Resistant to change. Challenged executive leadership. Low job stability.
Finning is a historic brand in some circles. It has operations in a variety of countries which can provide exposure to international perspectives, in some circumstances. However, it has some challenges that it must constructively address in order to mature as a business.
- Disconnected executive team. Executive management is loosely connected to the heartbeat of the organization. This leads to poor strategic decision-making when it comes to investing in IT infrastructure, marketing and pricing. This is evidenced by the company's decreasing margins in its public financials. Competitors are gaining ground.
- Low innovation. Finning is not adequately equipped to innovate. It can invest money and buy IT systems, but it has difficulty pulling it together in a strategic way. Very poor return on investment (ROI). Innovation takes consistent leadership, honest communication, empowered employees and a competitive drive. Unfortunately, Finning falls short in these categories. IT/SAP implementation failures, write-downs, missteps (digital strategy) have all occurred in recent years.
- Challenged leadership. Some executives (within IT and Canada) have poor leadership skills with behaviours that can be described as belligerent and bullying. This contributes to poor morale and people not wanting to speak up in meetings for fear of being persecuted.
- Low trust environment. Being associated with the correct team is critical at Finning. Work ethic, competence, innovation and productivity
Points positifsLong company history
Points négatifsHistory of closed-minded thinking and bullying in some circles. Disconnected executive leadership.
Very frequently at quarterly meetings or "state of the company" addresses, the executive management of this company likes to spew buzzwords like "Finning Family". The Sparwood branch laid off 30+ mechanics early in November 2015. ONE day later there were emails sent out by management, requesting overtime. Very "Family" driven, i'd say! Not.
The "Employee Opinion Survey" (EOS) from the last couple years have shown the staggering decline in confidence of the Executive and Branch level management has deteriorated drastically year to year since 2011. Just ask any 5+ year Finning Employee how they feel.
The decisions made to close branches, move branches and divert work to other branches is tearing this company apart. And it is the customer who has to suffer because of it. The shareholders however, continue to be richly rewarded. The executive management are very large shareholders.
The instant there is a whiff of a rumor that work in an area might slow down or shift elsewhere - this company will lay you off. Even if it is for just as short of a period as two weeks. They'd rather waste time on paperwork to lay you off, than have you push a broom and try to retain you within the company.
Local management will try to swindle and circumvent their collective bargaining agreement as best as they can. Very little is done without absolute secrecy and there is zero transparency - until the day they decide to shut down your branch and escort you off property.
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I had near 15 years of tenure with this company, so I have some experience of what Finning once was to the soulless shell of a company it is now.
This company is awful to work for. It's a top-heavy, micromanaged, corporate sesspool; led by uninspiring managers (so-called leaders), and yes-men who all think they're the smartest person in the room, but all lack the ability to actually lead in any meaningful way. Employees are managed by data metrics, KPIs and CRM, and typically from afar (not in the same town let alone the same building).
Finning has long since lost its identity; customer service has been replaced with serve-yourself automation, and subscription-based sales. What's worse is the company could care less about the revolving door employee-base, and ignore the fact top performers exit regularly. Yet, Finning's leaders blindly believe it's still a great company to work for and dismiss their shortcomings.
The arrogance that "Finning is the best dealer in the world" is ever present, but in my experience, Finning has become so disconnected with what's important and no genuine mission or values, causing them to lose massive marketshare to competitors.
The reality is, Finning will continue to lose good people and customers until they prioritize those two things over the bottom line. Unfortunately, this is unlikely to happen as Finning's sole concern is its shareholders and profit.
Quitting this company was the best thing I could ever do for my mental health and care
Never in my life has working for a company been so difficult you hear it everyday. You call out sick and use your sick time? Unexcused absences that they’ll put you on their attendance program even if you had doctors notes for the time off.
Accidents happen everyday and most supervisors will just shrug it off and let you go back to exactly what you’re doing. No time outs for those who cause accidents on machines because then productivity takes a hit.
Budget cuts make it so only a portion of the racking in the building has mesh but they rant and rave about how they’re so safety oriented and they can’t even invest in making sure stuff isn’t going to fall from the sky by accident.
Contractors are left to do whatever they please and leave messes that the actual workers have to clean up after.
Supervisors spend a lot of time at their computers and don’t actually supervise or properly staff busy areas.
If you work at d50 you’re the lowest paid warehouse worker in the finning network despite being the largest and busiest warehouse. This isn’t even mentioning the “temps” who have no union pay increase schedule. If you live alone expect to work a lot of overtime to cover bills.
No accountability between shifts each shift does their work in a different way causing resentment between workers.
