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"Positive experience, limited growth, excellent management"

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  • 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!

Other Employee Reviews for Canadian Tire

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Chaos & Mahem"

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

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

    Pros

    CTC is in the process of undergoing radical changes to their IT environment. They currently believe that "AGILE" methodology is the magic bullet to fix all their project management and store deployments. The 90 year old company is trying to be too much and should stick to it's core values.........SELLING GOODS

    Cons

    Poor mid-manager leadership, too much bureaucacy that creates massive bottlenecks, too much "power" has been given to the dealer network to make key decisions to the point whereby the dealers run the corporation not the other way around. There is massive cost leakage that ultimately contribute to a lower bottom line for CTR respectively. If it weren't for the various acquisitions CTC would post negative growth, FGL group and Marks are the only lines of business that are making money, CTR is struggling. Once you are in your position there is very limited opportunity to move up and progress your career goals. CTC proclaims to have a sincere concern for employee development and career growth, but in actuality once the employee is hired and "on the job" all that goes out the window.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline, package out dead wood and long time employees, re-focus on what made CT successful and don't try to play in a sandbox that doesn't suit the brand. Give up on the ideaology that AGILE will be a "one size fits all" solution.


  2. "Nice environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly working environment, good work/life balance

    Cons

    No career growth, slow management, red tape, not much innovation

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