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Complicated, poor communications, customer support convelusion
Heavy Equipment Technician (Current Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB10 December 2017
Technological nightmare
Dealership internal complications constantly
Spends millions on streamlining simple job processes to save dollars
Upper management compromises customer relationships by relying on "brand" rather than high acceptance and co-operation of customers
Upper management only concentrate on bottom line results
English is a second language for most managers
Training and advancement is "carrot dangle" tack tics to create staffing solutions and follow up or advancement does not exist
Union hourly technical staff are treated with "slave" like dictation
Technicians are part of a "revolving door" atmosphere
Pros
Some tooling for technicians is supplied
Cons
Lack of proper training relevance creates nightmares
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Was great until they "lay you off"
Annoymous (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB21 November 2017
What a blindsided company! You go in doing your job and next thing you know you are being walked out the door. Clicky so if you dont brown nose your way in... you get laid off. The management goes up and you get out. Things were so called good....until the doom day. I was there for 4.5 years and saw many people laid off.
Oh and lets not forget the christmas party at the shaw. With 18 to 25 year olds...drunk out of their stinkin tree!!!
Pros
Hard work but had a few fun events
Cons
Bad management. Reward the ones that work...not your buddy buddy
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Company in BC
Warehouse Person (Former Employee) –  Sparwood, BC17 November 2017
This is a company that I worked for in BC about a decade ago. It was unionized and the pay was quite well but due to the economy we ended up moving back home to SK.
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Excellent
Regional HSE (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB15 November 2017
The Finning group are a great bunch to work with. The existing safety system is well developed and implemented. The over all experience was pleasant. The economic drop was the reason for leaving
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Good place to work when there is no Layoffs
Customer Service Advisor (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB9 November 2017
I enjoyed working for Finning. The people were great to work with. it was great equipment to represent and work on.Unfortunate that the down turn in the economy lost so many co workers.
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Nice Facility.
Journeyman Welder (Former Employee) –  Red Deer, AB27 October 2017
Finning for the most part was good to a point. I didn't like the rotation of days to nights. I found that people that i worked with ...especially my lead hand didn't want to help me at all!
Pros
Great benifets
Cons
You can be laid off anytime.
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Good overall workplace
Journeyman/lead hand (Former Employee) –  Red Deer, AB24 October 2017
Great place to work good people poor management and poor job security while technicians on floor and most middle management are good the higher up or executive team seems to make poor decisions based more on stock price than taking care of employees
Pros
Good pay and benefits
Cons
Management job security
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Training, safety and peopel second to none
Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB22 October 2017
This company stresses safety and takes great pride in training its technicians properly. The management teams work with the employees to create a great and enjoyable workplace
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Worked hard, but very rewarding
Territory Finance Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB20 October 2017
Working at finning was a fantastic experience, the people in the branches were exceptional to work with and the culture made sure respect for all divisions was high!
There was a collaboration to get the job done and do the right thing.
I believe the management worked hard to find a balance to work hard during the busy season and rewarded for the level of work.
Pros
Great place to work
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Hard work .long Hr. Good pay and excelent benefit
HD Mechanic / Electrician (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC11 October 2017
A great place to learn and work as a HD mechanic... lots of travel and feld work .. It is exciting company to work. You will be working with the best trained mechanic in the trade
Pros
Job opportunity
Cons
Long Hr
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Horrible place to work.
Wearhouse/ parts (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK13 September 2017
Finning Canada was a great place to work when it was Kramer LTD. At Kramer you were family and treated well, when it switched to Finning you were no longer family just simply became a number and the new management that came with finning crossed boundaries and personal space.
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High paced work environment
Service Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB5 September 2017
High paced work environment and fair compensation in terms of wage and benefits. There is room to grow from within this company through training and mentorship.
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Fun place to work
Warehouse Manager (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB1 September 2017
Had great staff and immediate management was great.

Company very large and you ended up being just a number and you needed to be part of the great big family to get ahead.
Pros
Fun people
Cons
too large
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Management is Poor
Caterpillar Software Specialist (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB24 August 2017
If you like being micro managed then go work for Finning. You can't go to the bathroom without being watched. Other then that salary and benefits are very good. Management could use some work, they are oblivious to what is actually going on.
Pros
Salary, Benefits
Cons
Management
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Fun place to work for
Timekeeper (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB22 August 2017
The people I worked with were nice and helpful. We always had fun and were able to do our work. The atmosphere was friendly and easy going. Made for a nice day at work.
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Poor management. Poor facility. No leadership. Zero future.
Heavy Duty Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK30 July 2017
For a company that is constantly referring to their employees as "family" but will lay them off at the drop of a hat is disgusting. They spent 260 million on the dealership in SK but have since laid off thousands of people across Canada and the world. The facility in Saskatoon is poor to say the least. It seems There are more foreman, leadhands and managers in this building than workers yet there is zero leadership, mentorship or room for development. Very clicky at this branch, promotions and new positions don't get advertised on the board or go through the correct way. More money is spent on advertising at local sports events and shouting how great they are rather than investing it on a dated, archaic shop which is the worst dealership facility in the city.
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Good place to work but it all depends of the oil market
Database Administrator (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC29 July 2017
Company has a good environment however management is really bad. Also your job depends completely on the price of the barril of oil: if it goes down, you get a pink slip without any hesitation.
Pros
Benefits, work environment
Cons
Politics, insecurity
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OK place to work
Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB26 July 2017
Can have long hours, but have great people to work with. Difficult to make change because the company is so large. Some groups are easier to work than others.
Pros
Great people
Cons
Long Hours, confusing processes
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great place
Fleet Management Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB26 July 2017
individuals perform at their own pace
advancement is available
holidays are good
people are family
management listens and participates and promotes within
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Great company to work for!
Global IT Infrastructure and Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC21 July 2017
Finning is an exceptional company to work at. They always supported my professional growth and have given me opportunities to succeed. Eternally grateful and proud to have been a Finning employee for so many years, both in SouthAmerica and in Canada.
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