I worked at Canada Drives for a little over 6 months and I enjoyed every single bit of it. After around 4 months, I had expressed my interest in going into a sales position to further challenge my strengths. (The Company is large and has an amazing array of different positions that can cater to anyone). I received 110% support during my transition into different roles. Every manager I was under did everything they could to guide me into the direction I wanted to go and help me grow. The hours are long and it is quite a learning curve - but you are being mentored by the best. The managers within the company ARE the best you will come across - they are your friends all while being your mentors. The work itself is fairly simple although, it takes a lot of patience and skill to be able to do the job right. The pace and pressure IS heavy but refreshing. Every position takes time to get used to and not everyone stays long enough to just give the Company a proper chance and look at the benefits of working hard. People are fired/demoted/laid off simply because we do have a high bar to set. Everyone understands the work and discipline it takes to hold a position at this Company and lacking the skill to live up to that bar is why people get fired. In the work environment, everyone is professional. Outside of the work environment, people are friends - which allows you to step out of your shell professionally AND personally. I genuinely really like the CEO, I enjoyed my friends, I enjoye
Your experience will largely depend on your department. If you're in a more admin-type role, you'll make very little money, and there will be no room for growth. The work is repetitive -- once you get the job down, it's essentially just a war of attrition between you and the tedious work. If you slip up at all, you get harangued over it, even if it is just a couple of times in a month.
Alternatively, you can work in sales, and try to climb your way up the ladder. You need to put in a lot of extra hours that you are not compensated for in order to hit targets, and receive an okay pay. In theory this is fine, except the product being sold is ethically dubious to say the least. If you are able to stomach plunging someone further into financial ruin for some extra money on your pay-cheque, and want to dedicate your time here to the job and "grinding", then I guess it's for you, but the business model turns my stomach. I was never in the sales department because of ethical concerns, but I felt guilty even collecting a pay-cheque with how the company makes its revenue.
There is room for vertical growth in sales primarily, so if you are a driven person looking to "hustle" in a sales company downtown, the job could be good for you. I have seen people climb the ladder relatively quickly, so if you're good at the job and put in the hours you can be rewarded. That being said, if you do not take to the job quickly enough, or they find that you're too slow, or don't hit your numbers, y
You will move up quickly if you put in the work, the people and the vibe are awesome. FREE FOOD.
In short this is my time at Canada Drives:
I moved up quickly, (senior sales in 3 months).
I learned more than I ever thought I would.
I went on a fully paid trip to Amsterdam.
I asked for 3.5 weeks off for Christmas and they didn't hesitate to say yes.
Best of all I made friends and skills for life.
It's not for the faint of heart if you're in a sales position (no sales office is I don't think) but overall it's been very fair working here. I've been compensated extremely well, I never thought I would make this kind of money. I moved downtown, I drive a nice car, I got big plans because of this place.
If you work hard, you ACTUALLY get paid a lot here. I've wasted my time at other company's who claim to pay you after you hit a number or put in a certain amount of time but they never ended up giving me much. At Canada Drives it's totally achievable, and the office is honestly fun. People speak their mind and get heard here. The company is always down to try new things. It's only as stressful as you make it. If you take it one day at a time and listen to your manager you can make a lot of money here. People come from all walks of life and if they just listen and work hard they are blown away at their pay. I know I was.
