I started at GAIN in 2014 as a part-time service washer, got promoted to the detail department in 2015 which had generous pay, amazing health/dental benefits, plus the company makes RRSP contributions on top of salary for union positions which helped me buy my first home. In October 2016 I was offered an administration position. It’s so nice to work somewhere that values loyalty and wants to help employees move up in the company. I see a bright future with GAIN, they have given me amazing job opportunities. Wonderful staff, high-end brands, great salary and benefit packages. Couldn’t be happier!
GAIN can be seen as a company that wants to expand and acquire dealerships for the purpose of acquiring land. Any business ideas that help to save the company money will be heard but will not necessarily acted upon. When it came down to training, I, along with others, were told to look over our notes when it came to asking any questions instead of just getting a direct answer from our manager... To me, it would make sense for the manager to just answer the question given that we're new to the position and your job is literally to train us.. That's just one of many things wrong with upper management. Just be careful who you talk to as there is a sense of seniority and has a very corporate culture that basically want you there to be a robot and listen to what they say and do what they tell you to do. Don't bother being creative. Just do your job and nothing else.
If you are looking for Job security you have it. There is lots of work and this group is not going out of business anytime soon. You will meet some amazing people. If you ignore office politics and just enjoy your job you will be fine. If you like cars then work here. Ignore the GAIN academy there is no training but if you are good self learner then give this place a try.