Canon Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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Canon Chairman and CEO Fujio Mitarai
Fujio Mitarai
38 Ratings

Pros
  • An excellent name to have on a resume, as it's large and has a strong reputation, brand recognition (in 4 reviews)

  • Instructions were given out and there is little work autonomy (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • enforced work life balance only to cut pay by reducing overtime, with the same workload (in 4 reviews)

  • no work life balance, as you still have to work overtime, but no pay (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Better Hour

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment, benefit. Management support on issue

    Cons

    Working late, Staying really late on month end.


  2. Accountant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canon full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I worked for Canon before. Canon is a big company.

    Cons

    We had very low salaries.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  3. Dead-end Job With Lots of PTO

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Canon

    Pros

    The company as whole is not that bad. It all depends who your manager and vp is as they can make your department a great place and nightmare to work at the same time.

    Cons

    Micromanagement at its finest. Unless you work in sales there is no room to grow in the Chicagoland locations. The pay is on the low side. Japanese company, Japanese mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the micromanagment; it's ridiculus. Also you have many talented people working at your company yet most of the time you don't promote from within; you hire from the outside.


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  5. Account Executive

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial Sales Executive in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Commercial Sales Executive in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Canon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The job gives you a flexible schedule

    Cons

    Selling printers by cold calling or using an old database is not ideal


  6. nice place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canon

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    benefits are great, co workers are great

    Cons

    no overtime offered, can not advance to the next level


  7. Very good experience nothing bad to say.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canon

    Pros

    Complete provided 401 k plans for all employees as well as PTO and sick days.Friendly management .

    Cons

    Canon can lose a contract and employee must be placed at other sites if they have open spots

    Advice to Management

    .


  8. Good company, good products

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing

    I worked at Canon

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good products, nice people (with some exceptions)

    Cons

    Lack of future vision, upper management is reserved only for Japanese people that have no idea of market and or clientes

    Advice to Management

    Learn more about the clients and territory giving you the revenue


  9. It was interesting however left due to current management.

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Canon

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a good company and met some great people, they have a unique niche.

    Cons

    Very disorganized and predominantly sales driven need to work with newer technology and be forward thinking.

    Advice to Management

    Move forward with times, stop being so paranoid and operate with transparency. There is a Iot of talking behind each other's backs.


  10. Helpful (5)

    Don't do it!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canon

    Pros

    Benefits, time off- but all of this doesn't matter once you meet the boss you will work for. This woman is legit the devil. 5 people have left the department in 3 years. HR is well aware of her management style and doesn't care. She has gotten so many warnings and nothing has been done. This place is a great resume booster but it comes at the expense of your sanity and self respect.

    Cons

    Everything else- this role has been filled5 times in the last few years. Look at the manager in charge. She is the reason everyone is leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to treat your employees. Being with the company for years shouldn't justify mistreating people.


  11. Unrealistic expectations with little compensation. Dying industry

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Representative in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Representative in Boston, MA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Brand Name Consumers Recognize. Great Health Benefits. Some great products. Some good work mates. They pay for parking.

    Cons

    Cut throat work environment. Management will tell you "forget the customers you just sold to", "we won't be able to keep them because our service and back of the house is horrible". "Your job is to be constantly prospecting and hunting to replace them". The industry has turned from building your book of business that you could flip every three years and earn significant high 5 or low 6 figure income. That's now a distant memory. Very, very few are earning $80K or higher. Staffing cuts continue every year so Division managers can make their bonus's.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the service level so we don't have to replace new customers that leave for dealerships or other competitors. Threatening your sales people with job loss every week/month will force you to look for new hires, with less experience. Try a new collaborative approach by treating the sales staff as mature professionals. Then, they'll actually make the phone calls and get real appointments.



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