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Canadian Tire Reviews

Updated April 21, 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 25 reviews)

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  1. "Good Corporate Environment to Work At"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Replenishment Analyst
    Former Employee - Replenishment Analyst

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

    Pros

    As a supply chain analyst, you get a lot of support from the training team and other co-workers on your team. A good way to practice negotiation (with vendors) and lots of opportunities to build new macros and tools.

    Cons

    It takes about 6 months to one year to become good at what you are doing. After that, things become a little repetitive. But they require you to be at the job for at least two and half years. Most people leave because of this.


  2. "Good while it lasted"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Tire full-time

    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 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.

    Cons

    Management. They were discriminatory and incredibly sexist. After three years of working there, my manager left and I more-or-less assumed the role without being asked. Then, when I asked to officially have that role, they told me no because I "was too young and had coloured hair and piercings." If management doesn't like you, then you'll never get a raise and you'll barely get any profit sharing.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the modern days. Update your policies and dress codes. Don't discriminate. Value your employees.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good for a entry level"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Lloydminster, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Lloydminster, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good coworkers
    Encouraging supervisors
    Aggressive sales
    Serious, good to an extent

    Cons

    Hiring relatives, nepotism occurs
    Minimum wage not $15/ hour
    Schedule is inconsistent; preferential treatment to relatives
    Incentive based on your ability to sell CTM card

    Advice to Management

    Move people up the ladder. Minimum wage increase to $15 per hour. Do daily interactions with employees and refrain from hiring relatives.


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  5. "Fairly good job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Olds, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Olds, AB (Canada)

    Pros

    -Employees and managers were fairly nice
    -Learn basic sales associate/cashier skills

    Cons

    -Random shifts
    -Got called in a lot to take extra shifts
    -Sometimes had to pick up slack of other employees
    -Can get really busy


  6. "summer co op"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    learning opportunities and good people

    Cons

    no variety of work and


  7. "great coop experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible schedule, pay high as coop, easy interview, cool products

    Cons

    parking fee at downtown is very high. No new projects coming in.

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. "Great company and great place to work!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very positive working environment. Fast paced with lots of energy. Opportunity to move around and get different experiences. Good benefits as well.

    Cons

    Can be very demanding at times which can be stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the positive momentum going!


  9. "No action taken on abusive manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall this is a wonderful company to work for. They have great benefits, profit sharing, employee events, etc. In many ways it is world class.

    Cons

    Canadian Tire talks a lot about treating people with respect and integrity yet one Associate Vice President and one Vice President willingly allowed a departmental manager to act in an abusive, explosive, intimidating, threatening manner toward her team, fellow colleagues and vendors. She literally yelled at and insulted people on a regular basis, and uttered threats about making sure people would never work in this industry again if they crossed her. Absolutely no action was taken about her behaviour, despite widespread awareness and complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach!!


  10. "Parts Advisor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Both auto parts experience and retail experience, fair working environment
    Good management team in store 462

    Cons

    Working on weekends and holidays
    Management vary in stores

    Advice to Management

    More training for new employees would be helpful


  11. "Great for experience, Poor for pay & bureaucracy"

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

    I worked at Canadian Tire full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Excellent middle management team (Manager Level) that empowers their staff to push themselves and develop
    - Excellent industry networking opportunities if you have the ability to work externally (the outside world wants to know about CTC)
    - Great work/life balance

    Cons

    - Pay is not calibrated within and across departments, resulting in huge discrepancies and an unfair performance assessment model. It gets very frustrating and it demotivates staff.
    - Star employees are not always rewarded due to bureaucracy of review process

    Advice to Management

    Calibrate yourselves -- people talk. Reward your stars with pay and advancement -- it drives loyalty and will improve your retention problem.



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