Apprentice Heavy Equipment Technician (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, Alberta – 2 November 2013
I was only with them for 28 days as part of the practical training for FINNtech. In that time I really loved working for and with the people there. Only regret was not being successful in the provincial exam.
Poor management. Poor facility. No leadership. Zero future.
Heavy Duty Mechanic (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 30 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.
Global IT Infrastructure and Operations Manager (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 21 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.
J/Partsperson (Former Employee) – Sparwood, BC – 23 June 2017
Very frequently at quarterly meetings or "state of the company" addresses, the executive management of this company likes to spew buzzwords like "Finning Family". The Sparwood branch laid off 30+ mechanics early in November 2015. ONE day later there were emails sent out by management, requesting overtime. Very "Family" driven, i'd say! Not.
The "Employee Opinion Survey" (EOS) from the last couple years have shown the staggering decline in confidence of the Executive and Branch level management has deteriorated drastically year to year since 2011. Just ask any 5+ year Finning Employee how they feel.
The decisions made to close branches, move branches and divert work to other branches is tearing this company apart. And it is the customer who has to suffer because of it. The shareholders however, continue to be richly rewarded. The executive management are very large shareholders.
The instant there is a whiff of a rumor that work in an area might slow down or shift elsewhere - this company will lay you off. Even if it is for just as short of a period as two weeks. They'd rather waste time on paperwork to lay you off, than have you push a broom and try to retain you within the company.
Local management will try to swindle and circumvent their collective bargaining agreement as best as they can. Very little is done without absolute secrecy and there is zero transparency - until the day they decide to shut down your branch and escort you off property.
Join this company with the knowledge that you WILL lose your job at some point. No-one is safe, not even 30+ year veteransmore... or locations where they have recently invested a LOT of capital to set up shop (Example: Red Deer OEM).
Get your apprenticeship if you can, finish it if you can... and then find a job with a company that actually values its workforce. Don't think for a second that you can start a new career with Finning and retire there. There was a time when Finning was great to work for, and they are still riding the coattails of that reputation. Hopefully people begin to see the light.less
Parts Warehouse Administrator (Current Employee) – Surrey, BC – 16 June 2017
I enjoy the people I work with but the company itself the values are not like they used to be. We get a lot of work on our plates but no rewards. As co-workers we reward each other. I work hard and love learning new tasks. I am a good candidate for any administrative position.
Clerk (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 6 June 2017
Management was terrible. They didn't know what their employees did Day to day just demanded more. If you like doing paperwork and nothing else great place for you to work. The people were fantastic just Management was terrible.
President should be fired/terrible business planning
Mechanic (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 20 May 2017
They are closing down Red Deer branch ( and have already closed other towns) for no reason other than greed. Destroying families and bankruptcies is no biggie. Customers are being lied to as well. Every person who uses Finning should boycott. Inhuman treatment of long term employees just to bump up share prices a bit. Never ever work for Finning. Never. It is all lies and the second you are not needed or the stock prices drop ten cents you will be liquidated so JC can look good.
Warehouse Worker (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 4 May 2017
While working under management who continually harass their employees and degrade them. It is very hard to maintain a positive attitude with the continuing favourtism and constant bickering and stabbing in the back from fellow employees
Heavy Equipment Technician (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 13 April 2017
It's basically an OK place to work. It's just that management is very disconnected from service, and in doing so the policies and procedures translate well into an office environment, but not on the shop floor.
I enjoy the work, the crew, the location, the hours, but the environment is toxic otherwise. Management is in need of an overhaul.
Office Clerk/Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 14 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.