Rawdon , QC
Location: Rawdon, Que.
Dealer principal: Mario Bourgeois
Number of employees: 48
2017 new-vehicle sales: 867, up 30%
2017 used-vehicle sales: 170, down 2.3%
Marketing Manager Sophie Lefebvre on staff diversification and attracting more women to the workplace: Our dealership is in a small town with bilingual habitants, so we ensure that our personnel reflect that. We are constantly encouraging women to join our team ... how we attract female employees is by making it clear that they will be treated equally and with respect.
Lefebvre on the unusual methods developed to reward employees and show them they are valued: Each employee is treated with respect and as a part of the family. We strive to meet their needs with regards to their pay plans and offer flexible hours, and in some cases, in times of crisis in their personal lives. We treat our employees to outings to help alleviate stress. Employees can take advantage of all we are able to offer; for example, taking a truck to help with a move or the company tents for sporting events/family gatherings.
Marketing Manager Zahra Arabzadeh on helping employees develop a career path: We play up to each person's strength, allowing them to grow within the company. We provide them with any training they wish to partake in, even if it's not for their specific job. There is always job security at Bourgeois Chevrolet if one is ready to work and open to doing what they excel in. For example, we have an accountant who also sells cars.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Pre-register your dealership now for Automotive News Canada's 2019 Best Dealerships To Work For.