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Canadian Solar Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
12 Reviews
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12 Reviews
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Canadian Solar Chairman, President, and CEO Shawn X. Qu
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  1.  

    Not your average 9-5

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    • 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.

  2.  

    Good company

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    • 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
  3.  

    Interview for Quality Control Supervisor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Supervisor  in  Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Supervisor in Guelph, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Solar full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There are set procedures in this company

    Cons

    I did not receive any result uptill now after passing all my interviews and reference checks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would advice the management to investigate where is the problem and enforce strict rules to overcome such type of happenings in future

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was a pleasure to work with the helpful colleagues there.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Engineer  in  Suzhou, Jiangsu (China)
    Former Employee - Associate Engineer in Suzhou, Jiangsu (China)

    I worked at Canadian Solar as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    We worked under the direction of the chief engineer and he was really experienced and always can give us some advice on the problems we met.

    Cons

    The office was near the assemble stream and the noise was harassing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    maybe they can pay more attention to their low level employees.

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

    the good company, if you wanna a quiet life

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    • 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.

  7.  

    It pays the bills

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    • 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
  8.  

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

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    • 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
  9.  

    Unprofessional

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Worker Bee  in  Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Worker Bee in Guelph, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Solar full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, decent software

    Cons

    Horrible management, bully angry at the world supervisor, no objectives or career plan outlined, thrown in with the wolves with no training, then get yelled at for failing. 1960's style vending machines dispensing horrible (free) beverages). Below average pay. Below average benefits. Below average ergonomics. Spartan office. Too many coops.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your lower managers to be effective and lead by example, not 1960's bully tactics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Operation Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Operation Coordinator  in  San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Operation Coordinator in San Ramon, CA

    I worked at Canadian Solar full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good money and busy work schedule

    Cons

    Inconsiderate supervisor and intolerable amount of swearing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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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