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Canadian Tire Reviews

Updated 12 October, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great work-life balance during my employment" (in 59 reviews)

  • "Profit sharing, great culture, flexibility" (in 87 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance doesnt always work lut" (in 19 reviews)

  • "It's the typical minimum wage job" (in 33 reviews)

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  1. "Promo"

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    Current Employee - Promotions in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Promotions in Edmonton, AB

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

    Pros

    Very accomadating and great long term employees

    Cons

    Not enough hours and the pay ain't the greatest


  2. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lakeshore, ON
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lakeshore, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Tire part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, coworkers and environment

    Cons

    Non competitive salary. Losing good people because the salary and promotion happen but its too slow.

  3. "Great Corp"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great leadership, fun environment, lots of perks. Great location

    Cons

    salaries are not competitive. Sometimes overworked with long hours


  4. "nothing special"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in London, ON
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in London, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours depending on branch

    Cons

    you're on your feet all day


  5. "Fast paced, always busy, friendly"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Vegreville, AB
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Vegreville, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, always busy, friendly

    Cons

    Can deal with a disgruntled customer onnoccassion


  6. "Not the best job you'll ever have"

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    Current Employee - Automotive Service Advisor in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Automotive Service Advisor in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing coworkers and free use of the garage for doing your own repairs

    Cons

    Customers have ridiculous expectations and long hours of boredom

    Advice to Management

    Pay what people are worth. 15 years of automotive experience and I make 50 cents above minimum wage. Store owners are cheap!


  7. "Great company, great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Flexible work hours
    - Convenient location

    Cons

    - Not much to be honest

  8. "Canadian Tire 2580 Queen St W. Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    enjoyed working there in promotions.

    Cons

    The management didn't keep it real with me when my contract was up, told me "I'll call you at the start of the week", & never got at me.

    Advice to Management

    That you should be more about what you say instead of being so mad & eccentric.


  9. "Merchandising Co-op, had an amazing four months and was very engaged"

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    Former Employee - Merchandising Co-op (Aka Marketing Coordinator) in Midtown Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Merchandising Co-op (Aka Marketing Coordinator) in Midtown Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Tire (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Employee engagement and culture is A+. They have a internal team called the Jumpstart Charity team and every single month they host some type of big event in the cafeteria. While I was there we had the Smoothie Competition and a Chili Cook-off.
    - They also have an annual ski trip (highly subsidized) and because CTC is a sponsor of the Canadian Olympics we had a provide lodge and got to meet an Olympic Gold Medalist.
    - Quite a few young people, majority of Category Business Analysts are age 25-35 so people are often chatting
    - Pay was around $20-$22 which is excellent for an intern/co-op
    - You get an email from the President every month and it usually s
    - The CTC Cafeteria "Sandy's" is super high quality food and it's highly subsidized so its ecellent value!!! Roast beef steak for only $4. Breakfast too! Bacon, eggs, and potato for $4.

    I highly recommend the Merchandising Co-op roles in particular because:
    - You are core to the business so you actually learn how CTC makes money and have a look into the profit and loss statements every month. You work under a Buyer.
    - You have full time Merchandise Trainers, so you get 3 full days of all day training from an instructor on how to do your job, and you have dedicated support staff in case you get stuck but don't want to ask your manager
    - You can occasionally can get some free products because your Buyer will have extra free samples from vendors

    I am not sure about the other roles, but I don't think they get as many perks.

    Cons

    - You are expected to be at your desk from 9am-5pm. You should not be late , and working from home is not really an option since its not a tech firm nor a client-facing organization.
    - If you are looking to translate your internship to a full-time job, CTC typically pays less than its competitors (e.g. Walmart), however they generally make up for it in terms of benefits and culture. The Emerging Marketers Program or the other new grad rotational programs are highly coveted and beneficial if you want to consider full-time roles.


  10. "Good starting job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Tire part-time

    Pros

    - Friendly staff
    - Good Managerial Structure
    - Understanding and caring manager

    Cons

    -Sometimes can have nothing to do


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