Canadian Solar

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Canadian Solar Chairman, President, and CEO Shawn X. Qu
Shawn X. Qu
11 Ratings

    Team-Oriented Company w/ Real Vision

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

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


    I love working here. Almost everyone is really friendly and willing to help. The company is well-managed with awesome work-life balance. There are holiday parties, plenty of free company promo items (T-Shirts, USB drives, caps, etc.). This is by far the best company I have worked at. The company philosophy is great, and Canadian Solar is very well-managed (almost all sales directors have MBA's). The general manager has real leadership, as does the CEO. I am excited to start my career in the solar industry!! (I was formerly in another industry)


    None that I can find yet

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    Keep up the great work!!

    Positive Outlook
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Canadian Solar Interviews

Updated Oct 27, 2014
Updated Oct 27, 2014

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interview process is very basic. It's so vanilla it's not even worth mentioning how ridiculously easy it is to be hired there. They literally will take anyone willing to work for them, especially if you're good looking. Once you're employed there, they'll exploit the heck out of you and try to pay you peanuts for it.

    They'll gossip about your performance to co-workers and even make up stuff that isn't true to get your coworkers to dislike you and treat you poorly. Management will even go as far as telling your peers (in Chinese) how much they don't like you and they'll do it right in front of you. If you're smart and don't already know Chinese, learn it BEFORE going to work there so you know when they're talking negatively about you to your peers.

    Don't expect management to care about your issues because it's likely that management is the reason why you have a grievance to begin with. Management intentionally poisons the minds of the peer group. This is a strategy they use to create trust amongst the Chinese employees in the US. They create trust so they can use the Chinese speaking employees as spies for when they're living back in China. The C-levels only come to the US a few times a year to maintain their visa status; otherwise, they have key people in the office that they trust to filter information about other employees to them on a daily basis.

    They only employ a small group of US people so they can teach the Chinese employees how to do business in the US - and so they can better blend in with & learn the US culture. They call themselves "Canadian Solar", but they're straight up China. Several years ago, after defrauding investors, they used the money they stole to build a manufacturing plant in Canada. But until that point, they had one person who answered a dummy phone in Canada to make it look like they were a Canadian company. They were never a Canadian company. They use the Canadian name only because the CEO and his wife Hanbing Zhang went to college in Canada; otherwise, they're pure China.

    Negotiation Details
    Sadly, I accepted the offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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Additional Info

Headquarters Guelph, Canada
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2001
Type Company - Public (CSIQ)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Founded in 2001 in Ontario, Canada, Canadian Solar is one of the world's largest and foremost solar power companies. As a leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules and provider of solar energy solutions, Canadian Solar has an industry leading and geographically diversified pipeline of utility-scale solar power projects, as well as a track record of successful... More

Mission: Canadian Solar's mission is to deliver solar powered electricity to millions of people around the globe. Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, founded the... More

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