Cashier (Current Employee) – Niagara Falls, ON – 19 March 2014
a typical day at work would be to sign in get my cash drawer go sign on to a cash register and being serving the customers in any way possible. If it was not busy at the front of the store I would close my cash and go assist another department that was in need of the extra help. I would mainly just go and face in the departments or bring out stock.
You gain a lot of retail experience
scheduled hours are not always distributed equallly
Hardware associate (Former Employee) – Orillia, ON – 24 June 2017
The work here wasn't too difficult and co-workers were generally nice. Management was open, honest and friendly but if needed would be rather stern and direct, as expected. If transportation wasn't an issue, then I would consider working there again.
Automotive Parts (Former Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 24 June 2017
A typical day at work would revolve around the desk and stocking the aisle. Key times of the day you would need to be near the desk to help customers where-as other times it's best to be out in the aisles dealing with customers and only going back when called upon. I learned how to be more organized and also how to deal with paperwork, which will help in most jobs.
Hardware Associate (Current Employee) – Kamloops, BC – 22 June 2017
I love my job but unfortunately the pay is not right for my family. For me to drive 40 minutes every day to work for a very low pay it's just not working for me. Other then that the job is fantastic and the staff is great :)
Customer Service Representative & Cashier (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 20 June 2017
Canadian Tire is a great place to start working as cashier and customer service. The managers are welcoming and only want the best for you, and easy to get along with. As well as the other staff member are friendly. Sometimes the hours can be long but we always get regular breaks.
Automotive Technician (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – 19 June 2017
You'll need to be a focused problem solver who works well independently. Being reliable is key because the shop owner or manager will need to be able to trust you to get things done in a timely manner. Many of the diagnostic tests run by mechanics are computerized, so being comfortable with technology and adapting to change easily will be important. Generally you'll be working indoors in a well ventilated area but you'll be on your feet, stooping, crouching, and lifting heavy objects all day so be sure you're up to the task.
Cashier, Housewares associate (Former Employee) – Napanee, ON – 19 June 2017
I really liked my job at Canadian Tire Napanee, although it had its downfalls. You always felt like you were under pressure and stressed out. I liked the job I had to do though! The customer service, the stocking shelves, everything was fun and productive. Overall, I liked my job there, just did not like constently feeling under pressure and unappricated.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Kanata, ON – 15 June 2017
My time as Customer Service Rep with Canadian Tire was a learning experience. Management was very flexible in order to balance work and school. I was fortunate to work with some great people including my customers.
Customer Service Representative / Cashier (Former Employee) – North York, ON – 14 June 2017
Simple day to day tasks, job duties always the same. I learned how to deal with difficult customers and co-workers. Workplace culture overall is neutral, management and those above do not care about their employees. Micromanagement. Hardest part of the job would be putting up with difficult customers and managements attitude and sarcasm. As a part-time cashier I would not recommend spending more than a year working for Canadian Tire as there are other companies that value their employees and offer benefits (e.g. Home Depot).
Micromanagement, no benefits, no appreciation for employees.