Fun and youthful workplace with little incentive for performance
Replenishment Analyst (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 28 November 2018
Imbalanced workloads with minimal oversight from management. HR does not effectively reward performance or seniority. Expect to receive the same 1.8% annual raise that everyone else gets. If you're a top performer you'll see a 0.2% increase above the standard. Can be hit or miss experience dependent on your manager or department. Young and agile work environment. There's opportunities to advance your career if you spend a solid amount of time networking.
Freedom to explore different careers
Below average salary, little performance incentives
Sales Associate at the Uxbridge (Current Employee) – Uxbridge, ON – 27 November 2018
Got to work part time throughout high school with a bunch of my buddies. Was a great starter job and of course, didn't expect any promotions, just got a small raise over 3 years of work. Overall, a good place to make some bank through high school or university. You can't slack off, but as long as you put in 75% effort they'll like you. Anything less than that, you'll get bare minimum hours without getting fired. You put in 90%< you'll get lots of part time hours, like most jobs.
Friendly place with some free lunches every once in a while and out of work meet ups
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 28 November 2018
Having worked for Canadian Tire first as a part-time employee and now as a full-time member of their so-called "team", I have learned that no matter how hard you work for them, you will never receive the wage you deserve. I have only ever received a raise twice while working at Canadian Tire, and hardly ever receive thanks for all the work myself and many other employees have put into the store. Long-time employees do not feel any sense of loyalty to Canadian Tire, as they are more often treated as robots instead of people. They do not care if you are sick or have any mental health disabilities. Overall, not a healthy work environment, as everyone is miserable, including management.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Antigonish, NS – 8 January 2019
Decent people, decent hours, minimum wage, without raises unless you move up the ladder. You may get hired on as full-time, but after christmas they'll cut you back to part-time until sales pickup in March/April. Retail job so you are constantly having to try to answer questions you don't now and having to deal with frustrated people. If you're not a people person don't take the job.
Service Advisor (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 14 November 2018
Canadian tire offers a low level level of pay with, in a very stressful environment. If that is not that's not good enough expect poor management, at least in the auto service center. In service your day consists of building, quoting and closing work orders. You wind up working closely with the mechanics to troubleshoot quotes. All of which would be fine if not for management perpetuating the bad experience customers have come to expect. Expect to get stuck with lots of evening shifts and be prepared to fight tooth and nail for each small raise they give you. One the other side, the profit sharing is quite nice and having a staff discount is nice. I would not recommend this company to a friend.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Ottawa South, ON – 9 December 2018
I worked at two different locations and both locations were awful. This one was understaffed and management was lazy and rude. 90% of the time I worked there my pay was incorrect. I had been promised a management position and a raise within a few months, never got either of them. instead of promoting me, they gave me the duties of a manager.
Floor Associate (Former Employee) – Barrie, ON – 16 October 2018
They need to stop hiring more people when they have workers asking for more hours. If you want to go from 30 hours to 5 hours a week, this would be the job. No advancement in this company. Asking for more hours at this place, is asking management to cut off an arm for you.
Full time/Part time (Current Employee) – Aurora, ON – 1 January 2019
I learned many key components to be successful at life while working at Canadian tire. The management and the workplace are both very good and it is easy to move up the ladder. The only downside is the pay. It took a very long time to get a pay raise.
Great workplace, Managers are very nice and understandable.
Retail Associate (Current Employee) – Lakeshore, ON – 13 December 2018
little to no chance at moving up in the company and the benefits are not that good even though they mention them alot. best part are the people is work with. no yearly evaluation because they dont want to give raises
Retail Associate (Former Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 6 August 2018
Associates and middle management is great. Upper management doesn't care about employees. Poor pay, hard work conditions. Profit sharing is decent, but if you are not a golden child, the contribution is low. Hours are cut regularly, I was "full time" and only getting 29 hours a week. Employee discount is only 10%. If you want an item, wait for it to go on sale, then use your discount.
Team members, floor managers, hours can be flexible.
Closing shifts, rotten customers, having to do more duties for the same money, don't believe it when they mention "Advancement Opportunity". Just more work, for a small raise.
Customer service (Former Employee) – airdrie – 24 October 2018
pay should be better for supervisors and managers. they expect way to much for how low they pay. faviourtisium among certain managers. have to purchase your own uniforms and wait for it yo be ordered. i think it should be free.
would get scheduled split shifts all the time only two hours apart
General Labourer (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – 28 November 2018
A non safe place to work if you in the warehouse and you can b e standing the same spot for long periods of time. They don't have work there most of the time and the pay when i started was not even minimum wage.
Parts Person (Former Employee) – Brandon, MB – 18 September 2018
Good place but has it cons and pros at the one Brandon the management was caotic at times as one would tell u one thing and the next would tell u another but other then that nice place only worked part time so didn’t get into the benefits or profit sharing program but nice
Sales Associate/Key Holder (Former Employee) – St. Marys, ON – 26 November 2018
This is a good job to have if you are looking for temporary work. The wage is not good but that is to be expected with this time of work. The owners change a lot in this store and some are better than others,
Auto Parts Associate (Mostly) (Former Employee) – 2025 Kipling Avenue – 1 August 2018
At Canadian Tire it was fun yet tiring to work the hours during the week. I learned many unique parts at the automotive counter and gained a little experience from customers that my managers didn't know about because they had no clue themselves. The management was very well maintained. I felt like I can trust my managers and co-workers even though I thought I cant. The hardest part in Canadian Tire is going in the morning to start off your day because you basically keep repeating everything you did last time, which is good. The most enjoyable part of the job is to have that 1 or 2 customers make a day at the end of every shift. For an example, some days it would be bad and you would have that one customer come in to make you smile.