Finning Canada Employee Reviews

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No longer the best...
Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Alberta6 January 2017
As an apprentice was told about "the good old days" at Finning.
Seems those days have come and gone.
Witnessed several changes in management, not always for the best.
Company is very top heavy and can't seem to make effective or sound business decisions in this economy and now with their move into Sask. The little guy (tradesman) always loses.
Job security was always questionable. Safety number one although sometimes to the point of excess. Otherwise good pay, top notch benefits. Enjoyed the variety of work within the company.
Pros
Competitive pay and benefits, good hours.
Cons
Upper management similar to our federal government. Union.
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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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Low job moral and frequently high and unnecessary turnover
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB19 December 2016
Day to day staff and co-workers are good to work with

Cross-training opportunities in other areas of your department are available (due to team reductions)

Upper management is an "old boys club / cliche", out of touch with day to day operation of company and lower level management
Pros
cafeteria, good benefits, diverse workload
Cons
long hours, low moral, redundant work processes
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Fun group of people; Poorly run business
Anonymous (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB14 December 2016
high turnover and poor leadership. Their core values do not align with business management. They expect you to work hard with no incentive or reward. Opportunities for lateral moves but limited to other promotions.
Pros
good pension plan
Cons
long hours, lack of recognition, high politics, poor compensation
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great work environment and managemnt
Office Clerk/Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC14 March 2017
I enjoyed my job with Finning International, management and staff were always professional and respectful to all employees continuous learning and encouragement to be successful. This company appreciated their employees and encourage them to persevere.
Pros
great employee benefits and training
Cons
no cons
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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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Terrible Wages
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB4 January 2017
No raises in many years, layoff's constantly so you're always wondering if today's the day they walk you out the door.
Wouldn't recommend working here.
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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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Sneaky tactics by management
Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Alberta16 January 2017
Zero support for the role I was in. Self admitting management said they "failed at providing support", yet its your problem you aren't trained properly to excel at your job. High stress environment and unreal expectations. Try to make suggestions to better the work environment and they are shrugged off because its not part of "Service Excellence". No job security. Management uses bully tactics and intimidation on a daily basis and have no trust. No room for advancement unless you know someone. Overall a poor experience for myself and my peers. Stay away.
Pros
Pension, stock plan
Cons
High stress environment, no support, horrible office dynamic, low job moral, no recognition
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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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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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The worst office environment I have ever seen
Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Alberta9 December 2016
This place is what nightmares are made of.

They hire and fire faster then the weather changes. Do not give up a stable job to go to this company.
No training, they fully excpect you to know all of their processes. Others would rather hoard information then share to benefit the customer and company.

When you introduce suggestions you get brushed off.
Unbalanced work load throughout the "team".

Bad behaviour is rewarded within the office, very unprofessional with employees yelling highly inappropriate curse words at each other as a joke.
Constent behind the back snickering, negative atmosphere. Management hears all of this and nothing is done.

Good riddance, do yourself a favour and stay away.
Pros
None
Cons
atrocious office behaviour, no job security, no training, no room for advancement
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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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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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Huge Layoffs
Buyer II (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB2 January 2017
Decent place to work, work-life-balance was great at this company. Unfortunately from the time i was there they downsized 3 times in a matter of a year. Most people and the environment seemed down because of the initial rounds of layoffs, it only made it worse once the other two happened.

Culture is rather stagnant, everyone acts busy when in reality the workplace is a regular work environment.
Pros
Good hours
Cons
job security.
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Learn a lot and multi-talented people
Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB9 March 2017
My experience is that minorities are not treated well. However, you are able to develop your career through either training Finning provides or pays for.
Pros
Training
Cons
Long hours, discrimination
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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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Great place to work with great people
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB6 January 2017
Worked with an amazing group of people during my 10 years at Finning. The experience I have gained will be with me for a lifetime. The hardest part of the job was watching co-workers leave due to layoffs. With the state of the oil industry in flux, job security is a concern.
Pros
Good atmosphere, great people
Cons
job security, workload increase due to layoffs
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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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