Canadian Tire

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

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

Pros

Co-workers were nice
A lot of young fun workers with great ideas
Learned a lot about business and marketing

Cons

-No work life balance, for a pay of 45K you were expected to work crazy amount of hours and always be on your email. Your work is your life there.
-The managers are always pushing for more ideas and "great" work but when it comes to review time there was always an excuse why you wouldn't get that excellent review or that promotion. It seemed like we had to fight for a great review and it was never offered no matter what.
-Most managers lack leadership skills, most of these managers got to where they are by who can suck up to who.
-They do not take managers lack of respect seriously-even though they have the code of conduct on no bullying, the amount of bullying that goes on in that place was disgusting. You really need a thick skin to work in this environment.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Horrible

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Richmond Hill, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Richmond Hill, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Tire full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, kept busy with heavy work load makes the day go faster. Flexible autonomy in merchandising creates nice creative challenge.

    Cons

    Horrible management, don't care about customer service. Heavy work load with little pay. Offered employee discount if training done. Did not receive one. Not enough labour on the sales floor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more customer service orienteed or lose market share to target. Too much focus on stocking. Spend time developing employees careers to reduce turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Culture slow to adapt to change

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Tire full-time

    Pros

    - Work Life Balance was decent
    - Management support for personal development.

    Cons

    - Culture was very limiting to move project fast and efficient.
    - Too many meetings that were a waste of time - due to everyone wanting consensus on small decisions.
    - Too much politics among employees who have been there long, not quick to adapt to change.
    - New hires from fast paced environments get backlash and receive a difficult time from existing employees.
    - Not an Agile project environment and projects take too long to implement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to make the culture shift to Agile , Adaptive and Entrepreneur spirit if CanTire is to stay competitive in the market place. Support change and ideas from new employees. Stephen Wetmore coming from a Telecom background, understands fast to market and staying competitive however, it seems this process is taking long and there to be more mid- senior leadership with the entrepreneur mind set and willing to embrace change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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