Canadian Tire
3.3 of 5 227 reviews
corp.canadiantire.ca Toronto, Canada 5000+ Employees

Canadian Tire Reviews

Updated Jul 4, 2014
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3.3 227 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

Canadian Tire President, CEO, and Director Stephen G. Wetmore

Stephen G. Wetmore

(101 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
227 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great work/life balance; as a student or otherwise, your schedule will be flexible"
    in 22 reviews
  • "The benefits and profit sharing are good but the salary is below average"
    in 19 reviews
Cons:
  • "work life balance can be tough given intense retail and competitive pressures"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Minimum wage despite extensive experience"
    in 9 reviews
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    Fullfilling

    Technician/Manager (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsHard work will pay off, family orientated, compensation fair dependant on position, and good profit sharing

    ConsLong hours if you want to be advanced. But will pay off iff you have ambition

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for at the corporate level.

    Field Merchandiser (Current Employee)
    Don Mills, ON (Canada)

    ProsPositive work environment, dedicated employees, good benefits package, profit sharing. Supportive of continuing education.

    ConsCould be more competitive with pays. Benefits package: Would like to see the cap raised on services such as physiotherapy, chiro, and massages and to have orthotics and eyeglasses covered every year. The level of involvement with management and company execs depends on the position you are in but communication is getting better. It can be a little difficult to make the jump from employee to manager but lots of lateral moves available.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider implementing a program that allows employees to work toward a manager position.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Opportunities galore

    Auto Service Technician (Current Employee)
    London, ON (Canada)

    ProsFast paced interesting and at times challenging. Good work environment utilizing the latest automotive technologies.Great earning potential if your willing to work hard.

    ConsCan get crazy during the busy season

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Canadian Tire has been a great career opportunity for me.

    Store Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsFast paced work environment, multicultural environment, opportunity for career advancement, strong Canadian presence, profit sharing

    ConsBenefits aren't the greatest, entry level wages are on the low end, low margin business contributes to very tight wage cost management resulting in demanding work environments for employees during slow periods of the year.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPaid Education, profit sharing, benefits, teamwork

    ConsBonus structure not transparent to staff

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Canadian Tire HO had great work environment with cooperative people making meaningful change in a tough retail industry

    IT Manager (Former Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsThe people were very cooperative and allowed you freedom to work independently, as well as contribute on team efforts. The company has a great benefits package and a very active employee staff association.

    ConsProjects can get caught up in red tape when trying to make decisions and achieve project deliverables.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue the strong communication of the company's long and short term goals.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good people long hours

    GIS Analyst (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Prosgood people
    good managers
    good culture
    good building nice people

    Conslong hours
    cant balance work and home
    bad pay
    very small growth

    Advice to Senior Managementmore money more retenion

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Rewarding Experience

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Port Coquitlam, BC (Canada)

    Pros-good hours, decent pay if you stay with the company long enough
    -fun place, good people to work with
    -usually kept fairly busy with lots to do

    Cons-proper staffing, usually short staffed
    -lack of stock, having to give out too many rainchecks or call other stores to find product

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more staff to ensure customers are given the proper answers they need.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Love working with Canadian Tire

    Cashier (Current Employee)
    Ajax, ON (Canada)

    ProsGreat people both co workers and managment

    ConsHave to look up prices a lot.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working for the big boss

    Receiver (Former Employee)
    Sherwood Park, AB (Canada)

    ProsGreat staff
    Great managment
    Great prices
    fun work

    Conswage was not vary good
    becareful who you are friends with

    Advice to Senior Managementwhen you suspect a employee is stealing look into there background, get to know them
    and for the love of god please check your cameras

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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