Proper equipment is few and far between and good luck having it in good shape.
So many people work so hard and are treated sub human which cause a myriad of mental health issues in the war
This corporation is a sad machine that runs on a very dated and delusional image of its name and brand.
While constantly downsizing, disposing of good people and closing branches, the fact is that this ship is sinking while trying to maintain yesteryear's revenues and ideals.
99% of managers are overpaid monkeys, puppets, or actors that report to higher-up clowns, all of these arrogant moguls with absolutely no credibility yet yammer and yap like they do.
Where they should inspire, build people and teams we instead learn to tolerate and even pity them as just another tragic part of our Finning existence.
They have not and could not perform your job but somehow know what’s best for you and that your performance is constantly lacking.
Yes, this aged tyranny still believes in getting the most out of people by overloading with completely unachievable goals then motivating us through guilt, shame, threat, and unbelievably .. still bullying nowadays!!
The toxicity and animosity here runs deeper and deeper year over year.
Where mental health is declining and destroying people, families, and society, companies that operate like this need to be exposed for their abuse.
This is not a positive nor inclusive place to come to daily.
You will regret then despise working for this cult well within a year of your start date - guaranteed!
Points positifsgood comradery among us lowlife disposable employees
Very supportive management especially during pandemic and on my most difficult time of the year
I've heard stories regarding Finning Canada about how they treat their employees and focus more on revenues of the organization which I presumed is a given fact, it is the other way around, I have had personally experience working for this organization, all I can say that the management team headed by the general manager, supervisors down to the charge hand particularly the D_ _ team were all superb. I never had experience being supported by the management during my entire life by any organization in Canada, with Finning I was extremely supported all throughout, I was expecting that an organization like this massive would easily let go a low level employee but instead was being supported mentally and emotionally especially during the after effect of the pandemic, I hope and pray that economy would still be stable to sustain the continuous growth of the organization. I would prefer to stay working for this organization if the health of my family permits me to work until my retirement.
Points positifsHilarious colleagues which makes this organization a better and fun place to work, lots of parking and a 50" TV at the lunch room.
Points négatifsI have never experience "Cons" at all, except for occasionally we ran out of free chocolate powder for snacks
I enjoyed working for Finning, the pay and benefits are outstanding and there are regular increases as well. The company itself takes employee concerns seriously, and takes safety seriously. I always felt comfortable talking to my supervisor or my manager about anything. For the most part co workers are friendly and easy to get along with but like anywhere there are people who's life mission is to cause drama. Employees have a lot of freedom to do their job how they want, and there is very little in the way of micromanaging from superiors.
Hourly staff have good protections from the union, but finning lays people off readily. it's frustrating as a new employee to be motivated and willing to go the extra mile only to be laid off during down turns. It doesn't matter how hard you work if you're not up there on the seniority list.
Advancement is challenging if you're looking to move from an hourly role to a salary role. If you're qualified for a posting you will get an interview with the manager, but jobs tend to be posted with a specific candidate already in mind, so it's mostly a formality. Your qualifications are less important than having a good relationship with the hiring manager. On the bright side, it's a great way to hone your interview skills.
It's honestly hard to find all that many good things to say about my experience with this company.
From the lack of real, personalized support to the passive agressive and even downright hostile behaviour of the higher ups, all the way to the special treatment of select employees, I've never in my career worked for such poor excuse of a management team.
Requests for standard issue company supplied personal protective equipment: ignored. Requests for easier access to consumables via vending machines: ignored. Exclusion from attenting company sponsored exents, exclusion from receiving company supplied merchanise, exclusion from attending occupational health and safety meetings. Refusing to recognize first aid training and certification already received from provincial health authorities, and opting to train someone else instead. The list goes on.
They even went as far as to try and tarnish the reputation I had spent years building, at my departure from the company.
There is something deeply wrong with this workplace.
If you have any sense of self-worth, do yourself a favour and go work somewhere else.
Points positifsEV charging, short commute, free beverages
Points négatifsawful management, special privileges for select employees
The Kearl moto is Nobody gets hurt and protect today for tomorrow, you can see straight from the get go once the oreintation starts to kick off this is not like the rest of the sites, safety is not just a bargaining chip for admission to work, it is taken seriuos at every level and if you think that you cant work safe this is not the place for you. The teams I work with are from all over Canada and have the exeprince and knowledge that you could only dream of having in your work environment. Everyone brings something different and everyone brings something weather knowlege or just good humour. The attitudes are far superiour to anywhere I have worked and really hone in the great attitudes that everyone brings to the table.There is lots of opertunity on thois site and I believe I will probably be here for a while, but there is always opertunities with other great companies to, which make my job and scope so dynamic. Safety is not for everyone but if you are a team player and you enjoy interaction, as well as good interventions the list are endless.
