Canadian Tire

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Canadian Tire Reviews

Updated 26 January 2015
Updated 26 January 2015
276 Reviews
3.4
276 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work/life balance; as a student or otherwise, your schedule will be flexible (in 24 reviews)

  • Good salary and profit sharing plus you get to work with a good team (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance can be tough given intense retail and competitive pressures (in 8 reviews)

  • Minimum wage despite extensive experience (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Well led, hardworking company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto

    I have been working at Canadian Tire full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    CT has a lot of people that are great to work with and a positive work environment.
    They share in their success through a great profit sharing program and promotions are very much performance based.

    Cons

    With the company being so much more aggressive now the pace of change is very fast and the demands on the employees have increased sharply. The result is stressful environment where there are not enough resources to get the job done well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remeber how valuable your employees are. Don't drive them away by making them choose between work and their families.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Technical analyst co-op

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst Co-Op in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst Co-Op in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Canadian Tire as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    I worked as a co-op in infrastructure build services. The job was interesting, the team was great. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Lack of opened positions, really hard to get in.
    After a while the job is not exciting or challenging

    Recommends
  3.  

    Customer Service is awesome, Store is clean and shelves are always full

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stock Shelves in Saint Thomas, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Stock Shelves in Saint Thomas, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Canadian Tire part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Clean, Respectful, Nice, Kind, Caring

    Cons

    More Career Opportunities for Teenagers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Canadian Tire Corporation - Financial Planning & Analysis

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Tire

    Pros

    -interesting work
    -not many deadlines
    -friendly environment
    -nice people

    Cons

    -no free parking
    -compensation on the lower end

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Stable, Comfortable, Not Challenging Enough

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Tire

    Pros

    Good 9-5 job, friendly culture and people, good benefits, stable office job. Great employer brand and recognition. Supportive management and HR department with good training and orientation programs.

    Cons

    The job was not challenging enough for my preferences. My tasks as a summer intern were mainly database organization, data analysis, and online moderation. Decisions had to be passed through many levels of management; hence they took a while to make.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more challenging work to interns. Give less preference to internal referrals and family connections if you want interns that are better suited to various positions with a greater desire to excel at their job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Quite lousy employee benefits.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Genera Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Genera Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Coworkers seems nice and management seems knowledgable about field.

    Cons

    Constantly changing directives makes long terms planning impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make up your mind!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Not for me.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Automotive Service Technician in Okotoks, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Automotive Service Technician in Okotoks, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    I worked in the automotive shop, the work coming in is very versatile, and different. All types of work. Good manager, quite understanding.

    Cons

    The management at Canadian tire is not very forgiving when it comes to making mistakes. They look at situations from a strict business perspective. Personal situation doesn't matter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I dont have any advice they would listen to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    An okay retail job but not the best.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    -Most other floor staff were friendly
    -Good hours
    -Nice discount
    The usual pros that come with working in retail, like meeting new people and the decently low amount of pressurr

    Cons

    -Terrible managers (I never once met the store owner, the HR manager was extremely unapproachable)
    -Never felt appreciated, even with the low standards I had considering this was a retail job
    -Other staff members would occasionally refuse to provide help
    -Little to no chances of raises, even after years of service

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Difficult to advance from store to corporate environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager
    Current Employee - Department Manager

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

    Pros

    Learn a lot, constantly being challenged, great people to work with. Feel like a big fish in a small pond once you learn everything.

    Cons

    Management is driven mostly by egotistical pursuits, decisions are sometimes made to satisfy the ego of one man instead of the greater good. Bonuses are not handed out in a timely manner if at all after being promised. Have not had a performance review in over 3 years....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make decisions that positively affect the staff and they will in kind positively affect the business. This is not a culture of customer service. It is a culture of reporting sales increases and proving we are better than the next dealer in the metrics provided.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Marketing Pricing Specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for with valuable work perks.

    Cons

    Job description places highly competent people in roles that are below them. Low salary and advancement depends on how long you have been with the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest and retain young talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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