Toshiba of Canada

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Toshiba of Canada Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
9 Reviews
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9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great opportunity for those who can excel without much support

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    Current Employee - Account Representative  in  Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Account Representative in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    I have been working at Toshiba of Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, hours and compensation. Presidents club always goes somewhere amazing and the commission seems better than my competition.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between head office and branches in terms of business development. No on boarding and limited training. No ongoing coaching and almost no support in terms of improving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't blame lack of effort when you're not doing anything to help or offer support. There needs to be loyalty and a sense of community even if we're all over Canada.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Like there products. -It's all useless.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product SalesSpecialist  in  Markham, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Product SalesSpecialist in Markham, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Toshiba of Canada full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Restructuring happens every 6 months or so, Leaving ample desk space.
    Uneducated employees seem to do well in micro-managing roles.

    Cons

    TOO MANY TO MENTION.
    Low salary. Poor work moral environment. No opportunity for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doubt they have any understanding of actual situation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Sales job good for student

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Toshiba of Canada part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    go to new stores all the time to promote, unsupervised work, good pay

    Cons

    sometimes boring promotions at theatres or stores requires awkward meetings

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Textbook Toxic Work Enviroment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist  in  Markham, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Markham, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Toshiba of Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Ample parking. Fish and Chips on fridays.

    Cons

    Awful and self serving senior management. Lack of resources to accomplish day to day tasks. No interest in employee growth, lack of mobility within company. Office pitted against each other. No communication between various departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some management courses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Lacking Innovation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Specialist  in  Markham, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Markham, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Toshiba of Canada full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good place to start a career.

    Cons

    Sr. Management completely clueless to current market products and trends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Did not last a year, had to leave

    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Toshiba of Canada full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay, good benefits and ability to make your own schedule

    Cons

    No formal training (product or otherwise)
    Very high turn over
    No mentoring from qualified managers
    Low moral among staff
    Office itself is dark, no air, hard to breath, bad atmosphere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get qualified people in the right positions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Waiting to gain enough experience in order to move on

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Toshiba of Canada

    Pros

    Fair pay, good benefits, 3 weeks vac. It is a resume booster to have the Toshiba name on it

    Cons

    No training if your are located outside of Markham (not sure about what they offer at the Markham HQ)
    Little training offered is done by webinars
    No support from upper management
    Immediate manager knows the business but does not know how to mentor or lead a team
    No marketing for business solutions. Just you. Two legs and a heartbeat.
    All marketing goes into the laptop and tv division

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    I learned a great deal about the industry

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Toshiba of Canada

    Pros

    The opportunity to see canada and work with so many people>

    Cons

    The travel was extensive, no balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great for people who are interested in PCs or CE

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Markham, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Toshiba of Canada

    Pros

    1. If you love the technology (either PCs or consumer electronics), employees get to see products in the pipeline and use products that have just been released.
    2. There is a good group dynamic at the company
    3. The company does a good job retaining its employees and identifying new roles and opportunities for them

    Cons

    1. The office is located in Markham
    2. It is a Japanese-owned subsidiary that has little control over its destiny with minimal resources
    3. The food at the on-site cafeteria is okay (at best)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in your employees

    No opinion of CEO

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