marketing (Former Employee) – Edmonton – 14 February 2018
Sales team and management need to go!! Very immature and selfish, if you work at the Edmonton branch you will need to watch you're back. Sales team doesn't like new people and will do anything to get you out of there. After I was harassed for months I took my complaint to the GM and he did nothing. Even he would make female staff feel uncomfortable with inappropriate remarks. Do not work here if you want to be bullied and have your boss make you feel like you want to go home and take a long shower!
Senior Account Manager (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 1 November 2016
Had the best sales Manager, cared about his people. Work environment was clean and profession for most part. Company tested and implemented new software estimating programs that were beneficial to more accuracy. Training could have been better.
Unfortunately new branch manager was hired from a non-related business (the Tile business) and though he was a nice guy, I personally felt he was not the right guy for the position. Over time it learned that 3several previous companies he had managed either mediocre or declining sales after he took over.
his sales meeting were lackluster and essentially consisted of telling sales (Account Manager) related staff once a month that we need to sell more but he could never give any specifics on how to do that as he didn't understand the nature of our business which was essentially Bidding projects in a structured tender system.
Long story short, eventually it was discovered he had purchased a franchise company and did more work on that for the last 6 months before he eventually left the company.
The most enjoyable part of my job was estimating various products from construction blue prints and dealing with architects and contractors clarifying specs and drawing to ensure we submitted a fair proposal that secured us the project with out losing money.
Building relationships with Contractors during construction and being proactive to prevent potential problems was also quite rewarding.
Very close to home. Had a great branch manager. Liked majority of people.
Open cubicle work space so lots of uneccesary personal cell phones ringing during working hours
installer (Former Employee) – calgary – 22 May 2015
I would not recommend working for these clowns. The pay was terrible, they covered no cost on tools or consumable material used to do their jobs, made me use my own vehicle to do their deliveries to save them money and gave me no compensation for the fuel I used, had a very hard time keeping crews busy and shorted many hours in a work week and in pay. The office managers were always rude and unprofessional and had very little knowledge in specifics toward the projects and seemed to care less. Job quotes and site measurements done by the office staff were always wrong or never complete and I was expected to cover for their mistakes, and when it came down to the wire and the contractors were dissatisfied they'd pin all their mistakes on me the installer and pretty much throw me under the bus. Their warehouse was always a mess which always lead to any deliveries they covered to be missing supplies and material. Their benefit plan is a joke, and really no perks in this job whatsoever.
Overall it was an embarrassment to work for CP Distributors.
Welder (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 28 February 2014
Arrive at work at 7:15 am have coffee with co workers start at 7:30 am work till lunch have a half hour lunch then continue to work until 4 pm. proper ways to weld on gauge metal, management was great everyone got along the branch manager will probably be one of my favorite bosses i will ever have in my life. Co workers weren't to bad although a bit unorganized in the office. The hardest part of the job was not getting bored during the slower times. I enjoyed how the whole company did stuff together had Christmas lunch etc.
We had a tennis Table and competition during lunch and after work...
Business Development Manager/Sales (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 12 July 2012
They know how to balance work and play. They have a yearly Christmas party, monthly BBQ's. A typical day at CP usually start at the coffee pot and we chat and share info. I learned a lot about steel doors and hardware. The management was lkow key and let the staff enjoy the day as long as they were productive. The Co-Workers were very easy and enjoyable to deal with. The hardest part of the job was getting support form Co-workers.
Coordinator (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 22 April 2012
The job is highly dynamic requiring close coordination with both internal and external customers. It also requires one to be technically adept and with attention to details. The management is cognizant of the iindustry and market challenges and makes the necessary training and support to its employees to properly equip them to face these challenges. The working atmosphere is like a family with different tasks but looking at the same objective. The most challenging if not hardest part of the job is to consistenly meet if not exceed the customers requirement which is similarly dynamic as typical in a construction industry. Otherwise, the job offers creativity and regular interaction with customers are real satisfying especially when they appreciate your effort in giving them your best service.