Canadian Tire Interview Questions

Updated Aug 25, 2015
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    easy hire. management was good at first. then switched and these guys played favourites. everyone could tell.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Application, Phone Interview, In-Person Interview, Background check, Offer

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    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Canadian Tire.

    Interview

    I want to know to get an email after an interview at Canadian Tire if i need to wait for a couple of months. What is candidate pool.

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    New Graduate - Technology Leadership Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Canadian Tire (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in November 2013.

    Interview

    I applied online and about 3 weeks later received an email from Campus Program Specialist for a 15 minute phone interview. I was given two 2-hour slots and was told that I will receive a phone call anytime between these two slots. I didn't receive any phone call from Canadian Tire within a given timeframe. I emailed back but didn't receive any reply. Many phone calls and voicemails later, I was told that they selected a bunch of candidates from the first few they called for the in-person interview. They didn't think it was necessary to inform remaining candidates waiting for a phone call about the development. This was the worst interview process experience I had in my professional career. The hiring process itself for the role of "Technology Leadership Program" says a lot about leadership and coordination within the company.

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    Sports/Seasonal/Hardware/Housewares Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Canadian Tire (Halifax, NS (Canada)).

    Interview

    I did most hiring and the interview process usually would consist of meeting and getting to know 4-5 people in which 1 of those would be chosen for the position. Some stores do no interviews so you basically go in and start, others are even more detailed and will have follow up interviews as well.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a specific situation in your last job (or life experience) that you had to make a difficult decision. How did you solve it? Why did you choose that method to solve it?   Answer Question
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    Supply Chain Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Canadian Tire (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in September 2013.

    Interview

    I applied for the position in August and was contacted via e-mail in September for a phone interview. 1st Interview: Phone with HR This lasted about 15 minutes and was very basic. She asked me to go through my past experience, strengths/weaknesses, why I wanted to work at CT, and what my greatest accomplishment was to date. She also asked what my salary expectations were and then we set up an in-person interview which took place a week later. 2nd Interview: At CT Office with 1 HR and 2 DLMs(Divisional Logistics Manager) This lasted about 45 min and was very heavy on behavioural questions. They asked me to explain a time where: I had to make a decision with little-to-no information, a time where I lead a team, a time where I had a conflict, what I knew about the position (they will be very impressed if you can nail this question), and there was some overlap in questions that I had answered in the 1st interview. They got back to me exactly 2 weeks after my interview to schedule a 3rd interview which was a case study. 3rd Interview: Case Study at CT Office with 2 DLMs I was e-mailed the case study the day before my interview and was required to complete the 2 cases prior to my interview. This interview also lasted about 45 minutes. They asked me to go over my resume, asked me some behavioural questions regarding how I plan projects and some other ones that I don't remember. During the last 15 minutes, they asked me to go through the solutions I had prepared for the case study in a presentation format. They jotted down my answers but didn't give any feedback. One week after the case study, I received an e-mail indicating that I was placed in the Supply Chain Analyst candidate pool. This means that when a SCA position opens that matches my skill set, I will be given a formal offer of employment. Overall, the experience was a good one. All people, aside from the HR person were different in each of my interviews (hence some repetition in questions). It was fairly relaxed, but make sure you know what you're talking about. And don't be worried about getting the answer "right" in the case study. I'm sure it's just a matter of figuring out how you think. Good luck!

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    • Describe a time you had a conflict.   1 Answer
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    HR department worked so slow to staff the team (from October of 2011 to May 2012) that the hiring manager had to use an employment agency as the project started in February 2012. It meant no interview for us, they just screened the skills and hired two people, that's how urgent the task was and how far behind HR performance was. Later the manager appreciated the results of my work and I was proposed permanent employment.

  9. Helpful (2)  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Canadian Tire (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in September 2013.

    Interview

    1) First Round: HR Screens 2) Structured interview with the Manager + HR 3) Simple straight forward questions

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    • Standard Interview questions; i.e. Tell me abt yourself Rate your excel/ppt expertise from beginner to expert Strengths and weakness No technical questions   Answer Question
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    Coordinator, Dealer Services Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Canadian Tire (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in September 2013.

    Interview

    I did a phone interview and in-person interview. The staff were incredibly friendly, the questions were all very normal (tell us about yourself, skills, weaknesses, experience, etc.). The only thing that threw me was the the job listing and initial interview led me to believe I was interviewing for a job that integrated HR skills and training, and then when I arrived for the in-person interview I was told it was more of an executive assistant role.

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    • Honestly, there were no exceptionally difficult questions...   Answer Question
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Canadian Tire in September 2013.

    Interview

    I dropped off my resume and filled out an application and about a week later I got a call to come in for a video interview. This was about 45 minutes long and assessed your skills and how well you would fit in each department.

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