Canon Reviews

Updated March 7, 2015
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  1. Great Products, but the company spends too much time on process and not enough on customers.

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    • 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

    Best products in the industry with great Technical Support, locally, online and over the phone. Earnings are tough in this highly competitive market, but with the right attitude, you could be $80+ within a few years.

    Cons

    Company structure is still developing since they lost IKON as a distribution channel. This is one of the most difficult companies I have ever worked in. I'm losing accounts due to poor business process that isn't focusing on the customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pushing the "process" agenda and start implementing customer needs changes now! Become more flexible with every stage of the sales process: SOM doesn't work for all deals. Go back to paper orders and proposals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canon

    Pros

    Research oriented, strong support structure

    Cons

    Process oriented, large hierarchial structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have an open mind

    No opinion of CEO
  3. Very good and stable company with clear goals.

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    Current Employee - Information Technology in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Canon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company has provided many opportunities at an individual level.

    Cons

    Very unclear direction at the present moment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more clear direction regarding growth potential within job families.

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  5. Not a place for anyone with enthusiasm and spirit

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Canon full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    * End of the year bonus
    * Employee sale twice a year
    * 401K matching

    Cons

    * Walking morgue. A lot of the employees have been there more than 20 years and have no more life in them.
    * Too many chiefs. No room for advancement. Especially if you are not a Japanese male.
    * Red tape city. Can't get things done fast and efficiently. It is amazing that Canon is still a leader in anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire and let young thought-leaders take your place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canon

    Pros

    Working for Canon was one of the best jobs I ever had. Treated their employees with respect. Generous bonuses, benefits and off site activities.

    Cons

    Unlike other companies that I have worked for, Canon did not have much in the "Cons" area. I put in many overtime hours because of deadlines and schedules, but that is typical in any development based companies.

  7. Slavework

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Operator II in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Process Operator II in Newport News, VA

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

    Pros

    Benefits!! Great bonuses.. Excellent vacations

    Cons

    Slavework..not enough pay, bad treatment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more. Your worker may like work more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Got worse with time

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Scientist in Rockville, MD

    I worked at Canon

    Pros

    Looks good on your resume

    Cons

    Difficult to move up in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    is a good place to leave

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    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Lake Success, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Lake Success, NY

    I worked at Canon

    Pros

    being an intern in this company is a good opportunity to learn ... be working in all .... for nothing

    Cons

    managers and supervisors make a single group

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    a staff turnover of 100% in a year, I think this situation needs to be revised. or expect a higher percentage.?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Eye opener toward a Fortune 500 subsidiary business culture.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA

    I have been working at Canon

    Pros

    Good benefits and a way to get a start toward working in an office environment.
    Company has tuition reimbursement so a bit of advice get your education and afterward leave for better pastures.

    Cons

    Low pay and you have to apply multiple times (beg) to get a promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better pay and acknowledge that your kiss-ups are always not the best people for the promotional advances.

  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Canon Business Solutions: A good place to get training, a bad place if you have any experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Canon

    Pros

    Canon is a large company that is able to provide great support systems that other small competitors do not have available to them. Canon Business Solutions offers great health benefits packages. For people at the beginning of their careers, Canon offers excellent training programs.

    Cons

    Canon is too slow to react to market changes in order to stay competitive. The decision making and processes are too inflexible to stay up to date with the changing sales environment. It seems like upper management is out of touch with the real situation in the market place. In addition, the employee moral is extremely low. This could be a result of the compensation packages being lower than industry averages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More decision making power needs to be given on a local level. Canon loses many opportunities due to slow decision making.

    Doesn't Recommend

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