Canadian Tire

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Canadian Tire Reviews

Updated 11 December 2014
Updated 11 December 2014
265 Reviews
3.4
265 Reviews
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Canadian Tire President, CEO, and Director Stephen G. Wetmore
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117 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Well led, hardworking company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.  

    Great employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Midtown Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Midtown Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    The company culture is great and at an all time high. Employees are passionate and want to do great work. Lots of career opportunity to move up or laterally, but you have to want it and work for it (it's not handed to you). Great office location in midtown Toronto. Very supportive for employees at different stages of career - I recently came back after maternity leave and they accommodated me with a flexible work schedule. Overall a truly great employer.

    Cons

    Can be some politics between work teams that are barricades to getting work done - no more so than any other large organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep involving employees in your vision, the culture has never been better! Corporate support of Jumpstart is truly inspiring as an employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very passionate employees; good team atmosphere; innovation and process re-engineering a constant focus

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

    I have been working at Canadian Tire

    Pros

    Constant change and progress keeps you on your toes and engaged.
    "We're all in it together" attitude
    Focus on promoting from within versus hiring external
    Great focus on career building and feedback for individual growth

    Cons

    Politics plays a big role in cross-functional roles
    Lots of red tape which hinders progress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to be clearer accountability - lots of finger pointing instead of talking about a solution to the issue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    sports/seasonal/ auto motive

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

    I worked at Canadian Tire part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    staff is great, always talking long hours if you need. customers are friendly.

    Cons

    early morning for a student.. 6:30... store manager and owner DONT listen to staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LISTEN

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Co-op placement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Amazing Co-op environment, company values are great. Training is effective. I

    Cons

    There isnt much con about the company. I really enjoyed my time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    bad experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Overtime pay was decent and employees would often have to work overtime

    Cons

    store was frequently understaffed so employees were expected to work more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more employees or increase compensation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Easy job for easy pocket money, flexible for students, but depends on which store.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Pocket Money.
    Not hard job.
    Flexible for full time students (depends on your store).
    Easy to request days off (depends on your store)

    Cons

    No training. Figure it out yourself, its not hard.
    Inconsistent with store policies
    Not too many cons, get help for heavier items.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Well Managed, Employee Centric

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Management in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Provide an excellent employee proposition in terms of total rewards, and a culture of authenticity, transparency and accountability.

    Cons

    Long hours and politics at Home Office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Tire as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great culture. Fun to work there.

    Cons

    N/a... Nothing bad to say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Home Office a great place

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

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

    Pros

    I left over ten years ago because I simply did not want to live in Toronto anymore. It was a very difficult decision I had as I was estatic with my career progress. Progressive HR. lots of opportunities to advance and try different areas. Lots of smart passionate people. I loved it when I was there and knew I was on to a good thing. After leaving Ontario and working for a number of other large corps I can now look back and say with 100% certainty they were the best by far. Just so many things good to say and I have always stated to anyone who mentioned it that " If I had wanted to stay in T-O I would likely still be there. If you are currently working the store or looking at CTC - GO FOR IT

    Cons

    Location - might be a pro for some as it is not downtown but if you have a young family you have a commute - yes I guess everyone does

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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