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Canon Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
70 Reviews
3.4
70 Reviews
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Canon Chairman and CEO Fujio Mitarai
Fujio Mitarai
34 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very informative and very productive

    Cons

    None, can use more training

    Recommends
  2.  

    Liberal Work Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    A very open and fair work environment.

    Cons

    Must introduce some challenging project for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Must open up prestigious management education and rejoining options for employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Canon

    Pros

    Experience, industry, training, sales experience, management, competitive selling

    Cons

    Low pay, micro manage, competition, pricing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Schaumburg, IL

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

    Pros

    Good Management and vision moving forward

    Cons

    Stuck with busy work all the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give us more projects please

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overly complicated

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Creative Director in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Creative Director in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Canon full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Free shuttles to an from train station. Free breakfast and lunches. Discounted merchandise for on-staff personnel.

    Cons

    Tight dress code, Overly complicated workflow process. You have to rush to make the shuttle and trains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the talent you need, when you need it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canon

    Pros

    Stability. Friendly people. Challenging environment.

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility. Discourage individual decision making.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    DO EVERYTHING AT WORK FOR MICRO-PAY!!!!!! NOT WORTH IT!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    some co-workers were good to work with.

    Cons

    no room for growth, no pay increase, dead end job, managers are not honest and do many dishonest things behind your back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize your employees for the good things they do and show it in their paycheck, not just a pat on the back!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Ineffective management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Site Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Site Representative in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Building is nice, good work-life balance, generous time off policy, good computer based training

    Cons

    Ineffective managers, won't put new policies in writing so they change on a whim.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to suggestions from employees.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Job to have a check coming in while you figure out what you want to do.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouser II in Jamesburg, NJ
    Current Employee - Warehouser II in Jamesburg, NJ

    I have been working at Canon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job security , 401k, great benefits. forklift certification. 3 breaks a day two fifteen minute and one of the clock half hour.

    Cons

    Low pay, small or no raises, no room to move up. low morale. the 1030-7pm shift makes it nearly impossible to find a school schedule to try and further your education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Positive recognition of work above and beyond will create a good morale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    The most difficult company I've ever worked for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Canon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Diverse product line. Better than average hardware products. Great Brand Recognition. Adequate specialist support. Earnings in high 5 figures not impossible, just improbable in Boston.

    Cons

    Disjointed Customer Care support team. Limited company focus on the customer needs and how best to solve their problems easily and quickly. Extremely process oriented and very inflexible. Example: Financial department has no idea how to assist a Representative prepare an order in the fixed Order Management program called (SOM) sales order maker. If you want to combine service for multiple machines (blanket agreement) and ensure you're ordering it correctly, No One person can answer your questions. It takes too long to figure out the process. While doing this in the office, you're not Prospecting or Telemarketing, or attending some other Training for nefarious products that very few people ever sell, but you're required to "pitch" it. Face it, printed documents are going away and working for a printer manufacture isn't the future anymore. Start your career with a software developing company if you want a future in the business communications market. Face to face selling is becoming a thing of the past in this industry and they haven't yet mastered a way to promote the hardware via software selling. But, eventually, they won't need you here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your Branch Administrators need better training and compensation (to keep turnover down). They pull together your "silo" of operations where everyone is only concerned about their daily responsibility, not the customer needs. If the VP's and Presidents would work the front lines on a regular basis and hear current and new customer complaints daily, they would understand how difficult it is to work for their company. Unfortunately, they don't care. Remember, this is a sales organization. If you're not selling something you're not doing your job, regardless if you have to dump a current customer and find a new one.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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