Canadian Tire Reviews

Updated May 11, 2021

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Canadian Tire Chief Executive Officer Greg Hicks
Greg Hicks
205 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)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst 

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, awesome perks, great culture, decent discount

    Cons

    No cons. Can't think of anything, great place to work.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Could be good but unfortunately mgmt tends to spoil these retail atmospheres"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Cashier in St. John's, NL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Lots of room to grow (if the atmosphere allows it) - Good team work - Good exposure to customer service industry

    Cons

    - Hours suit the company better than the employees, as do most decisions - A false sense of security and generally unrewarding, despite title of "essential" - Pronounced favoritism (more of a location thing) - Management tends to be hit or miss depending on location with higher ranks consisting of more dismissive/power tripping individuals, though again, it really depends on the location. Some managers are transparent and easy going, others seem to create toxic environments and spread negative vibes. It can get so bad that employees will actively discuss these negative vibes behind the scenes in fear that addressing these concerns could lead to a dismissal or distortion of events. - Lack of recognition for positives with more focus on things you did wrong.

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  3. "It's what you would expect from a retail job."

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative (CSR) in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Tire full-time

    Pros

    Often good colleagues & occasionally great managers, generally you got a list of tasks to complete before end of day which made days somewhat predictable. Overall you will learn a lot & probably have some pretty good times mixed in with bad times.

    Cons

    Low pay in regards to what you're expected to put up with, lunch rush, rude customers, occasional abusive managers. You may be expected to stay & work late with no notice, you may be expected to cover for multiple departments alone at the same time. Your list of daily tasks is often impossible to complete & has not been completed in a single day for a very long time, despite this management will act surprised & disappointed that you didn't complete everything on the list (while also serving customers, providing support, going on breaks, selling items, checking stock, etc.).

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  4. "Good job"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Cashier in Barrie, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    exactly what you expect, nothing special about the job but a good job to have while in school if you need one

    Cons

    customers are hard to deal with sometimes

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  5. "Great Company to work for"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Brampton, ON
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -- Good Overtime --Stock and profit sharing --Good discount on CT products --Great work culture

    Cons

    -- Not competitive wages --Less team lunches

  6. "sprots manager"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Sports Manager in Ajax, ON
    Recommends

    I have been working at Canadian Tire part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    the product is great and the employers and staff are great its like a big family

    Cons

    some of the managers should lead by example but all of them do not even go beyond the job

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  7. "Great experience"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Auto Parts Sales in Burlington, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Welcoming environment with amazing individuals. All employees are more than happy to get you started and answer any questions you may have!

    Cons

    No negativity from my experience!

  8. "Solid Place to Work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Team Lead in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Tire part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Hours and easy work

    Cons

    Boring work but decent for what it was

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  9. "Fun place to work at"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Shipping Handler 

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

    Pros

    Its nice very exciting lots of work

    Cons

    Its boring and nice but fun

  10. "excellent place"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative 

    I worked at Canadian Tire full-time

    Pros

    wage and benefits plus environment of work and customers contact

    Cons

    career evolution is a bit limited

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