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Canadian Tire Reviews

Updated May 20, 2017
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  • Difficult work life balance; demanding work; numerous daily challenges the can conflict with on another, not in an overwhelming way (in 14 reviews)

  • Minimum wage - very little opportunity for a raise (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Very disappointed, Disgusted."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Person in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Person in Ontario, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Tire part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not to many hours, can balance work/home. Some employes are nice.

    Cons

    Low pay, VERY unorganized, barely any training. Taught myself pretty much everything. Warehouse is so messy and un safe it's ridiculous. It's not a safe working condition at all and at any time a heavy box can fall from the top shelf and hurt someone. No safety is taught or encouraged by the staff or managers. Workload is too heavy for warehouse employees. Never got my breaks until so much later in my shift and sometimes never got them at all. I highly recommend that you do NOT apply at Canadian tire for the Managers are terrible and they need to change the way things are before someone goes back into the warehouse and gets severely hurt.

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees, encourage safety and keep the warehouse clean.


  2. "Disorganised and terrible management and coworkers."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They hire just about anyone. If you need a job quickly than fill out a form and start that afternoon. The staff room is spacious.

    Cons

    The management take advantage of you. If you show up on time you can trust they will always only give you the worst shifts. Closing shifts. Management keeps you there past your shift if you're closings, so don't count on ever making post-work plans.

    If you want a raise you have to "qualify" by completing E-learning but only on your own time and without compensation.

    There are different standards if uniform. If you are like everyone else that means black dress pants with your red shirt tucked in. If you are friends with a manager it means yoga pants and shirt untucked. But it doesn't matter anyways because they spend most of their shift in the break room or smoking outside.

    They schedule as few people as possible so if you have to use the bathroom you better run. 13 people will stop you along the way for assistance.

    Advice to Management

    Get a real job.


  3. "Senior IT Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Technical Consultant/Consultant Team Lead in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Senior Technical Consultant/Consultant Team Lead in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Tire as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I didn't enjoy anything about Canadian Tire.

    Cons

    Dingy Office, employees have a blue collar "small town vibe", pessemistic attitudes, they don't even use the names of IT contractors and simply refer to them as "the contractors" in meetings and in front of them. Endless meeting with no action taken.

    Advice to Management

    Hire smarter people


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  5. "work at McDonald's instead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Pallet Flow in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Pallet Flow in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Canadian Tire full-time

    Pros

    pays above minimum wage and long hours

    Cons

    hard work and not enough breaks


  6. "If you like working for free..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Red Deer, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Red Deer, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Now that I know how people are treated here, gives me a reason to never shop or work here again.

    Cons

    Working flat rate at Canadian tire, south red deer specifically, is a scam. Put in twelve hour days and maybe get paid for three. No support from management or service advisors, not a team environment. Having to do free work all day, maintaining work space and putting customers before being paid. So much is expected but not paid for. Zero training, safety is not a priority. If you like doing charity work for a multi million dollar company, this is your place.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible experience - automotive department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a job that you can go to
    You might be able to achieve a apprenticeship
    Sometimes you can work on your own vehicle

    Cons

    Owners and management do not care about staff at all.
    Hostile work environment is encouraged by management.
    Flat rate pay - sometimes you go home with even making and money but spent at least 8 hours there
    If you have emotions of any sort the response is to suck it up and move on

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to treat people with respect now just like tools to your shop


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Finance Department - Stay away if you are not a CA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Tire full-time

    Pros

    Easy access to subway, Decent coworkers, Good benefits

    Cons

    No advancement opportunity if you are not a CA from big 4. Too much politics. HR police is not consistent. It does not apply to all, only a few. No job security.

    Advice to Management

    I have nothing to say to management.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Tire part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Solidarity with colleagues - we're all in this miserable job together.

    Cons

    - UNREALISTIC EXPECATIONS:
    - They don't train you and yet they expect you to know things you don't know.
    - Make you feel stupid for not knowing the things you don't know because they didn't tell you.
    - Minimal staff on the floor, so customers get angry and make a mess and/or steal things.
    - Because customers make a mess you have to stay late to clean it up - which would be okay IF they paid you for this extra time.
    - You can't pay the rent on what they pay you.
    - Executive "management" are bullies who are more concerned with product and policy than people (staff). They will even hit their employees to make a point.
    - Disrespectful environment, even though their website tells you they respect their employees this is propaganda because they throw you under the bus every day.

    Advice to Management

    - Pay your employees much more. This will help then feel better about themselves (how can we value the company when you don't value us?) and result in better customer service.
    - Put more employees on the floor (see above). They can do their job better and the customers will have a more positive perception of the company.
    - Actually TRAIN employees instead of expecting them to automatically know things, and don't make them feel stupid for not knowing what you didn't tell them.
    - Offer FREE insurance instead of expecting people to risk their lives for your products.


  10. "working in canadian tire auto service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the job keeps you busy

    Cons

    harsh management and rushed work


  11. "Amazing Company, Bad regional management (Wpg)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - UI Developer in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Former Employee - UI Developer in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic organization that actively helps the community! Proudly Canadian company

    Cons

    Poorly managed office (Winnipeg) Negative environment, On Call Rotation, extremely HIGH turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Hire new regional management.


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