Order Picker / Warehouse (Former Employee), Brampton Ontario – September 2, 2015
As contract jobs go, it is better than equivalent. However, they have a habit of not directly informing people of canceled shifts, an issue in the slow months of winter. It is an employment turnstile. One good benefit is a 4 day week (10 hour shifts). No overtime.
Canadian Tire was very easy to start working at, all of the staff were very friendly and the management was often present and it felt like they were really a part of the team. The customer service was easy because everyone helped each other out and there was a lot of radio communication.
warehouse merchandiser (Former Employee), Toronto Eaton Centre – September 1, 2015
Pros: by lunch
Cons: 30mins lunchs
I would work there again but it was to far from home I needed a part-time job because I'm in school. i loved working there because my co workers were nice I got the job experience I needed I learn things I could use in other stores . I didn't work there for long I worked for only 6 weeks
Fun productive work environment with room for advancement
Customer Service and Returns (Former Employee), Collingwood, ON – August 30, 2015
I enjoyed my time with Canadian tire. I have taken much from my experiences there. Everyone was friendly and the atmosphere was wonderful to work in. Even during difficult days where customers were less than kind everyone pulled together as a team to keep up morale.
A typical work day would be to come in and stock the shelves with new store products. Serve and help clients in the best way possible. Ive leaned a lot from working in every department, gaining experience so that i can help anyone who comes into our stores to find exactly what they are looking for. Management team was okay, could be better. Great people though. Love my team. We were like family. The hardest part of the day would be the very busy ones one weekend when new sales arrive. Stressful on some occasions. The enjoyable part would be meet great client again. Its always fun to meet and help new people.
Store Associate (Former Employee), Cornwall, ON – August 24, 2015
Pros: Very Social
During my two years at Canadian tire I got experience dealing with a lot of customers, a basic understanding of all the departments and had the opportunity to work logistics for a while. My Managers were very kind and supportive when i needed them. The hardest part of the job was sorting the warehouse and stocking the back shelves. My co-workers were very friendly and easy to get along with. The most Enjoyable part of the job was working in the garden center during summers, helping people all day in the nice sun.
Canadian Tire was a good job while I was still in highschool
Service Writer (Former Employee), Thunder Bay, ON – August 16, 2015
Working as a service writer definitely contributed to the amount of patience I have gained. I learnt how to use the computer systems that they had there as well did some work in the shop. The management there was very unappreciative of what I did while working for the company especially since other employees did not bother to show up. As far as co-workers went we all got along great. The hardest job I did at Canadian tire definitely had to be dealing with the customers. The thing that I liked the most about this job is that whenever I had a mechanical question or even just wanted to talk about mechanical work there were people there that I could talk to.
Fill Crew Member (Former Employee), Kanata – August 15, 2015
The Owners of the store encourage interdepartmental teamwork. However the hours you have to put in to the store as a member of Fill Crew are absolutely outrageous. Your shift starts an hour before the store opens and can end up being anywhere from 10-12 hours. Fill Crew has a very high turn around rate due to the nature of the job. Very physically demanding and stressful at times. Other departments will complain about how fast you move because they don't understand how large the warehouse is and how much stock you need to wade through to find an individual product for them.