Canon UK Reviews

Updated June 12, 2015
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Canon UK Managing Director Hasse Iwarsson
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  1. First Month

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    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Uxbridge, England (UK)

    I have been working at Canon UK

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Welcoming and friendly environment.
    Atmosphere of learning and self improvement.
    People happy to help and answer my questions.

    Cons

    Some things can lost in communication.
    A lot of acronyms


  2. A company for life

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Order Management Executive in Reigate, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Order Management Executive in Reigate, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people make this job great team work mentality and lots of opportunity for development , competitive pay and family friendly

    Cons

    Not every department within Canon ha same policies, it can't be one rule for one and one for another more consistency across the board is needed

    Advice to Management

    Reward and recognition is always high on the list of wants, sometimes it would be nice to be more recognised for a job well done by management not just colleagues


  3. They are a very supportive company who treat their employees as equals, not as underlings.

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    Current Employee - Customer Data Management Executive in Reigate, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Data Management Executive in Reigate, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    There is a huge amount of reward and recognition, staff incentives, bonuses, discount for the products we supply as well as a lot of different theme days, they support the local community by investing time and money in keeping parks maintained. They support charities every month as well as having free legal advice in case you need it, for any reason. They have a summer hours policy which makes a huge difference to the work/life balance.

    Cons

    The salaries aren't quite up to a living wage for the area we live in, there are times when information isn't filtered down as quickly as it could be and the contacts for customer are always changing.

    Advice to Management

    If they could keep departments the same for a while, our customers would have more confidence in being able to reliably speak to one contact about any issues they have.


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  5. One of the best Business Services Companies

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Canon have an extensive range of industry leading products,allied to fantastic support services, if your good at creating your own virtual support teams and prepared to do the initial groundwork you'll have a very rewarding and successful career.

    Cons

    As with many large businesses, Canon can at times be overly process driven, however if you take ownership of the project and lead, team members will assist to achieve the common goal.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline process to allow salespeople to have greater amount of customer facing time. Be less Woodhatch focussed.


  6. Helpful (3)

    8 years working for the copy/print industry. Commisson selling bad for the customer and can compromise best advice

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Reigate, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Reigate, England (UK)

    I have been working at Canon UK

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good products. good office working conditions. renumeration abiove average

    Cons

    excessive hours per week. excessive travel and poor expenses package. Home life compromised
    Remuneration package not in best interest of customers

    Advice to Management

    . learn more about the products you sell.Recognise undue presures on subordinates early to ensure remedial action taken (before they go sick with stress/depression). Do not set unrealistic targets to drive subordinates.(its very short term and ends in failure).Canon used to be a happy company with excellent customer relationships! Why has this changed? If the fish has gone bad, look at its head!


  7. Helpful (1)

    Direct Sales in various guises

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Canon UK full-time

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

    Pros

    Great brand name, good products, good people.

    Cons

    Canon has lost it's way some what trying to change from a box shifter to a service provider. So much change and process makes doing business internally different, there are so many projects on the go that there is no money for the business. Comm packages have been continually reduced and targets up by 40% in the last 6 months. Canon doesn't quite know where it sits in the market place. No true global support infrastructure limits it's ability to mix with the likes of Xerox and HP and KM have over taken them. Lots of senior, experienced sales people have left in the wake of the Oce integration. No true Alliance proposition.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to basics, remember that this is sales led company not a marketing company. Remunerate your sales people for the business they write.


  8. Helpful (1)

    How to destroy morale

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Telesales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Telesales Account Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Canon UK

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

    Pros

    Big company with a huge global brand. Very good products from cameras through to production printing equipment and medical imaging devices.

    Cons

    Completely no idea how to encourage valuable people to flourish with an almost bullying atmosphere which is very toxic. Canon allows the BRAND to dominate their thinking, letting more discrete players win market share. I had to leave because I wanted a good work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your colleagues and stop sucking the life out of them.
    Value the customer as much as profit.
    Employ more diverse people in key roles, not just white males.



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