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  1. "Tire Technician / vehicle inspector"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tire Technician/Vehicle Inspector in Thunder Bay, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Tire Technician/Vehicle Inspector in Thunder Bay, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Iv been working at fountain tire for just over 1 1/2 years, one of the biggest pros is our benefit program and discounts.

    Cons

    One of our biggest cons is our communication, a lot of the time no body communicates on what is happening and what has to get done.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to keep up the good work and keep everything flowing like it should


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Probably my worst employment experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sault Ste. Marie, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sault Ste. Marie, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some great co-workers.
    The company likes to keep up a public image.
    Most training is provided (TIA, TPMS)

    Cons

    Managers and directors in Ontario don't keep their word,
    Raises are rare.
    Old equipment.
    Safety is not first
    Verbal abuse of employees
    Get told by the owner/manager "better pick what's more important to you, job or family and it better be your job".
    MOL was in several times a year to investigate complaints
    Always bottom line driven

    Advice to Management

    Start promoting on merit. Some of the current owner/managers are sketchy just because they are part owners doesn't give them special rights to behave badly. Start thinking of your employees as assets.

  3. "Tire and Lube Tech"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tire and Lube Tech in London, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Tire and Lube Tech in London, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love my job, everything is there that I need and when it isn't I just ask and it will come asap. the benefits are amazing and have helped my wife and I a lot (mostly my wife has she is not well at all and need treatments to try to improve things and the benefits have helped and made that do-able)

    Cons

    it is not Fountain tire it is just in general sometimes lack of communication but I still love my job

    Advice to Management

    improve the communication


  4. "tire and lube technician"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tire and Lube Tech in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Tire and Lube Tech in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the people were nice, all the tools i needed were at my disposal although i was encouraged to start getting my own.

    Cons

    not specifically fountain tire but the people who ran the building had a bad lunch room, i mean it had mostly what you need a microwave and a mini fridge but there was no designated place for me to eat my lunch it was either in my car or out in the front desk where alot of people would see me eating. i also got promised a full-time position but never got it instead they hired someone new and gave them the opprotunity even though i had been there longer so i quit and went to canadian tire where they had the proper basics of a lunchroom and work space

    Advice to Management

    do shop check ups, like the conditions of the shop, usually it was a pretty clean look for the customers but then you start working there and end up in the back and stuff, my experience in the back wasn't horrible i just had nowhere to eat my food like no table to put it down on, which is a pain in the butt when you have hot soup or anything, try eating that while sitting in a chair with nowhere to put your food down everyday


  5. "Never been treated so poorly in my life"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tire Tech in Dawson Creek, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Tire Tech in Dawson Creek, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of promises for a raise and/or promotions, manager will tell you anything he can think of to keep you grasping at straws and staying with the company

    Cons

    You will spend all of your time working hard and doing everything management asks of you and in the end when you decide to take a second part time job to keep your bills paid you will be fired for the most bizarre reasons, I spent 13 months (12 of which I was repeatedly promised raises and promotions) I finally bit the bullet and realized I would never get a raise so I took a second job on the weekends, 1 month into my second job I was fired because another employee took home a set of scrap tires, since then every employer who has looked into hiring me has been told by management that I was nothing but a lying thieving scam artist

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to treat employees, do NOT promise anything if you have no intentions of following through with it, and lastly, do NOT slander a person to perspective employers


  6. "assitant manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Benefit package - good health and safety

    Cons

    you have to kiss butt to move ahead

    Advice to Management

    not everyone is the same


  7. "Corporate sales"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Sales in Regina, SK (Canada)
    Former Employee - Corporate Sales in Regina, SK (Canada)

    Pros

    Company built on communication and customer satisfaction. Great support both from upper management and shop staff

    Cons

    Lack of product in tier three commercial tires. This allows competitors to gain large sales in the slow oilfield market

    Advice to Management

    Look at other tier three product allowing customers to volume buy a lower priced tire

  8. "Automotive Service Advisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fountain Tire full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Meeting new customers, keeping current customer base active, working with excellent technicians.I enjoyed the daily challenges and working with my fellow service adviser. the employees medical package is outstanding. the head office personal are very accommodating and helpful when needed

    Cons

    possibility of advancement is limited. the opportunity to advance takes many years before you are even taken into consideration for a managers / owners position even though i have been in the industry my whole life.

    Advice to Management

    I think they need to restructure their employee salaries, in order to bring in qualified and proven employees you need to have competitive wages. listen to those who wish to advance or even go into ownership. I was willing to invest heavily in a shop i believed in but was never taken seriously.


  9. "HR Manager"

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    • Career Opportunities
    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!


  10. "Great Team of people."

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

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

    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.


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