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Canada Drives Reviews

Updated 17 Jun 2019

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Found 175 reviews

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Canada Drives CEO Cody Green
Cody Green
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 (3)

    "Brilliant Working Environment, But At A Price"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Canada Drives full-time

    Pros

    1) The young workforce would definitely be the company's strongest asset. Everyone has great fun and nobody takes themselves too seriously. 2) The free food helped me to save money, which was great. 3) The training period was very interesting and taught me a lot of valuable information in regard to credit scores, personal finance, etc.

    Cons

    1) From the get-go, I felt as if I was being initiated into some sort of weird, money worshipping cult, whereby the people of Canada were just pawns on a chess board, standing as the only obstacle between a 6 figure salary and I. However, I happen to be a very clued-in individual, and could see through all of the smoke and mirrors. While there is obviously a market for Canada Drives and they are a very profitable company,...

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    Advice to Management

    The managers are very good at their jobs, however I feel as if maybe they should take a step back at some stage and evaluate what they're facilitating in the office. They should think about the impact that their actions have had, and will have, on the Canadians that they convince to take out loans at almost 50% interest. Morals are worth more than money, and if you feel as if your moral compass is pointing straight to...

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    Canada Drives2018-08-02
  2. "Amazing Company to Work For"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Probability for advancement through the company, Great pay for the work you put in, Free breakfast and lunches, 100% transit reimbursement after three months, benefits after three months, paid vacation time, amazing work experience

    Cons

    Nothing off the top of my head- equal giveback for you put in just stay motivated and work hard.

    Canada Drives2019-06-17
  3. "I worked at Canada Drives full-time for more than 2 years"

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    Current Employee - Senior Loans Adviser 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Management support - Free lunches/breakfast (stocked kitchen) - Team events - Progression to grow - Subsidized Compass Pass - Benefits after 3 months

    Cons

    - No hot food - Strained eyes from looking at a computer screen all day

    Canada Drives2019-05-22
  4. Helpful (1)

    "High Pressure Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Commissions, Fun Co-Workers, Busy

    Cons

    Management, Customer Base, High-Pressure for the pay, Long work hours for the pay, Difficult management communication

    Canada Drives2019-05-12
  5. "Wish it paid better because everything else was great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canada Drives full-time

    Pros

    Company culture, beautiful location, lots of job perks

    Cons

    High pressure, low pay, a little cliquey

    Canada Drives2019-04-29
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Service Rep"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Canada Drives full-time

      Pros

      The benefits are really generous. You can go for a massage, get orthotics (they cover 80%) and they also take care of your transit every month. The kitchen is also fully stocked with cereal, sandwiches, coffee, tea and other snacks.

      Cons

      Many of the positive reviews on here are probably not real. When I worked at the company last year, there was a particularly bad review that came up on google when people searched for the company. In response, one of the mangers asked an employee to write a positive review and everyone on the team was asked to give it a like so that the other review would have lower priority.

      Canada Drives2019-03-26
    • 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 with certainty that the arguments are warranted,...

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

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      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...

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      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...

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      Advice to Management

      Lets go to team bonding places that are not just to eat.

      Canada Drives2019-02-08
    • "Great place to grow!"

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      Current Employee - Senior Loan Adviser in Vancouver, BC

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

      Pros

      Very flexible and encouraging of self-growth and improvement

      Cons

      The company does it's best to suit everybody's needs, no cons

      Canada Drives2019-02-06
    • "marketing and administration"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Canada Drives

      Pros

      Amazing team work. Respected apriciated at all times. Great benefits.

      Cons

      You got to be dedicated no excuses accepted

      Advice to Management

      Advertisement and marketing should be using double standard theory.

      Canada Drives2019-01-21
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