Canadian Tire

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Canadian Tire Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
94 Reviews
4.0
94 Reviews
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Michael B. Medline
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work/life balance; as a student or otherwise, your schedule will be flexible (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)

  • Minimum wage despite extensive experience (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good part time experience

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

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

    Pros

    Get to learn a lot about different products, good experience with customer service. Training was adequate.

    Cons

    Poor scheduling, sometimes would not receive a shift for over two weeks. Needs more consistency with scheduling

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Job, Great Benefits

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

    I have been working at Canadian Tire

    Pros

    Always something different every day.

    Cons

    Hours, Pay, sometimes management

  3.  

    Supply chain analyst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supplu Chain Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Supplu Chain Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Tire full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Great tools for assistance. Amazing benefit package and profit sharing. Great management reporting structure. Division open to suggestions for CI

    Cons

    Salary not as competitive as other big box companies. Employment Referral program needs to be revamped

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee retention needs to be reviewed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Canadian Tire Corporation - Financial Planning & Analysis

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Tire

    Pros

    -interesting work
    -not many deadlines
    -friendly environment
    -nice people

    Cons

    -no free parking
    -compensation on the lower end

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Stable, Comfortable, Not Challenging Enough

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Tire

    Pros

    Good 9-5 job, friendly culture and people, good benefits, stable office job. Great employer brand and recognition. Supportive management and HR department with good training and orientation programs.

    Cons

    The job was not challenging enough for my preferences. My tasks as a summer intern were mainly database organization, data analysis, and online moderation. Decisions had to be passed through many levels of management; hence they took a while to make.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more challenging work to interns. Give less preference to internal referrals and family connections if you want interns that are better suited to various positions with a greater desire to excel at their job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very passionate employees; good team atmosphere; innovation and process re-engineering a constant focus

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Category Business Planner
    Current Employee - Category Business Planner

    I have been working at Canadian Tire

    Pros

    Constant change and progress keeps you on your toes and engaged.
    "We're all in it together" attitude
    Focus on promoting from within versus hiring external
    Great focus on career building and feedback for individual growth

    Cons

    Politics plays a big role in cross-functional roles
    Lots of red tape which hinders progress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to be clearer accountability - lots of finger pointing instead of talking about a solution to the issue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    sports/seasonal/ auto motive

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

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

    Pros

    staff is great, always talking long hours if you need. customers are friendly.

    Cons

    early morning for a student.. 6:30... store manager and owner DONT listen to staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LISTEN

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    bad experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Overtime pay was decent and employees would often have to work overtime

    Cons

    store was frequently understaffed so employees were expected to work more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more employees or increase compensation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great people!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Tire full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good life work balance, pro Canada culture. Due to the size of the company there is exposure to lots of different roles, and it provides opportunity to move between departments. The culture is very positive and friendly and I developed a strong network and personal friendships.

    Cons

    Slow pace of change, a lot of promotions are based on knowing the right people rather than strictly based on performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    cashier

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    good people to work with, good coaching, lots of details to what the work entails. always busy time flies when the line ups are there, met a lot of nice people

    Cons

    lots of long hours tanding, people get frustrated with line ups, attitude from customers, short breaks and lots to learn

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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