Canada Drives Sales Administrator Reviews

Updated 16 Sep 2019

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Canada Drives Founder and Co-CEO Cody Green
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  1. "Never a dull moment at Canada Drives!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Administrator in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Energetic and fast-paced environment. Monthly team outings. Credit is given where due. Paid Lunch + Transit. Competitive Holiday Contests. Yummy special days ex.) waffle breakfast

    Cons

    If you are not willing to push yourself you will not last here.

  2. "Really great place to grow and move up in the company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Administrator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun fast paced work environment, which makes the day go by quickly. I enjoy working with the people on my team and there's always new work to do, so it's never boring. Free food, and transit is covered. Benefits are great. Fun team events usually every month.

    Cons

    Sitting at a desk most of the day. Looking at a screen all day.


  3. "Working at Canada Drives"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Administrator in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There's free food, transit is paid for, and the work atmosphere is laid back and friendly.

    Cons

    Work load is a lot some days and we can't wear jeans!

  4. "Office Admin"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really good company to work for. Great atmosphere, very nice people and comprehensive benefits package.

    Cons

    Nothing to complaint about. I really enjoy working at Canada Drives and I can see career growth within the company.

    Canada Drives Response

    December 3, 2018Human Resources Manager

    We appreciate you taking the time to write wonderful feedback about Canada Drives. Our CEO’s Mike Galpin and Cody Green, strive to make this the best work environment possible. Thank you for being a part of making Canada Drives so great!

  5. Helpful (8)

    "Favorite Job I've had"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Administrator in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Everyone in this company is super friendly and makes the working environment very fun and enjoyable. -Free Food in the kitchen -Great Health Benefits - Holiday Contests to win prizes -Get compensated for compass cards -Great place to learn a lot of different skills

    Cons

    -Transportation is a little far -Longer hours if you work in sales -The job can be very repetitive

  6. Helpful (33)

    "A Phenomenal Ride"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network and Systems Administrator 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 with the company for north of two and a half years now, so I've seen a lot of the internal development of the company at most steps of the way for its rapid growth portion of its life so far. As such, I've had the chance to rapidly develop skills along the way with the company, along with skills/experience with things I never would've gotten to touch at a non-startup. The company has huge room for the professional growth of individuals, and entirely promotes the spreading of knowledge and skill sets internally, provided you're willing to ask and learn. Expanding your skills in general is also supported, if you take a certification exam and pass it, the company will pay the exam fee (provided it's in line with the company's needs or your position, they're not gonna pay for your pottery certification). The company likes to move fast, so if you've got a pretty good work ethic, you get to see a lot of projects come to fruition, and can give you a pretty good sense of accomplishment. The team I have to work with is also fantastic, from the people inside of my immediate portion of the department, to the opposite side, along with vertically too. I'm not sure if there's many other companies that you can have such a good rapport with every level of management of the company. There's a large push for team building exercises inside of, at least, the IT department; I can't really speak to the Sales, Customer Service, or other departments. We have a monthly department lunch where we all go to lunch together at a place chosen by someone who hasn't picked a place yet, on the company's dime. On Beer Friday, we knock back a beer ( or two with each other at the office for the last hour of the day. A while back, I built a couple custom desktops for the co-CEO's for VR, and they opted to leave one at the office, so we now have the kitchen fitted to play VR, that any one can go use any time. We also promote having pet projects (that the company would enjoy), such as a computer dedicated to emulating retro games, with one of those classic arcade machine controller panels, that we have set up in the kitchen, that again any one can use whenever. We also regularly schedule outings. The last one we went to was Pitch and Putt, and the next one is we're going to Fright Nights at Playland, which are again paid by the company. The company has a good handful of benefits for employees too. The company pays for your MSP, they pay for your monthly transit pass (you need to claim these on your tax return though), and they have a fully stocked kitchen with full time staff. There's also extended health benefits or whatever covering dental, eyes, etc. The company's also very flexible with time off. A lot of the time after a long weekend, I'll book the Tuesday off, or if I'm going to a concert I'll sometimes book the following day off. Obviously if there's some important event/meeting/deployment that's not feasible, but if there's nothing in particular happening, they're pretty cool about it. It's also a pretty lax environment, the dress code is more or less just don't be a fool. It's been a couple weeks since the last time I didn't wear a punk rock concert tee, jeans, and a hat. They also don't care about tattoos or piercings either, there's a couple people with sleeves. The company's staff in general are relatively young, but also pretty forward thinking. I've never once felt discriminated against or hindered in any capacity at this company for being (openly) gay, which can be a heavy fear that hangs over queer folk when going into a new place, even if it's 2017.

    Cons

    "Back in the day" there was a long list of cons (the pros always had more merit though) that I could've rattled off, but they were just the product of the company being a start up. You reap what you sow. But things are substantially different now from when I started. There's still a few things like absent policies on random topics, but they're being fleshed out as fast as they can be; or a lot of things being in flux at the moment as we're transitioning to more enterprise and/or custom platforms and systems.

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "A great experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Administrator in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people Free Food Good pay Friendly environment

    Cons

    Repetitive Can be stressful sometimes

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  8. Helpful (12)

    "Hard work pays off!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Payroll Administrator 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'm coming close to completing my first 6 months at Canada Drives and have to be honest, I've got nothing but great things to say about this company. Being in Finance specifically, I find there is a good work/life balance and I'm not forced to work ridiculous hours as I have in some of my previous roles. Again this may differ from department to department, but you are definitely recognized for putting in extra hours. I'm constantly seeing employees in Sales and Customer Service receiving promotions and raises so the opportunities are here, just comes down to you working hard and taking the initiative. Now to get down to some of the benefits that are provided, subsidized transit is a big one for me. Living out in the Tri-cities a monthly transit pass is something like $170, so having the first 3 months paid at 50% and 100% after really helps. As well having company paid group benefits helps, I mean who doesn't enjoy getting massages after a busy week. Canada Drives also offers food throughout the day, very basic but one less thing I have to worry about

    Cons

    Nothing really to complain about, again food is really basic. Would be nice to have some better protein sources opposed to processed cold cuts.

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