Canada Drives Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Jun 3, 2020

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Canada Drives Founder and Co-CEO Cody Green
Cody Green
44 Ratings
Pros
  • "Canada Drives is a great place for young adults to get experience and grow(in 51 reviews)

  • "FREE FOOD - Unlimited lunch/Breakfast(in 50 reviews)

Cons
  • "We spend long hours in the office, there is coffee but no snacks or food, that would be a nice bonus(in 34 reviews)

  • "I have no negative feedback about my life at Canada Drives(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Hard work will always pay off"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Drives full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The money is substantial, the benefits are amazing, and if you work hard you will always be rewarded. The company has alot of upward momentum and has become a dominant force that is growing in the financial sector. Not only do they Do car loans, they do personal loans, even Mortgages. I work in the personal loans department and when I tell you that this is a job that makes you more money the longer you last, it is the honest to god truth. Its tough in your first month or 2 but I will tell you now, you will get better exponentially as long as your willing to put the work in it. The team dinners are expensive and fun and this maybe an individual job but the team building is what makes the from being a job to being apart of a family. They will always give you a chance as long as your learning from your mistakes. Everyone is different and personalities that succeed vary hugely. This is a company that will last for a long time and if you are coming in the upward momentum is limitless and alot of the agents are making more money then the management does. The job is honestly not a hard job just a long one. All you have to do is sit down and work. There is gold under your seats you just have to sit down and dig for it. The benefits include covering for 80 percent of your medicine that you can buy.

    Cons

    Long hours, and management does not put up with bad attitudes. If you are not showing effort then you will not last. If you do not speak up about what you want and if you need help, no one will help you and no one will care. You need to make your own voice heard, if not nothing will happen.

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  2. "Long hours"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Mortgage Broker in Vancouver, BC

    I have been working at Canada Drives full-time

    Pros

    A lot of great experience learning from really cool people

    Cons

    long hours with a lot of demand

  3. Helpful (1)

    "GREAT PLACE TO WORK!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Drives full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fully stocked kitchen, downtown location, transit pass, culture, career opportunities and team building events.

    Cons

    Sometimes very long hours but it really is just a con of sales in general rather than this specific company.

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  4. "Great Work Environment & Recognition"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Drives full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Canada Drives is a great place for young adults to get experience and grow. When I started at Canada Drives I had limited experience in sales but was willing to put in the hours and effort. In a very short period of time my hard work was recognized and I was rewarded with a promotion. It is incredibly rewarding to work for a company that rewards and appreciates hard work. More than that, financially you are in complete control of your salary; as a hardworking salesperson, what more could you want!

    Cons

    We spend long hours in the office, there is coffee but no snacks or food, that would be a nice bonus.

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    "Potential for money, high turnover"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Canada Drives full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great training even for people who do not have experience in sales. - You'll be very knowledgeable on credit after training - Several team events and outings - Great opportunity to meet people

    Cons

    - Long hours (10 hrs minimum) - Low Pay for the amount of hours worked - Zero Job security - Talked down to like kids if underperforing

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  6. "They will push you!"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Loan Specialist in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Drives full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -kitchen -close to transit - hours are steady - meet new people - room to grow -learn to multi task - work contests -compass coverage -benefits

    Cons

    -long hours -performance based so if you dont do well youre gone - can be stressful -expect you to be there or you lose out on bonuses

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  7. "Decent place to earn money"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Agent in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Drives full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good money and free lunch

    Cons

    it will be long hours

  8. "Awesome environment for young people who are willing to put in a lot of work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Mortgage Agent in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Drives full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good compensation, Prompt promotion for those who are working hard, Free kitchen with breakfast/lunch, Lots of admin/support staff for payroll, HR and other support, Close to train station

    Cons

    Long hours, Fair amount of pressure, Parking is very expensive in the building.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Working at CD"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Closer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Drives full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Tons of opportunity for growth, great management, tight group of co-workers, great work environment, Ping Pong

    Cons

    Long hours and stress haha

  10. "A place that only rewards those that work hard put time in. Personal Loans department."

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative Personal Loans in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Drives full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Breakfast is varied alot and free lunch as well. - An environment that will accept you as you are and help you only if you show that you want make money. -They don't sweat the little stuff that doesn't affect your work. If you can sit down and put in time the rewards are easy to see. - The management will always give in as much effort to help you as you put in. They trust you and will go to the bat for you. -The money is ridiculously easy to get and the benefits are instant even before you first 3 months. -The first month or 2 is harder to get in to the flow especially if you don't come in with extra time -If you come in early or on a Saturday once in a while you will get the better leads and you will get help you just need to ask for it.If you don't ask or show you have interest you will get nothing. - Its not a struneus job you sit in a seat and talk to people that's it. -The health benefits are insanely good - You get to choose when you want to eat. As long as you hit call time you can take your time if you want but most people will choose to make money because as long as you stay on the dialer you will help out people and you will be able to make good money. -You get to help people get loans to better their lives because most of the customers are people that need a loan and no one will trust them enough to give a loan. We help out people that need loans and help out those that don't even understand how badly they need the loan to help their credit. -We help those have only been relying on the Money mart loans that have 600% interest and are stuck in a cycle of debt. The loans we give them are a way to get out of that cycle and have much better interest rates. - Extremely fast growth and the opportunity to move up is everywhere and can easily be attained even within the first 3 months. - You will not get fired unless you stop caring and you start being rude. If people like you and you produce results or even if you show that you have any effort being put in they will not let you go and the management will be there for you so you can learn. -Free monthly buss passes and Free monthly team bonding where its at times normal to eat more at places that you would never normally eat at expensive places.

    Cons

    - Long hours but that's apart of the job. They tell you in the interview this ain't a job you get into if you want to have all the time in the world. - Sometimes you will be extremely busy to the point you might miss lunch but that is your choice, no one will force you that will be something you choose without realizing it because you want to make good money. - Most people understand that when you come in you choose which department you want to go to in Canada Drives, The personal loans department where you will not have any real work life/ balance but make a lot of money or the other loan department that you have a Work /life balance and the money is not as much. - You will develop this urge where you feel like if you are not in the office than someone else is going to steal your file or that you could be doing something more productive by being in the office on the dialer. It will consume you at times if you don't learn to separate that urge and fear

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