Canon Europe

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Canon Europe Reviews

Updated August 2, 2014
Updated August 2, 2014
24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good company, but...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)

    I have been working at Canon Europe full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Strong business with diverse product offering. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    More forward thinking needed. The coompany has not moved with the times and modern trends over the last decade, and is now paying the price (consumer space).

    Needs to re-think long-term strategy and probably will become a B2B and move away from B2C to a large degree.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act now to safeguard company's future.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Poor company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canon Europe full-time

    Pros

    big name, big brand, with some good ideas for growth

    Cons

    poor company for hard work recognition. work life balance is poor, company is out of date and losses are sure to come. poor senior managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work on taking time to meeting, and listen to the sales people

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Great company but lack Japanese values in Europe

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    Former Employee - Senior Representative  in  Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Representative in Cardiff, Wales (UK)

    I worked at Canon Europe part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Products which live up to expectations

    Cons

    Internal office politics and lack of opportunities to grow in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    OCÈ has taken over.

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    Former Employee - Solution Consultant  in  Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Solution Consultant in Uxbridge, England (UK)

    I worked at Canon Europe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    At the moment the only pro is the fact that nobody bothers what you really do. You can then go to work and pretend to do something, take home the salary and live with it. The company is full of people like this.

    Cons

    If you care about your career and you don't want to get stuck here then stay away.

    After the integration with OCÈ the company has no direction. Too many projects and no real focus on anything. Complete chaos

    The HR is rubbish too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead to hire expensive external people why you don't look inside first???

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    ICT management that border on incompetent.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Brussels (Belgium)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brussels (Belgium)

    I worked at Canon Europe full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Well recognized company name that look good on a CV
    - ICT department is a good place to learn the ins and outs of the job if you are new to IT.

    Cons

    - Depressingly basic for seasoned IT workers.
    - Low level of knowledge among many of the people holding trainings on their topic of "expertise" with just one or two exceptions.
    - Poor departmental management with two team leads that are incapable of managing and supporting a team of ~30 agents between them.
    - Taking pride in having an internal helpdesk when in reality only the simplest incidents such as password resets are handled in-house and close to 40% of incidents are handled via outsourcing to India.
    - Over reliance on virtualization, web based and cloud solutions at the cost of security and productivity and intent to implement more third party solutions in the near future.
    - Chaotic IT infra structure with for example over ten different RDP terminals for active directory where one would suffice had the infra structure been better planned.
    - Chances of growth/promotion within the department are nearly non-existent.
    - IT staff only receive basic mobile phones belonging in 2003 while the rest of the company receive latest generation iPhone, Samsung and Nokia smart-phones.
    - Data plan on company phone is very limited and extremely expensive if exceeded.
    - Long term plans indicate that the internal helpdesk in 1-2 years will almost exclusively be doing catch and dispatch.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    I have been working at Canon Europe

    Pros

    good stable environment and company structure

    Cons

    Japanese influence sometimes difficult - decisions are not taken, but made

  8.  

    great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canon Europe full-time

    Pros

    Stable and reliable and ok to work for if one does nto have pressing ambitions. It has a good set of managers and people willing to assist if you are proactive. Very international though more dutch people are getting hired nowadays.

    Cons

    Too slow too react to changes and the salary is poor. Camera market is in trouble so the company is being puched to evolve to the new landscape. Lets see how this goes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    share more. less politics

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Ancient Company Very Behind the Times

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Amstelveen (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amstelveen (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Canon Europe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great for an easy life - no urgency great place to have meetings about meetings nothing gets agreed or changed

    Cons

    continued fighting between Canon Europe & Oce who they took over. Have spent a fortune on integrating the two companies but they are still two companies. All senior Canon Management have left with all Oce management taking their places who do not have a clue about the business

    HR are there but there are no lights on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell Oce & go back to what Canon is good at - Canon will never be a solutions company they will never be able to compete with the likes of HP or IBM

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Amazing experience but slow decision making and poor HR management

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    Current Employee - Key Account Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Canon Europe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    diversity of people, variety of tasks within the role, European travel

    Cons

    old fashioned, limited opportunities to move up the hierarchy, bad HR management, style slow decision making

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just talk and do nothing, because there's competition out there!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Good company for 2-3 years

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    Former Employee - Key Account Manager  in  Kiev (Ukraine)
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Kiev (Ukraine)

    I worked at Canon Europe full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    International environment, intelligent people, great work\life balance, good product

    Cons

    Weak and strange HR policy, absence of real leaders, not really inspiring company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People should work not just spend time in the office

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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