Canadian Tire

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Canadian Tire Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
276 Reviews
3.4
276 Reviews
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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.  

    Technical analyst co-op

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst Co-Op in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst Co-Op in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    I worked as a co-op in infrastructure build services. The job was interesting, the team was great. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Lack of opened positions, really hard to get in.
    After a while the job is not exciting or challenging

    Recommends
  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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    • 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
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  5.  

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    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.  

    Customer Service is awesome, Store is clean and shelves are always full

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stock Shelves in Saint Thomas, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Stock Shelves in Saint Thomas, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Canadian Tire part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Clean, Respectful, Nice, Kind, Caring

    Cons

    More Career Opportunities for Teenagers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Canadian Tire Corporation - Financial Planning & Analysis

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Tire

    Pros

    -interesting work
    -not many deadlines
    -friendly environment
    -nice people

    Cons

    -no free parking
    -compensation on the lower end

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Stable, Comfortable, Not Challenging Enough

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Tire

    Pros

    Good 9-5 job, friendly culture and people, good benefits, stable office job. Great employer brand and recognition. Supportive management and HR department with good training and orientation programs.

    Cons

    The job was not challenging enough for my preferences. My tasks as a summer intern were mainly database organization, data analysis, and online moderation. Decisions had to be passed through many levels of management; hence they took a while to make.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more challenging work to interns. Give less preference to internal referrals and family connections if you want interns that are better suited to various positions with a greater desire to excel at their job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Quite lousy employee benefits.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Genera Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Genera Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Coworkers seems nice and management seems knowledgable about field.

    Cons

    Constantly changing directives makes long terms planning impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make up your mind!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Not for me.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Automotive Service Technician in Okotoks, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Automotive Service Technician in Okotoks, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    I worked in the automotive shop, the work coming in is very versatile, and different. All types of work. Good manager, quite understanding.

    Cons

    The management at Canadian tire is not very forgiving when it comes to making mistakes. They look at situations from a strict business perspective. Personal situation doesn't matter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I dont have any advice they would listen to.

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

    An okay retail job but not the best.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    -Most other floor staff were friendly
    -Good hours
    -Nice discount
    The usual pros that come with working in retail, like meeting new people and the decently low amount of pressurr

    Cons

    -Terrible managers (I never once met the store owner, the HR manager was extremely unapproachable)
    -Never felt appreciated, even with the low standards I had considering this was a retail job
    -Other staff members would occasionally refuse to provide help
    -Little to no chances of raises, even after years of service

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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