Points positifsflights from edmonton to camp
Points négatifsthe rooms were executive but they were taken away as the truck drivers were promised the delux room, so that has added pressure to the job.
Coworkers are great, management is questionable at best.
It’s hard to describe really... imagine if someone who new nothing about business, technical repairs and personable skills owned you. Tells you what and how to do things they do not know how to do and then tried to judge your profit margins at the end of the day. Then, said manager, will throw you under the bus for failing when it’s a fundamentally flawed system to begin with. You take the heat, manager takes the verbal from corporate and the company still suffers margin losses because no alterations are made to the process. Route cause, though identified, isn’t corrected and the square wheel keeps turning (barely because it’s square) but the the shareholder see an ebit difference of .01%(new NEP deal goes through). They’re happy because stock goes up even though there is still the same problems and nobody does anything to fix the route cause of failure. Honestly the worst company I’ve worked for and I don’t see a happy ending for this (the largest CAT dealer in the world) company. Questionable management from the executives down. Glad to be off the sinking ship and recommend all to avoid.
Ambiente de trabajo con grandes desafíos profesionales
El día de trabajo comienza realizando la recepción de trabajos realizados en turno de noche, luego nos trasladamos a sala de reuniones para recibir la inducción de seguridad diaria, luego verificamos el consumo de componentes según programa establecido, verificando cumplimiento de cada detalle programado, luego realizo reunión con mis subordinados indicando los desafíos y tareas del día, siguiendo nuestra planifiación anual y resolviendo los temas propios del cargo (Solicitud de componentes, devolución de componentes de intercambio, coordinar reparación de componentes en talleres propios ó externos, dar soluciones a requerimientos de cliente,etc).-
Luego realizo un seguimiento en terreno acerca de las necesidadaes de operaciones e ingeniería para ajustar y mejorar las condiciones que dan una buen desempeño de componentes y por consecuencia buena disponibilidad de flota nominal que muestra un buen grado de confiabilidad de los equipos mineros que deben cumplir con plan minero de nuestro cliente.-
Todos los días se aprende algo nuevo, en cuanto a la parte técnica como de la interacción diaria del equipo de trabajo, en parte técnica lo último de mie aprendizaje fué cómo se realizaba en tracking de componentes en una empresa de nuestra competencia realizando marcas en los componentes con códigos RQ.-
Respecto a la dirección y gerencia tenemos una organización horizontal y con un estilo de liderazgo liberal, en donde podemos tomar decisiones de manera autónoma basado en modelo
Points positifsBeneficios de la empresa
Points négatifsAlta presión constante dentro del contrato
I can categorically say I have absolutely nothing positive to say about my time at Finning.
If you enjoy endless back to back meetings, taking on lots of actions from these meetings and achieving nothing then Finning is the place for you.
I saw evidence of managers using fear and intimidation to manage their teams and individuals. Petty complaints by managers and colleagues aplenty, the back biting by people made an absolute mockery of Finning's team based values and made for a particularly toxic place to work. I found a lot of managers lacked courage and were too scared to call out their superiors and question their decisions for fear of reprisals. Lots of managers who've been there way too long can't deal with new ideas that might upset the status quo. They promote collaboration and innovation yet there seems to be an underlying refusal to collaborate with others to improve things. Overly complicated business processess and far too many software systems that just make the operation a haphazard complicated mess.
So much focus was spent on creating and managing unrealistic goals it was actually detrimental to getting the job done, it's ironic that the system which manages goals actually had a large part to play in not achieving those goals.
Meetings seemed to be there for people to impress their managers rather than actually collaborating with others and achieving goals. Too many individuals pulling in their own direction so they can make themselves look good in fron
A company that punishes the talented and praises the weak.
They push equality, but only favour it in one direction and if you want to “progress” you better match that criteria.
They ask for your improvement ideas and if it doesn’t match there ideas or plans they will brand you as “negative” and single you out in-front and too your colleagues .
The management style is very much a strange spectacle. They have so much middle management you can’t decide what the middle ground even is.
They try to run successful departments and make them as profitable as possible at the customers expense. They cut out the human impact and base all of there data through incalls and outcalls but but forget what the customer really wants and use equations to make there plans instead.
As a staff member you will find direct management extremely frustrating as you cannot go to the for help as none of them come from a plant background nor mechanical. They will make you do all donkey work and sit in teams meetings all day and you won’t be able to reach them and patronise you constantly on subject they have no knowledge or little off.
