Canadian Tire Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Pros
  • Work-life balance was important (in 24 reviews)

  • Good salary and profit sharing plus you get to work with a good team (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance can be tough given intense retail and competitive pressures (in 8 reviews)

  • Don't get a raise easily, and usually start off with a regular minimum wage (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Ask around first

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Castlegar, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Castlegar, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Tire full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free uniforms, employee discount, decent enough coworkers - it's a big box store so they hire a lot of people, odds are you're bound to like someone you work with

    Cons

    Minimum wage, our store had a yearly wage increase but the owner made a point of delaying it as long as possible. All the stores are individually owned so if you have a problem with someone in upper management theres not a whole lot you can do. You also run the risk of working for crazy people

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees on the floor and fix broken things in a timely fashion. Doing your job becomes impossible when half the equipment doesn't work.


  2. Automotive and Promotions

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    Former Employee - Automotive Sales in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Automotive Sales in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Tire part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Co-workers were nice enough on good days
    This is Aurora location

    Cons

    Most of managers were terrible
    Horrid customers
    Work was terrible

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so rude and disrespectful


  3. Sales Associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Tire part-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with
    Management is nice and down to earth
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    Low wage. You are not paid nearly enough for the amount of work that needs to be done
    Stressful retail environment (especially when there are crazy sales going on)
    Some of the worst customers you will ever get


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  5. Disrespect

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Nanaimo, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Nanaimo, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Canadian Tire part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Most staff are very friendly and helpful.
    -10% discount.
    - I had to write 20 words minimum but there aren't enough Pro's for that.

    Cons

    -Some management staff has a total disrespect for certain employees. Prejudice and sexist.
    -Not much opportunity for wage increase
    -Minimum wage for most employees
    -Owner is unfriendly and rude

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. If they raise a concern about a certain member of staff (ESPECIALLY A NEW MANAGER) listen to them, or at least investigate. Totally decreases the staff's morale if they feel like they aren't being listened to.


  6. Sales Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canadian Tire full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible working and experienced colleagues

    Cons

    Management is deterring career advancement

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro-management


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great if you are looking for a stable job, bad if you are ambitious

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Tire

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work-life balance and friendly, laid back people. Great place to make new friends.
    Covers education up to $2000 per year. Great place if you want a stable job with little stress and average compensation.

    Cons

    Everyone is treated the same whether they are good at their job or not. Same pay, same raises and even same bonuses throughout the organization. Not a good place if you are ambitious and want to move up the ladder. Good people leave and mediocre people stay.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to keep smart people, you need to offer them more competitive salary and support their career development.


  8. Not for me.

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    Former Employee - Automotive Service Technician in Okotoks, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Automotive Service Technician in Okotoks, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Tire full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked in the automotive shop, the work coming in is very versatile, and different. All types of work. Good manager, quite understanding.

    Cons

    The management at Canadian tire is not very forgiving when it comes to making mistakes. They look at situations from a strict business perspective. Personal situation doesn't matter.

    Advice to Management

    I dont have any advice they would listen to.


  9. An okay retail job but not the best.

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Tire part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Most other floor staff were friendly
    -Good hours
    -Nice discount
    The usual pros that come with working in retail, like meeting new people and the decently low amount of pressurr

    Cons

    -Terrible managers (I never once met the store owner, the HR manager was extremely unapproachable)
    -Never felt appreciated, even with the low standards I had considering this was a retail job
    -Other staff members would occasionally refuse to provide help
    -Little to no chances of raises, even after years of service


  10. Need to have the right connections

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canadian Tire full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Sample sales are great, discount is okay.

    Cons

    Work life balance, need to. Know the right people to move up, doesn't matter what your work is like. Senior management are snobs


  11. Cheap

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    Current Employee - Auto Service Advisor in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Auto Service Advisor in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Canadian Tire full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    employee discount on labours and parts

    Cons

    stay late without get paid



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