My manager is the nicest guy ever. I had multiple manager's before this who were all super nice too. They just want to make you money so they also make more money. It's fair and I'm not that stressed out each day other than my own perf
Points positifsI eat FREE FOOD, go on free trips, enjoy everyone I work with, speak my mind, move up quickly
Points négatifsSometimes you have to work late, However if you properly utilize time management you won't have this issue
This company is a joke. I've worked in sales for many years. I had an idea for what I was getting in to. I know its dirty... I just didn't know it could be this dirty. When you start they'll basically force feed you their training material which will prepare you to take advantage of disadvantaged people by selling them insanely high interest loans. You have two options in your first month: become just as dirty as them or get fired by HR. If you have morals or believe in karma then this is NOT the place for you. Managers are verbally abusive and will act as if its normal, if you don't preform they'll take away your chairs and make you stand till you make a sale, we weren't even allowed to participate in the buildings fire and earthquake drills... we were told to keep making sales. Is that even legal? We’re literally on the fault line for the big one. Also, If you voice your opinion they'll corroborate with HR to fire you. The managers here are all try hards that get off from putting workers down. They have no idea what they're doing or how to manage people. They use aggression and humiliation to inspire you to "hustle" and act as if they’re helping you “build a thick skin”. Sure, you get the transit pass, the benefits, team events, and the food stamp kitchen (slimy carrot sticks), but its at the cost of being treated and respected like an adult and/or a human being. If you haven’t learned “how to adult” this is a good place for you to get another round of high school in but do
Vibrant sales departments with infinite opportunities
Canada Drives will provide you with many opportunities to prove yourself and be rewarded for it. I was in university and working part-time when I joined Canada Drives. I had not made more than 20k/year before joining this company. I was working odd jobs, making little money. Canada Drives was meant to be a gig when I joined. But that changed. I saw an opportunity, and decided to put school on hold and quit my other jobs. I put all my energy into this job. I took feedback from my superiors, and applied it exactly like they said. And it paid off, big time. Here I am less than 2 years later, working in a team of elite sales-people, on the verge of a promotion, and making as much or even more money than an experienced lawyer. 10-15k a month consistently.
The truth of it all is, there is no secret code to succeeding at this company. Listen to management, and apply their feedback. They are not out to get you, they want you to succeed. Your success is their success. The culture is vibrant, young, money-motivated, and above all, extremely positive. There is nothing hard about this job. The hardest thing you need to overcome is your self-doubts. Anybody from any background can do this job and succeed if they are willing to learn and work hard. Our team is extremely diverse, with people from all over the world. Regardless of who you are, if you to have a burning desire to succeed, then this is the company for you. You will have endless support and the tools to reach your goals. Al
Points positifsFree lunch, free transit pass, lots of opportunites
Hard work does not go unnoticed. You get what you put in.
After 2 years at working at Canada Drives, I am now making more money than my brothers who are an Accountant and a Denturist. Prior to working at Canada Drives, I had no sales experience. I was originally looking to apply for the marketing department but there were no openings. At the time, I was just a freelance Videographer. Income wasn't consistent at the time and I wanted something more stable. The beginning was really tough. It took me out of my comfort zone. As long as you are coachable, have a good work ethic and a good attitude, you will advance fast. Hard work does not go unnoticed. Staying later than my shift and coming in earlier separated me from everyone else. You will have to fail many times before you can succeed. That's why there is a high turnover. A lot of people can't take the heat because the majority of the people that start are young. They quit before even giving it a chance. Whenever I had questions or needed training, I would plug into my managers. The management is really great. They are really there for you when you need the help. I can't stress this enough, you need to be coachable and work hard. The hard work will pay off and you will get what you put in. They have my best interest because my success is their success. I have really grown as a person and do not take where I am at in the company for granted. I am extremely grateful for working for the fastest growing company in Canada and am excited to see where it takes me.
I am coming up on my one year at Canada Drives. Within my first four months, I was able to work my way into a 20k salary increase which is not something I have experience so quickly before.
On top of that, they have an uncapped commission plan that allows you to make so much more than I expected.
Aside from a great base and compensation, we have full benefits and free transit which makes it a convenient company to work for.
Breakfast and lunch are always available in the kitchen and since we are located right in coal harbour there are so many places to eat within a 2-minute walk if what's available doesn't tickle your fancy.
Its great to know all my manager and superiors started in an entry level position like me because it shows how obtainable advancement is within the company. The workplace itself is very fun and young, everyone is here to grind and encourages you as you grow. Huge sense of community and constant team events outside of work that allows you to get to know your team even better.
Being in sales obviously it is competitive which can be challenging but hard work is always met with appreciation, bonuses and advancement.
The most enjoyable part aside from the great income would be the people you work with. Being in an office usually is not where I want to spend my time but the people here have grown to be not only colleagues but very good friends of mine.
Overall it is fast, fun, challenging and rewarding
Points positifsfree lunch, benefits, great compensation, great managers, quick advancement
Working for Canada Drives is not a walk in the park - then again, nothing worthwhile in life comes easily.
I've been employed with Canada Drives for close to 3 years, and in that time I've seen many people come and go. The trend I've noticed is that long term employees, and those that are successful and promoted into higher positions, have a few key traits in common; Dedication to their job, excellent work ethic, an ability to encourage success and confidence in others, and a passion to ensure Canada Drives continues to be an amazing company to work for each and every day, for everyone.
