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Finning Canada Canada Employee Reviews

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Good people to work with
Apprentice Mechanic (Former Employee), Sparwood, BCApril 26, 2015
Pros: The Union
Cons: Management makes questionable decisions, but they see the whole picture, we dont
Good company, good benefits, good pay , great work atmosphere, they stress safety a lot, happy place to be,
almost everyone there would never voluntarily leave , which is a good place to work , in my eyes
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Fun place to work
Third Year Apprentice Heavy Equipment Technician (Former Employee), Calgary, ABApril 14, 2015
Pros: Good working environment
Job-related paper work
Caterpillar equipment experience - mining, forestry, construction & truck engines
Troubleshooting equipment
Safe use of job-related tooling and equipment
Following direction from journey persons & supervisors
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A chaotic mess from the top to the bottom
Admin (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABApril 14, 2015
Cons: Many see review
Finning is sinking - 650 people let go, they closed the main office building and the truck shop but does this change the spending - no!
Management is chaotic and always jumping to the next "thing"
Management is based in another city leaving the employees to behave badly - the way people treat one another at that company is appalling and it goes unchecked. Stay away from the zoo

Senior management makes everyone stop and listen to them talk about saving money even though sr management got their large year end bonuses. No raises this year and 1 week off without pay for everyone with talk of cutting benefits but still paying $85,000/month to house people in hotels so they can work at finning.

Save yourself the frustration and annoyance and look elsewhere.
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fun place to work
Think Big Service Tech (Former Employee), Victoria, Bc Red deer, AbApril 8, 2015
Pros: lots od different work
Cons: None
Great company to work for. got me through school. unfortunately economic times means there is no position for me at the company
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Overall great company
Service Supervisor (Former Employee), Fort McMurray, ABApril 1, 2015
Pros: Great rotation
Cons: none
I enjoyed working at Finning Canada,
Great company, Family team feel, structured platform and great work relationships.
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top heavy company that doesn't care about its people
Heavy duty Mechanic (Current Employee), Lethbridge, ABMarch 28, 2015
Pros: good pay
Cons: terrible executive management
pay is good but that's the only thing that keeps people around company is run very poorly. would not recommend anyone working there
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Upper management leads by harassment and Bullying
Service Supervisor (Current Employee), Edmonton, ABMarch 26, 2015
Pros: great benifits
Cons: No job security/union tells management how to run the company
Middle management up thru General Management manage by intimidation and harassment. Very toxic work environment. Union tells management how to run the company. Too bad because this could be a great place to work.
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A good place to work.
Customer Service Advisor, Field Service (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABMarch 4, 2015
Pros: great benifits, low stress
Cons: finning tends to hire when it is busy and terminate when it is slow, the recent oil price decrease resulted in 500 jobs cut from their budget.
-Typical day was 40% customer interaction, 60% computer work.

-I learned to how to effectively negotiate with customers both internal and external.

-Excellent people to work with.

-Hardest part of the job was negotiating with internal branches and third party vendors on costs that do not belong to Finning or their customers.

-Best part of the job was the low stress of the position itself. Finning has many people which can provide many levels of support where required.
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A fun and friendly place to work
Switchboard Operator (Former Employee), Edmonton AlbertaFebruary 20, 2015
Pros: friendly enviroment
Cons: shift work
It was a good place to work, not very challenging though. Taking and relating messages to other departments.

Staff were all friendly and onsite cafeteria had good prices.
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Great people for the most part- some mid level mgmnt not qualified for thier work and are causing high cost of operations, will not take advice
Branch manager (Former Employee), Fort St John, BCFebruary 5, 2015
Pros: great pay and fantastic benefits
Cons: non skilled regional managers in the markets they are assigned
Finning is a phenomenal organization but tend to get caught up in thier own size and can sometimes miss what the competition is doing. They are quickly becoming the high priced low service organization and changes are slow to come. Regional Managers are not identified for thier lack of industry understanding and are taken at thier word. Unless you are an individual that enjoys having no voice and only towing the line even when it is wrong. In other words if you are looking for a job that you only want a decent paycheck and to just be a robot then at the branch level this will be a rewarding organization for you. If you are a creative thinker that is looking for challenges in growing and creating a solid business platform with job security then this is likely not the organization for you.
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Great place to work if you dont mind the cold
Field technician (Current Employee), Fort McMurrayJanuary 21, 2015
Pros: great training
Cons: job depends on price of oil
Worked there for 2 years almost got laid off in the first 6 months as there was a small recession then recently got laid off again as a result of the recent low oil prices and to much supply. Overall i am not confident working for finning and dont know if i will go back.
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Management create animosity between 5/2 and shift workers.
Service Supervisor (Former Employee), Fort McMurray, ABDecember 4, 2014
Very tough place to work with as the union runs the business and very weak/inexperienced management.
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great place for a summer student
Summer Student Material Supply Assistant (Former Employee), fort mcmurrayDecember 2, 2014
Pros: they proved a bus to get from and to work
Most people were very helpful
work was enjoyable
hardest part of my day was waking up long hours but i rather work longer hours and get more days off anyways
management was great
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Great place to work
Accounts Receivable Representative (Current Employee), Edmonton, ABNovember 23, 2014
Pros: work life balance is great
Cons: not paid enough
The hardest part of my job is finding to time to handle the volume of customers calling in regularly. The most enjoyable part of my day is getting to work and having our team meetings with my coworkers. Just gives us a a moment to touch base with one another and see if there is anyway we can help each other get through the week.
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The company as a whole has a great health and safety policy
Rental Customer Service Advisor (Current Employee), Edmonton, ABOctober 17, 2014
I have a job which varies throughout the working week.
I learn many things about customer service.
Management concentrates on the numbers.
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Good learning experience
Service Supervisor (Former Employee), Fort McKayOctober 7, 2014
Pros: job work/life balance
Cons: stress of front line management. keeping senior management happy as well as union staff happy.
Organize, plan, manage and execute a service repair for various heavy equipment.
Manage direct reports, mentor and coach individual technicians.
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very good
Certified Laboratory Technician (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABSeptember 9, 2014
Good benefit, union system, easy job, everybody nice to each other.
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A great place to work, great people and company
Assistant for Business Processes and Systems (Former Employee), Burnaby, BCSeptember 9, 2014
Pros: great people
Many years working for Finning. I grew as person and as professional. Great company with great values.
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Great company!
Recruitment Assistant (Current Employee), Edmonton, ABJuly 21, 2014
My years with NACG were great. Great team, managment and salary/benefits.
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Good place to work
Security Guard (Former Employee), Calgary, ABJune 6, 2014
Cons: to long of walk around fence line 4 times a night
I enjoyed working there but found the walk around the fence line to long.They expected us to walk out in -35 to-40 around a fence that was 2.5 km. If you get in trouble there is no place to go.

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