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Canadian Tire Reviews

Updated March 29, 2017
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  • some rude management; strange shifts that inhibit work/life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Minimum wage - very little opportunity for a raise (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "I enjoy working at Canadian Tire!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Canadian Tire still feels a small company, despite it's size There are plenty of opportunities for movement within the organization to keep employees motivated and developing. It's very much a family type environment with a significant number of longer term employees. The pay and benefits are competitive with other Retailers and the stock option provides a self managed retirement plan.

    Cons

    The culture is very heavily relationship based which bodes well in terms of diginity and respect towards one another but also promotes a consensus management style that is often slow to react or make quick decisions. Career advancement can be painful at times as it often hinges more on managing relationships than on producing meaningful results.

    Advice to Management

    Accelerate the focus on the structural review! Clear accountabilities will significantly improve decision making and allow all levels of the organization to become more productive!


  2. "great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager Finance
    Former Employee - Manager Finance
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the people are amazing in the office

    Cons

    large organization can be overwhelming


  3. "Very agile for a big national multi-brand retailer."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Tire full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, great focus and purpose, strong engagement across the family of companies.

    Cons

    Always a challenge to move more quickly, not get bogged down in processes

    Advice to Management

    Continue to articulate very clearly to employees about the high-level strategy and the direction we are taking the company. This has become a big positive in the last year or so. Keep it up. Authentic communication from leadership down has gotten better and needs to be kept up.


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  5. "Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Tire full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment
    friendly management

    Cons

    Lower salary than market place for same job


  6. "Sr. Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Tire full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Love the Company culture - it's a very Canadian Company. Collegial, competitive and provides employees with a great corporate environment to perform at their best. People are focused on achieving our corporate goals and are rewarded for it.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to communicate across lines of business.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! Continue to invest in your employees.


  7. "Canadian Tire stores yah hoo it is great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandising Manager in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Merchandising Manager in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Tire full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Store it is great

    Cons

    None, the store is great

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  8. "Positive experience, limited growth, excellent management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair hours, balanced work week, structured departments. Felt like I was part of a team, rather than a number to be ignored. I also appreciated the effort management took to ensure every employee received a fair shake when it came to hours, scheduling, time off and fair division of work responsibilities.

    Cons

    Wages are not very high, but for a retail position, it would be crazy to expect much more than minimum wage. Very exhausting working in the back unloading trucks - but a good workout!


  9. "work as a team"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Tire part-time

    Pros

    well i like to work there becuase all the employment are nice

    Cons

    the payment it is a littli bit bubu


  10. "Programmer Co-op"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Brampton, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good work conditions, lots of project work

    Cons

    Needs faster turnover and documentation.

    Advice to Management

    Keep scouting for talent


  11. "Large company with a very energetic / positive direction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Tire full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company that's made a lot of strong strategic decisions in the last couple of years. There is tremendous direction, communication, and transparency from the executive down to the employees and while it's a complicated place with a lot of moving parts, the leadership teams across the retail banners are very good about keeping us on point and in the loop on where the business is going. Confidence is infectious.

    Cons

    There are definitely challenges still to be overcoming considering how much Canadian Tire has grown by acquisition in the last few years. Sportchek/FGL, Mark's, Financial Services all seem operate independently in some ways, especially related to IT, and that makes it really hard to navigate and track down who exactly is responsible for what.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the ambition and continue working hard to streamline and centralize our operations as a unified corporation under a series of banners.



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