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The Jim Pattison Group Reviews

Updated November 20, 2017
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  1. "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Jim Pattison Group full-time

    Pros

    Fun environment. Open to new ideas.

    Cons

    Being part of large dealer group change happened slowly.

    Advice to Management

    Become more agile in a quickly changing environment.


  2. "Master Control Operator"

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

    I worked at The Jim Pattison Group full-time

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, management was always great to work with, felt valued as an employee. It was a great place to get experience because it was a small tv station in a small city, so I was able to work in multiple different areas.

    Cons

    It didn't pay the greatest and if I wanted to move up in the industry I would have had to move to a bigger city, which honestly are not the biggest cons because I loved my job, so the pay wasn't that big of a deal.

  3. "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at The Jim Pattison Group full-time

    Pros

    Positive , fun environment with growth potential

    Cons

    None, great company to work for

    Advice to Management

    Great leadership


  4. "Ill Trained Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Jim Pattison Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is decent
    Hours are steady
    Select people are great to talk to
    Training is average

    Cons

    Treat employees unfairly
    Do not offer advancement
    Place is disorganized
    Supervisors and managers are ill trained

    Advice to Management

    Get better training to fully understand yoyr employees better and offer advancement in your establishment


  5. "1990 Auto Mentality. If you are born 1975 and up this company is not for you!"

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    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Jim Pattison Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Jim Pattison himself is a gentleman and has given so much back its unbelievable. Why the management below is the way it is boggles minds.

    Cons

    Upper management is horrible, if you are thinking of the auto industry as a career stay away! The current president should have left the auto industry a long time ago. Technology is really behind, payplans are way below industry standard, policies are so far behind..... GET WITH THE TIMES!

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people and allow them to help you grow in today's competitive market. 1990 auto tactics just don't work.


  6. "Subtly Hostile Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Jim Pattison Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company has a great customer base. Additionally, the managers that work above me are fantastic people, and overall, the company does have a very familial feel to it. This is also a fantastic place to work if you're looking for a career in the automotive industry as it's entirely possible to make a lifelong career here.

    Cons

    Some of my coworkers have said some very off-colour remarks. Some have made subtly racist remarks, while others have said some flat-out racist comments, particularly about East Indian and East Asian customers. I've also had coworkers describe things they don't like as "gay", and overall there seems to be an atmosphere of bigotry in the company that seems to run deep.

    Advice to Management

    There should be some sensitivity training throughout the company. I know it's a very large company with a really wide and diverse group of employees, but the fact that in 2017 I have coworkers telling me a customer's problem is not the car, it's that she's Chinese, is unacceptable.


  7. "Lot Attendant"

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    Current Employee - Lot Attendant in North Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Lot Attendant in North Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Jim Pattison Group part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun place to work and great workers

    Cons

    Poor senior management team; no loyalty appreciation regardless how long you've worked in store.

  8. "Morning Show"

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    Former Employee - Various in Red Deer, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Various in Red Deer, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Jim Pattison Group (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Group Atmosphere was second to none. Everyone wanted to get involved and hard work was recognized and sometimes rewarded. Highly recommend.

    Cons

    There were very few negatives working for this specific company within the Jim pattison broadcast group. Strong benefits, fair compensation, broadcasters don't make much, JPBG was no different.

    Advice to Management

    Continue giving employees a reason to stay, the veterans are what make the business truly appealing, unfortunately salary restrictions will create changeover, but it's a tight group and a tough place to leave.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Seemed good on the surface, but disappointing once working here."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Jim Pattison Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a good place for people that want to kick start their broadcasting career, but don't plan on it being a lifetime job. For the most part, the staff members are positive and sociable. There are office events that one can sign up for.

    Cons

    Job postings by this company are generally dishonest - they are willing to say a lot of things that are untrue in order to convince people to work there. The management is okay, but not great. The pay is well below industry standards. They are not flexible with hours. You often find yourself doing jobs that are not your own, since they are understaffed. They ignore labour laws.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some more people and treat them well!


  10. "Volvo of North Vancouver"

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    Former Employee - Lot Attendant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Lot Attendant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at The Jim Pattison Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is very relaxing to work there, there is not much pressure. Good atmosphere. Most people there want to have fun. Working as a lot attendant means that lots of young people your age.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for career advancement. Large employee turnaround because of non-existant career advancement


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