Canadian Tire

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    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.  

    Co-op placement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Marketing Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Intern - Marketing Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Canadian Tire as an intern (less than a 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
  3.  

    bad experience

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    • 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 a 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
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  5.  

    Well Managed, Employee Centric

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    • 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
  6.  

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

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    • 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 a 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
  7.  

    Amazing!

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

    I worked at Canadian Tire as a contractor (more than a 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
  8.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Tire as a contractor (more than a 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
  9.  

    Great people!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10.  

    Great people, hard work, a lot of churn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Co-Op Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Co-Op Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Tire as a contractor (less than a 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Head office full of politics and incredibly siloed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 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

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