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Great work environment
Retail (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB11 February 2019
Great place to work. Great communication from management, very helpful team, everyone is keen to help others excel in their position. Positive energy.
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Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB11 February 2019
this is a great place to work. i enjoy coming in everyday and seeing everyone at the shop. great environment everyone is friendly. management is very approachable and i feel i can bring anything up with them. you feel like part of a team. most difficult part for me is that it can be difficult sometimes helping to troubleshoot stuff over the phone
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Great company, great people
Human Resources (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB11 February 2019
Company is great to work for. Management really cares about the work-life balance and will make every effort to accommodate requests by employees (i.e additional vacation days, time off for appts.)
Couldn't ask for a better group of people to work with from entry level to upper management. I have great respect for the company for hiring employees based on qualifications regardless of race, color, nationality. Benefits coverage is very good and the company pays the premiums, including life and travel insurance
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Very Exciting if you like trucks and people
Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON9 January 2019
Good pay and benefits
Good training/helpful
Acceptable work/life balance
Room for advancement
Friendly staff
Family oriented company
Management is decent
Pros
Good pay, good benefits and yearly raises, good coworkers for the most part.
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Great company with great benefits with the ability for advancement
Parts (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB3 January 2019
Have worked for the company 15+ years and proud to say so.

Management and HR Department are fair and willing to listen to concerns and ideas.

Benefits are above average and company pays most premiums!

Lots of long term employees which says a lot about the company.

Opportunity to work your way up from entry level to management positions.
Pros
Great benefit package, room for advancement, People are great to work with
Cons
none come to mind
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Easy going friendly place to work
Human Resources Assistant (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB8 December 2018
The Gear Centre is a leader in Powertrain parts & service provider for the automotive and heavy truck industries driven by hard-working, enthusiastic Management. Employees are given all of the tools to be successful in their positions, with the help of Management on a daily basis to meet expectations.
Training opportunities always offered.
Pros
Great management great job security
Cons
N/a
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Great Company to work for
Administration (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB7 December 2018
The Gear Centre offers an excellent work environment, training, and experience.
Excellent benefits and Management respects staff. Opportunity to learn
Pros
Great work culture, great benefits, Management cares for us
Cons
None
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Terrible company avoid at all cost !
Shipper/Receiver/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB30 November 2018
They fire people all the time. If your reading this and are thinking of applying, don’t !. Unless your really broke. They fired 3 people in the 5 months I worked there. I was a shipper/ receiver/ forklift operator for 16.50.
If you talk to any other employee about wages they will fire you. They don’t want you to know what someone with the same skills and training is getting paid. If you get hired don’t get too comfortable and definitely don’t believe them when they say they will get you an apprenticeship.
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Toxic Work Place
Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB30 November 2018
Terrible work environment. The company makes big promises and doesn’t stay with them. The lack of knowledge from your trainer will reflect on you and it will cost you your job.
If you’re looking for a job to start your career this is not it. They will fire you right before your probation is over for reasons that are false and aren’t your fault.
The management will do nothing to help you succeed at your job and will fire you without even giving any feedback on your performance.
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Everything
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There are better jobs than this
Picker/Packer (Former Employee) –  Edmonton24 August 2018
Inexperienced managers who micromanage and bully workers.

Safety is not a big concern.

