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Canadian Tire Reviews

Updated September 19, 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 26 reviews)

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  1. "Customer Service Rep POV"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Oshawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Oshawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good working with schedules
    -Excellent coworkers
    -Good work environment

    Cons

    -Good luck getting a raise
    -No/little incentive to do a good job
    -Lots of favoratism within the employers


  2. "Merchandising"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Tire full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment, and always a great staff which contributes to positive customer service.

    Cons

    A greater opportunity to advance with in the current infrastructure does not seem to be common. Definitely an element to improve on.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Big Company, Old Practices"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is average for big company
    Perks such as 17.5% discount of all CT owned stores. Lots of free stuff.
    Great location! right off subway station. lots of food
    Other companies recognize CT. A good stepping stone.
    Work from home (although I felt it was frowned upon)
    OT pay (at least for me)

    Cons

    From my experience managers are pure delegaters. They don't do anything except assign tasks and wait for it to be done. No technical proficiency.

    No one thinks about the long term. Deadlines are stressed to be met, regardless of how sloppy the solution. This usually fixes 1 short term problem, but creates 5 long term problems.

    After 6 months I felt my life was on repeat. Doing the same thing day in day out. There is not enough to learn and very little growth.

    Workload was not properly defined. I've done a lot of work for other managers & teams with no recognition. I wouldn't have a clue what last minute requests would come up.

    Very rarely do I come across smart people. Most of my team are 35+ years old. I'd prefer hanging with my age range (mid twenties).

    Many teams fighting against each other, as no one wants to take on more work because everyone is supposedly "swamped". This starts a lot of office gossip.

    *These cons are specific to my experience. I know people who love working here. I feel I just got unlucky. Regardless of where you work, it really boils down to the style and knowledge of your manager. It's hard to love your job if you don't trust your manager.

    Advice to Management

    Pay good attention to your employees' remarks. I know many people looking to leave after poor management. If mistreated, you will lose the few bright employees you have.


  4. "ctc"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Tire full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for outside of IT

    Cons

    Too much favoritism in culture

    Advice to Management

    Embrace the team work concept


  5. "Customer Service Rep"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Meet some great people in the same boat as you, making the best out of a poor workplace

    Cons

    Management, well some
    Others appear power hungry

    Advice to Management

    Treat others with dignity


  6. "Awesome Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Friendly staff and fun environment. Lots of room for promotion. Always learn something new.

    Cons

    Don't really have any. Difficult customers...

    Advice to Management

    The customer is not always right!


  7. "Hours"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canadian Tire part-time

    Pros

    Good people and enviroment to work

    Cons

    Poor hour scheduling and changes

  8. "Great company, depending on where you work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Tire full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great dealers will treat you well with an enjoyable work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Bad dealers will treat you like you're disposable, and will likely work you to the bone. Entry level people should expect minimum wage, evenings, and weekends.

    Advice to Management

    It is a demanding job for everyone. Don't forget how important your people are and treat them with respect and fairness.


  9. "Business Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company thrives on employee growth
    Provides career development guidance
    Work-life balance is manageable

    Cons

    Not much engagement/information on what jobs are available

    Advice to Management

    Provide more feedback on employees and guidance on career development


  10. "Supervisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Pembroke, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Pembroke, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Canadian Tire full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great team to work with

    Cons

    Wage review is not done often enough


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