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Canadian Tire Reviews

Updated 16 April, 2018
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  • Work-life balance is sometimes a sacrifice (in 16 reviews)

  • The downside is that you will be working in retail, so unless you are higher up management wise, you will be making minimum wage (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Apr.16 2018"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Auto Service Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Auto Service Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Enviroment , If you work hard, reward is excellent. Benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    Fast pace, very high pressure, lots of overtime, no private time. always multitasking.

    Advice to Management

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  2. "Great Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great insurance, investment and profit sharing plan for employees. Good work life balance. Innovative. Diverse workforce.

    Cons

    It seemed like there were limited opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for advancement.

  3. "A lot of work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great. Many with degrees that should be better utilized

    Cons

    Not enough pay for the amount of work

    Advice to Management

    Be more approachable


  4. "tbd"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Manager
    Current Employee - Brand Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Tire full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great corporate Environment
    Great savings program

    Cons

    I dont have any at the moment


  5. "Retail floor not corporate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Tire full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Depending on which location or franchise owner you work for, working here can be fantastic, or it can be a drag. I am lucky enough to be part of the former. Profit sharing is also a phenomenal concept, and the longer you work at a particular location, the more profit sharing you get.

    Cons

    The downside is that you will be working in retail, so unless you are higher up management wise, you will be making minimum wage. And if the economy isn't too hot, then there are the dreaded hour's cutbacks, which translates to less money in the paycheck.

    Advice to Management

    Reviews with merit-based raises and promotions should be a regular occurrence; it goes a great way for staff retention.


  6. "Cashier"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Brampton, ON
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Brampton, ON

    I worked at Canadian Tire (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learn customer communication skills, cash skills

    Cons

    Cashiers have to help other departments clean after fulfilling cashier closing duties (including cleaning cash area)


  7. "I have worked at multiple locations each one varies. The Cambie Location in Vancouver was the best one"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Parts Person in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Parts Person in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great in store management
    Great co workers
    Felt that they actually cared. We got a lot of free meals and other things.

    Cons

    At the Cambie location the customers were the rudest meanest people i have ever had the joy to deal with. I have worked at multiple Canadian tires and the people that came to this location were so nasty.
    Low pay...... any retail job has similar pay

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. I know how hard retail is and if I ever had to go back it would be to you guys.

  8. "General Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - General Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to move around

    Cons

    seem to be lacking corporate leadership


  9. "Strong performing retailer in a competitive market."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intelligent and helpful peers throughout the organization. Lots of interesting areas to work throughout the business. Company benefits and perks are pretty good. Paid overtime.

    Cons

    Management seems to panic a lot. Lots of ambiguity from top to bottom leading to miscommunication to line teams and creating unnecessary workloads for everyone. Middle management seems to be directionless at times and often says yes to everything without thinking through the ramifications of their actions.

    Advice to Management

    Take a more methodical approach when engaging employees on tasks to ensure that work streams are not just a waste of cycles with no real added value. Provide more training to middle management.


  10. "Digital Designer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Designer in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Digital Designer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance during my employment

    Cons

    Low pay for amount of skill level

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay for hard workers who are not paid at their skill level


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