Canadian Tire

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Canadian Tire Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
261 Reviews
3.3
261 Reviews
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Canadian Tire President, CEO, and Director Stephen G. Wetmore
Stephen G. Wetmore
115 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Co-op placement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Canadian Tire as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing Co-op environment, company values are great. Training is effective. I

    Cons

    There isnt much con about the company. I really enjoyed my time

    Recommends
    Positive 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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    • 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 an 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.  

    bad experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Tire part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Overtime pay was decent and employees would often have to work overtime

    Cons

    store was frequently understaffed so employees were expected to work more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more employees or increase compensation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Well Managed, Employee Centric

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

    I worked at Canadian Tire full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Provide an excellent employee proposition in terms of total rewards, and a culture of authenticity, transparency and accountability.

    Cons

    Long hours and politics at Home Office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Tire as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great culture. Fun to work there.

    Cons

    N/a... Nothing bad to say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    great

    Former Employee - Cashier in Bowmanton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Bowmanton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Tire part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    flexible hours, lots of shifts, good money, positive enviroment, helpful, good training.

    Cons

    lots of codes, difficult, lots of forms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I had a good time working at canadian tire. It was a positive enviroment, and the people i worked with were very nice to me. They gave me lots of shifts, but also didnt over whelm me.

  10.  

    Great co-workers but under paid compared to competitors and mostly contract jobs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Tire as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great team, learned a lot and gained great experience

    Cons

    They have to re-evaluate their pay scales. Salaries were very low.

    Lack of full time jobs. Positions were mostly contract

    vp's who have been at ct too long that have developed arrogant attitudes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to attract great talent and retain employees offer better and pay and full time positions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Need to have the right connections

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Sample sales are great, discount is okay.

    Cons

    Work life balance, need to. Know the right people to move up, doesn't matter what your work is like. Senior management are snobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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