Canadian Tire Reviews

Updated 6 Aug 2020

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3.6
70%
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78%
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Canadian Tire Chief Executive Officer Greg Hicks
Greg Hicks
26 Ratings
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  • "Very demanding depending on the department for a minimum wage job(in 56 reviews)

  • "Fast paced environment and long hours sometimes(in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Well led, hardworking company"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Tire full-time for 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.

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  2. "Best Time of my Life"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    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.

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  3. "Friendly, Helpful"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great manager, good friendly colleagues, bonus pay on Christmas

    Cons

    Slow progress in career growth

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  4. "Great Culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Category Business Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Tire full-time

    Pros

    Everyone I've worked with is young and excited to learn. The culture is very friendly and casual. They really promote internal growth, and there are lots of opportunities to step up and learn.

    Cons

    It is a corporate job, so a lot of the gripes and groans about how slowly things move, and how outdated the systems are definitely apply.

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    "True Canadian Company That Cares About Its People & Communities"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Tire full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Positive, family-like culture -Great work-life balance -Lots of opportunities to move around between a wide range of functions -Increasingly progressive (leadership development programs, dress for your day, work-from-home once a week prior to COVID) -Inaugural Triangle Learning Academy program provides continued employee learning and development through speaker sessions, workshops, and access to online courseware

    Cons

    -Total compensation can be lower at times -Hierarchical/bureaucratic + relationship-oriented culture can make it difficult to get things done without title or internal connections -Can be difficult to move up at times as there are no designated career progressions (you have to push your own agenda for a promotion or new role) -If you're working on the Canadian Tire Retail business it can be challenging at times working within a dealer business network as stores hold a lot of independence and collective decision-making power

  6. "Solid place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Tire full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Stable, continues to grow, able to succeed in different areas

    Cons

    Workload, stores aren't adapting to change quick enough

  7. "Short Term Work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator Coop 

    I worked at Canadian Tire full-time

    Pros

    Free things, great support from team

    Cons

    Can't see out the window from cubical, very isolating

  8. "Comfortable workplace"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Sales Associate 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Canadian Tire part-time

    Pros

    Flexible timings, friendly work environment

    Cons

    Not much in terms of growth

  9. "Team oriented and great staff"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Promotions in Maple Ridge, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Tire full-time

    Pros

    Amazing co-workers. Very efficient system to keep the store clean, organized and running smoothly to give customers the best experience they can have.

    Cons

    There will always be someone you may not get along with as well as others but everything is always kept professional so it never affects work place standards.

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  10. "Promotional Planning"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at Canadian Tire full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Lots of change in the retail environment

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