Canadian Tire

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Canadian Tire Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
265 Reviews
3.4
265 Reviews
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Canadian Tire President, CEO, and Director Stephen G. Wetmore
Stephen G. Wetmore
117 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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  1.  

    Great employer

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

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

    Pros

    The company culture is great and at an all time high. Employees are passionate and want to do great work. Lots of career opportunity to move up or laterally, but you have to want it and work for it (it's not handed to you). Great office location in midtown Toronto. Very supportive for employees at different stages of career - I recently came back after maternity leave and they accommodated me with a flexible work schedule. Overall a truly great employer.

    Cons

    Can be some politics between work teams that are barricades to getting work done - no more so than any other large organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep involving employees in your vision, the culture has never been better! Corporate support of Jumpstart is truly inspiring as an employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves 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.

    • 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 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.  

    Very passionate employees; good team atmosphere; innovation and process re-engineering a constant focus

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

    I have been working at Canadian Tire

    Pros

    Constant change and progress keeps you on your toes and engaged.
    "We're all in it together" attitude
    Focus on promoting from within versus hiring external
    Great focus on career building and feedback for individual growth

    Cons

    Politics plays a big role in cross-functional roles
    Lots of red tape which hinders progress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to be clearer accountability - lots of finger pointing instead of talking about a solution to the issue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    sports/seasonal/ auto motive

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

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

    Pros

    staff is great, always talking long hours if you need. customers are friendly.

    Cons

    early morning for a student.. 6:30... store manager and owner DONT listen to staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LISTEN

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Co-op placement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Easy job for easy pocket money, flexible for students, but depends on which store.

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

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

    Pros

    Pocket Money.
    Not hard job.
    Flexible for full time students (depends on your store).
    Easy to request days off (depends on your store)

    Cons

    No training. Figure it out yourself, its not hard.
    Inconsistent with store policies
    Not too many cons, get help for heavier items.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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