DILAWRI GROUP OF COMPANIES Employee Reviews

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A great place to work
Service Manager (Current Employee) –  automall20 April 2018
if you're a hard working individual, you efforts will not go to waste with this corp. I've moved up quite quickly within this corp and i love it here.
Pros
always opportunity to grow within the company
Cons
can't think of any
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Reports driven company with no care for there employees!
General Manager (Former Employee) –  Ontario10 March 2018
Focus driven on evaluating strictly by reports and financial statements, 3 months to 6 months turned around of there management team, with constant pressure to insure that the monthly financial statement looks good, it feels that this company is focus at leveraging there dealership rapidly so that the banks allows them to increase there finance line allowing them to purchase more dealerships, or maybe to prepare for an eventual stock option. They don’t take enough time for the personnel of a new acquisition to migrate towards there culture. With the massive amount of reporting needing to be done and reviewed for all levels of internal dealership management it is very challenging with only 10 hours work days for 6 days a week to be successful at maintaining a proper overall management of the daily, weekly and monthly duties.

Not a good group to work for!
Pros
Good reporting tools
Cons
No care for there staff. Long hours are expected more than normal.
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Terrible management, would never work for Dilawri again.
Automotive Technician (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB22 February 2018
Former technician that was enticed by the opening of a new dealership. Promises were made and not kept, shop was poorly designed and run even worse. Would never work for a Dilawri group company again in any capacity. Steer clear.
Pros
Brand new shop
Cons
No management, broken promises, no job security.
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Stay Clear
sales manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB10 February 2018
If you want to be under paid and over worked then by all means send in your resume to this absolute disgrace of a auto group! Not only do they massively under pay the management the culture from the top is by far and above the worst car culture i have ever personally seen. Not only are the "LEADERS" of this auto group completely without any real skill in the industry, they are also without any knowledge on employee retention or loyalty and have no issues with treating staff in the poorest manor. I would not recommend ever working for this company under any franchise for any reason!
Pros
none
Cons
the list is too long
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Toxic Dishonest Work Culture
Sales (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB20 January 2018
A flawed company with a toxic and dishonest work environment. Ethics are very questionable and management encourages, promotes, and rewards crossing moral boundaries.

Upper management is poor with no forward agenda and poor leadership skills. They talk a good game but never back it up. It is no wonder that this group has the highest turnover rate.
Pros
none
Cons
dishonesty, unethical, toxic work culture
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Horrible company
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Ontario15 January 2018
Make you work like dogs, but you get paid pretty much minimum wage (I’m a salesman). Everyone in the company is expendable and you are forever threatened. Don’t plan on trying to start a career here.
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Long hours, bad pay, bad management
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Rewarding career
General Manager (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC20 December 2017
company has been great to me. I've worked with Dilawri Vancouver for 5 years - and everyone has treated me with nothing but respect.
they have a clear vision for myself - how to grow and where I can see myself in 5 years.
Pros
Great pay - above industry standard
Cons
nothing
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People quit management, not companies
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Greater Toronto Area, ON16 December 2017
Will withhold pay. Told to oversell and you dont get any rewards at the end. In fact they will find an excuse to penalise with harsh standards. Avoid this company. You don't need the stress.
Pros
None
Cons
Long hours, withold incentive pay. List goes on.
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Upper management has no leadership
Fixed Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC4 December 2017
Upper management has no leadership of any of their own ideas. It's time for a shake-up at the top. The owners already know this and are smart enough to take action before it's too late.
No direction at all.
Pros
It's a big company
Cons
They don't follow your contract. They hold back your pay.
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A ship without a rudder
Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB4 December 2017
Upper management operates with knee jerk reactions. Managers at the stores are treated as idiots and puppets. Ideas and or suggestions are treated with content and no acknowledgement. The corporation runs a downward pressure thinking. The owners yell and it funnels down the chain. No offers of help or wanting to make it work exist. % GMs replaced in 6 months should tell you something about this type of group.
Pros
Staff at most stores want to succeed
Cons
No people skills for upper management
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The Dilawri group is a joke
Employee (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB5 November 2017
The entire Dilawri group is a study on how NOT to run a company. Employee retention is horrible, they treat their people like garbage. Their entire philosophy is to pay the least and expect the most. Management is a joke. Everyone in a position of authority has only gotten there by being ignorant and controllable. The worse you are at your job, the faster and further you advance! Do yourself a favour and avoid this company.
Pros
None- there is no redeeming qualities about this organization
Cons
Overall workplace environment
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Poor Sales Management
Sales (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB8 October 2017
Blatant favouritism from sales manager hurts other sales reps. Leads given to one person not spread out. Limited traffic few ups. Sales manager had no
Pros
Good sales staff
Cons
Poor sales Manager
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Terrible culture.
Sales (Former Employee) –  Calgary9 September 2017
Senior management is awful. Pay is way below industry standards. Terrible culture. Negative place to work. Better off finding somewhere else to work.
Pros
The cars
Cons
Too many to list.
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Terrible leadership
Sales (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB11 April 2017
Very negative place to work, owner is a douche, management is antiquated and way to many salespeople to make a living. I thought selling BMW's would be different but was totally wrong
Pros
The car- BMW
Cons
Mngmnt, owner, too many sales reps
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Service Appointment Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON11 August 2016
Learned a great experience in the automotive industry.
The Hardest Part of the job is to convince the clients to come in with a great attitude skills on the phone and emails.
The most enjoyable part of the job is having a great time around you.
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Good for Entry position
Reports/Financial Analyst (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB28 January 2016
Great place to work at for an entry level position but little room to grow in finance/accounting department. Salary is decent given the car industry but benefits could be better.
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