cases even training new start-up employees.

A typical days work involves cold calling for prospects to meet with regards to explaining the benefits of FBC's tax services and signing them up as members.

I found that actually sitting down and getting involved in the sales process to be the most enjoyable part of the job
Pros
Meeting many new people in the course of a day's work
Cons
Long driving and late hours on the road.
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nice boss
Accounting Clerk (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB25 April 2014
can't remember much,
but the accounting director is a nice person
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Extensive travel
Provincial Sales Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK1 November 2012
Lots of provincial travel. High rist high reward sales position.
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good pay, little life
Member Service Representative (Current Employee) –  London, ON25 September 2012
It's a nice place to work if you don't mind alot of travel and no life beyond work itself.
Pros
pay
Cons
long hours
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Long Hours
MSR - Tax Consultant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB22 August 2012
Lots of long hours and you are not guaranteed a job after the tax season.
Pros
good pay
Cons
long hours away from home
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