Birchwood Automotive Group Employee Reviews

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Don't do it; they over promise under deliver
Financial services manager (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB29 March 2019
They will offer you the world to get you in the door after 2 weeks you'll realise it was all lies. The hours they force you to work are ridiculous. The wages they promise are very very exaggerated. They will tell you between 150-180 thousand a year and it's a flat out lie. There's no way anyone in sales makes that much money on their pay plans and if you do okay for a year they will fix that in February when they force you to sign a new contract. They also make you sign away any stat pay in your orientation package. Every year they decrease your wages not increase them. Management is a joke. FREE FOOD IS NOT A PERK! SALES PEOPLE WANT MONEY NOT CHEAP GREASY FOOD.
Pros
There are none
Cons
Everything about this place
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Not a good company to work for being a technician
Technician (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB22 February 2019
I am reposting this one as i couldnt word it better myself. You know there is a problem when your first week all your fellow technicians warn you about How birchwood doesnt care about there technicians..

Corporate rules don't match day to day operations, favorites are played, low wage compared to other dealerships, funny enough you are expected to work longer than your shift without pay. Poor support for shop personnel with extremely high pressure for production. Unless you want to feel like a piece of furniture in the building go work somewhere that will appreciate your efforts without having to constantly curry favor for decent paying work. They like to treat journeyman like apprentices
Pros
Fully paid benefits was the only pro
Cons
No job security after 15 months
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only give one star because i have to
Automotive Service Technician (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB16 October 2018
Corporate rules don't match day to day operations, favorites are played, low wage compared to other dealerships, funny enough you are expected to work longer than your shift without pay. Poor support for shop personnel with extremely high pressure for production. Unless you want to feel like a piece of furniture in the building go work somewhere that will appreciate your efforts without having to constantly curry favor for decent paying work. They like to treat journeyman like apprentices
Pros
none
Cons
hypocrisy in management
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Good place to work
Internet Sales / Outbound Service Consultant (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB14 May 2018
Internet leads and booking appointmnets contacting customers in a timely fashion, booking service and sales appointments working with managers and sales reps docujenting results
Pros
profesional staff
Cons
e-mail contacts from home
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A great place to work and have a career
Credit Specialist/ Administrative Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB7 April 2018
A great place to work. Excellent staff. The management ensures the staff develop professionally andpersonally. Yes it is a vehicle sales company, the management has ensured the staff also have the best experience. Best training and everyone helps to make you the best you can be
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Great people, great company!
General Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg Beach, MB11 February 2018
Birchwood gives you an amazing environment to learn and grow professionally and personally. The management at Birchwood really works to promote people within, and put value on family/balanced living. There are various leadership courses and support that you can have to continue growing within the group.
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Unless you are in thier "boys club" you are just a pawn...moved around as they see fit
Manager (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB10 January 2018
Used to be a great company but alot of key people left amd their replacements are ruining the companies reputation.

The chipmans are wonderful people but it stops there.

The pay is terrible compared to other dealerships/auto groups and they intentionally cut wages every year.
Pros
Can advance easily if you know the right people
Cons
Long hours, low pay, promote the wrong people
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friendly supportive environment.
General Sales Manger (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB12 November 2017
A large organization with plenty of opportunlties for advancement. Supportive management and as much training as one would like. Most definetly the recognized leader in the Auto Industry in Manitoba.
Pros
opportunity for advancement
Cons
compensation
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good people, long hours, you are just a number
Financial Services Manager (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB6 November 2017
very factory like setting, used to be all about the people but now it is all about the money and who you know to get ahead, less regard for the individual employee or work life balance
Pros
money
Cons
hours
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Answering phones, directing customers
Receptionist/Customer Service, Accounts Payable (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB12 October 2017
This was a very fast paced business. I had the opportunity to learn quite a bit about how a dealership is run. The people I worked with were great as well as dealing with customers one on one.
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depends on your department
Sales Consultant (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB8 September 2017
if your in sales your expected to work over your hours just to make sales. Management sucks they play favorites. You won't have time to eat when it gets busy.
Pros
free lunches on saturdays only
Cons
don't have time to eat
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average company to work for. Service manager below average
Parts Specialist (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB26 July 2017
Very busy place with good benefits. learned a lot about luxury car industry. Hardest part of the job was the extremely high pace and not enough employees to do the job. Staff was nice.
Pros
staff events
Cons
not enough staff to do a good job
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Great environment
Auto detailer (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB18 July 2017
Great Team great environment and respectful management always here to help and guide. Always asked if you can work overtimes and never put in unpleasant situation.
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Highly Result Oriented
Product Advisor (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB13 June 2017
The company thrives in team culture. Sales works cohesively with one another in achieving goals. This is the kind of industry I wanted to be at. Great place to work!
Pros
Company gives value to its employee
Cons
long hours
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Good Working Culture
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB10 March 2017
Good Place to work with some motivated people at the top management with good direction.
Flexible working nature with importance to employees and customers.
Pros
Good culture, care for employees
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Workplace culture
Finance Manager (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB13 February 2017
Great corporate feeling, celebrate big, and the owners are fantastic people.
Very good reputation in the community and well liked by staff.
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great
Service Advisor (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB25 January 2017
i had fun with this company great people. unfortunately I've been let go. i hold no bad blood and was happy to have experienced my time being at this dealership
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Great staff
Payroll Specialist (Current Employee) –  Headingley, MB2 January 2017
Grwat invorpment to work at, the people I work with are kind to one another and always help when needed!!!

It's a big work load but your time goes by fast.
You get to meet great people from different stores, learn how the automotive business oporates
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Great Local Company
Marketing & Operations Analyst - Intern (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB25 October 2016
This is a great local company with a good management structure and some bright minds leading the way.They are involved in the community and look after their employees well, I would definitely recommend working here.
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Accounting Clerk (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB20 October 2015
This was a position that was short term for me as I was looking to working with people with disabilities and or seniors needing assistance. The people were nice.
Pros
nice people and free lunches
Cons
sitting too long
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