TERRITORY SALES REPRESENTATIVE (Former Employee) – Langley, BC – 14 November 2018
I was hired on to Leavitt Machinery through recommendation. Having it been through a trusted source and having little experience coming out of University, I looked past many of the initial warning signs. The first of the warning signs being a high turnover rate of their employees. within the year of working in the OPSC, in a department of 20 individuals, 4 employees had left. The second warning sign was the initial salary that was offered. Understandably in an entry level position one can expect industry standards and not much more. This was not the case and was well below average to the point where I took on side work to ease the financial burden. as a commission structure would bolster ones Salary, this too was greatly lacking and did not meet industry standards as well.
Level 2 - Adequately Skilled Operator (Former Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 20 January 2019
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.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Langley – 1 December 2018
It's a busy growing company with near unlimited potential for growth, both for employee and employer. Training is really well done, allows each employee to see into every part of the company. Plan to work hard and be rewarded.
Service Dispatcher/Team Leader (Former Employee) – Coquitlam, BC – 30 May 2018
The people I worked with at Leavitt are fantastic, however the culture that this business exudes is TOXIC. Management wants every pound of flesh they can get. They blame other people for their mistakes, which in turn created a massive employment turn over. In my first 6 months with the company I went from the most Junior Employee to the 3rd most senior. In the 4 years following I managed to make it to the 2nd most senior however I had worked with and trained about 15 other people, only 2 of which were still there (95% quit in the first 6 months).
Unbelievable expectation, ultra long hours, on call after hours constanltly.
they try to make it a Tight core group of people with a good environment
APPRENTICE (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 7 November 2017
good company, has high quality service and machinery. lots of opportunity to learn from new to used equipment. management end is very one sided and always for the benefit of the company at the end of the day. work hard and put in a good days work, produce results and keep you numbers up you will thrive .
team building events, benefits, retirement plan, tool allowance, boot allowance
Apprentice Tech (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 10 September 2017
Good people to work with, excellent place to be exposed to different equipment, Monday to Friday shift don't allow more time to spend with family located far away, there is something new to do every day, not a repetitive boring job.
Money wise a good company, but too many to much harassment
Branch Administrator (Former Employee) – Kitimat, BC – 5 November 2016
Good paying job, Would been great job for someone that can put up with the boss there, poor young management in Leavitt team, don't work as a team, have separate departments that go through power struggles. Harassment and screaming profanity does not sit well with me. False sense of security,
Job was close to home
Loud profanity from boss who's desk was across mine and I answered incoming calls, not a good working environment. A lot of screaming and yelling.
Very well managed, focused and poised for exponential success
Assistant Retail Service Manager (Former Employee) – Coquitlam, BC – 20 April 2016
Leavitt machinery is a very well managed business that thrives on hiring and fostering the growth of an incredible team of employees. The atmosphere is focused on a quality product delivered in a fun environment and the management believes in driving the success of its employees wherever possible.
Service Representative (Former Employee) – Coquitlam, BC – 10 December 2014
Lots of opportunity to move around within the company. Growing very fast in the Pacific down south and east into Canada. If you want to train up in Vancouver BC and move elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest, this is the place to do it.