Canadian Tire Reviews

Updated August 27, 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. CT Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Great, dynamic, young atmosphere - Lots of growth opportunity

    Cons

    - Less competitive salaries as compared to competitors

    Advice to Management

    - Review salary structure to align with competitors


  2. Human Resources

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Canadian Tire full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employee engagement, loyalty to company and brand. Financially focused and strong

    Cons

    Gap between levels at company. So many senior leaders making decisions without input from other levels. Company works in silos and one division does not work with the other to develop and move people.


  3. Co-op

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Tire as an intern

    Pros

    I worked at Canadian Tire Corporation for two consecutive summers as a co-op. It was a great opportunity. All the full time staff are very helpful and exciting to have fresh young faces in the office. A great opportunity for university to make money and gain real work experience.

    Cons

    There were not many cons to working here as a co-op. One that I experienced in one of my summers there was that sometimes managers really don't have much work for you to do at certain times.

    Advice to Management

    The only piece of advice I have is for managers to try and ensure that the co-ops coming in will have work that keeps them busy and interested. We are a great asset and tool that they can use and we will work really, really hard if given the chance!


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  5. business analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Had a great working experience great manager and employee

    Cons

    not much relevant work experience

    Advice to Management

    get co-ops more involved


  6. Great place to start working and earning experience.

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Daily tasks are simple and manageable. You get familiar with the whole system in a short while. Co-workers are easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Fast-paced environment, you face all kinds of customers. Rude and cranky customers are unavoidable. You walk and carry heavy items most of the time, but manageable.


  7. excellent experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working hours Multicultural, lots of opportunity for students Online application is not mendatory You can drop application in person

    Cons

    Weekend shifts when working part time.some time have to give availability for evenings. Over all good experience


  8. Athabasca Canadian Tire

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Athabasca, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Athabasca, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Tire (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    knowledge, customers and staff, pleasant enough place to work

    Cons

    customers that can and sometimes are quite arrogant.

    Advice to Management

    could stand behind the staff more and trust their characters more


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great company for those who like to coast

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, great people, great culture.

    Cons

    As an ambitious, young employee it can be frustrating seeing that most progression depends on years of service or seniority as opposed to what you put into your job. Many top performers end up leaving for this reason. Other similar companies tend to offer more promotions and upward mobility.


  10. Good starting ground

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    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst Coop in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst Coop in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Tire (More than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not much to do at times


  11. Good place to start and learn in

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    Current Employee - Tire Technician in North Red Deer, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Tire Technician in North Red Deer, AB (Canada)
    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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