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Flynn Group of Companies Reviews

Updated November 19, 2017
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  1. "Fired because i wanted to better myself"

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    Former Employee - Roofer in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Roofer in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Flynn Group of Companies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    my area was union(excellent union btw), lots of high profile jobs.

    Cons

    management is rotten, they fire people for no reason and promote inexperienced people to be job foremen(less than 6mnths exp)

    Advice to Management

    learn from the roofers that have been doing it since you were in diapers, stop the whole shock treatment deal with the big heads


  2. "Developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flynn Group of Companies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great manager, good benefit covering dental and eye. Good place for starting a new career.

    Cons

    Personal growth maybe limited. Need full stack including testing

    Advice to Management

    Nothing at the moment

  3. "Great place to start"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flynn Group of Companies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to start doing coding

    Cons

    Won't have too much room for large scale applications


  4. "Bullies"

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    Former Employee - Administrator in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Administrator in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Flynn Group of Companies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cannot think of any pros.

    Cons

    Fired people willy nilly and thus created a culture of fear. Not welcoming to new staff. Very much a boys club where men rule management and women are only good for administration (there are few exceptions). Low salaries and lots of gossip. Generally just not a nice place to work!

    Advice to Management

    Implement hiring practises that emphasize growing a diverse work force where women are included in roles other than administration. Cultivate your employees and create an environment where people feel empowered to ask questions and seek help instead of firing at the first sign of weakness.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Flynn Group of Companies full-time

    Pros

    good people work there, friendly too

    Cons

    there is an old boys club

    Advice to Management

    look beyond the old boys club


  6. "Pre-apprentice"

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    Current Employee - Laborer
    Current Employee - Laborer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flynn Group of Companies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay for your training, working at heights, tools are paid for when needed. Not a-lot of pros working for this company

    Cons

    18.06$ hrs Low wages, never any work, when theres work it sucks, old equipment, trailers are handed down from upper level and all worn out

    Advice to Management

    We are just numbers


  7. "What dose it take!!"

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

    I worked at Flynn Group of Companies full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, great benefits, some of the people are nice.

    Cons

    Bullying is accepted!!
    Very little done to fix that Issue!

    Advice to Management

    Fix it!!

  8. "Driver"

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    Current Employee - Driver
    Current Employee - Driver
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Flynn Group of Companies part-time

    Pros

    New vehicle, decent hours, good people to work with.

    Cons

    Only two $2.00 an hour raises in six years

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Big company, lots ofpolitics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Flynn Group of Companies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot of overtime, if that is your desire. They get most of the bog jobs.
    Well equipped.

    Cons

    A lot of overtime, whether you want it or not.
    "Game of Thrones" lifestyle. Never ending politics.
     A lot of temporary foreign workers, nor because they can not find men locally, but their reputation scares a lot away.
    Remember: To the head office in Toronto, you are just a number.

    Advice to Management

    People rise to the top due to ambition and backstabbing, not skill or dedication.
    Deal with it.


  10. "Get out of it what you put into it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flynn Group of Companies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There really is a lot of opportunities to succeed if your the type who goes above an beyond your job description. There are good incentives which promote continued loyalty to the company.

    Cons

    While training programs for field staff are plentiful and well thought out, training for more senior rolls is very much based on "trial by fire", resulting in a sink or swim scenario.

    Advice to Management

    We spend a lot of time, and are probably one of the best in the industry at growing the skill set of our field staff and junior employees. Maybe look at more ways to provide better training to those in Management rolls.


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