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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Toledo, OH

    I worked at Canon full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good product mix with production print and wide format.

    Cons

    Service struggles with same day fixes not having parts on hand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Same day service would help customer loyalty

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Canon Interviews

Updated Sep 18, 2014
Updated Sep 18, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

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    Senior Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Canon in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through LinkedIn. The sales manager called me months later and I met with him for the first interview. I was far more experienced and educated in business than he was so the interview was pretty much a lesson for him. He even told me that he learned something from me after the 2 hours. I was called back a week later to meet with the manager and his director - which should be the last step in the review process in my opinion. This job isn't high level enough to merit any more of the candidate's time in the review process. They call me for a third meeting to ride with a rep. With over 20 years experience, I was above such a sophomoric exercise and passed on this. The manager had made me an unofficial offer and told me that he was going to get his director to approve my hire. He was a tech who had gotten promoted to sales manager somehow and didn't really know anything about sales. And also didn't have the clout he thought he did because he plainly couldn't get his director to ok my hire as he bragged he could. With a base of only $45K, my time was too valuable to jump through hoops for a job selling copiers - a position which typically ranks just above used car salesman and is not good enough for me in the first place. I was considering it just as a way to relocate to the area and then find something more suitable for a professional of my caliber.

    Interview Questions
    • I was actually asked why I didn't have more LinkedIn connections. They actually had my profile on a projection screen when I came in for the meeting. I was also asked if I had children - so this gives you some idea of the level of professionalism. The manager didn't even know that such a question is inappropriate and could get them into trouble.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The manager and his boss could not even agree on how much I could make in the first year. That is ALWAYS a red flag for a commission sales job. One quoted me $70K and the other said $80K. Neither was even close to what I am worth

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

Canon Awards & Accolades

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Top 200 World's Most Reputable Companies, Forbes, 2009
World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2008
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Website www.canon.com
Headquarters OTA-KU, Japan
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (CAJ)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors Xerox, Ricoh, Konica Minolta

Canon is still banging away at the document reproduction market. The company makes printers and other computer peripherals for home and office use. Its other well-known lines include copiers, fax machines, and scanners. Canon's industrial segment features products used in such diverse applications as semiconductor manufacturing equipment, television broadcast lenses, and devices used for eye examinations. Canon still operates its original camera business, which makes digital cameras, camcorders, LCD projectors, lenses, and binoculars. The company, which generates about... More

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