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Canada Drives CEO Cody Green
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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 (3)

    "Canada Drives"

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    Current Employee - Team 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

    I started working at Canada Drives in February 2018 after immigrating to Canada from Ireland. The company offered a warm welcome, and made my adjustment a comfortable and positive experience. I worked in the Personal Loans department originally, and was offered a Management position after 6 months. It is a very motivational environment, with constant encouragement from Managers and peers to advance within the company....

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    Cons

    I have no negative feedback about my life at Canada Drives.

    Canada Drives2018-08-16

    Canada Drives Response

    August 21, 2018Human Resources Manager

    It’s great to hear you’ve settled in so well! We have numerous staff who have come from overseas and found their niche with Canada Drives. Your example shows others in your team and the company that you can be promoted into senior positions rapidly if you are willing to learn about ...

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  2. Helpful (19)

    "Best company to work for in Vancouver"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Drives full-time

    Pros

    I have worked at Canada Drives for 3 years and I have been given the opportunity for growth and success since day 1. The growth in this company over the last 3 years has been tremendous. Management truly believes in staff that work hard, and those that work hard are always rewarded. It starts from the top, the CEO Mike Galpin has given me all the tools I need to succeed in this company, he fully supports everyone,...

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    Cons

    Gets hot after 6PM More workstations could be useful More variety in the kitchen would be great.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing your thing!!

    Canada Drives2018-06-07

    Canada Drives Response

    June 11, 2018HR

    We appreciate you taking the time to speak about your experiences working at Canada Drives. We love hearing feedback from people who have really seen their career grow and continue to grow at our company. CEO’s Mike Galpin and Cody Green believe that a successful company is the sum ...

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  3. Helpful (16)

    "The best job I have had!"

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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 more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company is full of talented and motivated individuals that want to see you succeed! Everyone is so welcoming and eager to help you reach your full potential no matter what your education or experience may be. When you prove you can do a good job management puts a lot of trust in you, which is a nice change! Ideas are always welcomed and good ones are given recognition. If you work very hard and excel at what...

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    Cons

    The hours can be long sometimes, but it 100% worth the time!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to show your teams that you care and stay approachable! Keep up the good work!

    Canada Drives2018-05-09
  4. Helpful (39)

    "Life at Canada Drives"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Drives full-time

    Pros

    Working at Canada Drives has been and is one of the best moments in my life. I got to learn a lot of skills and assets that I'll be able to take with me as I grow, as well as I've made some of the greatest friendships here, too. Much like any other office setting, the difference with Canada Drives is that it's fun. You don't feel like you're coming to work, and finding a career you dislike is something no one should do...

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    Cons

    Although Canada Drives is great, the only con I'd have to say is having long hours and not being able to do certain tasks outside of work. That is something you can definitely work around, unless your chores require you to be somewhere in the middle of the day, thus the long hours would get in the way. Of course our managers will definitely try and accommodate. Nonetheless, it is not something that isn't fixable.

    Advice to Management

    My advice for management is that the better you are, the more our employees want to stand by you. No one stays for a company, they stay because they love the people and I'm thankful that I love both.

    Canada Drives2017-10-23
  5. Helpful (12)

    "Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love working at Canada Drives! I’ve been with the company for nearly a year and it has been an awesome experience so far. I am surrounded by a super friendly and supportive team. The team leads and programs managers are always there when I need support and are always willing to provide feedback on how I am doing. I think it’s that feedback that has helped me improve as an employee and moved up in the company. There...

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    Cons

    Sometimes its hard to keep up with all the changes and it can feel a little overwhelming but it's understandable since the company is growing rapidly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Canada Drives2017-06-15
  6. Helpful (11)

    "Great opportunities here!"

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

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

    Pros

    I’ve been working at Canada Drives for almost an year and I tell you this… there’s a lot of opportunities here. If you work hard and wants to grow in your career, here’s the place. I will tell you my story. I started here in sales, and to be honest, I wasn’t very good, but they trusted in my skills (because I always worked very hard and tried my best) and now I’m in Finance. I already been recognized and rewarded in...

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    Cons

    Same food almost everyday – at least it helps and we don’t have to bring our own food everyday, plus it’s free. And there’s soup once a week.

    Canada Drives2017-06-14
  7. 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
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    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
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great work environment!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I really enjoy working at Canada Drives, everyone here works as a team and though the office is always growing, it's like we're all a family. Mike and Cody are on the floor with us daily, putting in the hours and effort to grow the company and make it a positive place to work - not something you see everyday from the CEO's of a growing business. They also do trivia on the last Friday of every month with us with cash prizes,...

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    Cons

    Wish we could open the windows, and have more office get-together's.

    Advice to Management

    Keep an open communication with managers and team leads so everyone is working as a team and on the same page at all times. Keep up the good work!

    Canada Drives2016-04-12
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Life at Canada Drives"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Canada Drives full-time

    Pros

    Working at Canada Drives has been a great experience thus far. It is a first class company in all aspects of how they operate. Right down from the management to the staff, everybody is very friendly and awesome here, as well as very supportive in this very positive work environment. They provide you with fantastic training, and really help you develop the pertinent skills to be very successful and make a lot of money....

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    Cons

    Nothing really comes to mind. Company is growing very rapidly, and new campaigns and programs are being introduced, so some work hurdles are something to expect, but that's to be expected with any newer company that's growing. Without struggle, there is no progress right.

    Advice to Management

    Let's start doing more team nights, that would be awesome.

    Canada Drives2015-11-10
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Fantastic Start-Up Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Canada Drives full-time

    Pros

    Working at Canada Drives has never been a walk in the park (lets get that out of the way). It has been a challenge of epic proportions! Why is this in the "Pro's" section, because I didn't want a walk in the park. I wanted the opportunity to grow and morph, challenge myself and learn along with one of the fastest growing companies in Western Canada. Canada Drives has never shied away from constant innovation which is...

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    Cons

    Sometimes the sun glints off the gorgeous Vancouver landscape and blinds me? Pizza and subway lunches for 2 weeks straight? Sometimes it gets a little rowdy on Fridays after 4pm.

    Advice to Management

    Having one coffee pot with really strong coffee, and one pot with relatively weaker coffee would be great. Otherwise, keep up the good work.

    Canada Drives2015-09-15
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