Canadian Tire Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance; as a student or otherwise, your schedule will be flexible (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)

  • Minimum wage despite extensive experience (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Midland, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Midland, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very friendly co-workers and management Team

    Cons

    A little under staffed to completes your days goals and tasks

  2. 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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    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

    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 Management

    Get a real job.

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  5. Very disappointed, Disgusted.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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. Hardware & Houseware Associate

    • 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 part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great co-workers, Good hours, good student job

    Cons

    No benefits, poor employee appreciation

    Advice to Management

    Offer more benefits to all employees, it motivates them to stay and grow with the company

  7. It was good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canadian Tire

    Pros

    Fun staff and the jobs are easy. Fro a big guy everything is pretty light other then that its fun to work there

    Cons

    Boring shifts. Lots of heavy lifting. When doing inventory it could get pretty boring because of finding the products but some times its fun

    Advice to Management

    Could do way better

  8. Great place to start my career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, good people

    Cons

    Lack of support in development

  9. Digital Marketing Coordinator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Canadian Tire as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work culture, supportive colleagues, and employee engagement events and activities

    Cons

    Textbook corporate company, with very formal hiring structures and predictive 9-5 tasks.

  10. Customer Service

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

    I worked at Canadian Tire full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very slack work environment, the people were very nice and, overall just fun. Lots of funny stories, a lot of opportunity to truly help people.

    Cons

    The organization of the company was pretty bad. There was no proper hierarchy of management, and decisions and rules were always being changed. Oh, and the pay wasn't all that great.

    Advice to Management

    Focus a bit more on what you should be doing rather than what you think is right in your own brain. Once rules are made, everyone in the store should follow them equally rather than having some people having more slack rules than others. Also, the management should probably lead by example rather than doing what they want and expecting everyone else to bow down and follow the rules.

  11. Sales Assistant

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

    I worked at Canadian Tire full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible working and experienced colleagues

    Cons

    Management is deterring career advancement

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro-management

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