Canadian Tire Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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Michael B. Medline
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Pros
  • Work-life balance was important (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 8 reviews)

  • Don't get a raise easily, and usually start off with a regular minimum wage (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    Excellent

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Midland, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Midland, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Canadian Tire full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly co-workers and management Team

    Cons

    A little under staffed to completes your days goals and tasks


  2. Awesome

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    free tires for life! who could aregue with that@

    Cons

    have to weat a name tag

    Advice to Management

    keep on trucks


  3. Disorganised and terrible management and coworkers.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 Management

    Get a real job.


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  5. Very disappointed, Disgusted.

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Person in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Person in Ontario, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Tire part-time (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 Management

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


  6. CT Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Great, dynamic, young atmosphere - Lots of growth opportunity

    Cons

    - Less competitive salaries as compared to competitors

    Advice to Management

    - Review salary structure to align with competitors


  7. Human Resources

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Canadian Tire full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employee engagement, loyalty to company and brand. Financially focused and strong

    Cons

    Gap between levels at company. So many senior leaders making decisions without input from other levels. Company works in silos and one division does not work with the other to develop and move people.


  8. Human Resources Solutions

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    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Tire full-time

    Pros

    Good bonus program and good stock purchase plan; Jumpstart charity associated with the company is a good selling point to attract new talent

    Cons

    Poor senior leadership in HR, which is ironic as this area is supposed to be coaching others on how to lead teams; senior leadership hires family even when they are not qualified for the job; low wages


  9. Not enough pay for the amount of work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Staff in Nanaimo, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Staff in Nanaimo, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Tire full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Radio music while you work

    Cons

    high-expectations, bad schedule organization leads to hard work for not enough pay.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff with the respect they deserve. No one can live off minimum wage, the company can easily afford to give all their employees significant wage increases, yet management prefers to let it be just another soulless corporation.


  10. good

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Tire full-time

    Pros

    Good to work for , nice hours , makes resume strong

    Cons

    low pay in customer service, not much growth


  11. Decent place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Tire full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to grow and move. Overall compensation is very competitive.

    Cons

    Dealers can add an layer of politics that might not be found elsewhere. Dealers tend to make decisions based on what works within their 4 walls. Leadership slow to move and react



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