What I enjoy the most at Canada Drives is by far the people. Being a medium sized office you do interact with close to everyone in the company sooner or later - including the two CEO's, who are social and engage with staff at all levels. The lack of separation from upper management is fantastic and really drives a team mentality - this is something that was sorely missing from previous jobs I've held.
In working for Canada Drives I've not only advanced my position within the company, I've also grown as a person and gained invaluable experience and skills, both professionally and personally, that I'm not certain I could have gained working at another company. I don't believe there is anything necessarily "hard" about working here. So long as someone has great work ethic and a commitment to doing a good job, they can be successful at Canada Drives too.
Points positifsGreat people, lots of opportunities, free breakfast and lunch, transit costs reimbursed
I worked at Canada Drives for 1 year once COVID hit they seized the opportunity for company restructuring overnight.
If you’re in sales you can do well by becoming best friends with management, if they don’t like you, you won’t do well. You will be gaslighted, bullied into quitting despite your skills.
You are also expected to put in a lot of unpaid overtime before you make bonuses.
In customer service positions, you’re expected to “save the sale” without receiving any commission yourself.
If you keep quiet, don’t ask questions and just put your head down you can do well in customer service.
My favourite parts of working there were
Team events: being able to try different restaurants or hot spots with coworkers outside of work.
Fully stocked kitchen (cancelled this due to covid.)
Great coffee, all you can eat salads, friendly helpful kitchen staff.
Canada drives has an extremely high turnover rate, new training groups would start every other week.
“Grind Culture” is normalized and staff are expected to work sick resulting in colds / flus constantly circulating in the office. Only when COVID hit did they start saying “don’t come in if your sick.”
Canada drives needs to start valuing their non sales employees and paying them a living wage for Vancouver.
Points positifsFree lunches, team events
Points négatifsUnorganized, Not allowed to be sick, favouritism, toxic culture, high turnover, low pay.
- I talk to numerous of clients all day about there online application for one of our products we offer here at Canada Drives. Offer them some program that is going to help them with there finances and educate them about there credit.
-I learned a lot of from my clients on how to handle my own finance right as well, not only teaching them how to manage there finance and credit but also how to handle mine. Learn lots about credit that I've never known before in detail.
-Management is great here,they're teach you different skills and tactics on how to do you your job better. They're always there for you when you really need help when times are very hard, whether you have problems outside or inside work they're are always there to support.
-Work culture is awesome, Everyone is young and outgoing and hungry for money. One of the best part of my job is being able to work with people around my age and have a really good bond. Everyone at Canada Drives grinds and works really hard, longer hours than my old jobs, but it's worth the grind and money, specially when you work with great people it doesn't feel like work at all.
-Hardest part of my job is having to deal with clients that don't understand and have to make them understand.
-I most part i enjoy of about my job is, The people, environment of the work place, and the money is really good. I've never made so much money in my life.
Questions et réponses au sujet de l'entreprise Canada Drives
Quelles sont les étapes du processus de recrutement chez Canada Drives?
Posée le 4 mai 2017
Did a phone interview and a 40 minute in person interview with 2 people which included job shadowing.
Réponse du 1 mars 2018
Easy, they'll literally hire anyone since the turnover rate is so high.
Réponse du 18 févr. 2018
Comment bien se préparer pour un entretien chez Canada Drives?
Posée le 4 mai 2017
Be confident and prepare to talk about yourself/scenarios you have been in.
Réponse du 17 oct. 2018
Make a few webpages
Réponse du 28 sept. 2018
Quels sont les avantages offerts chez Canada Drives?
Posée le 16 juin 2021
Very little. It is a bunch of 20-somethings in cheap suits with big chips on their shoulders all competing to see who is the best at being mean to each other.
Réponse du 29 avr. 2022
health, dental, life insurance
Réponse du 14 avr. 2022
Comment décririez-vous l’ambiance de travail chez Canada Drives?
Posée le 13 nov. 2020
Very good! Fellow employees are always helping each other.
Réponse du 5 mars 2022
Toxic, conniving, managers act like high school students
Réponse du 29 mars 2021
Les horaires sont-ils fixes ou plutôt flexibles chez Canada Drives?
Posée le 28 févr. 2020
The hours are set for my position. I have not asked for different hours since the hours work perfectly for me.
Réponse du 2 mars 2021
Canada Drives are set hours depending on the department you are working in.