Canadian Tire

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Canadian Tire Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2014
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3.2 232 reviews

81% Approve of the CEO

Canadian Tire President, CEO, and Director Stephen G. Wetmore

Stephen G. Wetmore

(105 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work/life balance; as a student or otherwise, your schedule will be flexible(in 22 reviews)

  • Positive work environment, dedicated employees, good benefits package, profit sharing(in 22 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)

232 Employee Reviews
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    Without Exception - the more poorly managed company I have every worked for.

    Senior Leader (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros-Lots of money spend
    -High Salaries (danger pay)

    Cons-No long or short term Corporate strategy
    -Extremely high turn-over
    -Inexperienced senior management team
    -fragmented corporate culture
    -Values/Culture - non-existent

    Advice to Senior Management-Figure out a strategy, stick with it for more than 5 minutes.
    -Get some people with real corporate experience on your BOD and in your Senior Management ranks.
    -Turnover rates at Home Office is appalling
    -Senior Leaders VP+ - extremely inexperienced
    -Values/Culture - non-existent

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    From Cashier, to Sports, to Merchandising Supervisor

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsProfit Sharing
    New Items All the time (Opening Boxes for Inventory is like Christmas)
    I pushed a lot but got lots of advancement

    ConsCustomers can be very rude, and no backing from managers.
    Can be repetitive. ( Stocking shelves)
    Everyone gets paid basically the same amount, even managers

    Advice to Senior ManagementBase pay on job title/ quality of work

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    Cashier/Garden Centre Associate

    Cashier (Former Employee) Windsor, ON (Canada)

    ProsWorking outside and learning about tending gardens and plants was useful. Despite what others may say, it pays to be polite to your customers (I should know - I networked a regular and after leaving Canadian Tire was able to get a job with this customer's company as a corporate receptionist), and it's free networking you're getting paid for.

    ConsI wasn't given nearly enough training to start - a single day and I was expected to do everything independently. There was no support for on-the-job injuries sustained, nor was any compensation offered whatsoever. We were occasionally told (not asked) to work eight or nine hour shifts with only a single 15 minute break. There was little support if there were issues with management and oftentimes complaints fell on deaf ears.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrain your employees more thoroughly. Ensure your HR is properly trained to assist with on-the-job injuries instead of refusing a Functional Abilities Form and claiming the injury is supercilious. Ensure all stores are following breaks/lunch compliance laws.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Really bad

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsNothing is good about my experiance here.

    ConsMangagers are rude and too demanding. They keep you past your shift and do not pay you for the extra time you work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your employees for the time they work period.

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    Being a part of a team/family

    Manager, IT (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsWork-life balance was important. People were appreciated for their contributions and everyone supported each other and helped each other out to achieve overall success.

    ConsChanging forecast with trying to just get the latest technology and the whiz kids that come with the latest technology. Shift in caring for the individual contributors and focus on the bonuses for senior mgmt. team.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't forget about the individuals that do the work to make you successful. It is a team effort that drives the success with leaders that know when to listen to what their teams are saying and what the marketplace is driving towards. Being ahead of the curve is great but not at the expense of the indivudal contributors who help achieve the success you have.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working with customers was great.

    Cashier (Former Employee) Red Deer, AB (Canada)

    ProsIf your going to school it would be a good job for students.
    It would be a great place to work if your married.

    ConsYou deal with everyday customers that come in in different moods everyday.
    Customers are always looking for things that they cannot find so you try and help them as best as you can.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey all should have the same store hours even though they are all independently owned.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    very poor management!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMost of co workers were great people.

    Conslow pay, management with very little knowledge of department that they are running, and a complete lack of common sense.no employee discount.

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust because someone has a university education, doesn't mean they have complete knowledge of everything and are qualified to manage.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    enjoyed the experience

    Assistant Manager (Former Employee) Milton, ON (Canada)

    ProsGreat support from the management.

    ConsLimited advancement opportunities. Usually pay minimum wage.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    just a job

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Thornhill, ON (Canada)

    Pros-you get some experience in retail

    Cons-poor pay
    -repetitive and non stimulating cognitive work
    -supervisors would not count some employee hours

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good starting or in between job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt was a good starting job for when I was student. I met a lot of new people and make friends. The hours are flexible. I learn the customer service and improve my speaking in public.

    ConsLow salary, poorly directed. No career opportunities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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