Good company with good salary/benefit. Unfortunately, the engineering management is shallow-minded and not well managed. If you are a new employee you have almost zero training and no coaching and they expect you to function without errors, no room for mistakes. Your evaluation is made based on the opinion of few people and if they don't like you for some reasons your days are over. You could achieve a lot of things but if you make a few small mistakes you are finished. They don't treat you like a person as a whole rather like a machine. So think hard before you quit your company to come here.
Service Technician international region (Former Employee) – Elskiltuna – 3 January 2018
North American companies have a lot to learn from the Swedes. Sweden has a very small population Yet Volvo Truck is the world's largest truck manufacturer The reason is simple. The company treats it's workers as family. Doesn't matter what you do you are treated with respect and made to feel as important as Company President
I travelled the world
Had to be very careful and understanding of other cultures. No room for error
Senior Test EIT Technologist (Former Employee) – Goderich, ON – 6 September 2017
Formerly a great place to work with a highly dedicated and motivated staff. A great deal of freedom was given to the engineers to explore ways of improving the product and making it as suitable for the customers needs as possible.
FLEET SALES MANAGER (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 5 March 2017
Volvo has a quality product and has a good employee culture. As all companies within the automotive industry, it's business is cyclical. The Canadian division has minimal number staff that are responsible for many duties within their particular department. A quick pace environment that is constantly changing is one of the best and worst aspects.
Heavy duty field mechanic (Former Employee) – Terrace, BC – 2 March 2017
Great west equipment was a great company to work for. I thrive on challenges and learning. I was able to attend volvo training a few times a year to keep on the latest technology and machines. I was a field mechanic and very much enjoyed it. GWE treated their mechanics well and pay was good. I would enjoy another position similar to this.
Manager; Dealer Credit & Operations (Former Employee) – Aurora, ON – 22 February 2017
While I have had many positive experiences with the Volvo Group, the current environment at Volvo Financial Services in Canada is one of dis-function from a management perspective. While individual teams work well, and do communicate with each other when necessary, there is no Leadership from the current Managing Director, whom actually seems to encourage team management silos, and prefers a "passive-aggressive" management style. The most enjoyable part of being a member of the VFS team is the people/staff, and their willingness to give a little extra to deliver excellent service to both external & internal customers.
this is a very professional company that is a pleasure to work for
Heavy Duty Mechanic (Current Employee) – Wakefield – 11 February 2017
I have worked for this company for over a year now and i have found that not only has this year has been a fantastic learning curve and has passed quickly, it is a great place to work and I enjoy every day at work as it is always different and provides a new challenge.
people respect with each other, easy going environment
Accounting Manager (Former Employee) – 成都市 – 4 January 2017
change of personnel challenge your ability quite a lot, but this will make you learning and find your potential is unlimited. everyday need to handle tons of emails, quick decision is a must. various kinds of system waiting you to figure it out, after couple of weeks you will get used of this situation and find yourself a quick learner.
Parts Advisor (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 29 November 2016
The day at work is average. The managers are lazy doesn't want to get off their seats, but the employees working under the manager are wondering, always making the best out of things and very supportive about personal and professional issues.
Involved with the company from the beginning of start-up until sold.
Business Development Manager (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 21 October 2016
Made sure equipment ready for rent, all staff in place,delivery trucks ready to go. How to organize staff,repairs,deliveries. Reported directly to owners. Keeping employees motivated. Making sure equipment was available for rent at all times. Customer service.
Mechanic assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 30 May 2016
a typical day is doing oil changes and tire changes and brake changes i learned so many different things the hardest part of the job was remembering how much oil to put in the car the most enjoyable part was meeting new people everyday
PRESENT JOB SALESMAN STERLING TRUCK & TRAILER (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 27 May 2016
i am a very driven sales person and with the oil and transportation being at the all time low it was not busy enough to stay on. the job was very good as well as the people and the best thing about it is i got to learn more of the industry