Canadian Tire Reviews

Updated October 6, 2014
Updated October 6, 2014
251 Reviews
3.3
251 Reviews
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Canadian Tire President, CEO, and Director Stephen G. Wetmore
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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 7 reviews)

  • Minimum wage despite extensive experience (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    cashier

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Tire part-time (less than an 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
  2.  

    Its been pleasant

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Canadian Tire as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I've worked on various contracts for most of my professional life. Not by choice, just that I never got the opportunity. At CT this is my second role, and both have also been contracts, but at least here I was able to get another position within the same company, and before my contract ended. That's been great.

    Cons

    My salary at my second role (after 9 months) was kept exactly the same, down to the same cents. When I negotiated a bump they gave me a dollar per hour more ($2k/yr). I would've hoped for more than that, especially since the new position at least seemed better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I dont know how other floors and locations are but on my floor in the Toronto office the kitchen is very poorly stocked. No paper cups, plastic cutlery etc. I dont think that's ideal. At the Oakville office on the other hand it was great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    summer student

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    Former Employee - Summer Student
    Former Employee - Summer Student

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

    Pros

    meet a lot of people

    Cons

    variable hours as part time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Tire

    Pros

    good culture and company overall

    Cons

    low pay, sometimes it feels like it is hard to move up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    it was awesome

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

    I have been working at Canadian Tire part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    work benefits awesome awesome cool

    Cons

    Breaks, bad , decent not much to say

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Working at CTC

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

    I worked at Canadian Tire as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, excellent benefits

    Cons

    A lot of competition for jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would like to get more access to training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great!

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Oshawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Oshawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Canadian Tire full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Safe learning environment
    Great Benefits
    Management team
    Positive financial outlook

    Cons

    Slow to react
    Archaic IT
    No one listens

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Welcoming atmosphere and a pleasure to work at

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    Former Employee - Sport Sales Consultant in Sherwood Park, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sport Sales Consultant in Sherwood Park, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Tire full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Quick to get promoted and want to mentor young employees to be goal oriented.
    The managers are willing to work with employees to schedule shifts so everyone benefits.

    Cons

    Need better storage for overstock items and a safer working environment in the warehouse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employer needs to fine tune their hiring process to find candidates for the job that are willing to be on time and work hard and learn new things. Some colleagues didn't even want to be there from day one and were lazy day in and day out until they finally quit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Average cashier job, boring for a teenage girl

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    The best thing about working here is that it is a simple job (as simple as any other cashier job can get). No confusing things. You don't have too many responsibilities expect scanning and making sure you give the right change. Should know how to sell propane (slip-print propane slips, memorize codes for different sizes of propane), take cheque and large cash or card payments for the Canadian tire credit card, be aware of people changing packaging (especially male young adults thinking you're a fool because you're a girl - ex. hockey stick price stickers, weight sticker prices [c'mon] and other things)

    Time off - Easy going. you were required to ask for day off about a month in advance at first or before the next schedule was made and up.

    barely and promotions... I mean pay-wise VERY hard to get a raise (impossible, maybe in like 5 years or so .50 cents? lol), but they frequently (well after about a year working there) began training cashiers at other locations like Self-check outs, garden centre, automotive cashiers (larger payments, and a couple other new things you have to learn), customer service, and sometimes you would be on the floor cleaning or stocking items.

    Cons

    - Don't get a raise easily, and usually start off with a regular minimum wage...
    - Dull, boring cashier job... unless you like/shop at Canadian Tire yourself.... or the location you are at keeps you busy... (mine didn't, and I frequently got bored - felt like i was wasting my time)
    - Bad discount: 10% (doesn't even cover tax in Ontario lol)
    - Some promotional movement (regular cashier to I guess customer service, or self-checkout was nice)
    but otherwise plain old cashier job.
    - Customers are generally pretty nice, unless you work at customer service
    - Training was horrible: got trained by different people on random days for like a week and a half and then was expected to be on my own...
    - The Cash managers were SO UNORGANIZED. I always had to somehow find out myself when I got to work that there was a promotion going on and they rarely told us/provided us with the required materials right when we started the shift that would be required to put the promotion through (coupons - how you would do it - sometimes they had different rules). One of the most irritating things about this job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ok not great for the long term

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Canadian Tire full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Easy work. Good hours. Coworkers are fantastic.

    Cons

    Lacking direction. Management is horribly out of touch and not aligned with each other.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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