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over promised and under delivered...
Store Manager (Former Employee) –  Maple Ridge, BC2 April 2014
No matter whom you interview with or what position you interview for, your experience will be the same. “You’re going to be a store manager making upwards of $90,000/yr. inside of 2 years!” that’s the line everyone gets. What they don’t tell you is that they are hiring 20 of you in the area and in the end there may only be 2-3 openings. They say you don’t ever have to transfer to another location if you don’t want to. “You always have the final say” the truth is if you ever try to say no they tell you that if you say no now you may not be asked next time. Everything is run by intimidation.
In the end you’ll end up working 12-13 hours a day for around $50,000/yr. with no real future for growth. The culture the company has is amazing; they just don’t always live by it. They have these core values they call “Aims” and at the top of that list are customers then their people and then profit. Unfortunately the Sr. management team in the Vancouver area sees it as profit first and everything else can take a back seat.
Take my review for what it is. I’m an ex-employee (who quit, not fired) but my view is based on my experience. There are some very good people who care a lot working there. However there are the other kind of people there as well.
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good team building
Tire Technician (Former Employee) –  Salmon Arm, BC19 February 2018
was a good team build environment, great training programs, easy for hard worker to work there way up the corp. ladder. not enough pay for the area and to many long hours for the pay 16h+ days
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Difficult place to work
Tire Technician (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON13 February 2018
They suck you in with the idea that you will one day be a manager and make crazy amounts of money. Reality is you end up doing all the dirty work and never move anywhere.
Pros
Big Company
Cons
No advancement.
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