Great West Equipment
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A decent place to work.

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A decent place to work. The training is all "in house". The company is generally a close knit group of people.One draw back is that Volvo has a narrow product line which limits the customer base.
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Poor communication, poor management

Nobody is on the same page and internally each department argues. Can’t progress or move forward. Super unorganized. Stuck in old ways. Was told benifits would kick in after 3 months. Had to wait two months longer for whatever reason. Was lied to. Job description wasn’t what was told.

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Some great people!
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Love My Job

I love working for GWE and actually enjoy coming in to work Mon-Fri. I work with a fantastic group of people that feel like family. Even on stressful and busy days, there is still lots of laughter and comradery. It can be fast paced with some long hours (especially around month-end), but the fun atmosphere makes up for it. All branches are different, but I love my Nanaimo team.

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Great atmosphere, competitive wages, good benefits, management cares about the well-being of staff
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Great Career Company

This company has a family feel. It's large enough to have the perks of a large company, and small enough to be personal. The owners and management care about developing their people and promoting from within whenever they can. You are never a number here, and people really do care about you. Management is flexible and reasonable and they work hard to be sure that all employees have a job to come to, even through economic downturns and COVID. I find it hard to believe people can be critical of this company. Probably because management and employees are a strong, collaborative team and people with poor work ethic and negative attitudes do not fit in well - they leave.

Pros

Well managed company, weathers economic storms very well

Cons

None
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Great Place to Work

Great place to work. Been here over 10 years and have loved every minute of it. Caring employers who are local. Doors are always open. Treated well and paid well.

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Caring Employers
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Great people, Poor management.

Great company with a lot of culture. HR is exclusive for executives, not the employees. Middle management is very poor quality, and lacks skill. Upper management very petty. Excessive swearing leading a poor work environment.Stress not worth salary.

Pros

Staff bbq’s increase moral and distract workers from poor managements

Cons

Long hours. Poor management. Hostile workplace.
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No tooling to support mechanics

Terrace Branch Manager seriously lacks people skills. Shop is Poorly equipped with no product tooling or training. Work life balance sucks. The rules, regulations, policies, & guidelines are there to suite the companies best interests. Lost count of the jobs I was sent to with the wrong parts. I lasted 4 months and was never so relieved to quit a job.
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Great place to be

Fast paced, exciting work environment. All staff are exceptional people who genuinely care for each other and the customer. Lots of room for growth.
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lot's of earning potential in our area for csr

lot's of territory to cover with minimal companies in most of the region, besides Kitimat, customers don't call csr direct because they are used to calling the office and talking directly to the parts people, which is fine as long as the company realizes that you are out there doing your part. can be long hours, some travel on sundays to be in the area that your to work in.

Pros

paid expenses, good benefits

Cons

lot's to know and learn, huge territory, lot's of travel, lot's of time away from family
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Great job in a casual work environment

This position offered great flexibility and a challenging work environment. GWE had the feel of a small company with a complex and demanding infrastructure.
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Caring Employer

A growing company that has not lost the personal touch. Top executives know and care about each employee. Employees are helped to succeed. A lot of positive changes over the recent years.

Pros

Hard work and effort is recognized and rewarded

Cons

Not really a con - but there are high expectations with help to get there
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Would not recommend

I would not recommend start at 8am company not good to work for workplace bad learing on my own meeting new ppl no training travel is must lots of driving
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Productive workplace, great atmosphere

I loved going to work at great west, the team was great and I had the opportunity to learn from highly skilled professionals. They always kept us busy, while keeping a close watch on our needs as workers. No two jobs were identical so boredom was never an option, always growing and learning.

Pros

Great Pay
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Great staff to work with

Family type of business, everyone works together. I learned a lot from both the mechanics and frontend staff, management was helpful on paperwork and giving work orders.
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