Canon Reviews

Updated April 14, 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. 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

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  2. Good company, good products

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    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

  3. 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.

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    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.

  6. 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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    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

  7. 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.

  8. Awesome experience ever it was great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was the perfect job for me.

    Cons

    There was nothing bad about it.

    Advice to Management

    keep up all the good work.

  9. 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)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very informative and very productive

    Cons

    None, can use more training

  10. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A very open and fair work environment.

    Cons

    Must introduce some challenging project for employees.

    Advice to Management

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

  11. 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Low pay, micro manage, competition, pricing

    Advice to Management

    Pay more

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