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Updated December 4, 2017
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Taizaburo “Ted” Egawa
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Pros
  • Great sales incentives, great people, great benefits (in 8 reviews)

  • Training program is second to none, no expense is spared in the comprehensive program (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Always seems to be sales reps leaving and new inexperienced ones coming in to replace them (in 9 reviews)

  • Poor upper management communication (in 5 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Business Development Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Associate
    Current Employee - Business Development Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canon Canada full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Flexibility in working
    - Balanced pressure to push your limits
    - Great environment and people to work with

    Cons

    - Low base salary
    - Similar targets for varying regions

    Advice to Management

    - Classification of territories and targets should be set accordingly


  2. "BSD Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canon Canada full-time

    Pros

    Overall a great company that treats employees fairly and with realistic expectations. The company has an excellent training program and sales management team that will help develop your sales skills. The company offers numerous incremental career path advancements as your sales skills increase and you gain more experience in more successive Sales roles.

    Cons

    Not a lot to say here. If you do not want to put the work into being successful than any Sales job is really not for you. The office equipment market is mature with lots of competition between vendors and suppliers. You have to have the drive to make things happen and the will to beat out the competition,

  3. "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Sales Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Supply Sales Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canon Canada full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Team culture, great management, and realistic goals

    Cons

    The cons would be a lack of energy

    Advice to Management

    Improve energy at the office


  4. "Sales Traning"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Director
    Former Employee - Sales Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canon Canada (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great technology. Great benifits plan. Nice people.

    Cons

    Poor management. Low salary. Not much opportunity to grow. In hiring, racial bias is still a problem. Lack of diversity in sales and management (99% white - besides the call center). White man manage and sells printers & solutions. Black man answer phone in call center. Very old school way of selling. Poor culture not in line with any new organizations.

    Advice to Management

    Need a culture change.


  5. "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canon Canada full-time

    Pros

    Great training
    Good people
    Good direct management
    Look after their own and look to promote from within rather than outbound hiring
    Benefits

    Cons

    Systems and sales office space feel right out of 1990. Too much red tape around everything. Using 10 different systems to do the work of one.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in better systems and infrastructure.


  6. "Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canon Canada full-time

    Pros

    Good benefit. Great place to learn. It depends on who you're working for.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to grow. Lack of communication and cooperation between departments.

    Advice to Management

    Better communications within departments and between departments.


  7. "Year was 2005, not 2013"

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    Former Employee - Technician in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Technician in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canon Canada full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Staff. Some nice perks. Gives back to community.

    Cons

    Was "Restructured " out of company after over 14 years of dedicated service!

    Advice to Management

    Do not set unrealistic sales targets year after year!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Named Account Executive in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Named Account Executive in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Canon Canada full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Potential to make over 100k. Fairly Good Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Too high of quotas
    Monday Morning Meetings
    Lousy Training

    Advice to Management

    Stop making reps do fake reporting on Salesforce. Managers expect you to input a certain amount of unattainable appointments per week in Salesforce - Leading the CRM to be full of junk reporting. Listen to reps when your in the office. Don't be so disconnected


  9. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canon Canada full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Lots of politics from every department

    Advice to Management

    Need to clean up your act


  10. "Best company to develop as a salesman"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Quebec, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Quebec, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canon Canada (More than a year)

    Pros

    One of the most recognised brand in the world, Canon has a reputation of producing the best salespeople. It's though, it's competitive, it pays good money when you are successfull! Great sales incentives, great people, great benefits.

    Cons

    The compensation plan is good, but not the best in comparison with easier sales jobs. Also, big company = less responsibilities and micromanagement. It is good because you leatn a lot, but succesfull salespeople want more flexibility and liberty.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up guys. Management is fair and very competent. Takes good business decisions and finds ways to motivate employees. Maybe find a way to pay your top reps a little more.


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