Tire Technician (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 20 October 2017
One would learn to change over and repair tires, change engine oil on vehicles and replacing batteries. The hardest part as a tire technician are the rushes at the beginning of winter, days seem endless but it is a fast paced and exciting work environment.
Tire Technician (Former Employee) – Vanderhoof, BC – 17 October 2017
I had a great experience working a fountain tire. The balance was phenomenal I was able to be home every night. I moved up in the company quickly as the turn around for employees is usually fairly quick.
Shop Supervisor (Former Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 10 October 2017
Not a great place to be employed. Lack of support from management. This included unequal treatment among departments, unorganized communication between front desk/management and tire shop. The owner has left control and decision making to people in their early 20's, hence the lack of organization "gong show" atmosphere, micromanaging, double standards and hypocritical decisions & comments. If you want to work on cars and tires in Thunder Bay, try Kal, OK or Dunrite instead
discounts on tires, benefit plan
low wages for responsibilities, everything mentioned in review
We are sorry to hear about your unsatisfactory experience with Fountain Tire. It is always disappointing to lose an associate who enjoys working on cars and tires. As part of our management training program we strive to give associates the opportunity to manage and make decisions and, as part of that learning and development process, there can be bumps in the road. We wish you the best and thank you for your time with Fountain Tire.
Job Work/Life Balance
fun workplace, fast and accurate work, motivated and challenge
Commercial Tire Technician (Former Employee) – Lloydminster, AB – 5 September 2017
I enjoy my daily works I learned techniques and strategies Very Approachable and caring management Very unique and clean workplace with safety the hardest is during winter job outside (on call) the most enjoyable part is the interaction with co worker, management and, joking during non busy hours and working during a very busy hours especially summer.
Service Technician (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 10 August 2017
Liked the staff. Didn't like the idea of no raises. No chance at promotion. No bonus. No perks except benefits. I think it's a little disappointing that a company claiming to be one of the "50 best managed employers" is definitely not.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Regina, SK – 25 July 2017
My most enjoyable part of this job was hands down the people I worked for/with. Never mistreated me once (the management) always very understanding and supportive always willing to break down things when I didn't quite understand as well as taking the extra time to teach and make sure of a clear understanding.
Janitor (Former Employee) – St. Paul, AB – 25 June 2017
learned workplace and hazard and safety. dealt with a lot of chemicals, how to read labels and perform janitorial duties safely. I learned about what to use for different chemicals to use for areas that needed to be cleaned such as floors, walls, windows, toilets. etc. workplace was fun, learned responsibility and duties. hardest part would be cleaning the toilets. enjoyable part of how rewarding it was for my age at the time.
Fountain Tire is a fun place to work and you can learn a lot.
Work Experience (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 19 May 2017
My experience at Fountain Tire was very good. I learned a lot while i was working. I was not a employee there, i was doing my 4 weeks or work experience through Arts and Technology Centre. I worked there for 8 hours on week days. I didn't earn any salary while i was working there.
Job that says they promote advancement, but in actuallity do not let theyre apprentices gain any work experiance
Apprentice Mechanic (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 10 May 2017
Typical day at work was just tire changing or the odd oil change. Was not allowed to do any mechanical work. Did not learn very much due to lack of mechanical work experience. Management was useless and lied about the job and broke promises. Shop I was at did not care too much about staying up to date on new equipment or vehicles. Dealing with all the lies from management was the hardest part. The coworkers were the best part of the job.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Nanaimo, BC – 24 April 2017
I worked my way up the ranks through Fountain Tire to an assistant manager position. Once I was changed to Salary I was expected to work 9-10 hours a day, but only be paid for 8 (40 hour work week) without any compensation for time spent, and when it was brought up I was put in a position of "take it or leave it." Multiple employees had gone on stress leave while I was there due to ownership, including the person that I replaced. Responsibilities were normal for the position, but yet the people I oversaw were getting paid more than I was. I would never go through this process again with Fountain Tire. I am now working at a competitors' store and I am being treated much better, and more importantly actually being paid for my time.