Finning Canada Employee Reviews

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Third Year Apprentice Heavy Equipment Technician (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB14 April 2015
Job-related paper work
Caterpillar equipment experience - mining, forestry, construction & truck engines
Troubleshooting equipment
Safe use of job-related tooling and equipment
Following direction from journey persons & supervisors
Pros
Good working environment
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A chaotic mess from the top to the bottom
Admin (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB14 April 2015
Finning is sinking - 650 people let go, they closed the main office building and the truck shop but does this change the spending - no!
Management is chaotic and always jumping to the next "thing"
Management is based in another city leaving the employees to behave badly - the way people treat one another at that company is appalling and it goes unchecked. Stay away from the zoo

Senior management makes everyone stop and listen to them talk about saving money even though sr management got their large year end bonuses. No raises this year and 1 week off without pay for everyone with talk of cutting benefits but still paying $85,000/month to house people in hotels so they can work at finning.

Save yourself the frustration and annoyance and look elsewhere.
Cons
Many see review
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fun place to work
Think Big Service Tech (Former Employee) –  Victoria, Bc Red deer, Ab8 April 2015
Great company to work for. got me through school. unfortunately economic times means there is no position for me at the company
Pros
lots od different work
Cons
None
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Overall great company
Service Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB1 April 2015
I enjoyed working at Finning Canada,
Great company, Family team feel, structured platform and great work relationships.
Pros
Great rotation
Cons
none
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top heavy company that doesn't care about its people
Heavy duty Mechanic (Current Employee) –  Lethbridge, AB28 March 2015
pay is good but that's the only thing that keeps people around company is run very poorly. would not recommend anyone working there
Pros
good pay
Cons
terrible executive management
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Upper management leads by harassment and Bullying
Service Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB26 March 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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A good place to work.
Customer Service Advisor, Field Service (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB4 March 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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A fun and friendly place to work
Switchboard Operator (Former Employee) –  Edmonton Alberta20 February 2015
It was a good place to work, not very challenging though. Taking and relating messages to other departments.

Staff were all friendly and onsite cafeteria had good prices.
Pros
Friendly enviroment
Cons
Shift work
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Great people for the most part- some mid level mgmnt not qualified for thier work and are causing high cost of operations, will not take advice
Branch manager (Former Employee) –  Fort St John, BC5 February 2015
Finning is a phenomenal organization but tend to get caught up in thier own size and can sometimes miss what the competition is doing. They are quickly becoming the high priced low service organization and changes are slow to come. Regional Managers are not identified for thier lack of industry understanding and are taken at thier word. Unless you are an individual that enjoys having no voice and only towing the line even when it is wrong. In other words if you are looking for a job that you only want a decent paycheck and to just be a robot then at the branch level this will be a rewarding organization for you. If you are a creative thinker that is looking for challenges in growing and creating a solid business platform with job security then this is likely not the organization for you.
Pros
great pay and fantastic benefits
Cons
non skilled regional managers in the markets they are assigned
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Great place to work if you dont mind the cold
Field technician (Current Employee) –  Fort McMurray21 January 2015
Worked there for 2 years almost got laid off in the first 6 months as there was a small recession then recently got laid off again as a result of the recent low oil prices and to much supply. Overall i am not confident working for finning and dont know if i will go back.
Pros
Great training
Cons
Job depends on price of oil
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Management create animosity between 5/2 and shift workers.
Service Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB4 December 2014
Very tough place to work with as the union runs the business and very weak/inexperienced management.
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great place for a summer student
Summer Student Material Supply Assistant (Former Employee) –  fort mcmurray2 December 2014
Most people were very helpful
work was enjoyable
hardest part of my day was waking up long hours but i rather work longer hours and get more days off anyways
management was great
Pros
they proved a bus to get from and to work
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Great place to work
Accounts Receivable Representative (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB23 November 2014
The hardest part of my job is finding to time to handle the volume of customers calling in regularly. The most enjoyable part of my day is getting to work and having our team meetings with my coworkers. Just gives us a a moment to touch base with one another and see if there is anyway we can help each other get through the week.
Pros
Work life balance is great
Cons
Not paid enough
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The company as a whole has a great health and safety policy
Rental Customer Service Advisor (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB17 October 2014
I have a job which varies throughout the working week.
I learn many things about customer service.
Management concentrates on the numbers.
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Good learning experience
Service Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Fort McKay7 October 2014
Organize, plan, manage and execute a service repair for various heavy equipment.
Manage direct reports, mentor and coach individual technicians.
Pros
Job work/Life balance
Cons
Stress of front line management. keeping senior management happy as well as union staff happy.
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very good
Certified Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB9 September 2014
Good benefit, union system, easy job, everybody nice to each other.
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A great place to work, great people and company
Assistant for Business Processes and Systems (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC9 September 2014
Many years working for Finning. I grew as person and as professional. Great company with great values.
Pros
Great people
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Great company!
Recruitment Assistant (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB21 July 2014
My years with NACG were great. Great team, managment and salary/benefits.
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Good place to work
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB6 June 2014
I enjoyed working there but found the walk around the fence line to long.They expected us to walk out in -35 to-40 around a fence that was 2.5 km. If you get in trouble there is no place to go.
Pros
none
Cons
To long of walk around fence line 4 times a night
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Good place to work
Heavy Equipment Technician (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB13 May 2014
Highly recommended good people and a good atmosphere i don't know what else to say i just want to apply for a couple jobs
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