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Canalys Reviews

Updated Jun 7, 2019

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  1. "Great company culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Canalys full-time

    Pros

    - Responsibility - Autonomy - Intelligence

    Cons

    - Lack of resources - Global business requires morning/night conversations

    Canalys2018-12-18
  2. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Canalys full-time

    Pros

    Good company culture, friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Small scale, difficult to keep growing

    Canalys2018-07-27
  3. "Stepping stone opportunity but not a career company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Canalys full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are generally interested in doing good work PTO is generous (20 days) International travel (however, no longer guaranteed) Healthcare options are decent (medical, dental and vision) Exposure to high-level executives at Fortune 500 companies Open-minded culture with no discrimination against international employees

    Cons

    The primary concern that I hear is that salaries are too low. My recommendation is know your value and stand by it, if you have the knowledge and experience you will get what you ask for, but if you low-ball yourself then you get what you get. My recruiter told me that the company likes to hire recent college graduates that are cheaper, and that they say they give their best offer up front so they don't have to... negotiate, which I thought was ridiculous. Bonuses are hard to achieve completely Non-sales roles have a sales aspect to them Sometimes hard to know what your position is and goals for yourself. You definitely have to be a self-starter person to get the most out of the company. Work from home one day a week, but only after one year of employment (before that it is at your manager's discretion) Major learning curve for someone new to the channels industry. Sink or swim. Remote co-workers means taking early/late calls, however, not on a daily basis Little-to-no opportunity to visit other offices Company is slow to grow

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    Canalys2018-06-14
  4. "Great opportunity for growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Canalys full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to make an impact Individual accountability

    Cons

    Dispersed teams make comms challenging

    Canalys2017-06-29
  5. "Great company, lots of opportunity, good compensation!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Canalys full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Travel! A few conferences a year, a few sales meetings, a few exotic destinations...just enough to break up the weeks, but not too much that you live out of a suitcase. Also, lots of autonomy in the various roles, great work environment and a management team that has regard for each employee's success and ongoing development.

    Cons

    Communicating with people around the globe means some really early/really late calls, so a bit of flexibility is necessary.

    Advice to Management

    As the company continues to grow, it's important that the different teams have opportunities to work together and maintain a professional relationship. It's what makes Canalys a fun place to work, and it also leads to more effective collaboration.

    Canalys2015-12-03
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Worst Experience Ever! Watch Out! Beware! Be Careful! Stay Away! You will be tricked!"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive, Business Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Canalys full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good customers, basic compensation, not much time off.

    Cons

    This is a very small but very global company. You will be expected to do business very early in the morning and very late at night. With the occasional meeting in the early AM. This company does not subscribe to any Saas, no online collaboration software, NO CRM! No contact manager! They use outlook as their CRM! No services marketing or advertising. no sales team, no marketing team, no leads. No automated... marketing software. They have basically banned internal email and discourage external email. Standard American English and Slang scares them! They think that british business culture is how you conduct business in the states! They have it all backwards.

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    Advice to Management

    You need systems and best practices. Saying "we used to have a CRM, but no one used it" it a good example of very poor, very unprofessional management.

    Canalys2014-09-08
  7. "Good working environment"

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Singapore
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Canalys full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible Hours and working arrangements Travel opportunities Rub shoulders with industry leaders

    Cons

    Work gets mundane after a few years

    Canalys2019-06-07
  8. "Good place for fresh grads; limit for growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Canalys full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - colleagues are friendly and genuine people, there were some office politics but very minimal. Environment was fun enough. Most people have their hearts in right place. - great for self-starters and fresh grads/people looking to grow at the start of career. You get tasked with a lot of responsibility from the start and are exposed to very senior executives in Fortune 500 companies around the world. You get out of... this job what you put in and ask for.

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    Cons

    - Senior & middle management largely inexperienced and in some cases incompetent. Worrying trends about promotion and gaps in expertise. - lacks strategic direction and foresight. Leaders out of touch with rest of industry. - pace of overall growth is slow. You hit a ceiling fast if you’re ambitious.

    Advice to Management

    - look outside and hire some senior executives. The company now needs experienced advice on how to change and adapt. There’s a limit to the potential of home-grown talent. - fill in missing key positions in company. This includes HR and strategy.

    Canalys2018-08-02
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Research Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Canalys full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, opportunities for traveling to conferences and expos around the world

    Cons

    Culture of micro-managing at the mid-level, difficult to advance

    Advice to Management

    Be genuine, stop micro-managing

    Canalys2017-09-12
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company for early opportunities, not a career company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Canalys full-time

    Pros

    - Access to high level executives at different companies - Quick hands-on experience - International travel

    Cons

    - The "in-at-the-deep-end" approach can often lead you feeling ill-prepared, poorly trained and left on your own. This really isn't a company for those short of self confidence. - Very flat management structure except one! Get the feeling while input is always asked for, it is only headed when it aligns with pre-formed plans.

    Canalys2016-04-06
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