Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Vernon, BC – 13 June 2017
The location I worked at was poorly managed after original manager transferred. New manager did not uphold the values and the culture of the Kaltire I signed up for. Lacked leadership and the ability to do the right thing when their back was up against the wall. Sad to leave a company I loved but couldn't sit back anymore and watch the culture and customer service falling apart.
Tire Technician FT Temporary (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 28 April 2017
it starts off early in the morning with the shop meeting so everybody is on the same page. then we are all assigned with tasks to complete and we go from there. I learned the importane of punctuality and being ready to work at the time your supposed to start your shift. management is fair and just and pretty friendly. the workplace is mixed with personalitys coming from various cultures and backgrounds but overall makes for a solid team. the hardest part of the job would have to be in the winter when its freezing cold out and we need to brush snow off and bring vehicles in and also filling up air in tires and torqueing the wheels in temperatures below zero without proper clothing. the best part of the job is being able to drive different cars everyday, cars you would never be able to drive sometimes.
Fast paced work with a really family oriented crew.
Tire Technician/Winter Rush Crew (Former Employee) – Kitimat, BC – 15 April 2017
Working at Kaltire was a really rewarding experience. The work was face paced and kept me busy, which in turn kept me in pretty good physical shape. I would recommend Kaltire to anyone looking for a career in automotive work.
1hr Lunch breaks, keeps you in good shape, fun work.
Mechanic (Former Employee) – Stettler, AB – 8 April 2017
I enjoyed working for the company overall however the management in this particular store left a lot to be desired. Also the wages were not on par with other shops in the area. After 18 months the manager decided I "no longer fit their future requirements after asking for a raise (I had 1 $3 raise in the entire time I worked for them) Would I go back? maybe to a different store but I would not retunr to this one.
Looking for work/ labourer (Former Employee) – Spruce Grove, AB – 2 June 2016
it was a fun place to work at, My managers were not really reliable some times. One just got up and left one day. Its a good company to work for, they have good ways to benifit you for learning and advancing in auto mechanic technican. i enjoyed working there, until i god laid off. Recently, now i am looking for any job, i just need the money, got bills to pay.
Tire technician (Current Employee) – Richmond, BC – 8 December 2015
Great place to work with fun people and good benefits. Hours can be long but payroll and management is fair. Little bit of a dirty enviroment if shop cleanliness is not kept upto date. Overall 4/5 working experience.
Sales Representative and Associate (Former Employee) – Victoria, BC – 7 October 2015
Every employee is dedicated to doing their job and doing it the right way for their customers. Management is superb at this particular location that I worked at. When I first started, everyone was very kind and patient whenever I would mess something up. Trial and error is how it works and is the best way to learn; from your mistakes.
Oil/Lube/Tire Technician (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 12 March 2015
I walked into Kaltire asked for a job and the manager told me to come the next day for an interview. At the interview when it came to compensation I said since I am new here pay me $14/hour I will let my work speak for itself. A month later I doubled the tire/oil technicians labor, therefore I asked for a raise, I didn't get it and I quit. I will put in the effort and the time for anyone but if you don't recognize my hard work I will not work for you.
Right from the get go I was a co op student who eventually got in to work part time, part time meaning that we work even more than full time employee's do during winter rush. I was never set up for my first 24, only finishing it the month I was "laid off". The storage system for tires and rims was absolutely horrible, I would never ever recommend storing your tires at this location, we lose about 5-6 sets a month while I was an employee there. The used tire bin was so bad I was actually written up just stepping foot inside and having stacks fall on me. There was never any real effort to train or stay within the rules, we were often overstocked which resulted in a very crowded shop environment. During the winter while I was told gloves would have been provided for me while in the shop this didn't prove to be the case and I had to pay out of pocket for my own, the drainage grates were poorly placed below the hoists and occasionally we lost customer's lug nuts inside of them. Our parts room was not clean and we were often missing lug nuts from sets, mainly lug nuts for aftermarket rims. Management wanted to sell aftermarket Core Racing rims that came in bent. Management itself was a mess, it soon turned to having more managers in the shop than actual employee's, mostly managers in training who each tried to give out tasks. Our change room beside the upstairs tire racks had a massive drop off that I fell through and twisted my ankle in, was never fixed to my knowledge. I was working way more hours than I should, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (was actually working till about 9:00 pm or 10:00more... pm each day) from monday to saturday with very very little days off. There were no 15 minute breaks, just a 30 minute lunch. I was offered an apprenticeship, and Kal Tire had kept the paperwork for this, even after I was laid off and it was requested. I was laid off in January, Last night, April 10th at 10:30 pm I recieved a call from the Vernon office inquiring as to why I was fired, I was not fired to my knowledge and was not in to recieve it and say I was laid off, called this morning, found out I had apparently resigned, told them about the call that night and explained that I had been laid off, not that I resigned or had been fired, was asked to visit this Kal Tire and speak with them there. Upon visiting and asking the very same manager if my employment record could be changed properly, he treated it pretty unprofessionally, and upon speaking with the payroll clerk, she had been there when I told him about the calls and asked him about it, she had no idea about the lay off either, it seems this was kept to management, I am still going through a lot of information to try and figure things out. Stay away from this location, I can say more but I already put enough down, this is a terrible place to work for, I will never work for this company again, and hope to stay well away.less
great employee's - Always fun to be around and joke with.
Everything about this company and specific location, management, safety precautions, storage system and shop work.
Supervisor and Mechanic (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 22 August 2012
KalTire was an overall decent place to work, the crew in the back was always in high spirits, though the management wasn't ideal. Unfortunately, they made my brother my supervisor, which is a recipe for destruction in any work place.
Automotive service technician (Former Employee) – brooks, AB – 30 July 2012
morning rush, usually steady work than dies down early in the afternoon, constantly learning and teaching people new things everyday, management was really good to work for as long as you were committed and productive and did your job right, very stress free as an employee. I really enjoyed the people i worked with.