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A nightmare employer

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Auto Parts Associate  in  Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
Former Employee - Auto Parts Associate in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

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

Pros

-flexible scheduling (although I suppose this would depend on the individual store manager)
-If you stay with the company for 10 years you may just get promoted to manager and get $1.50/hour over minimum wage! oh wait, this is probably a con....

Cons

-After many years, I was still getting minimum wage because instead of giving raises at certain intervals as stated in the employment contract, raises were given just before minimum wage increases.
-Unstable scheduling which sometimes changes multiple times per day
-Management's "my way or the highway" attitude
-Many violations of health and safety laws
-Management unclear on local labor laws
-Unstable hours (never 40 hours per week)
-Unsafe conditions (example, filling car batteries with a siphon hose)
-My 1st day of training was the manager saying "those are customers, go nuts" then walking away
-Worst example of poisoned work environment that I have ever come across
-Scheduling is often changed during your day off without being told so you now have to be in at 8:00 AM instead of noon, but you aren't told, or better yet giving employees shifts when they weren't scheduled to work.
-You will never get 2 days in a row off (if you do, refer to above point)
-In more than 5 years I MAY have had 2 weekends off
-Employees regularly being told to stay later/leave earlier due to poorly made schedules

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Step down and let people manage the business who know how and have proper training

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Interesting, sort of fun place to work

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    staff are fun to work with

    Cons

    pay could be higher for some people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A great time but it had to end

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

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

    Pros

    The people (co-workers) are great!

    Cons

    A real cultural and value shift in the organization

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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