Cashier (Current Employee) – 9909 178street – 19 March 2014
Easy and Greet customers. Be polite and honest. There good and nice . I love my co-workers there all so nice and friendly. Dont really have a hard part of my job. Making the customers feel happy and leave with what they came for.
Parts Supervisor (Former Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 23 April 2017
There was much to learn at this job, with a comprehensive online learning program designed to teach the employee many useful skills that helped them to excel in the workplace. Lots of incentive to do good work, and management generally notices rising stars and promotes employees accordingly.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Grimsby, ON – 21 April 2017
Fantastic to work there, management is a little cluttered at times and the feeling of repetition is about the worst of it so all in all a great place to work. Shifts are easily flexible and things are fairly simple.
Gas Station Attendant (Former Employee) – Fredericton, NB – 21 April 2017
I did not work in Canadian Tire, I worked at the Gas Bar, but it was a good place to work and great people to work with. You always got your 8 hour shift, nothing less, and you always got your 40 hours a week so you were guaranteed your hours.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Trenton, ON – 19 April 2017
The store is beautiful, the staff is friendly. The floor staff is friendly and most accommodating. Most are scared of what to say or do. Constantly being threatened of being written up or hours lost for a mistake that has happened. The attitude of " you have to do it my way because it makes my job easier", there is a constant annoyance that you are being watched and some staff is not "allowed" to shop in the store after their shift ends. Customers complain about how some management deal and speak to them in an unprofessional way. There is a sense of ignorance when talking to the owner and the GM in a way they believe they are smarter and better than the staff around them.
unable to get a second job if your hours are too low, it is frowned upon
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 19 April 2017
On a normal day, it is a delight to meet customers that has stories to tell. It eases up the boredom doing typical tasks in-store. This may be a different case on a busy day as you can end up dealing with multiple customers tailing you around. How I wished we could tell them to stop stalking us.
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 18 April 2017
The majority of the people you will work with in any retail environment are never perfect. Canadian Tire has the managers that push too hard, but others who care too little. The slackers that get away with hiding in the warehouse doing nothing. The people who call in sick all the time causing strain on other people and their departments. The pay is poor. There is a review and possible raise every year, but only enough to keep you just ahead of the minimum wage.
The bright side, there is also nice people. You will make friendships, the people who will make retail almost bearable. Also, there are free lunches when more hectic sales are going on to help ease you from the stress that people are. You do learn a lot of basic skills like balancing time, handling tasks in a fast environment, speaking with people face to face and over the phone, and the biggest one, how to handle a difficult person. (and by difficult I mean shouting and screaming and won't leave the store)
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Kitchener-Waterloo, ON – 18 April 2017
Not a great place to be honest. Given shifts that they expect you to be okay with instead of asking if you're available, not very appreciative of the staff, expectations that are very unrealistic at times.
Reciever (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – 17 April 2017
This job was a great learning experience for me. There are a lot of different positions in the warehouse so there was always a way to talk to someone and see if you could be put in that area, and there was potential to grow. Great place to start off.
Cashier (Current Employee) – Ancaster, ON – 15 April 2017
The most enjoyable part of my job is interacting with customers on a daily basis. I am a cashier so it is my job to make sure that a customer's last experience in the store is positive. The management is amazing, I am still a student so they are flexible with my athletic schedule and I leave work happy, every day. This is rare for many people and I'm glad that I've found a job that fits comfortably into my education and athletic schedule.