Canadian Tire

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Canadian Tire Reviews in Toronto, ON

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
260 Reviews
3.3
260 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 7 reviews)

  • Minimum wage despite extensive experience (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Co-op placement

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    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.  

    bad experience

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    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
  3.  

    Well Managed, Employee Centric

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
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  5.  

    Amazing!

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    • 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
  6.  

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

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    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
  7.  

    Great people!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good life work balance, pro Canada culture. Due to the size of the company there is exposure to lots of different roles, and it provides opportunity to move between departments. The culture is very positive and friendly and I developed a strong network and personal friendships.

    Cons

    Slow pace of change, a lot of promotions are based on knowing the right people rather than strictly based on performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Head office full of politics and incredibly siloed

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    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Pays well compared to other retailers, good location...I would stop there

    Cons

    Constant restructuring, reorganization is tiring and negatively affects morale

    Best people and best projects do not rise to the top - only those who are willing to play the game and curry favour

    Shocking that the company can be so successful financially while being so disfunctional internally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of yes men and political game players and reward meritocracy and hard work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great people, hard work, a lot of churn

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Co-Op Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Co-Op Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    - Some of the employees seem to really love what they do (ex. excited about their category)
    - Opportunity to move up
    - Free coffee
    - Decent location on Younge and Egg

    Cons

    - They work the junior employees really hard (CISs etc.)
    - There's a lot of churn - management was poached by Walmart, Home Depot all the time causing a bit of chaos

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Try not to work your lower level employees so hard, try to get them excited about the company more so they'll stick around

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great people, welcoming culture, lack of growth opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great people, very open and welcoming as well as helpful. Great work/life balance. Fun place to work overall with good benefits.

    Cons

    Salaries are low and have little room for growth. Some departments have leaders that have been around for quite a while and thus are very rigid in their views/opinions on certain topics or ways of doing things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase compensation if you want to attract/keep Canada's best young talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great atmosphere and work life balance, poor upper management

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    Former Employee - Category Implementation Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Category Implementation Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Tire full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Profit Sharing
    Great people

    Cons

    Salary
    Opportunity to grow from within
    Growth solely based on manager
    Promotions are few and far between. Many moves have to be made in order to get to management level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve pay to keep talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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