Fountain Tire Reviews

Updated April 28, 2015
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  1. HR Manager

    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Fountain Tire full-time

    Pros

    Get great experience- really varied generalist work including compensation, employee relations, recruitment and performance management.
    Great advancement opportunities- the company is growing and there are new roles available.
    I love my ability to determine my bonus projects!

    Cons

    With a "sell, don't tell" mentality, you have to work harder to demonstrate the value of HR practices. "Because it's good practice" really doesn't fly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep providing new opportunities; it's what we love!

  2. Great Team of people.

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

    I have been working at Fountain Tire full-time (More than 10 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Your ideas are listened to and even used if really good. Good family-work balance. Fair as an employer

    Cons

    Slow to changes some things, not good for lessening stresses of the job.

    Advice to Management

    Always remember its the People not the Profits that make the company who we are.

  3. Hard work, moderate reward

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tire Tech in Kamloops, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Tire Tech in Kamloops, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Fountain Tire full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great crew, learning opportunities, decent pay.

    Cons

    Bad hours, overtime demanded without notice on a regular basis

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  5. Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fountain Tire

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of room to learn and grow

    Cons

    Very seasonal business - very busy and very quiet times

  6. Helpful (1)

    Worst employer ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant At Head Office in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Accountant At Head Office in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Fountain Tire full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Discounts at the individual stores

    Cons

    Mid-level managers are not knowledgable and do not enable there employees.

    The workload is so incredibly high that when you come across problems needing attention management is telling you that there is no time to look into that and there likely never will be.

    What should be priorities, are not.

    Extremely high employe turnover rate.

    Low level positions are required high level of education and experience, resulting in incredibly bored and unsatisfied employees.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at you mid-level managers and replace them. There is a reason for the high turnover rate. You need to re-look at the entire hiring process and the level of requirements for the jobs. You are spending a ridiculous amount of money on the continuous hiring and training of new employees, someone need to take a look at the reason!

  7. Helpful (1)

    Mismanaged communications, high expectations and lack of crucial training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Fountain Tire

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    1. Not too much overtime expected
    2. Product discounts for employees

    Cons

    1. Lack of training makes it very difficult to do your job well
    2. Extremely high expectations and workload despite little support from busy middle managers
    3. Unclear communication from management; lack of feedback in between annual reviews
    4. Stagnant pay/compensation structure if you
    5. Little opportunity to have a voice in your career
    6. Performance not well tied to pay

    Advice to Management

    Feedback that ties to performances should be given in between annual years; corporate handbook says this should happen, but it does not. A major training program needs to be implemented. Demands are constantly changing giving employees no time to react and managers no time to train. Review the pay structure - if someone is at "market pay" yet has done really well all year, their pay should not be the same as the year before. Communication needs to be vastly improved as project goals and manager's expectations are not clear.

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