Canon Reviews

Updated March 7, 2015
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Canon Chairman and CEO Fujio Mitarai
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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. Part of the Testing engineering group

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    Current Intern - Test Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Intern - Test Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Canon as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Extremely great atmosphere to work in with open minded and easy to cope with managers. everyone on the team is there to help.

    Cons

    very light development or no development work

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Awesome experience ever it was great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canon

    Pros

    It was the perfect job for me.

    Cons

    There was nothing bad about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up all the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Good

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    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
  6. Liberal Work Environment

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    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
  7. Great

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    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
  8. Good Management

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    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
  9. Overly complicated

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    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
  10. Good.

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

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    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

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