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Great place to work
I found Leavitt to be a great place to learn and expand my skillset. Shop environment was great. Everyone got along great and was willing to lend a hand when needed. Shop staff were all union but it definitely did not have the union feel for the most part. Benefits didn't kick in until 6 months and pension plan wasn't as great as some of the larger companies.
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great co-workers and long term employees
they have lots of long term employee's which says something about the company. Upon hiring after 1 week I was flown to BC for training for a week. I like working there and due to covid-19 been laid off so can't wait to go back!!
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No job security
Overall its a good company to work for. Work environment is good, relaxed, not many tight deadlines on IT projects, you may not have shiny offices, people are friendly. There are lot of learning experience, not always with the mainstream tech stacks though, need to work with legacy systems sometimes which is challenging without proper documentations (I've learned Classic Asp :P). On different projects you can work from start to finish so lot of learning opportunity there as well. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Only complaint I have, in my opinion, management doesn't have moral integrity, they laid you off with the slightest hint of distress in the economy without even trying to keep the employees. I got laid off even before my friends who work in the hotel and travel industries saying the business is down. Also, when government subsidize you 75% for the qualifying companies they wouldn't take back the employees or even update the employees why they don't qualify for the subsidy. Seems like they are not down much in their business, but just decided not to pay the employees to save more money. Just a disappointment!
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Please avoid this Company/Cult
Leavitt Machinery is run by the Church. Their is zero workplace culture across all divisions of the company. The common excuse when management is asked about the non-existent culture is that the ownership is faith based so it is not allowed. We are not talking about going to church on Sunday, faith based. We are talking radical faith that puts the agenda of the church first and constantly suppresses employees. We are talking about a company that engages in harassment of employees across all levels.

This way of doing business has created a real problem for the executives at Leavitt. They have failed to acquire talent along the way. They don't hire anyone with experience. Their model is to hire students and manipulate them as much as possible. They don't hire others with industry experience because they don't care to know how other businesses operate. They want to enforce the Church approach on students that don't know any better.


As a result of the failure to adapt to the modern approach and take feedback from people that have done it before, the Leavitt ship is sinking.

The company over expanded (Lift Depot Ontario /Lonestar Texas) while not paying attention to massive inventory issues that had falsely propped up the company as a successful business.


Their current fleet of Machinery is terrible. The Fleet Program and Rental fleet were not properly depreciated for a number of years. This had the company realizing revenue in the past but it has now been revealed that the revenue should have been applied to depreciation of the fleet instead. Effectively
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Horrible management
At Leavitt Machinery the technicians are treated Like they are the scum of the company
Management is Constantly trying to screw people over

The HR department is forever fighting with the union because Leavitt likes to try and break the union agreement and push the boundaries
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Average place to work,
not a bad place to work, my branch was slow and not much work going on, relaxed, union. rarely ever hear from management unless theres a problem. room for advancement
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Terrible Place to Work, Full of Snakes In The Grass
Stay away from this organization unless you enjoy gargling all the bs that management will try to get you to buy into.

They try to position themselves as a premium brand when the reality is they are selling the same brands as everyone else, only at a higher cost with less to offer than their competition, everyone in the industry knows this. They are a last resort dealer at best


All business units work against each other, making it impossible to structure deals.


Use them as a stepping stone to better opportunities and trust know one.
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Good place to work and great people
Busy day with lots of responsibilities. Learned a lot about Coordination and team work. Could of used a bit more support with situations from management. Hardest part of my job in the area was getting time off and being a bit over worked. Good company.
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Good policies and procedures
Cons
some long days and needed a bit more support from upper management.
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Do not even think about working here
Employment started off ok. It's a good place to start, but then the negative culture takes a toll on you. I started too notice red flags that I should not have ignored. The managers there are not consistent with their practices, people take credit for your work, everyone blows a small situation into something big, too much drama, too much politics, unfair treatment, inconsistent and unfair compensation, managers do not keep their word. In some departments talking to your colleagues is frowned up, there are instructions on how to post on your own social media. The company is too controlling of their employees.
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Good benefits
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- horrible management - low compensation -unfair treatment -nepotism
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Think twice before you work here.
Extremely low compensation. Good benefits. High turnover. Each department has their own culture, overall there was no culture. Management does not know what they are doing, management can be very rude. There was a lack of direction. Lots of politics within departments. Negative competition. I had an okay experience there, but would never go back.
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Sinking ship
Upper management has no clue.
Worked with a good crew - only problem was that you have to upsell to be successful.

