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Good company with strong Japanese management influence.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lake Success, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Success, NY

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

Pros

Pretty good benefits and good discounts on slow selling company photo and office products.
New management of Human Resources Department will hopefully improve the way management treats rank and file employees. Long Island headquarters is a beautiful new building.

Cons

Don't be even a minute late or your supervisor will be calling you into a discussion about it. The human resources business partners (employee relations) track and report everything. Be careful about what you tell them. If you like sitting extremely close to your coworkers you will love the new cubicles in the Melville location. Be sure to see them before you accept a job offer.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep doing what you are doing. A few untrustworthy key people should find work elsewhere.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    "Dismal at best" is probably too generous

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

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

    Pros

    Very stable job
    Close to home.. if you live in the middle of Long Island

    Cons

    I wrote "very stable job" because if you don't do your job you will just be shuffled around the company, not fired
    No room for growth
    General attitude of employees is dismal at best
    Parking at the new building is a hazard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fight for your people. Don't tell them "you are doing a wonderful job, you should get a promotion but unfortunately, Mr. So-and-so has been here longer than you, so.. he get's the promotion."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Very stable, great people, but company lacks communication

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY

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

    Pros

    People - You'll meet great co-workers ( varies by department)
    Stability - (pro) People usually stay long term. Good place if you like stability.
    Work Security - based on interacting with many employees, it takes a lot of effort to get fired (part of Japanese culture), unless they really don't like you.

    Cons

    Company communication
    Stability - (con) hard to move up because people stay within their roles for a long time
    Slow innovation
    Conservative about money - ie: paying for your own coffee; meals are not subsidized

    My advice:
    Japanese Work Culture - High execs are majority Japanese. Research and learn about the culture if your manager is Japanese or you will be dealing with executives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication, Communication, Communication

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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