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Slow paced, very strong Japanese culture

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Current Employee - Corporate Planning Analyst in Lake Success, NY
Current Employee - Corporate Planning Analyst in Lake Success, NY

I have been working at Canon USA full-time

Pros

Lifetime employment without doing much, nice people, 9-5 job

Cons

Leadership team is all Japanese (except CBS president), uninspiring, slow, most people are from Long Island, decisions not made without consensus of entire team and President

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make room for foreigners in senior management

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canon USA

    Pros

    Benefits are okay. Company is fairly stable as the Japanese are usually reluctant to let someone go, even if the person is completely incompetent. If you are a manager or higher, your salary is very healthy.

    Cons

    Your salary depends on your title, and not on your competency, your work ethic, or how long you have been there. The low walls separating the cubicles and the open-floor plan in the new headquarters at Melville is totally counter productive to thinking and working efficiently. The complete lack of privacy forces you to hear all the phone calls and conversations that take place around you all day long, and to see what everyone else is doing, too. The new cubicles are extremely cramped, and offer very little room to store your work or belongings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Americans like lots of space and cherish their privacy. Redesign the cubicles to give back space and privacy so the workers can do their jobs properly.

  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    you need to be Japanese.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Melville, NY

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

    Pros

    good benefit, good co-workers, good learning step

    Cons

    you will be for ever in the same position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    update your criteria

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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