Canadian Tire

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Canadian Tire Reviews

Updated 25 November 2014
Updated 25 November 2014
260 Reviews
3.3
260 Reviews
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Canadian Tire President, CEO, and Director Stephen G. Wetmore
Stephen G. Wetmore
115 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work/life balance; as a student or otherwise, your schedule will be flexible (in 24 reviews)

  • Good salary and profit sharing plus you get to work with a good team (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance can be tough given intense retail and competitive pressures (in 7 reviews)

  • Minimum wage despite extensive experience (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Co-op placement

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    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Canadian Tire as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing Co-op environment, company values are great. Training is effective. I

    Cons

    There isnt much con about the company. I really enjoyed my time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    bad experience

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Tire part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Overtime pay was decent and employees would often have to work overtime

    Cons

    store was frequently understaffed so employees were expected to work more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more employees or increase compensation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Well Managed, Employee Centric

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Management in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Provide an excellent employee proposition in terms of total rewards, and a culture of authenticity, transparency and accountability.

    Cons

    Long hours and politics at Home Office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Tire as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great culture. Fun to work there.

    Cons

    N/a... Nothing bad to say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Home Office a great place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I left over ten years ago because I simply did not want to live in Toronto anymore. It was a very difficult decision I had as I was estatic with my career progress. Progressive HR. lots of opportunities to advance and try different areas. Lots of smart passionate people. I loved it when I was there and knew I was on to a good thing. After leaving Ontario and working for a number of other large corps I can now look back and say with 100% certainty they were the best by far. Just so many things good to say and I have always stated to anyone who mentioned it that " If I had wanted to stay in T-O I would likely still be there. If you are currently working the store or looking at CTC - GO FOR IT

    Cons

    Location - might be a pro for some as it is not downtown but if you have a young family you have a commute - yes I guess everyone does

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    great

    Former Employee - Cashier in Bowmanton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Bowmanton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Tire part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    flexible hours, lots of shifts, good money, positive enviroment, helpful, good training.

    Cons

    lots of codes, difficult, lots of forms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I had a good time working at canadian tire. It was a positive enviroment, and the people i worked with were very nice to me. They gave me lots of shifts, but also didnt over whelm me.

  8.  

    Great co-workers but under paid compared to competitors and mostly contract jobs

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Tire as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great team, learned a lot and gained great experience

    Cons

    They have to re-evaluate their pay scales. Salaries were very low.

    Lack of full time jobs. Positions were mostly contract

    vp's who have been at ct too long that have developed arrogant attitudes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to attract great talent and retain employees offer better and pay and full time positions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Need to have the right connections

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Sample sales are great, discount is okay.

    Cons

    Work life balance, need to. Know the right people to move up, doesn't matter what your work is like. Senior management are snobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great people!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good life work balance, pro Canada culture. Due to the size of the company there is exposure to lots of different roles, and it provides opportunity to move between departments. The culture is very positive and friendly and I developed a strong network and personal friendships.

    Cons

    Slow pace of change, a lot of promotions are based on knowing the right people rather than strictly based on performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good solid

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good salary and profit sharing plus you get to work with a good team

    Cons

    Angry customers everywhere even if it's not your fault

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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