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Canada Drives Employee Reviews about "sales floor"

Updated Jun 17, 2019

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Canada Drives CEO Cody Green
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42 Ratings
Pros
  • "I have worked at Canada Drives for over two years(in 46 reviews)

  • "A variety of free food and snacks(in 41 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, but this is optional(in 25 reviews)

  • "I really enjoy working at Canada Drives and I can see career growth within the company(in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Shortsighted Outlook, Questionable Practices"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - 100% travel compensation - Assortment of food selection in the kitchen + Awesome lunch room staff who are willing to try out different menus, soups, and salads - Ability to move up within the company and try out different positions - Young and energetic atmosphere; Very lively

    Cons

    - Ability to move up within the company: Heavy focus on 'Go-getters' and less on qualifications; No strictly regulated yearly performance reviews/Compensation (For non-Sales staff, from my experience) - A quick tour of the sales floor and you'll hear 'interesting' conversations between staff members and clients involving arguments and sometimes swearing; While I can't say...

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    Advice to Management

    If you have to constantly remind your staff to follow protocol, to clean up their work area so it doesn't look like a dump, and to threaten to fire all staff that smoke on the property because building management has filed multiple complaints, it may be important to investigate the a) the people you hire b) upper management that set up these rules & protocols. While over time I have witnessed an increase in preventative...

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    Canada Drives2019-03-03
  2. Helpful (43)

    ""Helping hundreds of Canadians a day with their financial future""

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is the most lively and welcoming place to work. As soon as you walk in you are greeted with smiles by everyone in the office. The music is always bumping and everyone is always griding. If you are looking for a group of younger individuals who are all looking to work hard and become successful this is the place to work. Starting only about 10 years ago, there is so much room to grow in this company and looking...

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    Cons

    The long hours can take a toll but the management here works so hard to take care of us and ensure we have what we need to succeed (they hand out energy drinks if the sales floor isn't as pumped as normal). The kitchen could have more options but it's nice having the opportunity to eat for free every day!

    Advice to Management

    You guys all work so hard to ensure we succeed, and you all have our backs. Keep crushing it every day!

    Canada Drives2018-03-24

    Canada Drives Response

    June 11, 2018HR

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we’re glad to hear your experience at Canada Drives has been a positive one. The CEO’s Michael Galpin and Cody Green have taken a lot of pride in the making this an inclusive work environment where everyone can reach their full ...

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  3. Helpful (25)

    "One way ticket."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canada Drives full-time

    Pros

    - Learn valuable skills in giving money to people who have demonstrated consistent inability to repay it, at 47% APR. - Intellectually challenging, opportunity to explore important social questions such as what the difference between "legal" and "ethical". - First hand experience of management sleight-of-hand where they promote celebration of Anti-Bullying Day; simultaneously running the entire company on pervasive...

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    Cons

    - In any other start up of this size, salaries that are $17/day above the BC poverty line come with equity. - "young culture": an excuse for your manager to yell and swear at you both in an open office; or via the company-wide online workflow/comms tool. - Constant threats of termination for reasons of varying reasonability. People disappear overnight; only to be replaced with 15-20 new disposable staff every two...

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    Advice to Management

    - You can keep telling new recruits "there will always be disgruntled people leaving bad reviews". Truth is, I'm not really that disgruntled: Canada Drives really is an awful place to work. - If you are going to write Glassdoor reviews yourselves, at least change the order of the dot points so it's a bit more believable.

    Canada Drives2018-03-21
  4. Helpful (14)

    "One of the best companies I've worked for, Just not the most organised."

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

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

    Pros

    My experience is from one of the two floors, specifically I.T / Design floor. Other than routine checkups etc on the Sales floor I have little experience on their procedures and practices. Perhaps that's a con? ~ Growth ~ Awesome Team ~ Competent CEO, Respectful & strong leadership ~ Great benefits ~ Great location ~ Flexibility ~ Relaxed environment ~ Interoffice employee engagement is excellent ~ Fun place...

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    Cons

    As mentioned before, my experience is from one of the two floors, specifically I.T / Design floor. Other than routine checkups etc on the Sales floor I have little experience on their procedures and practices. Perhaps that's a con? ~ Newish company, not much structure in the form of procedures, Excessive growth has left big holes that need to be filled, often by people covering...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, The floor 5 management is on point and is integral to the businesses success. Consider some changes in procedure, even if it upsets staff, it'll be best for the company in the long run.

    Canada Drives2017-07-26
  5. Helpful (4)

    "An awesome place to work, but still room for improvement"

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    Current Employee - Senior Level IT Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    What do I like about working at Canada Drives? First and foremost, I'd have to say the people that I directly work with in the development and IT space. The head of IT is extremely easy to talk to, and approachable, which to me, means that if/when any issues arise, it's easy to just go an have a casual chat with him about it without worrying about being shot down or anything like that. The actual team itself is,...

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    Cons

    Working hours are long, and inflexible. You're expected (and required) to work from 8am - 5pm, which means that over the course of a year you're putting in roughly an extra month worth of work than you would working elsewhere, and being IT, this overtime is worked into your salary and not required to be calculated in addition to your salary. Management is quite strict about working in the office, so telecommuting...

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    Advice to Management

    I love working here. I really do. If there were two things that would sway me to work for another company, it would be telecommuting, and flexible hours. If I'm feeling a bit under the weather, to me, given I can do all of my work from home, it would make sense to stay home and work from home rather than to come into the office and get other people sick. If I'm done my assigned tasks, I'm just sitting at...

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    Canada Drives2017-06-28
  6. Helpful (86)

    "Honestly a scam that preys on the financially unstable."

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    Former Employee - Sales - Personal Loans in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food, 50% of transit costs, buzzing sales floor,

    Cons

    The product they sell is a scam. I left when i couldn't deal with what i was doing morally, you ruin peoples lives here. This is how it works. The loan has an interest rate of 46.96%. They specifically target people with poor credit because they're more likely to need cash. Kind of like how PayDay Loans work. They "report" to the credit bureau, so people can see that they've been making or missing payments on their...

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    Advice to Management

    How can you people sleep at night, preying on the financially unstable with a 46.96% loan and teaching money-hungry kids to do the same.

    Canada Drives2017-05-30

    Canada Drives Response

    September 13, 2018Founder & Co-CEO

    I appreciate the time you took to leave a review. I’d value the opportunity to discuss your experience working at Canada Drives if you’d be willing. Feel free to email me at cody@canadadrives.ca and we can discuss via phone or email if you prefer. I’m happy to compensate you for your ...

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  7. Helpful (5)

    "Amazing vibes!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative - Credit Solution 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are super friendly and always willing to help get you to where you want to be. As for management upper management is super supportive and catches flaws early to help you develop faster. Team leaders are day to day support with positive feed back and constructive criticism to help you move to where you want to be. Product interesting and something never taught in school. Amazing energy throughout sales office....

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    Cons

    There's a lot of whining going on in these reviews. It's a sales job and it is very challenging and if you're weak you shouldn't even bother applying cause they want strong confident individuals who know hard work and they WILL compensate you heavily for it. There was also whining about training? This training course is probably the most in depth training I've ever had. Come to class, pay attention, and you will...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do!

    Canada Drives2017-02-08
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