Canadian Tire
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Canadian Tire Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 1, 2014
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Sports/Seasonal/Hardware/Housewares Interview

Sports/Seasonal/Hardware/Housewares
Halifax, NS (Canada)

I applied through other source and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Canadian Tire.

Interview Details – 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 Question – 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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Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst

Interviewed at Canadian Tire

Interview Details – 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.

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Very Easy Interview

Patys Salesman Interview

Patys Salesman
Laval, QC (Canada)

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Canadian Tire in June 2009.

Interview Details – the hiring and interview at this place is a joke,the thumb over your c.v and don't realy ask very many questions they just try to make themselves look important and they know what they are doin but they don't realy have a clue whats goin on or how to conduct an interview and the staff they keep hiring proves that point

Interview Question – do you want to advance but its a trick question because unless you are a good looking female there is no chance to advance at all   Answer Question

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Supply Chain Analyst Interview

Supply Chain Analyst
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Canadian Tire in October 2011.

Interview Details – -1 HR rep
-2 Divisional Logistics Managers (DLMs)
-Asked questions based on resume and to elaborate on past experience
-Asked about strengths and weaknesses
Asked about specific scenarios such as:
-How do you deal with conflict?
-How do you work in teams vs. how you work individually?
-What are your ultimate career goals?

Interview Question – They show you two objects (a year-round object such as tape, and a seasonal object such as M&Ms inside a santa clause canister), and ask you how you would forecast for each differently.   Answer Question

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Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Abbotsford, BC (Canada)

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Canadian Tire in August 2009.

Interview Details – Had a phone call and then interview within a week. Went well, lasted around 30-35 mins. Was little nervous at first since they take you in a small little room but answered all the questions to the point.

Interview Question – Behavioural question on show me an example of conflict resolution and how did you respond?   Answer Question

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2 people found this helpful

Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

IT Position Interview

IT Position

I interviewed at Canadian Tire in January 2013.

Interview Details – got a phone interview, then after few days called me to go for level two in-person interview that consists of a case study followed by question and answer portion regarding the case study and a behavioral questions. you have 30 minutes to plan for the 10 minutes presentation base on the case study that they will give upon arrival. the interview took about one and a half hour. questions are pretty easy that are usually present in every interview. the case study is pretty basic planning situation. it is not hard.

Interview Question – tell me about your achievements in your life, tell me about the conflicts that you have encountered from your previous experience. something like than they are pretty basic   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I got better offer from other company

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No Offer

Positive Experience

Intern Position Interview

Intern Position

I applied in-person and interviewed at Canadian Tire.

Interview Details – It was a pleasant talk over the telephone. It didn't seem too stressful thanks to the welcoming and understanding interviewer from HR. The main focus was on the background and most recent experiences including school projects. Interviewer was very friendly and open to any questions about the company and the hiring process.

Interview Question – Salary question was very unexpected for an intern position. There also was a very open question about the most recent employment experience.   Answer Question

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No Offer

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IT Infrastructure Technology Services Interview

IT Infrastructure Technology Services

Interviewed at Canadian Tire

Interview Details – Phone Interview with HR. Very informal, just walk about myself/ resume. Also informed me about the entire process e.g. reference checks, criminal background checks, etc

Interview Question – - Walk me through your resume
- How do you get others to show you respect?
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Manager Interview

Manager

Interviewed at Canadian Tire

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Easy Interview

Cashier Interview

Cashier
Port Coquitlam, BC (Canada)

I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Canadian Tire in September 2011.

Interview Details – One brings their resume into the store, where you are briefly interviewed by a manager. The resume then goes to the owners, and they decide based upon your references, experience and the manager's rating of your interview. (Based upon presentation of both resume and self; confidence, clothing/ appearance, hours available).

Interview Question – Nothing too complicated   Answer Question

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