Finning Canada Employee Reviews

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Great people to work with; lots learnt
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, ABJuly 5, 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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A good place to work.
Customer Service Advisor, Field Service (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, ABMarch 4, 2015
-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.
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.
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High School games at their best
Customer Service Advisor (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABJanuary 21, 2016
Office gossip, slackers getting away with anything they want.
Managment wants to be your best friend instead of in charge to deal with the issues.

No job security, constent worry over job loss.
Too much dorperate red tape, unable to introduce new ideas to make the work place more ffiecent due to old school thinking.
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Safety orientated, fast paced, and great learning opportunities.
Student / Heavy Duty Technician Apprentice (Current Employee) –  Fairview, ABMarch 13, 2016
Great company to work for. Lots of different aspects of the trade you get to experience. Travel within the program is a plus. Unfortunately, our program will not em employed after we graduate, as a factor of low economy and budget cuts.
Pros
Working with a variety of different techs, and staff
Cons
Abundance of safety rules.
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Exciting, fast pace industry with great focus on personnel development
CUSTOMER SERVICE ADVISOR - EMS GROUP HEAD OFFICE (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, ABMay 16, 2013
A typical day at work would start with a Safety Meeting with my co workers, check emails, start daily work, review any issues with customers, co workers and or supervisor, lunch with the girls in the lunch room, complete daily routine, review weekly progress, prioritize next day work. Assist co workers if necessary.

Hardest part of the job was getting a quick response from management on current issues without holding up the daily routine.

Consist recognition for work well done, plenty of incentive to perform well daily, enjoyed working with my co workers, we had alot of fun.
Pros
personnel development, consist team building with co workers, good safety practises, profit sharing, hsa, great benefits, 6 weeks vacation
Cons
slow response on issues from management due to lengthly processes
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Good place to work for
Customer Service Manager (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, ABJune 13, 2016
Busy schedule daily
Fast paced work environment
Trustworthy, effective communication between management and co- workers.
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Very exciting and rewarding job
Safety Advisor (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, ABMarch 6, 2016
Very fun company to work for. Great management, crew members and dispatchers. Stressful at times but with good coworkers you get through it.
Pros
close to home
Cons
Stressful at times
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Upper management leads by harassment and Bullying
Service Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, ABMarch 26, 2015
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.
Pros
great benifits
Cons
No job security/union tells management how to run the company
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great job with good benifits
Parts Technician (Former Employee) –  edmontonabMay 20, 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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Great work experience and benefits. Options for advancement poor.
Heavy Duty Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Campbell River, BCOctober 5, 2013
My overall satisfaction with this company was poor. I do not feel that Finning's management and supervision had any real grasp on managing people or understanding the needs of the business beyond bottom line dollars and cents. Work experience great, training minimal (for a dealership), monetary remuneration exceptional and benefits were wonderful attributes to have.

Conclusion: Finning pays well but cannot organize work or streamline communication. All in all I personally would not recommend this company and have no personal desire to return to work for it either.
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Good people to work with
Apprentice Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Sparwood, BCApril 26, 2015
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
Pros
The Union
Cons
Management makes questionable decisions, but they see the whole picture, we dont
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good experience working for Finning
2nd year apprentice (Former Employee) –  Cranbrook,Fort St John,Sparwood, BC. YK NWTApril 27, 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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Extremely great company, great people
Material Supply Assistant (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, ABApril 21, 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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Fast Paced
Laboratory Technician - certified (Former Employee) –  Surrey, BCApril 16, 2016
Time sensitive and result oriented Lab.
High Expectations for Service Excellence.
Customer specific analysis and interpretation.
Pros
Flexible hours
Cons
Stresful
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Overall Finning is not what I expected for a world class dealer.
Shop Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, ABApril 17, 2013
Upper Management at the dealership level are not qualified to run the dealerships (oil sands in particular) .Middle management along with the employee's care about happens with in , but had no input in decisions made by upper management .Had a great team and enjoyed working with them all.I learned not to trust management above you , they simple don't care , looking after themselves .
Pros
wages and benefits are excellent, most team members cared.
Cons
i was all ways looking over my shoulder . management never backed up their supervisors
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Great Enviroment
Parts Technician Customer Counter (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, ABMarch 1, 2016
Great people, Dealing with walk-in and telephone customers for Heavy Duty Cat parts. So many machines & interchangeable accessories make this a time consuming, interesting place of employment.
Pros
Good People
Cons
Shift Work
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Good place to get into the industry
Material Supply Assistant (Former Employee) –  CalgaryJune 3, 2015
Overall a good place to get your start in the rock and dirt industry. Shift work for most positions, unless salary. Overtime pay, benefits, vacation pay.
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Overall good place to work
Heavy Duty Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Red Deer, ABNovember 9, 2015
Worlds largest Cat heavy equipment dealer, service and repairing what they sell.
a lot of good talented people there and excellent corporate and safety culture.
Definitely corporate run, not a mom and pop establishment anymore with a large union workforce.
Working out in the cold up north away from family is the hardest thing, but the good paycheck and getting to work on some of the biggest heavy equipment in the world is definitely cool.
Pros
Good paycheque and safety culture
Cons
working out of town in cold
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Good for the union employees
Technician (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, ABDecember 10, 2015
As a tech they were a good employer. Ended up having to leave due to lack of progression.
Finning Can be ruthless with the non-union staff when it comes to layoffs etc, very little job security.
Pros
Well respected company
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No Job security
Inventory Control Analyst (Current Employee) –  Regina, SKFebruary 24, 2016
There is always an insecurity about the job since oil prices started dropping. The company should be run a in a much better way than it is right now.
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