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"Mismanaged communications, high expectations and lack of crucial training"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
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.

Other Employee Reviews for Fountain Tire

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fountain Tire Corporate Team"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fountain Tire (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Relatively low stress in the office, not too fast paced.
    Most team members were good to deal with.
    There's lots of vision in upper management. Strong strategic planning with clear goals and accountability.
    Compensation can be good, some team members are overpaid while others lag behind.

    Cons

    Middle management is a nightmare.
    Managers and Directors alike. Countless bad decisions, little to no accountability, pointless meetings, employees rarely have confidence in their managers.

    Promoting from within is systemic. There's seemingly no thought given to whether a promotion makes sense versus hiring externally. This leads to lots of people failing up.

    Employee engagement surveys are done, the results are seemingly quite clear with many employees voicing their concern for the direction of the company and their team but nothing comes of it.

    Advice to Management

    Strongly re-evaluate those who are Managers and Directors. Many of the employees who report to these people have little-to-no faith in their ability to work and manage effectively.
    Put a stop to the practice of hiring from within. It might be convenient and cost-conscious but the results are clear:
    People are given jobs and responsibilities not because they are qualified or otherwise show aptitude for the work, they are given jobs and responsibilities because they've been with the company for a few years.


  2. "Mechanic"

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    Former Employee - Mechanic in Saint Albert, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Saint Albert, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot of work and fast

    Cons

    always rush and over work
    no time off

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