Labourer (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 27 February 2014
The day would start off with a safety meeting, then we would be assigned tasks for the day. -Complete the tasks, help the mechanics and tool crib, and keep the shop clean and tidy. -managers were ok, but often contradicted each-other -it was frustrating when safety would make certain tasks more difficult by being ridiculous -really enjoyed the camaraderie with the mechanics
overall a good place to work, large companies seem to all work the samw
H.D.Mechanic (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 14 December 2017
go out to customer, to diagnose machine order parts, give an estimate to customer..once parts have been received you return to customer site, and quite often you find many more things that are wrong with the machine, (which is not always visible until you pull machine apart) ..you discuss situation with customer... very difficult to document every day scenario at Finning, due to the type of job.
there was always work available and you had the option to work ot or not
long hrs, as you never knew what you would be dealing with until you reached customer site.
Complicated, poor communications, customer support convelusion
Heavy Equipment Technician (Current Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 10 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
Some tooling for technicians is supplied
Lack of proper training relevance creates nightmares