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Canon USA Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
155 Reviews
2.7
155 Reviews
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Canon USA President and CEO Joe Adachi
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Canon has great products and service, the color printing products are outstanding in the industry (in 11 reviews)

  • Stable, conservative company that pays fairly and has good benefits (in 11 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.  

    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 (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
  2. 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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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Lake Success, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Lake Success, NY

    I worked at Canon USA full-time (more than an 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
  3.  

    Great Internship Program

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

    I worked at Canon USA as an intern (less than an 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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  5.  

    Great place to work, amazing facility.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Social Media Intern in Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Social Media Intern in Melville, NY

    I worked at Canon USA as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    High tech building, strong reputation.

    Cons

    Very corporate and conservative, your bosses know every single time you enter/leave the building

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tough to grow close to management as there are so many tiers in this tremendous organization. Strong leaders at the company though.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    CUSA was one of the better Japanese companies to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Advertising Manager in Lake Success, NY
    Current Employee - Product Advertising Manager in Lake Success, NY

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

    Pros

    Management was open to discuss ideas and options. Much more focused on the marketing aspect of the business that others. When I was there, they also put on one of the best holiday parties of any organization I worked at!

    Cons

    Silos were abundant and it made it hard to coordinate efforts across divisional boundaries. Older management were not able to adapt to new technology or means to communicate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Analyst

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Analyst in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in Melville, NY

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

    Pros

    Stable company, people are nice

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, set in the old ways

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a chance

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Technician

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    Current Employee - Technician
    Current Employee - Technician

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

    Pros

    Paycheck every two weeks. Health benefits. 401k. Payed vacations. Good products but at what cost.

    Cons

    Low pay and lack of appreciation for employees. You will be stuck in the same place you started for years. They expect you to do everything and tell you you should be grateful to have a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you really care about the future of this company, start taking care of your employees. Throw them a bone once in a while.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    A company that treats employees like children

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY

    I have been working at Canon USA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    pay and benefits and not having to work long hours

    Cons

    no innovation, over-staffed and under utilized well paid employee base

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire professional leaders and not japanese expats

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Solid company. Even better job.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canon USA full-time

    Pros

    Minimal hours 9-5. Relaxed work environment. Competitive pay

    Cons

    Some micromanagement. Favoritism towards Japanese ex pats

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Financial Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Very good company, Management does listen, good training

    Cons

    they need to adopt flextime, change the vacation policy and adapt it to the US

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up good management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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