Canadian Solar Reviews

Updated July 28, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
12 Reviews

2.6
12 Reviews
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Canadian Solar Chairman, President, and CEO Shawn X. Qu
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  1.  

    Investors beware!! Sell now! (MV) units. Every unit manufactured to date needs major service, on-site overhaul.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembly (Temp)  in  London, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Assembly (Temp) in London, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Canadian Solar as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Very relaxed un-supervised work environment. Other than that there has never been any real issue. When a goal is met ( far and few between ) they do celebrate with a good lunch currently quotas are in place but there is no repercussion for not making them. Or any changes.

    Cons

    Poor quality MV side in London plant. Poor management. Currently looking for other employment before public announcement of the failing progress. Another con is other than the 4 supervisors that have no idea what they are doing EVERY SINGLE EMPLOYEE IS A TEMP.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire experienced skilled workers. Not temps!!, the current employees have no desire for quality at all what so ever.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Going downhill

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Solar

    Pros

    The CEO has a good vision but needs to up the morale. Company has a relatively good product for a good price.

    Cons

    The company is too focused on cutting costs/corners in every level at the expense of its employees. Employees are constantly worried that they will be fired/laid off due to management's fear tactics. There is a lot of nepotism, favortism, and backstabbing going around. Employees that have been there for years have not seen raises. Low to zero appreciation for employees or their efforts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in managers that are not just out for themselves but that see the big picture and genuinely are interested in seeing their employees develop. The employee morale will see a boost if you do this. Invest in your employees and see them as an asset instead of a liability. Ditch the fear tactics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    the good company, if you wanna a quiet life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Solar full-time

    Pros

    good work/life balance, people there are nice

    Cons

    growth is quite limited, i don't see too much the future for myself.

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  5.  

    It pays the bills

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Worker  in  Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Guelph, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Canadian Solar full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Friendly co-workers
    - Talent is recognized with career advancement opportunities
    - Being involved in green energy
    - Fair wages and night shift premiums

    Cons

    - Working in a vulnerable industry
    - Poor foresight from management
    - Continental shifts aren't ideal for people with families

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Communicate better all around - with workers and your fellow management!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    An industry leader, but bogged down in inefficient processes and lack of communication between departments

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales in Guelph, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Canadian Solar full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working on projects that involve Solar Power
    Large vertically integrated company

    Cons

    Inefficient office procedures
    Lack of communication between departments
    Lack of direction from senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to show some vision and some direction of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Guelph, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Canadian Solar full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, good team, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Work life balance, cultural differences

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not your average 9-5

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Canadian Solar full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    *Conducive environment for fine-tuning and strengthening your professional skills,
    *Fast-pace, metrics-drive environment
    *Dynamic leadership
    *Globalized and international outlook T
    *The team is filled with talented individuals who care about their performance.

    Cons

    If you are based in SF/Oakland, it is a bit of a commute

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Canadian Solar Response

    Jun 5, 2014marketing communication specialist

    Thank you for your review! We appreciate the feedback.

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