Canon Canada Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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Taizaburo “Ted” Egawa
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Pros
  • Good products, International Brand Name, (in 4 reviews)

  • Brand name, large corporation, Good insights on how a poorly run division actually functions (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • The staff turnover at the entry level sales rep level in 2010 was 100% (in 6 reviews)

  • Upper management is not in tune with its employees in some cases (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canon Canada

    Pros

    Good people who know their business . But be prepared to work hard and deliver numbers. you will learn allot , its fast paced , but need to be on your game and thinking at all times.

    Cons

    You will be very busy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Good entry level sales position

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative

    I worked at Canon Canada

    Pros

    Great benefits and vacation time of 3 weeks to start. They have a cafeteria on premises if you work in the office.

    Cons

    Micro management to the fullest. They are more concerned about your activity rather then your sales. Management does not help you win deals. They leave to much on the table

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to give more support to your employees and help them become better sales people. Focus less on the negative aspects and actually work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Of mixed mind.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canon Canada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Was employed from 1991 to 2005. Hired out of College, and was trained. Benefits were great in 1991, many things back then were 90- 100% covered with no deductible.
    Was able to borrow cameras and camcorders , was able to borrow the company van.
    Used to have birthday lunches in which you could talk to senior management, including the President in an informal setting.

    Cons

    Starting Wage according to an OACETT survey placed me below average for my job title.
    I was pigeon holed for approximately 9 years in the same job.
    I had to transfer to another city to keep working for the company.
    Lost job like so many others in 2005 when were restructured out of the company.
    The office was relocated years later aft Canon spent a lot of money to make the old one pretty, to a new building after axing 100's of people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not let good people go that are willing to evolve to stay with a company that they are proud to say they work for.
    Do not tell these people that they cannot be reimbursed for training they pay out of pocket to improve them selves to move laterally in the company when their own department with not let them move up in it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Good place to start

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    Former Employee - Commercial Sales Representative in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Commercial Sales Representative in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canon Canada

    Pros

    They will hire you without any experience right out of college
    Benefits are great
    A lot of place for advancement
    Most reps are in their mid twenties

    Cons

    Long, long hours.
    Be ready to get micromanaged
    Base pay is low and it can take long to build a client base and to earn commissions.
    Lots and lots of cold calls
    Had to work on weekends and in the evening

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to reduce your turnover, stop putting pressure on young reps to work such long hours

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Stay Away !!!

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    Current Employee - Administration in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Administration in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Canon Canada

    Pros

    Global Corporation, products are sexy but just okay - and overpriced.

    Cons

    The truth is this place is run by people that have been here for 20 or 30 years, they got in when the industry was dripping with money. They have fat salaries, nice pension plans, and in many cases don't really have to do much work anymore - and they like it this way. That's where you come in: you will be hired to do the grunt work (at a lower salary with reduced benefits) while these jerks take their extended lunches, have multiple coffee breaks throughout the day, and play on Facebook for hours at a time. Of course, this only applies to those who have been with the company since day one, and who have been buddies with management since back in the day. Anyone outside of this circle will be used & abused. Canon has tons of cash, they know it, the new CEO bragged about it when he arrive to take over the reigns. The level of arrogance & entitlement here is appalling. Do yourself a huge favor - run away as fast as you can !!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wonder why people quit all the time? Take a look in the mirror for once instead of pointing fingers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. No upside - the best years are behind.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canon Canada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work with decent people who try. Unfortunately, they're micro-managed and not appreciated. Interchangeable parts is the thinking of senior management.

    Cons

    Micro-managed, not invited to provide input, work is uninspired, senior management is myopic and not to be trusted in any way, advancement is virtually impossible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be leaders not task masters

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. Beware of BSD Department - Poor work environment, insufficient training & no encouragement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canon Canada (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Exposure to top Canon Canada clients
    - Work with multiple stakeholders

    Cons

    - High expectations with no guidelines provided. (No timeline provided on expectations or deadlines)
    - Insufficient training on the nature of the business
    - Extremely discouraging environment. Managers use authoritative leadership style which discourages employees
    - Poorly managed teams leading to overworked employees
    - Poor communication between Managers and employees
    - Very few people are promoted, even if they exceed expectations in the current role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Respect your employees.
    - Seek coaching, and learn to communicate professionally with employees.
    - Hire more candidates and train them extensively.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. Canon Canada - Business Solution Division - Commercial Sales - Great Company to Work For!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Commercial Account Representative in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Commercial Account Representative in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canon Canada full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Photocopier sales, on a the whole, is a very difficult business to start with. Canon is a bright light among all the darkness that this industry is known for. Great products, reasonable targets, great benefits, outstanding earnings potential (particularly for young sales people just starting out), and fantastic atmosphere. However, the most important reason that made working at Canon a wonderful experience: The people.

    Cons

    Price erosion driving the cost of products down, aggressive competition from other companies, long sales cycle, sales department in competition with service department, limited marketing support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - In sales, maximum earning potential is reached after 2 years - consider different avenues of earnings growth to keep seasoned veterans.
    - Sales reps could use more closing tools
    - Service is too protective of its profits. If they gave more concessions to sales, business could increase exponentially.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Sadly, A Toxic Workplace

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Some good people work here. Good career experience.

    Cons

    Excess red tape. Bullying & favoritism are quite evident. Management targets those they feel don't have the correct image - it could be how you dress, what vehicle you drive, or the length of your hair. Yet these same mangers feel quite comfortable expressing bigoted views and opinions. The union is full of overpaid under-performers. A certain group of long-term employees seem to have very light duties & responsibilities, but if you are new to the company you better be prepared to be overworked. Could be a great company if it wasn't for the bs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are at the helm of a great corporation. It's a shame to see managers treat coworkers they like differently. Human nature. Does it serve the greater good to engage in bigoted conversations? There might be an employee nearby who could be affected. Think before you speak - you set the level of conduct by example.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canon Canada

    Pros

    Great brand, stable, once you know your business... You are set

    Cons

    Process improvement could be helpful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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