Canadian Tire
3.3 of 5 227 reviews
corp.canadiantire.ca Toronto, Canada 5000+ Employees

Canadian Tire Reviews

Updated Jun 29, 2014
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3.3 227 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

Canadian Tire President, CEO, and Director Stephen G. Wetmore

Stephen G. Wetmore

(101 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Disorganised and terrible management and coworkers.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThey hire just about anyone. If you need a job quickly than fill out a form and start that afternoon. The staff room is spacious.

    ConsThe management take advantage of you. If you show up on time you can trust they will always only give you the worst shifts. Closing shifts. Management keeps you there past your shift if you're closings, so don't count on ever making post-work plans.

    If you want a raise you have to "qualify" by completing E-learning but only on your own time and without compensation.

    There are different standards if uniform. If you are like everyone else that means black dress pants with your red shirt tucked in. If you are friends with a manager it means yoga pants and shirt untucked. But it doesn't matter anyways because they spend most of their shift in the break room or smoking outside.

    They schedule as few people as possible so if you have to use the bathroom you better run. 13 people will stop you along the way for assistance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a real job.

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    Very disappointed, Disgusted.

    Warehouse Person (Former Employee)
    Ontario, CA

    ProsNot to many hours, can balance work/home. Some employes are nice.

    ConsLow pay, VERY unorganized, barely any training. Taught myself pretty much everything. Warehouse is so messy and un safe it's ridiculous. It's not a safe working condition at all and at any time a heavy box can fall from the top shelf and hurt someone. No safety is taught or encouraged by the staff or managers. Workload is too heavy for warehouse employees. Never got my breaks until so much later in my shift and sometimes never got them at all. I highly recommend that you do NOT apply at Canadian tire for the Managers are terrible and they need to change the way things are before someone goes back into the warehouse and gets severely hurt.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrain your employees, encourage safety and keep the warehouse clean.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    cutting hours for the full time employees

    Anonymous (Former Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsYou can't advance if you don't know somebody on the top, Lots of nepotism , gossiping,hidden racism as well.

    ConsThere is a two sides of the medal , all training ( if it is done properly ) can impress you till you don't step on the floor.On the floor it is all about the hours, who gets the better shift, are you an agency employee or a full time. If you are a full time you got to be careful with whom are you socializing. Team leads are forming clans and their groups of informers... sad , very sad.Managers are changing too quickly and they care more about their promotion than what will happen with facility.They are cutting hours and once when you deduct taxes and benefits ... there is so little left of your salary. Tip , nod with your head till you don't find something better. With reduced hours and shortage of people number of injuries will slowly grow, of course this fact will be covered with the paperwork. In a year you can lose up to $ 5000 if you are working in the shift that is closing.
    Continuing education ... now that's a farce as well, you start and they will change the location or time frame and your chances are slowly sailing away from you :(.
    They have tendency to let people go even after they spent 35 years with the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHIRE THE RIGHT PEOPLE FOR THE JOB ... NOT YOUR COUSINS, FRIEND OF A FRIEND , OR PEOPLE THAT ARE IN JUST FOR THE PROMOTION

    Please hire people that really care about people !

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Without Exception - the more poorly managed company I have every worked for.

    Senior Leader (Former Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros-Lots of money spend
    -High Salaries (danger pay)

    Cons-No long or short term Corporate strategy
    -Extremely high turn-over
    -Inexperienced senior management team
    -fragmented corporate culture
    -Values/Culture - non-existent

    Advice to Senior Management-Figure out a strategy, stick with it for more than 5 minutes.
    -Get some people with real corporate experience on your BOD and in your Senior Management ranks.
    -Turnover rates at Home Office is appalling
    -Senior Leaders VP+ - extremely inexperienced
    -Values/Culture - non-existent

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    very poor management!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMost of co workers were great people.

    Conslow pay, management with very little knowledge of department that they are running, and a complete lack of common sense.no employee discount.

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust because someone has a university education, doesn't mean they have complete knowledge of everything and are qualified to manage.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible working place - The worst in my 15 year's global career

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsGood company name value
    Good location

    ConsHigh employee turnover
    Unstable & changeable workflow
    White man's club - Discouraging to non-white
    higher demand for lower pay
    Highly political and unfriendly people
    One of the worst IT system

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould respect and invest in your employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    awful

    Hardware Clerk (Former Employee)
    Saskatoon, SK (Canada)

    Prosenjoyed working with the customers

    Conslack of training, managements indifference to the employees, managers with near zero experience, not an equal opportunity employer, lieing in interview process to make benefits sound better than they are.

    Advice to Senior Managementit is awful to think that someone like myself can join a company and get zero training then after 3 weeks be told a customer complained about the service and get fired basically on the spot. Of course he didn't like the service, nobody gets any training and management seems so much more concerned about making sure labels are pretty than whether there is actually stock on the shelves. What are you supposed to say to customer "sorry that product is still in warehouse somewhere but isn't that sd label nice". Of course on my second day I started trying to find the products after I found the warehouse on my own but by the 4th day I did finally get a chance to meet my supervisor for 5 minutes...long enough to find out Id be answering the customers calls all day well I tried to learn the job on my own...Just an awful experience all together. Which is sad, because learning something new everyday and being able to help people out more and more each day was a great feeling, but then to be slapped in the face at the end really took me by surprise. The best part though was when manager called to get me into the office I told him I was in warehouse trying to find a fireplace, of course he said finish that and come see him...So this guy full well knowing he was about to fire me let me finish hauling out an extremely heavy fireplace from the warehouse out to the couples car and then fired me because of a complaint earlier in the day....Im still in such shock of the type of people you put in management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Under-trained Staff

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Regina, SK (Canada)

    ProsIt was an easy job that did not require much effort. If you are interested in car related products, then the automotive department does surround you with an array of car parts.

    ConsThe staff was very under trained, and most of the time the management was too busy to teach them how to do their job. This resulted in a number of staff that were unable to answer customers questions, which then resulted in unsatisfied customers. There is a reason that their automotive services receive such a bad review, and it is because they are having under-trained teenagers working on vehicles. Along with this the benefits are absolutely terrible. The most of a discount that regular employees get is a 10% discount, only after, if my memory recalls it properly, eight months of employment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave the management of the individual stores pay more attention to the employees. They are the backbone of the company, and right now they are breaking. In my experience the most formal training that I got was how to use the intercom, and everything else that I learnt was by my fellow employees. If I would have received proper training, then I would have been able to do my job properly.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    very bad place to work as an auto mechanic

    Automotive Service Technician (Former Employee)
    Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    Prosthe benefits are very good.

    Consyou do not have to be educated to become a manager.

    Advice to Senior Managementthey should review mechanics work ethic even if they are the same race as the owner.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good work life balance.. BUT...

    Business Analyst (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsGood Work and Life balance
    Good Location (Mid-Town)

    ConsHigh Turnover(From top to bottom)
    Nepotism all around
    Awful IT System(Very old system)
    Mediocre Salary/Compensation

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould "manage" workforce effectively instead of "using" them for Management Purpose (Management's Promotion/ job security)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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