Canon USA Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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  1. Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nice people and good environment

    Cons

    The work is a little bit boring


  2. Helpful (1)

    Negative outlook

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The new building is very nice. Time off benefits are generous.

    Cons

    There is a lack of consideration towards employees not native to the Japanese culture. I understand that Canon is a Japanese company however Canon USA is based in the United States of America, try and show a little appreciation for a country and culture that has welcomed you with open arms. Employees do not wish to be treated like disposable worker bees and policies such as "tracking the swipes of a badge when you enter and exit a building" make it seem that we are untrustworthy and expendable. Canon boasts that it has new facilities that make employees want to be at work, however they decided that the Gym is to be closed during lunch hours and will not open until one half hour prior to the end of the workday, why have facilities if you are going to make it inaccessible to employees?

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to learn what your staff needs and treat them as you would want to be treated. You are in the United States, please try and show some consideration towards employees who are not of Japanese decent.


  3. Digital service engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Knowledge from working on your own.

    Cons

    Minimum wage compare to the market.


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  5. Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work Life balance, Innovative, Driven

    Cons

    Customer Resolution, Value, Asset, Culture.


  6. Senior Specialist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great structure--- you know what your roles and responsibilities are.

    Cons

    Understanding the Japanese style of doing business takes some time.


  7. Senior Architect

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canon USA full-time

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    Commute from home to work


  8. good but not great

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Project Coordinator
    Current Employee - IT Project Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canon USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great company to work for, knows what they're doing, okay management

    Cons

    management could be better, different than it used to be


  9. Helpful (3)

    Stable job, but a stall for your career

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Melville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canon USA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - You will never lose your job short of getting caught stealing something - Very stable, and most positions generally get out at 5 pm every day, only to sit in 20 minutes of traffic leaving the building. - While strict with vacation time and personal time, they are understanding of personal issues and the stable work hours (in most positions) make it good for someone who has a family and needs that stability - Lots of opportunity for experience. Theres always something going on like projects etc, however this will not translate into more money, but helps to pad the resume. - Interesting business and product with great employee discounts, and opportunities to see/use/learn about the products which are fun and interesting. - Cafeteria is amazing, food is great, many choices from healthy to heart attack.

    Cons

    - If you have any sort of ambition this place will crush it. - A lot of people are very unhappy there, but stay because they know whether they do well or not, they will always be there. - Good work is rewarded with more work. Promotions are few and far between, raises barely meet cost of living, and often you feel that if they would just fire some people who don't contribute (theres a bunch) then maybe the people who do, can get a better raise, but they won't. - Many expats have blatant disregard for other people's time, they do not realize that staying late for no reason other than to wait for someone to squeeze in 10 minutes to give an approval is completely rude and unfair. - In that vein sometimes you end up stuck staring at the wall for hours waiting for an expat who is holding up the entire process, but nothing is done because of their position (and they are not necessarily upper management) - Also as nice as people pretend to be, everyone knows promotions are few and far between and the management tend to be very nearsighted. Once my manager realized I was a threat to his position if the higher ups realized the work I was doing, and to ensure his advancement, he made sure to take credit for my wins, and toss me under the bus for the groups losses. I found my department was not the only area things like this took place. - Pay is lower than anywhere else for similar position, yearly bonus is a minimal amount for a company that creates tremendous profits. Promotions are won and lost on insignificant factors. - Laptops are provided for you to be able to work remotely, but you aren't really allowed to work remotely due to weather/illness/etc, if you aren't physically in the building between 9 and 5 you're using vacation/sick/personal time. The laptop is so you can work remotely outside of that time period, for free (and yes I know thats the nature of the beast with any of certain salary positions, but this place will let you work 10-12 hour days during crunch time, and then bust your chops for being 15 minutes late back from lunch, once). - There are people in fairly mid-low level positions who are very good and integral to the operation of the company, when those people inevitably figure out how important they are, they leave because they are never recognized. Then the company undergoes a 3-6 month fire drill figuring out how to survive without them. Ridiculous for a company this size, and for those people every time they need to take a day off its a battle.

    Advice to Management

    Once the really talented people realize what a wall there is to their career there, they leave, if you want to keep them you need to pay them accordingly and open up opportunities for them to grow. Canon has a wealth of people who are underemployed, but some stay due to the stability. It works for some, but it doesn't mean its right, and those people could be far more productive, if you promote them and then cut the fat. Otherwise once the outside opportunities are right, they will continue to leave.


  10. Small fish in a HUGE pond

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Canon USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing product line along with resources within the company. Best name in the industry

    Cons

    Too centralized and slow to move


  11. Best job ever

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits with excellent staff

    Cons

    Too fast and recruiters are late

    Advice to Management

    Have a more positive attitude



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