Finning Canada Employee Reviews

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Big company with good benefits
Customer Service Advisor (Current Employee) –  Surrey, BC23 November 2016
Finning is the benchmark standard of the heavy equipment industry in Canada. The benefits are great, there is training available for all aspects, and they seem to promote from within when possible. Finning empowers it's staff to find solutions. This gives employees the ability to think outside the box and present ideas. Finning also expects its staff to learn on their own. For some this can be challenging as they learn to navigate all the different processes and procedures. One of the most challenging aspects is the Lawson program that sales and service staff are required to use. Safety is a top priority. Workers at all levels are expected to engage and buy into the safety culture. It's a good company to work for long term and I would recommend it to any of my peers.
Pros
safety rewards, good pension program, stock options.
Cons
takes time to master all the computer programs and process used.
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Great first job I suppose but a meat grinder otherwise
Operations (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB6 October 2016
Finning is undergoing a "transformation". They're stripping out most of the experienced (i.e. well paid) employees and replacing them with people far too junior to do a decent job. This means lots, and I mean LOTS of meetings where "no idea is bad" (hint - MOST ideas are bad) and little or no direction. This also means nobody will stick their neck out to make an actual decision. If you like that sort of thing, go for it.
Pros
Decent pay if you don't mind the occasional "salary freeze"
Cons
Extremely limited opportunities for career advancement
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Great Company to work for
Parts Technician - Mining Operations (Current Employee) –  Ekati Diamond Mine12 October 2016
The benefits and opportunities can't be beat although in this economy the company has made some major changes that affect the people on the floor. i learned a lot with this company and was able to transfer around and learn even more. my Co-Workers have always been amazing and have been a family to me.
hardest part of my job is the politics but they are everywhere.
the most enjoyable part of my job was working with the mechanics and seeing CATs New gear every year.
Pros
benefits
Cons
not enough training.
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Great company, excellent benefits
Warehouse Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Red Deer, AB24 August 2016
Union environment, poor morale. Non union staff and management work hard and earn every penny. Amazing benefits, share and RSP programs, and training possibilities.
Pros
Management is very supportive
Cons
The union works against any authority
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Great people to work with.
Mining Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB2 October 2016
The people are knowledgeable and professional.
Good customer service attitude.
Strong safety culture.
Compensation can be limited.
Good employee benefit
Pros
Lots of capabiliteis
Cons
Can be bureaucratic.
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Stop Hiring and Firing and get a new CEO
Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB22 September 2016
They have too much of a hire and fire mentality.
The benefits were amazing if yu get a chance to use them.
There are too many VPs and managers that have control issues.
The enjoyable part of the job was working within different departments
Pros
Excellent Benefits that start on your first day
Cons
CEO
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Good Starting Point, Room for advancement
VisionLink Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB13 January 2016
I enjoyed working with Finning for its people and the opportunity to grow within the company. The benefits are good and the salary is fair (depending on which position you apply for) I learned quite a bit and left as a more mature professional. The company is making big efforts to become more in touch with its work force however the bottom line is the bottom line and corners are cut to maximize on profits or high expectations are to be met with little support. It can be challenging at times to find a work-life balance as there is so much to do and because the company is so big it can be frustrating to coordinate with other departments to ensure that customer requests and purchases are handled effectively. Salesforce is highly valued..sometimes to the detriment of personnel and company protocols.
Overall I am proud to say I worked at Finning. Apply if you are a hardworking person who doesn't mind putting in a little extra.
Pros
People, benefits, room for advancement
Cons
Lot of pressure, long hours, Confusing processes
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Finning is a complete joke
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Saskatchewan15 July 2016
Headhunted and hired for a specialty position and trained for a month. I even had to do a business plan as part of their hiring process. Business with this particular product was almost non existent so they let me go before my 3 month period was up. I literally only sold for 1 more month before they pulled the plug. What ever happened to sticking with an employee for longer than 3 months? Do yourself a favor and stay away from Finning.
Pros
salary
Cons
everything else
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Nice facility to work at but they are closing down.
Maintenance Millwright (Current Employee) –  Red Deer, AB4 November 2016
I chose finning as a place to work for the long term. Unfortunately it is an unstable economy and finning management does not plan accordingly. Its a shame that 200 good people will be left without a job or displaced due to other facilities being underutilized.
Pros
Home every night. Good pay, Good hours.
Cons
Unreliable
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A great Canadian company to work for. Lots of very nice and hard working people
Warranty Claims Technician - Heavy Equipment (Former Employee) –  Richmond, BC19 May 2016
A very complex business so there are many challenges and multiple tasks keep the mind going all of the time.
Continuous change and learning, most of it on your own as you go.

Hardest part of the job is having to work at a computer station all day long. Some work is very repetitive which can be good for some but not all.
Most enjoyable part of the job is interacting with and helping other people who for the most part are friendly, professional and want to get things done.
The Manager and Supervisor of the Warranty department are very good guys who are dedicated to Finning and their team.
Pros
Teamwork, everybody tends to get along, Annual performance bonuses, Company share program, Good benefits
Cons
Job stability remains at the back of one's mind. Sitting at a computer all day is not too exciting.
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Great place to be from
Customer Service Manager (CSM) (Former Employee) –  AB31 October 2016
Enjoyed my time but was also happy to leave. Way to much of an old boy bully mentality. No work life balance, senior managers have a work harder not smarter mentality. Company does not keep up with technology to make things easier and more accurate for all.
Pros
lots of training
Cons
Some very poor homegrown GM's and VP's
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great job with good benifits
Parts Technician (Former Employee) –  edmontonab20 May 2016
Good company to work for with excellent benefits. Many opportunities for advancement and a great place to establish your career.
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good experience working for Finning
2nd year apprentice (Former Employee) –  Cranbrook,Fort St John,Sparwood, BC. YK NWT27 April 2016
safety can be overbearing at times but overall a very good company to work for, room for advancement, good compensation, good training oppurtunities
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Pretty good
Marketing Claims Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB24 August 2016
Finning is a good place to work. In my position there was no room for advancement, only lateral moves. The jobs take quite a while to learn as they are more difficult but the pay doesn't match the amount of knowledge required or stress induced by the daily pace. The people are great and I had an awesome manager.
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just another number, pretend to care about your safety
MECHANIC (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB28 March 2016
Extremely disorganized, Poor communication, excellent benefits.
Company pretends to care for its employees but only cares about their liability
Pros
benefits
Cons
poor management
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Great Environment
Buyer / Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB2 May 2016
Finning had a great Atmosphere but due to so many locations there were times that communication was an issue as well as a large turnover rate which added a bit of tension. The people still maintained a happy environment by getting together for birthdays and having events and competitions for special occasions among departments.
Pros
People, Location, Advancement opportunities, Atmosphere
Cons
Turnover, Wages, Size, Communication
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highly political atmosphere
Electrician (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB4 July 2016
unionized, except they dont protect the workers, from all the political nonsense, everyone especially management only looks out for themselves
Cons
if you aren't part of the in crowd you are definatly made to feel like a second class citizen
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Great people to work with; lots learnt
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB5 July 2016
One of the best companies I've worked at; had a great time in both roles I held.
No where to move up to from the positions I held without moving a different department..
Pros
Great Teams
Cons
No advancement
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Extremely great company, great people
Material Supply Assistant (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB21 April 2016
Very positive work atmosphere and extremely good safety culture. Lots of room for movement internally. Wish I could have stayed with the company.
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Good Consulting
Business Analyst (Contracting) (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB10 December 2015
Good Consulting Environment and good work life balance, good benefits for consultants and contractors, the management still needs to be improved, very poor management overall.
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