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Canadian Tire Interview Questions

Updated May 12, 2017
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  1.  

    Digital Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Canadian Tire (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in February 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online, participated in a screening call and was brought in for a 1:1 interview. The Manager was great, the interview went well. Had a great conversation about my background, the company culture and the team I'd be joining. The Manager made clear his expectations for the person filling this role.

    Ultimately I didn't not receive an offer but they liked me enough to say there was another role coming up soon that they thought I'd be well suited too and would contact me when it formally opened to review candidates. The HR person followed up with me in a timely manner all through the process and was great to deal with.

    Interview Questions

    • What kind of experience do you have with video production?   1 Answer

  2.  

    Business Systems Analyst (Contract) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Canadian Tire (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in January 2016.

    Interview

    Headhunted on Monster by recruiting agency who forwarded my resume to Canadian Tire after about 3 days, I was called to go in for an in person interview.

    The In-person panel interview was at Canadian Tire HQ conducted by two project contract consultants. Before the interview it was mentioned that this would be round 1 and they would then short list for round 2. The recruiting agency never told me about this interview process. After I told them, the agency told me that it was news to them. (Talk to your client much?)

    When I gave the receptionist the interviewer names, she proceeded to tell me she never heard of those people and couldn't find their names in the company directory. Luckily, I had the manager's name so I gave her that. I then waited 20 minutes before one of the interviewers came to the lobby to get me. This cut into my interview time which was supposed to be a 1 hour interview.

    In the interview, one of the project contract consultants straight away said she did not read my resume and proceeded to read my resume in front of me. So, why was I invited to an interview? Based on what? (How professional). During the entire interview, the two project contract consultants were bored to tears, disinterested and continually yawned the entire time I was there. The questions they asked were more focused on giving them ideas on how to do their jobs better and solve current project issues. They rushed me through the interview and then told me they had another meeting so I had to leave without asking important questions I had for them. I felt as if I left without having my questions answered which play a key role in if I want to work there.

    First of all where is the manager? Usually a panel interview is conducted by the hiring manager along with who ever else they want in the panel interview. The two project contract consultants who interviewed me were far from qualified to be interviewing anyone. Also, these two individuals represented the face of Canadian Tire in such an unprofessional manner.

    Secondly, Canadian Tire needs to understand that they as a company are also being interviewed by us, the candidates. You, the company has to convince ME that I want to work for YOU. Having unqualified project contract consultants interviewing candidates who don't read your resume is extremely lazy on the manager's part.

    Manager - you need to be more involved. Project FAIL.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions asked were more focused on giving them ideas on how to do their jobs better and solve current project issues.   Answer Question

  3.  

    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Canadian Tire (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in January 2016.

    Interview

    Interviewed with the department manager after asking him about working at Canadian Tire. I applied and gave the manager my application. He then set me up for an interview with himself at a later date. Standard questions on situations with customers. When I was available for work. Very relaxed and easy to talk to. The interview went well and was told I should wait for a call but they had others to interview. A week or so later I was called for a second interview to see the store manager. Similar questions on situations with customers and other staff and how long I intended to work for them. Then I was told about my wage, future benefits etc. Pretty relaxed interview. A few days later got a call to see if I want the job.

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    Cashier/Customer Service Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Etobicoke, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Canadian Tire (Etobicoke, ON (Canada)) in January 2016.

    Interview

    Went directly to the store and asked for a job in the month of december 2015, met with one of the customer service associated and gave in my resume. After waiting for a month & half, I got called by a manager asking questions about what are my goals & how long I want to work and what department am I interested. It lasted for twenty minutes & said to come in next weekend for personal interview.
    Had a nice interview & questions asked were totally legit dedicated to the job. She then said to wait for a week or two meanwhile I called them after a week regarding my application and they asked me to come in next weekend to further discuss the responsibility (I got Job that weekend).
    I had to complete a online computer course from their university with a minimum of ten chapters within two weeks. After the completion I had to let them know that I had finished the course and depending on what week you complete, I started my training from next week.

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    Supply Chain Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Canadian Tire (Toronto, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    First round is a phone interview with HR person. If you make it to the second round there will be an in-person interview usually with two managers. You will be given a business case to prepare and present to your interviewers. In some cases they might email you the case a day before so you can work on it beforehand.

    Interview Questions

    • How good your MS Excel skills are? and name some of the functions you have used in the past.   Answer Question
    • There was a question on whether you know anything about forecasting where you should tell them about the different steps of it.   Answer Question

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    Supply Chain Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Canadian Tire (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in December 2015.

    Interview

    First round is a phone interview with HR person. If you make it to the second round there will be an in-person interview usually with two managers. You will be given a business case to prepare and present to your interviewers. In some cases they might email you the case a day before so you can work on it beforehand.

    Interview Questions

    • How good your MS Excel skills are? and name some of the functions you have used in the past.   Answer Question

  8.  

    IT Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Canadian Tire (Toronto, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    Process was very simple. Applied online for the position and received a call to schedule an interview after about a week. Got a few choices of time/date for the interview.

    Interview was fairly easy, couple of technical and a few general questions. Seemed like the manager was looking for for a personality rather than technical knowledge.

    Interview Questions

    • Please provide an example of how you had an issue with "Product A" and how did you resolve it? Which technologies did you use?   Answer Question

  9.  

    Pricing Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Canadian Tire (Toronto, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    First was a telephone interview just going over resume and skills. They said an interview would be set for the next week. At the face-to-face interview, the interviewer had standardized questions. Interview lasted 30-40 minutes. Process was surprisingly easy. Offer was given about 4 days later.

    Interview Questions


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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Canadian Tire (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in December 2015.

    Interview

    Very easy going. Couple of case studies to solve. Interviewers were great listeners. You can breeze through the interview if you know your resume and are confident in your abilities to perform the responsibilities listed in job ad. They also seem to value people you have a passion for working for Canadian Tire, so make sure you do your homework and be prepared to talk about your long term career goals.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us a time when you had to work with difficult people   Answer Question

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    External Communications Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Canadian Tire (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in December 2015.

    Interview

    I was called to book a phone screening after submitting my resume online and being referred by an employee. A few days later we had our call, pretty standard questions (salary expectations, availability to start, availability to interview over the holidays). While on the phone I was asked to go in for an in-person interview. Two days later I met with the hiring manager where we just basically talked about the role and not my experience, at all. From there it was radio silence. Not a thank you, nothing.


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Pros: “The atmosphere was good; the staff were like a family. Benefits were offered, though I already had my own, so I can't say if theirs were any good. If you want full time hours you can...”“The atmosphere was good; the staff were like a family. Benefits were offered, though I already had my own, so I can't say if theirs were any good. If you want full time hours you can get them, but it may require training in other departments. The hours were flexible, and they worked around my schooling and other schedule requests. They recognize good employees. The profit sharing is fantastic, and I really miss that.” – Full Review

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