Service management are cowards - lay -off when strictly told this company doesnt do it. No union support what's so ever.

Good work experience. But left a bad taste

# leavittforlifeBS!!
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Leavitt
Great company to work with! Great people. Training was a month long. Also trained on things right from the start. Company culture is good. Pay is good as well as benefits and vacation!
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Loved working here
Great team, excellent software, great training. I would have stayed, but I had to relocate.They have a department for everything. You never have a question unanswered. You are empowered to work alone and make your own decisions, no micro managing I loved that.
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Wasted Potential
The company is trying to be on the leading edge of technology in the material handling industry. They value time with the company more than anything else. The longer you have been with the company the higher up you move and the harder it is to be removed from it. Saw too many talented employees leave due to poor middle management.
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Good Benefits, New technology
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Hard to move up, poor middle management.
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Started off ok but got rough fast
Started off as a good feel, my manager was always stressed and always complained about the upper management but never understood why. Took another role and realized why. Chauvinistic management, poor people skills, untrained in how to manage. They don't value anyone except maybe sales, just show up and shut up and do your job. No work perks or care for the employee.
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No weekends
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No work perks, untrained management, very little support or room for growth
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Great opportunities and growth potential in Operator Training
I have worked at Leavitt Machinery for several years in the Operator Training department, and have found great satisfaction with this position, department, and the company as a whole.

This department has grown exponentially in the years that I have been here, and continues to do so. This is no doubt due to the strong team of account managers and operations administrators, backed by our extremely supportive management team. In my time here, I have been able to grow within my role as well as take on new responsibilities as the department continues to expand.


Things can be very fast-paced, but the company and our management advocate strongly for a healthy work/life balance while continuing to reward the efforts being made by every team member.
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Operator training department
Working in the Leavitt Machinery Operator Training department has been an amazing experience, and in my short time in the department, it has been a fantastic opportunity for me.

Starting out in a new job, I was personally rather nervous and excited. From my very first day, everyone in the office made me feel welcome and comfortable, answering my questions so patiently and doing whatever they could to help and accommodate me. During my training, my supervisor/manager was absolutely amazing. It was made sure that we talked over everything I would be doing and that I was comfortable. With this huge learning curve, to make the process even easier for me, I was eased into each new task in ways that were specifically meant to help me feel as comfortable as possible. My wonderful supervisor even sat down with another one of the managers in the office to discuss what would be the best way to accommodate my individual needs, making me feel as confident and comfortable as possible.


Everyone is always willing to help out when I need it. My managers and colleagues are all amazing people. Even if I ask a thousand questions a day, my supervisor and colleagues help me and answer questions with so much kindness and patience. Even the smallest acts of kindness, asking how my weekend was, wishing me a good lunch break or rest of my day, even just how everyone pokes their head in to say "hi" in the morning, makes the work environment friendly and welcoming.


I have learned so much and grown as a person, even in this short time. I would definitely recommend working in the operator
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Good work environment, great people to work with
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Do not even consider working in the operator training department....
If you like working for a manager that humiliates, berates and has had bullying and harassment complaints from 4 out of 8 account managers then this would be the place for you. At your interview the manager will tell you that she "likes to empower women" and that you will be making far more money than you ever will due to favoritism of friends in the department.
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Instructors are top notch
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long hours, toxic environment
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You can do better than Leavitt
Below average pay. Products and services over priced and not competitive with market space. Poorly managed. Staff promoted to management for good sales numbers, not leadership ability which is creating high turnover.
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Safety conscious
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Poorly managed
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Training program
This was a great training program. Taught me everything I needed to know about operating a forklift. Gave me the skills to be able to preform all tasks with a forklift with confidence and ease within the first couple days of ever using a forklift.
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excellent place to work
excellent place to work, open door policy with all managers, the occasional thank you breakfast does happen, the equipment we have well suited for the work we do.
Pros
work is here if you want it
Cons
work is here if you want it
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