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A good job for part time workers, those looking to make a few bucks for Christmas or those entering the work force.

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Former Employee - Cashier in Saint John, NB (Canada)
Former Employee - Cashier in Saint John, NB (Canada)

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

Pros

-Doesn't have to be full time hours.
-Pretty flexible for vacation/time off needs (for full time employees).
-Very good initial online training.
-Friendly co-workers who are usually very willing to help you learn new things.
-TONS of hours during the sales seasons.
-The supervisor is very approachable.

Cons

-Training is minimal after the job commences.
-Standing through the shift is hard on your feet.
-The hours dry up to almost nothing after the holidays (for new employees).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-Give cashiers a stool to lean on.
-Don't worry so much about them being idle during times they are not checking people out.
-Have actual work for the cashier to do during those times and the time won't be wasted. But in truth? The cashier is so busy during check out rushes that a bit of time to gather yourself in between is probably a healthy thing anyways.
-If a new employee can work more than 40 hours a week during the sales seasons please find a way to offer that same employee more than 4 hours the week after the sales period ends.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Working in store, good entry-level experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

    I worked at Canadian Tire full-time

    Pros

    There is room for growth if you're inclined to pursue it - supervisor and manager positions are attainable and pay reasonably well. The franchise structure means you could own a store one day and make really good money if you're so inclined. Store-level experience can also be an asset when looking for a position with the corporation.

    Profit sharing is a nice bonus that a lot of retail jobs don't offer.

    Cons

    Retail hours can be a downer (but this is true of any retail position). Some stores are better than others, and because they're all independently owned you can't just transfer between them like some other companies might let you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Terrible hours (very few)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Kingston, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Kingston, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Dealing with the public is always fun
    Work goes by quickly
    Nice to have a job at all
    Job relatively simply

    Cons

    Felt exploited as was put on 5 hour shifts without a break and never more hours than that so my breaks never had to be paid
    Standing for 5 hours straight
    Had a very negative and short-tempered manager
    Was given very few hours in a week despite being entirely free, partly so I never had to be paid benefits because I could never be full-time with those hours (similar situation all around the company)
    Employees that had worked there for years were looking for other jobs because their hours were being cut down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire people and give others more hours and more benefits to encourage employee loyalty
    Bring back motivational bonuses
    Ensure group ideas sessions happen more often and changes are actually implemented

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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