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Canon Virginia Reviews

Updated January 9, 2015
Updated January 9, 2015
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good starter job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canon Virginia

    Pros

    1. Good benefits. The medical started on my first day of work. I have been places where it doesn't kick in for a month.
    2. Plenty of time off. You are given two weeks off plus holidays plus paid shut downs.
    3. You have the opportunity to move about in the company to different departments with different jobs. (Keep in mind yoy can't just wake up one day and say wouldn't it be fun to be an xxxxx and expect to get the job).

    Cons

    1. Positions were created as needed in many cases. This means many area part of a career path so you could be dead ended quick.
    2. Pay is below average. The company will not budge on that issue despite proof of regional averages.
    3. Not everyone gets to take off during those paid shut downs although they do compensate by paying double or allowing you to convert time worked during a shut down to extra vacation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need a better system for keep in track of your employee's skills, training, and capabilities. I was too often pigeon holed into a job below my skill sets. Also take time to clean up those job positions. You are supposed to be mentors as well and a mentor should have a path or two to help guide you down

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    OK Work Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The company culture is pretty laid back and flexible depending on the department head. They try to stress individual growth by offering classes at their classroom center.

    Cons

    Leadership is vague. Work is assigned and rushed even though there isn't a sufficient reason. There is also a lot of chaos in terms of paperwork and archives. A lot of politics is involved.

    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    One of my favorite employers.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Repair Technician II in Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Repair Technician II in Newport News, VA

    I worked at Canon Virginia full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent advancment opportunity for those with drive and talent

    Cons

    Alot of coworkers that are just there for a paycheck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise up those that work hard and try for excellence.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    The Job was okay but the salary was less than desirable!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Newport News, VA

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

    Pros

    Vacation and time off was great.
    Depending on the department you are in the management can be very good.
    Benefits were very good.

    Cons

    Lack of resources.
    10000 pages of paperwork to do anything.
    salary was horrible at least 5-8k below average.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Canon salaries are terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Camera Repair Technician II in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Camera Repair Technician II in Newport News, VA

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

    Pros

    Steady work and good benefits

    Cons

    The pay is horrible. I make under $400 a week and had to get a second job. The average pay rise is 40¢ a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salaries to a level your employees can live on in today's America

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canon Virginia

    Pros

    Benefits are second to none. Work-life balance is great.

    Cons

    There really are no cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canon Virginia

    Pros

    Great work environment! Great people! President is interested in members suggestions! Human resources is great and go above and beyond helping when they can!

    Cons

    Pay is low but benefits are excellent! Trying to find a company with similar benefits is almost impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start grooming your members for future change!

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    TOO TOP HEAVY

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Newport News, VA

    I have been working at Canon Virginia full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Paid time off work, optical,medical and dental benefits, big enough company to remain strong during weak economy, working in a controlled climate and fairly clean enviroment.

    Cons

    The advertised "PTO" time can be difficult to schedule. They beat their chests about how family oriented they are, in reality, the employee MUST really be family or friend to advance or have any flexibility in te company. Safety is an issue, and just another dog and pony show. Management is very demanding of the employees and very demeaning tho them, as well. They change their work schedule on the fly and expect employees to switch schedules (find child care arrangements etc..) within 24 hours notice. Its obvious that management is very inexperienced and unqualified for their positions. They are good at the blame game and pointing fingers at the hourly employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try getting a job where you don't have family or friends paving the way for yor career. Take a look in the mirror, would you want a man talking to your wife, sister or child the way you talk to them ?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I walked away frustrated

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Camera Repair Technician III in Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Camera Repair Technician III in Newport News, VA

    I worked at Canon Virginia full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Clean utilities, good cafeteria, decent benefits package, free online academy, high safety standards, PTO.

    Cons

    Negative politicking. Stressful for no meaningful reason. Generally, prepare to deal with poor quality people. Paid enough to struggle financially. No way to advance; the career path promised by HR is such a fallacy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you give people power without oversight, it's a prescription for... abuse, and that's exactly what most of the team leaders, supervisors, and even managers have been doing to your employees. Also, pay the people in whom you invested what they deserve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Slave labor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Repair Technician II in Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Product Repair Technician II in Newport News, VA

    I worked at Canon Virginia full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, good cafeteria, great benefits.

    Cons

    The management has no idea of the actual process it takes you to do your job, because they have never done it themselves. Trying to make production quota out of end-user repair is flat-out asinine. Anyone who has done this work will tell you that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no need for the level of stress CVI induces for an easy, fun job such as electronics repair. The best thing you did for me was terminate my miserable employment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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