Service Supervisor (Current Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 27 September 2018
Even during slow times and future unknown, employment was secured and training was offered. Great bunch of employees to work with. Communication between branches much better than other dealership that came from. Red Deer being a smaller branch and more of a family environment!!!!
HR (Current Employee) – Acheson, AB – 27 September 2018
SMS is a great place to work! I have the opportunity to work with people from across Canada and everyone is so great to work with! Would recommend to anyone! Over the last 4 years SMS has made so many changes and is always working on becoming better! Great place for advancement and development!
Heavy Duty Mechanic (Current Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 19 September 2018
Current heavy equipment tech at the Fort McMurray branch, been here a year, have worked for a few different departments, although management is a bit unorganized at times, the atmosphere is good, I enjoy working with most of the people here, we get things done safely and try to have a laugh along the way, the wage is more then fair and always seems to be some overtime available. I dont plan on leaving here, and with the autonomous trucks and other divisions seeming to be busy as well, I hope to be here for the long haul.
Great wage, overtime availability, benefits and rrsps
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Kamloops, BC – 23 August 2018
A good work environment, with minimal stress, and knowledgeable coworkers. Comfortable working conditions; they are willing to accommodate if you have any problems. Typically a calm work environment, but it can quickly change with foot/phone traffic coming in all at once.
mechanic (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 26 July 2018
Did not enjoy 1 Minute of working here management especially the Edmonton branch service manager need to get a grip on reality. Money was good but not good enough to stick around. Very high turn around rate of people. I would not recommend this sms location
Wheel motor shop (Former Employee) – Achesson – 23 March 2018
Achesson branch. Super bad culture. Supervisors dont do any actual work. Few doing the work of many here. Management is old boy club type. Crowded and dirty. Borderline unsafe due to amount of people and traffic. No procedures. Reviews focus on the one thing you may have done incorrect and will come up everytime. No positive reinforcement. Bad vibes. HR is disconnected from workers. Hard to access HR.
Parts (Former Employee) – Eastern Canada – 31 January 2018
This could be a great company to work for if they could get a few things organized in management. I observed that employees for the most part were not happy with their situation. There is a lack of training and guidance and respect for the emplyees opinions and concerns. This leads to a large emplyee turn-over in all of the Eastern branches.
WAREHOUS TECHNICIAN (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 26 September 2017
I loved working here but the job was oilfield related and not very stable. The day to day tasks kept me busy and I enjoyed the fast pace environment. Driving the parts truck and picking and receiving were part of the daily tasks.
Analyst (Former Employee) – Acheson, AB – 26 July 2017
IT Management that plays favorites and manipulates people is the culture. Take a pass if you want team spirit or career advancement. Unless you are an absolute beginner it's best to spend your time and energy elsewhere for IT work.
Sales and Warranty Administrator (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 7 March 2017
SMS Equipment is a fast paced environment that relies on specific personalities to move quickly as the company evolves. The time lines for deadlines are crucial.
The best part about SMS Equipment would be seeing how Heavy Equipment is managed from arriving from the factory to shipping it out on delivery to the customer. There are many steps to making sure satisfaction is met and allows very little room for error. This is great for customer demand and competition amongst other dealers. When I worked for SMS Equipment - I felt a sense of pride seeing the equipment on the road or on job sites, knowing how hard it really is to get them there.
The hardest part about SMS Equipment was meeting the demands of so many people with little to no acknowledgment. Working long hours to meet the demands of departments without compensation.
SMS Equipment does have some of the best managers you will have the pleasure of meeting - it was a difficult decision leaving for a healthier career path.
as a warehouse clerk, i was responsible for all shipping and receiving. my day would start with checking e-mails and notifications. also, i would frequently be in contact with our suppliers and customers, so a good communication skill was required.
Manager, Welding/Shovels/Light Duty (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 16 February 2017
I worked there for 17 years it was a great place to work and it offered me lots I did my welding trade there and moved up the ladder very quickly the pay back then for management was a little low but a great place