Canon USA Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
149 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pretty good benefits and good discounts on slow selling company photo and office products (in 9 reviews)

  • Great products, with exposure to multiple industries (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Main problem is lack of communication with managment and with other departments when working on projects (in 5 reviews)

  • Also, I think the upper management believes we are children in need of constant supervision (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Loved the people I worked with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Specialist  in  Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Specialist in Melville, NY

    I worked at Canon USA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company, looks good on resume, gorgeous new facility, great products
    loved my coworkers, loved my manager (but that can be hit or miss)

    Cons

    promotions are difficult and slow
    very much pigeon holed into specific role
    silos in every dept
    expat favoritism

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    WEIRDEST COMPANY EVER

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    Former Employee - Contractor  in  Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Contractor in Melville, NY

    I worked at Canon USA as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Of course this company is high in the photography and media industry so it sounds cool to work there.

    Cons

    The company is run from Japan. Nobody in the US is brave enough to make decisions or be acceptable for their actions. The people who work there are arrogant and treat their freelance, contract and even some full-time employees with disrespect. They look down their noses and blame the new guy for everything. Internal managers are afraid to get rid of any full-time employees causing problems. Just not nice people who work there…just nasty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees and contractors with a little more respect….no make that a lot more respect!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard place to work for a woman

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Specialist  in  Lake Success, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Specialist in Lake Success, NY

    I worked at Canon USA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and stable employment

    Cons

    Lack of training and communication. Unless you're a Japanese Expat you will not get far within the company. If you are a woman you have even less chance then that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a lack of positive reinforcement and employees feel discouraged much of the time.

    One has to be at Canon for 15-20 years to reach Senior Management positions. Even then more opportunities are given to MEN then to WOMEN (with same qualifications).

    Since the Japanese culture believes a woman wont devote her time to a job once married and running a home, not much time is invested in job training and opportunities given to women who want to grow within the company.

    The constant shift of management and department reorganization is appalling. You could work for three different managers in one year, each having their own rules and regulations.

    A Japanese Expat will be promoted within 1-2 years of arrival, without speaking English and still learning the job, an American will wait for that same promotion for 4-5 years at least (these are lower level promotions not Senior promotions).

    Its unfortunate and disappointing that I invested so much time into this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Stable Company and that's it!

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager  in  Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Melville, NY

    I have been working at Canon USA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Stable and decent benefits, new office, decent business travel accommodations.

    Cons

    Salary, poor management, poor HR skills, old business practices, creative atmosphere, over-priced cafeteria,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to employees, hire qualified employees, improve salary and provide incentives to employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Lake Success, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in Lake Success, NY

    I have been working at Canon USA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of room for advancement.

    Cons

    Medical benefits not that good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give credit where credit is deserved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Diverse culture, room for advancement and has growing divisions

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    Former Employee - Account Relations Representative  in  Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Account Relations Representative in Melville, NY

    I worked at Canon USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, lots of personal growth classes offered..

    Cons

    "By the book" management style slows down the work flow, leading to much frustration

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Dead End Job

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    Current Employee - Associate Specialist  in  Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Specialist in Melville, NY

    I have been working at Canon USA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The company name is impressive, my co-workers are nice people, the hours are not demanding, and the new HQ is very pretty. My boss is a nice guy... At least the one I have now. The benefits are ok.

    Cons

    Where to begin... I've worked here 8 years, and I've had about that many different bosses that I've had to try to impress. Each one has promised me a promotion if I do xyz, and then one of two things happens -- either I get a new boss who doesn't care what the old boss says, or the guy who told me to do xyz says, "Wellll, you did that, but you ALSO have to do abc." Whatever reasons they give me are all BS excuses. The real reasons I can't get ahead in this company is because I'm not Japanese and I don't brown nose. Doesn't matter how much responsibility I take on, how well I do my job, or how well I get along with everyone. I'm stuck in the world of low woman on the totem pole.
    Also, I think the upper management believes we are children in need of constant supervision. For instance, they removed chairs from the hallway because people were sitting there for their breaks. No one said anything. The chairs just disappeared for awhile. They've since been returned.
    Third, the cubicles are so tiny and the walls are low. I can hear EVERYTHING that's going on. And some people don't really have the courtesy to go into a conference room -- they'll just use their speaker phones right at their desks, which is very distracting and makes it very hard to work.
    The pay sucks, especially at my level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat us like adults. Promote people who are competent, not those who fake-laugh at your jokes. Flex time would be nice, or maybe the ability to work from home. I have a long commute, and when it snowed this winter, I had to use my personal time because I didn't see the point in risking my life to get to work. I could have done a lot of the work I missed right from home, and it would have been a lot more productive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Products and people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Administrative Representative  in  Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Administrative Representative in Melville, NY

    I worked at Canon USA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Employees work together with ease.

    Cons

    Pay is not so great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Job security for those with no career goals, Very slow promotion schedule for those who wish to excel.

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

    I worked at Canon USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very loyal to their employees.
    Good benefits. Decent Pay.

    Cons

    Very hard to get promoted unless you plan on becoming a lifer!
    A LOT of dead weight, (people doing their jobs just well enough not to get fired).
    Managers run their department with scare tactics, and micro manage too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look around and recognize your achievers, give them the incentive to stay with you and get rid of those who drag the company down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Internship Program

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY

    I worked at Canon USA as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with and the internship program really allows you to learn and experience your job structure. A great place to learn what corporate structure has to offer.

    Cons

    No casual friday dress attire

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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