Canadian Tire Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
240 Reviews
3.4
240 Reviews
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Canadian Tire President, CEO, and Director Stephen G. Wetmore
Stephen G. Wetmore
108 Ratings

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)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Its been pleasant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for less than a 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
  2.  

    Disorganised and terrible management and coworkers.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canadian Tire

    Pros

    They hire just about anyone. If you need a job quickly than fill out a form and start that afternoon. The staff room is spacious.

    Cons

    The management take advantage of you. If you show up on time you can trust they will always only give you the worst shifts. Closing shifts. Management keeps you there past your shift if you're closings, so don't count on ever making post-work plans.

    If you want a raise you have to "qualify" by completing E-learning but only on your own time and without compensation.

    There are different standards if uniform. If you are like everyone else that means black dress pants with your red shirt tucked in. If you are friends with a manager it means yoga pants and shirt untucked. But it doesn't matter anyways because they spend most of their shift in the break room or smoking outside.

    They schedule as few people as possible so if you have to use the bathroom you better run. 13 people will stop you along the way for assistance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a real job.

  3.  

    Very disappointed, Disgusted.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Person  in  Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Person in Ontario, CA

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

    Pros

    Not to many hours, can balance work/home. Some employes are nice.

    Cons

    Low pay, VERY unorganized, barely any training. Taught myself pretty much everything. Warehouse is so messy and un safe it's ridiculous. It's not a safe working condition at all and at any time a heavy box can fall from the top shelf and hurt someone. No safety is taught or encouraged by the staff or managers. Workload is too heavy for warehouse employees. Never got my breaks until so much later in my shift and sometimes never got them at all. I highly recommend that you do NOT apply at Canadian tire for the Managers are terrible and they need to change the way things are before someone goes back into the warehouse and gets severely hurt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your employees, encourage safety and keep the warehouse clean.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome

    • 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

    free tires for life! who could aregue with that@

    Cons

    have to weat a name tag

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep on trucks

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Custodian  in  Castlegar, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Custodian in Castlegar, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Owner is awesome,, management is ver helpful...

    Cons

    Customers are difficult... make it hard for me to get work done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice to us

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    There are worse jobs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fill Crew  in  Saint John's, NL (Canada)
    Former Employee - Fill Crew in Saint John's, NL (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Tire full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fairly laid-back place to work; shift schedules are flexible.

    Cons

    Some managers need management training. High turn-over in staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    never appreciated

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

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

    Pros

    the people you get to work with are great

    Cons

    the owners think everyone should be killing themselves so that the owner can make more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay all your staff fairly

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

    Team Canadian Tire

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

    I worked at Canadian Tire full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Most staff and management are a wonderful team and blend social and work into an enjoyable career. The benefits are average and time off is usually granted without too much issue.

    Cons

    Some management have issues with communication and dealing with respect to members of staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Roll up your sleeves and dig in, Managers. You'll get more respect and a better view of the morale of the store if down and open to hear and see the negatives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    summer student

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

    I worked at Canadian Tire part-time for less than a 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
  11.  

    Love working here but wages need to be raised

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager  in  Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Canadian Tire full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    awesome people, great environment to work in. great owner to work with

    Cons

    wages are very low. work loads are alot at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please hire more staff as we are under staff for our warehouse deparment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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