Canadian Tire Reviews

Updated Aug 4, 2021

To filter reviews, or .

Found 2,262 of over 2,512 reviews

3.7
73%
Recommend to a Friend
89%
Approve of CEO
Canadian Tire Chief Executive Officer Greg Hicks
Greg Hicks
241 Ratings
Pros
  • "Opportunity to move around and try different things, profit sharing, employee discount(in 117 reviews)

  • "Good work life balance in the company(in 99 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Very demanding depending on the department for a minimum wage job(in 63 reviews)

  • "need longer breaks for long hours(in 38 reviews)

  • More Pros and Cons
    Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.
    1. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Well led, hardworking company

      Mar 10, 2014 - Manager in Toronto
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      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.

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    2. 3.0
      Former Employee

      OK

      Jan 23, 2021 - Manager in Sydney
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Nice people in the office

      Cons

      Poor pay and opportunity in general

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Best Time of my Life

      Mar 21, 2018 - Sales Associate 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Close to home, 5 min bike ride Made me appreciate any other job Gave me time to reflect on life

      Cons

      Horrible and uneducated manager (had a shrill voice, yelled frequently over the PA, got on everyone's nerves), wanted to get in everyone's business regardless of the scale (which consequently wasted a lot of time), and was in general the most annoying human being I have ever met. Other than it and a couple of other co-workers, it was your basic plain sales associate job. They just made it 10x worse.

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Amazing Culture and Benefits

      Jul 21, 2021 - Senior Operations Manager in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great benefits and compensation with a very flexible remote working setup. They have gone above and beyond to give people options that work for them and we have the flexibility to choose what level of in-office vs remote works best for ourselves and for our teams. They reward employees that work hard, support advanced education (through compensation and paid time to learn in many cases), and have a lot of internal opportunities to grow your career.

      Cons

      Retail doesn't always compensate as good as other industries for doing equal work, but the benefits of working with a great culture outweigh the minor differences in salary from other industries.

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Standard Corporate environment but not the worst

      Jul 13, 2021 - Senior Data Developer in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      > friendly, respectful and resourceful colleagues > living up to the big data reality and reporting needs > decent benefits and fair compensation given my situation (senior role though with only 1 year of experience)

      Cons

      > slow corporate environment, therefore slow to change > many chains of command and not total "red tapes", but "yellow tapes" (warning, probably won't get done) everywhere > people leaving is faster than people joining (during my time anyway), so burnout is fast and bound to happen

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      OK Job.

      Jul 26, 2021 - Sales Associate in Edmonton, AB
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      1. The store manager is considerate when you need flexible working hours. 2. The owners order free lunch for everyone once a month.

      Cons

      1. The supervisors are rude and do not care about your welfare. 2. Favoritism. They'd cut down on my hours whilst everyone on my team gets full hours. I'd constantly be scheduled to close all week during very bitter winter nights. I complained once and was told "take it or leave it" 3. No clearly written contract. 6 months on the job and I found out some folks get extra benefits. 4. Poor compensation.

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Okay

      Aug 2, 2021 - Customer Service 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good hours Flexible positions Fast paced easy to get a job with Competitive benefits as well as managed well

      Cons

      Under staffed in some departments needs better training for new employees Managers need to be more available to employees

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Canadian Tire

      Jul 28, 2021 - Automotive Service Technician in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Profit sharing/pension plan. Potential paycheck bonuses. Flexible hours for scheduling. Ability to transfer stores if need be. Always quite busy.

      Cons

      As per a lot of job there is some drama and politics involved, but with such young staff it is to be expected a times.

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Severely Underpaid

      Jul 29, 2021 - Marketing Promotional Planner 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Like any company, sometimes you will have good or bad managers. In general there is a culture where the company wants to set you up for success in career. Lots of opportunities for career development, just difficult to move on as there can be some "soft rules" and red tape. If you are an exceptional employee then you will be rewarded.

      Cons

      The company seriously needs to review their compensation base salary. They are severely underpaying employees. The annual salary review is a slap in the face as it doesn't even cover inflation. Never hire backfills quickly which means employees are forced to work overtime with terrible pay. Executives get great bonuses while the workers get absolutely no benefit.

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Work

      Aug 2, 2021 - Canadian Tire Cashier in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Provides decent financial help for student Easy going work environment

      Cons

      Clients, standing up for long amounts of time, some staff members

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    Viewing 1 - 10 of 2,262 Reviews

    Work at Canadian Tire? Share Your Experiences

    Canadian Tire logo
    or