Flynn Canada Reviews

Updated October 7, 2014
Updated October 7, 2014
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    We experienced massive growth in a 10 year period.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flynn Canada

    Pros

    There are opportunities for career advancement.

    Cons

    The company became far too political an organization.

  2.  

    Secretive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrator in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Administrator in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Flynn Canada full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    A few of the people were gems. In most of the office positions there is flexibility of work time, e.g. 7-4 or 8-5, etc. Benefits were good.

    Cons

    Management was secretive and missued resources to spy unecesarily on staff. I know because I was asked to track spending and vacations. Human time should not be spent onerously tracking vacations/spending when software is created for such tasks. I understand that companies need to know these things but make appropriate use of the computer chip which has been around for quite some time now. Never came across an untrustworthy employee in my time there.

    Spending was erratic at best. For example I saw over 6K spent on 4 game tickets(!) that were not used and management ok'd pizza every single day for a select few. Yet, they attempt to save money by firing a receptionist who loved her job instead of offering re-training and making an administrator do her job as well as her own job -for peanuts pay and no training. Clearly no one is doing any long term planning at this organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in training and solicit feedback from staff before making impetuous decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok place but won't recommend staying there long

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flynn Canada

    Pros

    - good people to work with (for the most part)
    - good facilities

    Cons

    - depending on the department, management is not trained
    - does not have faith in employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get people that are qualified to manage your departments, and your people will flourish

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Mixed bag..... 3 headed Dragon...

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Flynn Canada

    Pros

    Excellent Company made up of many individuals. The best part of Flynn are the people and work ethic. they do promote safety on the job... well sometimes and depends on your super..

    Cons

    the growth there is very intense. Promotion is a 2 headed curse. need people to build and organization, but in times of growth you need to promote staff. Management at Flynn, if at any other company could not work as they do there. Many leaders, mangers and field staff are not properly trained. Corp and Admin staff need to have a better knowledge of inner workings of the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage as you would want to be managed. Respect your employee's and staff. admit to being wrong. Mangers and senior managers need to work in the field then sitting in the office. It's nice that you visit, spend more time than just a site visit......

    Recommends
  6.  

    It's not a bad place

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flynn Canada

    Pros

    - great benefits package available
    - gym facilities and a fitness coordinator at your disposal
    - most people here are friendly and diverse

    Cons

    - depending on your role, it could be a stepping stone or a place you can work for the rest of your life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have trust & faith in your employees skills and capabilities

  7.  

    Bad place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Glazier in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Glazier in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Flynn Canada

    Pros

    Benefits package is good, pay is decent.
    Emphasis on safety is a good thing.
    Many of the on site installers are good guys and enjoyable to work with.

    Cons

    No standard overtime policy - it changes from site to site and is often unfair - (they will try to cheat you out of overtime hours by paying straight time)
    Employees are fired because the managers simply dont like them - even if they do good work.
    Very high turnover rate.
    Senior management is incompetent at best and malicious at worst.
    BC division is not making much money for the company, largely because of mistakes from management, but the on site employees are always blamed.
    Very inflexible company to work for - if you have suggestions for improvement or legitimate complaints they are mostly ignored.
    Lots of politics, gossip and backstabbing from the office personnel.
    Company does not care about customers and will frequently try to cheat them by telling us to do shoddy work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Acceptable mid sized company to work for but better to be considered as a stepping stone in a career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Flynn Canada

    Pros

    Family based business
    Learning opportunities through external education facilities
    Work Life balance
    Semi-Competitive Salary (in I.T.)

    Cons

    Family based business
    Absolute lack of structure / organization
    Talent retention / turnover leading to very low employee morale (company wide)

    I.T. is a very difficult area to work in. All executives and most non IT employees have a very poor image of I.T. due to I.T. implementing many unneccesary policies and protocols which regular employees face on a daily basis. I.T. is managed by non I.T. specialists/professionals and there is always battle as to who is the overall champion.

    Generally speaking though, you really need to know the "secret hand shake" to make it anywhere signifigant at Flynn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show appreciation for the staff you have.
    Understand your talent pool and their skills and apply them accordingly.
    Lose the "secret handshake" attitude.

  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    White Boys Club

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Flynn Canada

    Pros

    - Upbeat environment
    - Great team environment
    - Working only half day before long weekends
    - Very visual product employees can be proud of

    Cons

    - White male dominated
    - Napatism
    - Bullying
    - Politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people more fairly, and get some policies in place

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    good company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Flynn Canada

    Pros

    lots of career opportunities ahead

    Cons

    changes are constant; lack of process/structure; family business creates unfair politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    structure/process in place will drive the company forward

    Recommends
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Support for perseverance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Service Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Flynn Canada

    Pros

    National Company with good oppurtunities

    Cons

    Many headed beast with many mouths to feed even when the mouths are used for sucking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set up a better way to remunerate mid level management

    Doesn't Recommend

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