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Toxic work atmosphere, if the customer comes to the dealership he is not leaving without a car from them
LEASING AND SALES CONSULTANT (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB6 March 2019
Start the morning meeting with the rest of the sales floor team members and learn/practice sales tactics. If no customers around read and learn about vehicles features and new products. Walk the showroom floor or parking lot, be observant for anyone at anytime stepping onto the premises. If it’s a winter time clean/brush the snow on the sidewalks, cars and help out with the snow plowing of the parking lot. If you are new to the industry and you are dealing with the difficulty customers, team members or managers our helpful sometimes but when the coast is clear you are being bullied of your handling of the customers and made feel guilty for not making the sales for the dealership. In between all of this you still have to do the daily cold calling to the new or previous customer and convince them to trade their existing or buy a new car.
Saturday lunches provided, low pay, new cars
Long hours, toxic team leaders, difficult customers
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Official response from River City Ford
26 August 2019

Hi there!

Thank you for your review. We hope that there is an opportunity to discuss in better detail some of the concerns that you state in your reply.

We understand that the regular responsibilities of a Sales Consultant can be challenging, especially during the Winter.

Please email us at hr@dcag.ca with the best contact details to reach you, should you be interested in further discussion.


The DCAG HR Team

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Sales (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg10 September 2019
It's very easy to talk about the negatives. Dealership lifestyle is pretty much centered around conflict. Someone's car breaks down and they pretty much have two options: get it fixed ($,$$$) or buy a new one ($$,$$$). Neither of those chioces are actually fun for anyone with a tight budget.

If you can figure out a work/life balance with long hours of constant (sometimes heated) interactions. This place can work for you. And don't be shy if you dont know anything about cars. That is what veteran sales guys and mechanics are for.

You will learn. You will talk. You will eat the pizza lunch at the day disrupting, monthly team building rally.

Seriously if you are looking for work experience I cant think of a better place. I can't recommend this as a career though. The daily grind will eventually make you move on.
Dealership life. Mechanic friends, nice cars, day disrupting monthly catered lunches
Angry customers, bringing their lives down on you, for reasons that have nothing to do with you or the dealership...
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Good company to work for.
Service Advisor in Quick Lane (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg26 August 2019
Perks of the job
- Discounts on various auto items like tires, car detailing
- Team members are all great people
- Interesting customers to deal with
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