Canadian Tire

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Canadian Tire Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
289 Reviews
3.4
289 Reviews
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Michael B. Medline
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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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  1. Featured Review

    1 person found this helpful  

    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)

    Pros

    Very friendly co-workers and management Team

    Cons

    A little under staffed to completes your days goals and tasks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Coop Work Term

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

    I worked at Canadian Tire

    Pros

    Lot of projects
    Coop Social Committee
    Company Culture
    Good Team
    Company Events
    The Hub Lunch Room
    Location of Office Building
    Opportunities to Volunteer

    Cons

    A lot of Family employees
    Recruiting Through Executive Referrals
    Not a very good gym
    Don't provide overtime pay
    Not too many Cons...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would advice management that they should continue to do what they are doing. Majority of the people I have met are super friendly and approachable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  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 ManagementAdvice

    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)

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Good part time experience

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

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

    Pros

    Get to learn a lot about different products, good experience with customer service. Training was adequate.

    Cons

    Poor scheduling, sometimes would not receive a shift for over two weeks. Needs more consistency with scheduling

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Intern at Canadian Tire

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

    I worked at Canadian Tire

    Pros

    The atmosphere that the corporation provide is marvelous, from the first visit to do the interview and then the facilities and benefits you get is great. The people were friendly and enjoying their work which makes you want to go everyday to work. Each individual is appreciated and ideas are welcomed. To have your internship at their head office is a good experience. Great place to work.

    Cons

    I did not had any bad experience during my internship. Only it was a short one and I hoped to join the team for a longer one.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Job, Great Benefits

    • 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

    Always something different every day.

    Cons

    Hours, Pay, sometimes management

  10.  

    Supply chain analyst

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

    I worked at Canadian Tire full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Great tools for assistance. Amazing benefit package and profit sharing. Great management reporting structure. Division open to suggestions for CI

    Cons

    Salary not as competitive as other big box companies. Employment Referral program needs to be revamped

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee retention needs to be reviewed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I have been working at Canadian Tire for more than a year.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Floor Clerk in Yellowknife, YT (Canada)
    Current Employee - Retail Floor Clerk in Yellowknife, YT (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff and very nice place to work. You can gain experience and help you build your future.

    Cons

    Lots of work to do. No bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should consider staff members.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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