Canadian Solar Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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  1. Logistics Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Operations Coordinator in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Coordinator in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Solar (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with except for the Logistics Manager. Humbling experience.

    Cons

    Logistics Manager needs to repent


  2. Sales

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good team, lot to learn due to size of business. Good manager to mentor and support. Company does recognize your hard word and reward appropriately.

    Cons

    Some times overwhelming work load.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good business strategies.


  3. Marketing Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I was a marketing intern at Canadian Solar. Everyone was extremely kind and helpful.

    Cons

    I was still young at the time so I was not able to do as much substantial work.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Disorganized and abrasive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Canadian Solar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is reasonable. Health benefits are excellent. Good tasting free lunches.

    Cons

    Disorganized management. Mysterious processes. Lots and lots of abrasive personalities. Rumor mill runs wild. Lack of leadership


  6. Helpful (1)

    Team-Oriented Company w/ Real Vision

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    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)

    Cons

    None that I can find yet

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!!


  7. Helpful (5)

    A very unprofessional place to try and work

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service in San Ramon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Solar full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are some nice people in the marketing and finance departments who come to work to do their job and who are very professional too.

    Cons

    Where do I begin? This place is run by bullies. They insult coworkers regularly and gossip is rampant. They set up people to fail if they don't like them and talking loudly and swearing is common here. And if you are bold enough to speak up to management it gets worse. Ironically you have to take a harassment course when you start working there and everything they say they will not tolerate...is tolerated.

    Advice to Management

    Take IMMEDIATE actions towards bullies and protect people that are there to work and be professional. Don't close your doors and allow it because that person has been there for a long time. And then when someone comes to you for support PLEASE back them up with the appropriate action and please let it remain anonymous so that person is not subject to more retaliation.


  8. Not your average 9-5

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Solar full-time (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

    Canadian Solar Response

    Jun 5, 2014 – marketing communication specialist

    Thank you for your review! We appreciate the feedback.


  9. Helpful (5)

    Operation Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Operation Coordinator in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Operation Coordinator in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Solar full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good money and busy work schedule

    Cons

    Inconsiderate supervisor and intolerable amount of swearing

    Advice to Management

    Please be considerate and act professionally in the office environment. Less favoritism and attacking language can make the office environment a much friendlier and less stressful place to work


  10. Solar

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Clean workplace, steady schedules, non-union, free coffee, clean washrooms

    Cons

    Continental shifts Working during stat holidays

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to what the workers have to say


  11. Would Not Recommend

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    Former Employee - General Labourer in London, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - General Labourer in London, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Solar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    No heavy lifting, friendly work environment

    Cons

    Impossible to move up, unfair wage, management does not listen

    Advice to Management

    People who learn the jobs properly and work hard should have a chance at moving up, instead everybody is just a number and it doesnt matter if you work harder than the guy beside you



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