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Canadian Solar Overview

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Guelph, ON (Canada)
5001 to 10000 employees
2001
Company - Public (CSIQ)
Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
SunPower, Suntech Power, First Solar
Founded in 2001 in Ontario, Canada, Canadian Solar is one of the world's largest and foremost solar power companies. As a leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules and provider of solar energy solutions, Canadian Solar has an industry leading and ... Read more

Mission: Canadian Solar's mission is to deliver solar powered electricity to millions of people around the globe. Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, founded the company with a dream of making solar power products normal household convenience. Hence, the ... Read more

Canadian Solar Reviews

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Canadian Solar President and CEO Shawn X. Qu
Shawn X. Qu
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  • "Hard work. A good thing overall."

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in San Ramon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
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    I have been working at Canadian Solar (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good team. Good people. Room for advancement. Work hard and you can make a difference.

    Cons

    If you complain a lot or don't like hard work don't come here. Lots of work. Can be hard to keep up with. You will not have 40 hr weeks here. Don't be a whiner or complainer.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more capable individuals quickly to keep up with the workflow. Being pushed beyond 60 hrs a week really burns people out. Even the great go getters.

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Canadian Solar Interviews

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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Ramon, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Canadian Solar (San Ramon, CA) in May 2016.

    Interview

    I applied through LinkedIn and was contacted by a recruiter shortly thereafter. The phone interview went well, and I was called in for an in-person interview with the Director of HR and the Hiring Manager. I was told that interview went "great," but received absolutely zero follow-up after being told I'd be contacted within a week about their decision.

    Interview Questions

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