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Canon EMEA Reviews

Updated July 5, 2017
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Canon EMEA President & CEO Rokus van Iperen
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  • Accountability of senior management should be more visible (in 9 reviews)

  • The company culture is really risk averse and changes and innovation can take a long time (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Could be very cool place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canon EMEA full-time

    Pros

    - Friendly environment
    - Helpful people in Team
    - Many different nationalities
    - Work and life balance

    Cons

    - No interaction with other teams - no teambuilding between departments.
    - Very much team based - hard to interact with anyone out of the team.
    - Not so many young people.
    - HR is really not responsive and not proactive - feels that no interests at all in a good atmosphere for employees. Luckily, people, in general, are nice and create a nice atmosphere.
    - Not so much self development possibilities - mostly only online ones.

    Advice to Management

    Improve your HR. At the moment it feels very bad as almost any support and any proactiveness at all from HR side is felt.


  2. "Good company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialist
    Former Employee - Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues. Good benefits and bonus scheme. Good canteen. Friendly IT support staff. Good dress code. Good IT tools. Great staff discounts.

    Cons

    Overly bureaucratic HR procedures. Lack of leadership in some business areas (junior members of staff need more guidance). And a policy not allowing senior managers to travel which makes this worse for staff members who happen to have line managers in a different location. Also, salaries at the Specialist level are pretty low and the office in Hayes is quite far out.

    Advice to Management

    Add dental insurance to the benefits scheme and increase your salary levels below management level. Allow senior managers to travel, they need to see their staff.

  3. "Canon is a humane company with very nice people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Development Manager in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Development Manager in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Canon EMEA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere - work life balance is ok - promotes internally, which is good if you are able to wait

    Cons

    Sometimes slow to decide - office location is not the greatest - no career planning - no car allowance unless directors

    Canon EMEA Response

    Feb 23, 2017 – Canon EMEA

    Glad to hear that attempts to shift our working environment in a positive and balanced direction are working! Career planning should be a joint effort with your line management so if you're not... More


  4. "Sales Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canon EMEA full-time

    Pros

    Culture, staff, stability, opportunity, Brand

    Cons

    Internal processes often too slow


  5. "Student Placement"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canon EMEA as an intern

    Pros

    Wide learning platform, your own calibre dictated the level of wider business involvement, student placements were treated as FT staff

    Cons

    Your learning and development was down to your own efforts, the business itself is very slow,

    Advice to Management

    Change it up, Get younger dynamic people


  6. "Big brand investiging in new markets"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canon EMEA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Market leader in targeted brands. In day to day work it means that it eases your sales job a bit. Getting invited, telling your brands story.
    Canon is investing in new markets, in my job this means making the shift from traditional print to digital. Either in inbound processing documents, outbounds Customer Communication services or creative services (inhouse agency)

    Cons

    Working in new fields means sometimes pioneering. It is not everybodies game. It means hard work talking to your customers,developing services in co creation and convincing Canon internally of new ways to invest in.

    Advice to Management

    Continue in investing in new markets. Become even more agile to invest in digital document services. Keep Supporting pioneers in our company


  7. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The Japanese are truly long term thinkers and clearly value your skills if you show you really care and treat the company like it was your own. ICT streams have changed dramatically over the years with multiple vendors on site and offshore model for certain functions. The real strength lie with the great mix of people from various companies, permanent staff at the company as well as externals. It is a great place to develop and grow.

    Cons

    IT processes have become a bit too complicated leading to bureaucratic processes and reducing efficiency

    Advice to Management

    As expected there can be a bit of empire building between each consultancies, resulting in teams working in silos. The cracks are starting to appear, but not so much that it is a big concern. Definately something to think about as well as moving to a more agile way of working across business and IT

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Collaborative international environment, and great people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canon EMEA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, genuinely multi-cultural, and a collaborative working environment - I've made good friends, and laugh every day!
    Canon is making big changes, but still trying hard to stay true to its values and do things in the right way.
    If you're proactive and a bit patient, you always have the opportunity to do and learn something new.

    Cons

    A very flat structure means that your job title won't change for a long time, even as you learn and develop new skills, so if you're expecting promotion every 12 months this will frustrate you.
    It's a collaborative decision-making process, but this takes time, and a lot of talking... so you'll need to be patient, and good at building relationships.

    Advice to Management

    Be brave, keep going in the right direction, make bold decisions. Be prepared to invest more to get, develop and retain the talented people you need for the future. Recognise that small things and gestures of appreciation can make the difference to employees...

    Canon EMEA Response

    Feb 23, 2017 – Canon EMEA

    Hi. Thanks for the positive feedback and we'll take your suggestions on board as we take a closer look into some of our people & development processes during the course of 2017.


  9. "Organisation in transition"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amstelveen (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amstelveen (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The dynamics of the organisation have changed over the recent years and focus is starting to shift from a product driven organisation to a solution driven organisation. The company culture is gradually chaning from a Japanese one to a more european one.

    Cons

    Relationships with the national sales organisations could be improved. Talent management has been initiated but new appointments still are based on old networks. The company culture is really risk averse and changes and innovation can take a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees and focus on the what goes right rather than tight control and mitigating risks.


  10. "EMEA Product Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    EMEA HQ, international staff/culture
    Loan products
    Employee discounts

    Cons

    Big corporation
    Glass ceiling for women/youth


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