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Finning Reviews

Updated October 6, 2017
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Finning President and Chief Executive Officer L. Scott Thomson
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Pros
  • Finning has lots of great people to work with and a good benefits package (in 9 reviews)

  • Great people, interesting work, busy (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Absolutely no training is provided in head office and you will be expected to be have the knowledge even though nothing is really formally documented (in 3 reviews)

  • Political problems within branch management and upper management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good company to learn"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Finning full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You will work with people of all over the world. Excellence oriented. Passion about customer service.

    Cons

    Sometimes bureaucracy makes processes slow in South America.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "BP&S/IT due for another disaster with DC as CIO"

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    Current Employee - BP&S Manager in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - BP&S Manager in Vancouver, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Finning full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good and hard working employees for the most part, standard industry benefits and great business model for growth

    Cons

    Many changes within BP&S team in the past few months without leadership or strategic approach; Hiring and keeping expensive contractors instead of keeping knowledgable employees. The CIO acts as a bully and there is no oversight on his costly decisions and the chaos he has created. He was given the ultimate authority by the past leadership team and since they have left Finning, the new leadership team has not assessed CIO’s negative impact and outcomes so far.
    Moral is low and BP&S employees seem lost while the new CIO brings in more of his people on high paid roles and contracts.

    Advice to Management

    CEO and the Board to review CIO’s undertakings, actions and decisions so far and don’t limit themselves with his big presentations with no tangible outcome. They also need to limit the number of contractors and use full time employees to keep the knowledge in house and reduce the cost

  3. "Excellent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Finning full-time

    Pros

    Limited opportunities to grow. Employees want to advance in their career

    Cons

    friendly workplace, very supportive team, nice office

    Advice to Management

    should consider more current employees


  4. "Constant Change"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Finning full-time

    Pros

    Large company - lots of opportunity to move around

    Cons

    Always changing - layoffs - tied to oil and gas

    Finning Response

    Oct 5, 2017 – Social Media Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review and provide us your feedback. We are continually working to create a positive work environment for our employees and your feedback helps us to... More


  5. "Long overdue thoughts"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Finning full-time

    Pros

    I worked in the U.K. And as stated by many people before me their is some great people at Finning plus they have some great facilities to work from. And off course have some great brands such as Caterpillar plus all the different brands sold thru Diperk and Rollo great apprentice and training programs and major on Health and Safety

    Cons

    Although I am now retired I still am interested in watching how they are performing .
    Finning needs to be more of a sales driven organisation instead of a product organisation to become the market leader in all areas where they choose to operate in. They need to find a solution of how to get the best service engineers and how to retain them as I feel that this will be a game changer IE if you don't have the right engineers in place how can you increase your market share .

    Advice to Management

    1. Please turn the organisation into a sales driven business
    2. Find the right solution to the engineer crisis
    3. Stop changing every couple of years new slogans/vision statements just KISS .
    IE we aim to be the market leader by 2020 by doing the following
    1. Increase our market share from xx to xx
           - working with our business partners to ensure we have the best product solutions to meet our customer needs
          - turn the company into a sales driven organisation
          - that they have the best service engineer package in the market
         - make sure that they have strong respected leadership in place to drive the business forward
         - at all times ensure that each customer facing employee is promoting all the brands that the organisation represents
        - don't focus on an almost daily basis on the profit note if the right business plan is in place and is been driven in the right way the destination ie the profit will look after its self NO SURPRISES


  6. "Great people, good benefits, but sometimes confusing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Finning full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are a great group of people to work with. The benefits are good and they are working towards adopting more modern HR policies for the non-union workers.

    Cons

    I feel that the overall administration (finance, IT, etc...) of the business comes off as reactionary rather than visionary. This often leave employees scrambling to adopt the latest new "idea" that needs to happen yesterday, while still trying to do their regular job.


  7. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Finning full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for Career Advancement
    Competitive Wages/Salary
    Great people and atmosphere

    Cons

    Can be overwhelmingly fast paced

    Finning Response

    Jul 31, 2017 – Digital Marketing Specialist

    Thanks for your feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to let us know!

  8. Helpful (3)

    "CSA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Finning full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Salary and Benefits Makes it Tolerable.

    Cons

    Shoot from the hip management style in practice despite the culture preached.
    Can be a very Stressfull Work Environment.

    Advice to Management

    Get Qualified Trained Manager who can make better decision.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Project Management"

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    Current Employee - Projects in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Projects in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Finning full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Room to grow and advance within the organization

    Cons

    Big company - easily get lost in the bureacracy and paper shuffle that can go on.

    Advice to Management

    Remember the people are real... not numbers and that each one does have goals and ambitions.


  10. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Finning full-time

    Pros

    I really enjoy working here, I find the work to be challenging, the team is GREAT, and the management is amazing

    Cons

    I don't really have anything to comment


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