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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work and learn"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Sales in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Drives full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Good culture and environment

    - Potential to earn lots of money

    - Management

    - Benefits

    - Transit reimbursement

    - Lots of skills you can learn just by working here for a short amount of time

    - Training

    - Employees, everyone has the same goal and it's to make money. Great environment and everyone is willing to help you.

    - You are rewarded for the work you put in, hard work doesn't go unnoticed

    - Free food

    - Company is growing fast

    - Fun company to work for

    - Time goes by fast, you don't even notice how many hours you're working

    Cons

    - Long hours, this is not a 9-5

    - Work life balance will be affected, especially in Sales

    - Fast paced, if you can't keep up this is not the place for you

    - High turnover, the job is not for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, the motivation managers give to all employees is awesome. Everyone is here for the same reason.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Not for everyone but rewarding"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative - Credit Solution in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Sales Representative - Credit Solution in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canada Drives full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good bonuses
    team activities
    lots of room for advancement

    Cons

    Same food everyday
    High turnover rate
    repetitive job
    lots of shadyness in the sales process

  3. Helpful (6)

    "CSR - Not bad bit of a joke"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -Positive atmostphere, young, motivated individuals
    -Free food
    -U-pass, Benefits
    -Upward moment
    -Growing company
    -15 hr is decent entry level

    Cons

    -Tons of overtime............Long hours......unpaid........
    -New rules / policies created DAILY, YES DAILY....
    -New performance quotas, time on call, ect ect WITHOUT notice!
    -Management is young and learning...
    -Suprise: Mandatory weekends...in CSR department. (not mentioned in interview ofcourse)
    -High turnover in sales department - hire as many as we can and see who is best afterward mentality

    If you are looking for a company to work your way up in, are open to putting in 60+ hours of work a week, don't mind management springing new rules on you, and have a proven sales aptitude join there sales team. I know a handful of guys doing around 55-65k + a year..... They are putting in 12 hour days though....frequently. Oh and don't mind working weekends.

    If you have other career avenues or education ect.... I would reccomend exploring them first. If not Canada Drives is a decent place to work your way up in. I heard the record holder in sales department cleared $110k not long ago..... Nothing compared to Bell $270k+ or other companies but still.

    Advice to Management

    Treating employees well with food, benefits, upass ect is fantastic. However, retaining talent and positivity will require you to behave professionally. No other successful business of the 15hr level expects free over time and new rules / policies implemented daily..... Sure there is people who are required to put in 20-30+ hrs a week in over time/ weekends ect in corporate vancouver...but that is there lifework / career and are compensated accordingly.


  4. "A Job for a Sales Driven worker"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Credit Specialist in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Senior Credit Specialist in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Canada Drives full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good People with great sense of humour
    Potential for quick promotions, depending on sales
    Free Food, Breakfast and lunch
    Challenges you out of your comfort zone, forces you to learn new skills and apply them every day

    Cons

    Consistently Stressful as many are trying to keep their job yet need to be optimistic to make sales
    High turnover, which can be disheartening when you begin making friends, also puts more pressure on team members to make more sales to compensate for temporary loss.
    Mentally draining
    Low paying salary, often people do not meet targets so are essentially working long hours to keep their job.

    Advice to Management

    Great management, the people running things do it well. The role itself is just highly stressful.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Customer Service Rep"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Full Benefits after 3 months, free breakfast, lunch and beer fridays. Free compass card after probationary period. The slack messaging system was pretty cool too.

    Cons

    High turnover rate in nearly all departments, poor management, low compensation and almost no raise after promotion.