Canadian Tire Reviews

Updated June 18, 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. Good starting ground

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst Coop in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst Coop in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Tire (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to start and get a hang of the work environment
    Friendly people

    Cons

    Not much to do at times


  2. Good place to start and learn in

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tire Technician in North Red Deer, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Tire Technician in North Red Deer, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Canadian Tire

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice management, nice supervisors, nice coworkers. You always feel you are working in your family business.

    Cons

    Always fast environment leads to mistakes in jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Please provide training to newcomers before putting them in a serious job situations and then put blame on them.


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    Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at Canadian Tire

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good culture, good benefit, good rewards

    Cons

    the scope of your job is too narrow. avg salary


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  5. Warehous experiencee Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canadian Tire

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty relaxed, good as a starting job

    Cons

    Managers are kind of annoying


  6. Complex Infrastructure Project Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Project Manager ( Senior ) in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Project Manager ( Senior ) in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Tire as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent people, very competent, friendly, hard working. Well funded, patient with figuring out all the complexities of each project, successful delivery is what's important. Nice facilities. Sr Leadership cares of the little people, and things are improving constantly. On the job career training. People tell me this used to be like a family.

    Cons

    With ambitions for business growth things are changing, becoming more stressful. I have seen very little career advancement opportunities. Only lateral moves to save one's seniority. Not so good for contractors, company is now embracing the "full time/ employee" strategy. Used to be a balanced environment with a healthy combination. Not so much anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Contractors are people too, with feelings. And they contribute heavily to Canadian TIre success. Treat them right, not from a compensation perspective, but through more inclusion.


  7. Hardware & Houseware Associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Tire part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great co-workers, Good hours, good student job

    Cons

    No benefits, poor employee appreciation

    Advice to Management

    Offer more benefits to all employees, it motivates them to stay and grow with the company


  8. Helpful (2)

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Canadian Tire as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work culture, supportive colleagues, and employee engagement events and activities

    Cons

    Textbook corporate company, with very formal hiring structures and predictive 9-5 tasks.


  9. Great place to start my career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Canadian Tire full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, good people

    Cons

    Lack of support in development


  10. It was good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canadian Tire

    Pros

    Fun staff and the jobs are easy. Fro a big guy everything is pretty light other then that its fun to work there

    Cons

    Boring shifts. Lots of heavy lifting. When doing inventory it could get pretty boring because of finding the products but some times its fun

    Advice to Management

    Could do way better


  11. Good starting place, hard to move up internally

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Scarborough, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Scarborough, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of retail experience with customers. Understand the basics of the CTC system. Managers are laid back.

    Cons

    Doing things outside your job duties (i.e. getting carts)
    Hard to move up to corp



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