Administration Assistant (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 28 February 2018
some great co-workers, some managers were very friendly and enjoyable to work with. big staff turn-over, not very female friendly the most enjoyable part of my job was getting to run my department and do administration
Tire Technician (certified) (Former Employee) – London, ON – 8 March 2018
I've worked for Kal on and off for almost 10 years. They look great on the outside but everything and I mean everything is screwed up on the in! No communication between management and workers. Management is a joke! ZERO tire experience from management but they know it all! Bring my car in for repairs and extra labour and unnecessary parts thrown on! They promise the world and deliver nothing. Your work load is piled on you with no help, no instruction, no appreciation, and expect it to be done yesterday.
I DO NOT RECOMMEND WORKING HERE OR GETTING YOUR VEHICLE SERVICED HERE! AGAIN I AM A VET HERE FOR ALMOST 10+ YEARS AMD NOTHIMG CHANGES JUST GETS WORSE!
Sales and Service (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 7 March 2018
I was at Kal Tire and my ambition was to start as a tire technician and enroll through their apprenticeship program.
The Good :Tire guys were fun to work with :you learn alot from the journeyman mechanics :free meal at partners meetings
The Bad :high turnover rates so expect to see alot of new faces :The company hires ANYONE so expect to see unskilled temp workers :alot of miscommunication between front counter staff and technicians :Unrealistic expectations [Setting you up failure] :in the winter you'll work 60plus hours a week and after the rush youll be lucky to get 20hrs week :many fake promises by management for advancement :only one half hour break for a 10 hr day, not paid minimum 3hrs for mandatory store meetings [This Company breaks labour laws] :no clear direction and or training, one tech will say one way to do things and another tech will say another
Overall my experience was poor... When I started many of the senior techs had left and only after a month and a half I ended training new hires for winter rush. Management ignored my suggestions for efficient work and refused to sign my blue book. the final straw was when my hours were cut to 20hrs a week. In my interview I was told 40hrs a week all year round.
If your intention is to pursue mechanics then start here and get experience then move on to bigger and better opportunities. This company only cares about its management and not its technicians.
Tire Technician (Former Employee) – Cloverdale, BC – 27 February 2018
Its a great company. Great benefits. Its hard to work here especially this location. They expect you to be pro. Supposed to be theres a training vids for new hires but thes none. The lead tire tech there has some problem issues, same with the old guy.
Counter Sales (Former Employee) – Chilliwack, BC – 24 February 2018
great guys in the shop to work with , but if you don't know tires don't apply , management worries about store profit a lot and some store only take customers bt appointment only, hourly shop rate is hig 120.00 hr , and oil change is over 60.00 (inspection included)
Salesperson (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 26 January 2018
I found the culture from top to bottom was very intense. Not good intense but bad intense. I feel it is best to keep this review as short and to the point as possible. Very hostile, negative, deceitful (in terms of the promises made and not kept) and confusing at best. I hope for the sake of future employees that they remedy their ways but it certainly does not look likely. The best indicator of future behaviour is past behaviour.
Sales and Service (Former Employee) – Chilliwack, BC – 25 January 2018
- If the business did what they said they would do it would have been awesome but they didn't and it was really frustrating being told you will get something and when you work your butt off to get there you don't.
Career Tracker/Assistant Manager in Training (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 23 January 2018
The job itself isn't too hard or demanding. The problems come into management. They're constantly finding ways to shirk the Alberta labour laws. 13 hour days against your will? Of course, for 6 months out of the year. The other 6 months you're probably working 2 days a week. It's feast or famine. You have no work/life balance during the busy seasons. The bosses all live for Kal Tire and expect you to do the same regardless of what happens to you. Of course, they don't care, they all work 7 - 4 regardless of the season.