Human Resources Representative / Sales Coordinator (Former Employee) – Grande Prairie, AB – 4 November 2015
A great learning experience. This was the biggest company I had ever worked for, so it was a good opportunity for me to learn from others. There was lots of variety in my job. Had the privilege of going to workshops, training meetings, etc. to help me be more productive and perform my day-to-day tasks more effectively.
Mechanic (Former Employee) – Red Deer – 2 October 2015
Good place to work in the beginning, but only thing that kept employees was the wage, and the benefits package. When you worked with a team, it was great. Union environment, so you get some lazy co-workers
Great benefits and work...but some bad apples seem to poison the atmosphere
Heavy Equipment Technician (Former Employee) – calgary, ab – 3 September 2015
I liked working at finning. The facilities are good, pay is excellent, I liked the work, great benefits and they supplied most of the tooling. However; the general moral of the shop is quite bad. ?Which I don't understand? The company has no freedom to release poor workers due to the union and seniority. I fear that they may not shake this new negative image.
Heavy Equipment Mechanic (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 2 September 2015
I like to start the work day thinking in how to do the work better. Following the work instructions & using the right tools. The communication in the work environment is the key of learning the easiest & better way to work as a team. I like to be responsible. The most enjoyable part of this job is when everybody works as a Team finishing our duties on time. Great place to work, believe highly in training and support for Front Line Supervisors. Management is also very supportive and helpful, Huge Focus on Safety.
Comes in highly recommended with an excellent safety culture.
Apprentice 4th year (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 25 June 2015
Reasonable timelines and training opportunities Very experienced team mates. Each day has its unique challenges. Most work accomplished as targeted. Incomplete information can take a hefty turn For consolation, we are often able to finish a product better than expected.
What was once Great company has been slipping away in recent years
Heavy Equipment Technician (Current Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 2 June 2015
Finning was once a good company to work for, in recent years they have lost sight of what made them good and have been focusing on purchasing new territory and creating more management positions while reducing their effective work force.
The culture has changed, once it was a family, you were proud to be a part of, now you are ashamed of how your colleagues are treated.
Finning is one of the best company i've worked with,full of fun and productive.
(HET) (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray,AB. – 15 May 2015
working at finning is full of excitement, on a typical day working on a 797F truck (new),assembling monster components. I have learn so much at finning I cannot say it all, but in a few words I have learn how to calibrate all components, up date software, enter injector trim codes, know how to use (SIS)/(ET) and others. Management isn't perfect but co-workers. The hardest part of my job is when there is not much to do. The most enjoyable part of my job is get the job done in record time.
Tool Room Attendant (Former Employee) – Fort McKay/Fort McMurray/Mildred Lake – 7 May 2015
-The work is fine and co-workers are top notch. -The pay rates are excellent. -The shift I had was awesome. 14 days on and 14 days off, 12 hour days. -Learned a lot working there. Great experiences for sure. -I got laid off twice in 4 years so there is no real job security unless you are upper management. -Work was always changing so it stayed interesting and challenging. -Most enjoyable part of the job to me was always running the equipment.
Great Co-workers, Supervisors and low level Managers, Room for Advancement.
Upper Management seemed very disconnected from the staff.
Mining Account Manager (Former Employee) – Kamloops, BC – 7 May 2015
Finning was a wonderful place to work, but as the company has grown people are numbers and the company really only values the bottom line profit. Reviewing the companies history you will find numerous cycles of panic hiring and mass layoffs. Out side of that training is good and the people are professional. The employees are typically a cut above.
Salary Compensation is good, Access to Caterpillar's great training.
Corporately driven with little care for employees, unstable employment with numerous layoffs