The worst part of the company by far is there fakeness during my employment I continuously jumped through hoops for my direct manager and their manager too. Being told if I done “x y z” I would be rewarded with “b c d” this happened and on 6 occasions and more full me for believing them however the time I did question there constant lies I was then branded negativ
buena empresa para poder desarrollarse en todo ámbito
un día típico de trabajo es levantarme a las 04:25 am. para tomar el bus a las 05:00 am. para subir al contrato el Abra para resivir información del turno saliente a las 06:40 am. después realizar charla de seguridad al personal a cargo ya las 07:00 am. a 07:10 am. entrega de trabajos al personal y de hay 08:00 am .reunión con personal de turno del área de mantencion palas y perforadoras para entregas de trabajos a realizar durante el día en sistema de aire acondicionado, realizar rondas a terreno para chequear trabajos y ver deficiencias que se pueden mejorar y corregir lo que se encuentra en el momento.
Aprendí manejo de personal , como poder resolver problemas que se presentan dentro de la jornada laboral y tomar sediciones en el momento.
De la gerencia aprendí lo que realmente es un gerente comprometido con su compañía y con su gente a cargo.
De los colegas aprendí que nunca se deja de conocer a las personas y de lo erróneo que uno tiene para catalogar algunos compañeros.
La parte mas difícil es tener personal a cargo ya que debes ser como un segundo padre para cada uno ya que todos tienen distintos problemas y distintos caracteres los cuales se van conociendo interartuando con cada uno.
Lo que mas me gusto fue que la empresa y mi jefatura directa fue muy buena ya que con un cuarto medio como el que poseo me dieron la posibilidad de superarme dentro de la empresa y la confianza cuando era técnico ya que nunca me cuestionaron ninguna de las decisiones que tome ya que
buen ambiente de trabajo , buena jefatura y buen grupo de trabajo
el día típico de trabajo comienza con un desayuno,posteriormente se junta el grupo en la sala de reuniones para dar a saber algún acontecimiento relevante y los trabajos a realizar,se designan las tareas y se realizan los documentos de seguridad para comenzar los trabajos,se realiza la hora de colación y en la tarde se continúan los trabajos para finalizar la jornada realizando el orden y aseo del área de trabajo y la documentación correspondiente a la atención y trabajo que se realizo en el día de los equipos.
lo aprendido es que se ha conocido otros tipos de equipos,otra maneras de ejecutar los trabajos,por parte de la gerencia es accesible se pueden hacer llegar sus inquietudes o alguna opinión que se tenga como trabajador.con relación a mis compañeros de trabajo es uno de los mejores grupos que puede haber ya que todos trabajamos con el mismo objetivo para poder cumplir lo que se nos pide,la parte mas complicada del trabajo es relacionarse con gente que no quiere los mismos objetivos que el grupo de trabajo en la cual se generan malos entendidos,y lo que mas me gusta del trabajo es que todos los días aprendo algo nuevo y en la empresa siempre te da la oportunidad de seguir aprendiendo y creciendo como persona así como profesional.
Points positifsoportunidad de crecimientos como estudiar
Points négatifses poco el tiempo que hay para tomarse un respiro
Questions et réponses au sujet de l'entreprise Finning International Inc.
Quelle politique est appliquée par Finning en matière de congés? De combien de jours de congés disposez-vous par an?
Posée le 10 juill. 2020
Réponse du 22 sept. 2023
The volume of work is overwhelming you do not get to use any of it.
Réponse du 12 sept. 2023
Comment se déroule le processus de promotion chez Finning?
Posée le 13 déc. 2022
Very cloudy no one responds
Réponse du 8 sept. 2023
do great work, get rewarded
Réponse du 16 août 2023
À quelle fréquence bénéficiiez-vous d'une augmentation de salaire chez Finning?
Posée le 26 janv. 2023
If it was up to finning they probably wouldn’t give you one. The poor excuse for a union would bargain a poor raise
Réponse du 26 sept. 2023
Starts at 19/hr, then after 6 months 20/hr, after a year 22/hr
Réponse du 7 sept. 2023
À quelle fréquence les salaires augmentent-ils chez Finning?
Posée le 30 avr. 2020
You get a cost of living increase that is below market.
Réponse du 17 juin 2023
Réponse du 18 mars 2023
Comment décririez-vous lenvironnement de travail et la culture dans lentreprise?
Posée le 25 avr. 2019
Great people, company events, very good pay.
Réponse du 19 sept. 2022
A high excellence for make a good job, finishing at time scheduled, and the continuous learning and a safe environment.