They will fire you to hire someone who will work for less money.
Pros
Nonr
Cons
Everything
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Poor management. Toxic culture. Avoid at all costs.
Inside Sales (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB13 August 2018
The owners and the HR manager have no clue how to run a successful business in 21st century.The company is very poorly managed with old school managers and useless HRs. They make big promisses but seldom follow through. The work culture is toxic where no process improvement or creativity is encouraged. With no career development or advancement opportunity, this place is where dreams die. Avoid at all costs.
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Everything
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Not worth your time if you're looking for a career
Office (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB8 July 2018
Ok to start out, they will train you to their way of thinking. Complete old school perspective, they probably don't even know what work culture means. HR and management will make big promises but never follow through.
Pros
Some friendly people to work with
Cons
They will never change
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Great workers to work with. Management was diasappointing
Apprentice Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB13 November 2017
A lot of good people to work with I will admit. When it comes to upper management and owners, they will promise you the moon,move you and hold it over your head to keep you for much less than the promise. Safety here is not in the least a priority. Would have very much liked to stay if they kept promises. Was extremely disappointed as someone starting in the field to be taken advantage of so much and was told I was lucky to be given this opportunity and would never see that generosity again with my experience. Was promptly sorting through multiple offers that were much better in less than a month, shame how they take advantage of inexperienced people who they know are not yet aware of other opportunites.
Pros
Great mechanics to learn from and work with.
Cons
The company itself from organization to management to the owners in it for them selves
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Solid company with good people
Service (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB27 June 2017
Worked for the company for 5+ years. Never had any issues with co-workers or management.
Pay is decent and the company pays for all the health and dental premiums plus a few others so overall pretty good. Pension or rrsp would have been nice, but the paid premiums is a plus.
Would have been nice if wages were reviewed yearly
Lots of room for advancement and company keeps to their word on apprenticeship sign-ups
I enjoyed my time here but ending up moving out of the area
Pros
Paid benefits, recognition for job well done
Cons
no formal work reviews
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OK for beginners not for permanent job
Admin (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB15 March 2017
i do not recommend this place for any one in any position. stay away.join only if you have no choice until you find better place.
Management don't care what you do. they just like to talk but not to listen. HR the same deaf and dumb gang in upper management.head of the staff have no head no ears but only has a tongue to talk.
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No support and don't ask
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB29 August 2016
Where do you start. In sales you are given 5000 accounts and zip for training or support. Getting appointments in Calgary was like pulling teeth when you stated who you worked for. The sales manager wouldn't hold meetings at branches but kept sales people away from them?!? The local branch guys are okay to work with but the head office is awful. Owners are in it for themselves and give nothing back to the community. They manufacture their own parts was China and it shows. I was very unhappy with the vehicle which is cheap, cheap and cheap and not safe in the winter. Just asking about tires or maintenance brought rebuke. They pay well but only the yes men stay there. And I hate to say it but its also a very white company.
Pros
Good branch people
Cons
Poorly managed
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The worst place ive ever worked
Worker (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB11 July 2016
Where do I even start, we'll let's see there is zero training and by zero I mean it you will be thrown to the wolf's here. You try and ask questions and you get a moody bipolar angry answer. No one has anything good to say about the place, didn't meet one person who talked positive about this company. Even the owner is moody as can be and everyone is afraid of him. The safety policy is also a joke, I've seen some stuff go down here that makes me wonder how OHS hasn't shut this company down. Also the fact of the matter is your job is never secure they just lay people of left right and centre and then replace them with new. Just avoid working with this company at all costs, if you want to he happy and go home everyday with all your fingers and not have a headache then don't work here.
Pros
Zero, non
Cons
Angry people, bipolar employees, managment thats greasy, un safe
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Very poor management, no training provided or updated inventory catalogs.
Sales (Former Employee) –  Surrey B.C16 October 2015
Was hired for full time long term employment but was actually only used to cover other employees vacation time.

No real training provided other then basic training on their billing and inventory system.

No direction from management or guidance to companies need or expectations.

Company is basically failing and barely able to keep afloat in B.C.

Do not take a job here.
Pros
Some great employees
Cons
Dying company, poor management and inadequate training to new staff .
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Too heavy to lift most parts and dangerous
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Edmonton27 October 2014
Repetitive work - picking orders
Learned what most automotive parts were for
Management constantly changing - a lot of lay-offs
Excellent co-workers
Lifting heavy objects especially from 2nd floor to 1st floor by hand
Lost a lot of weight, physically fit
Pros
Nothing comes to mind (close to home)
Cons
Kept changing hours, payroll didn't know employment standards
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Poor Leadership, and Dying Company
HD Mechanic/Mec Engineering Technologist (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB10 July 2014
A typical work day on the floor is rebuilding transmission, differentials, and transfer case. Typical day in the Engineering is slow work, limited jobs, currently building a maintenance program for the equipment.

There is no self courses to take to learn anything, the company will not pay for school.

Management has trouble knowing management most managers are mechanics and do not know the business side of things. All managers have trouble approving the simples things, Also,the company waste more time on trying to find something cheap but never compare it to the amount of labour costs usused to find it.

co-workers are great to work with, there is no problem with any of the co-workers, I believe the down fall is in the management.

This job has a lack or challege, I believe the hardest part is trying to find something to work on.

Most enjoyable part is getting the approval or completing the work on the floor.
Pros
co-workers
Cons
management, lack or work, hard to improve and increase position.
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