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Canon EMEA Reviews

Updated June 19, 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 8 reviews)

  • Very good work environment, very good company culture (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canon EMEA full-time

    Pros

    -Good learning experience, insight into how a big organization runs

    Cons

    - Low pay
    - Work gets one dimensional after a while


  2. "Very Individual Working Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Well known brand, Mature business

    Cons

    Management not encouraging team work, unhealthy competition, and only money matters to the company not people

  3. "A company that restructures too much"

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    Former Employee - Service Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Service Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canon EMEA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent Holiday 26 days
    Private medical insurance
    Decent company vehicles
    Junior management is very good
    Head office is very nice

    Cons

    Poor senior management, directors last as about as long as a Chelsea manager
    Constant and idiotic restructures that damage morale and cause poor team harmony
    Wages are poor now with poor payrises
    Poor morale
    Culture of apathy

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff and stop idiotic restructures dvery time a new director is appointed


  4. "Good UK benefits (inc. social, well-being) let down by salary paid"

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    Current Employee - FT Permanent Employee (UK HQ) in Reigate, England (UK)
    Current Employee - FT Permanent Employee (UK HQ) in Reigate, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global and well renowned imaging brand with wide ranging product & services portfolio.
    Great and well designed (quality/environmental/safety) products.
    Employee discount on range of Canon products.
    Fantastic UK Head Office (Reigate) facilities and grounds.

    Cons

    Removal of final salary pensions scheme.
    Salary not competitive with other (like for like) roles.
    Some staff who carry out limited business travel are given company cars (or allowance).
    Due to size of organisation often slow for initiatives/policies to be implemented or moved forwards.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge or recognise staff qualities and compensate them accordingly (either via salary/benefits).
    Raise awareness and portfolio of the Canon brand more to increase sales and revenue (other competitors are more evident and in the public space).


  5. "Could be very cool place to work"

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    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.


  6. "Good company to work for"

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    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.


  7. "Ethics and respect are not present in core areas of the company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of good and hard working people, good products and respectable public image.

    Cons

    - Tons of micro management
    - No respect from management to their team members under them
    - Very low salary compared to industry standards
    - Backstabbing
    - No emphasis on actual customer requirements

    Advice to Management

    You are ruining a great potential of a company by having no involvement and giving zero attention to your employees ( top management ) and you will only attract low quality employees if you keep treating them like slaves ( mid level management )

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Poor progression, nice people, relaxing environment"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canon EMEA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are lovely, met some of my best friends there and it provides an overall nice working environment

    Cons

    People stay 10 years plus doing the same job, no upwards move, no career progression if you start at specialist level, I can remember very very few people promoted to management

    Advice to Management

    Create more layers, promote more staff, sounds obvious but promote people who perform well- it just doesn't happen


  9. Helpful (7)

    "An organisation destined to fail"

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    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some good people who are keen to make a difference however also a lot of politics and backstabbing going on.

    Cons

    - Failing transformation process & business strategy.
    - Siloed ways of working and little collaboration.
    - Organisational structure is politically motivated.
    - Poor senior leadership failing to succinctly articulate business objectives, resulting in vague and mediocre output.

    Advice to Management

    Shame to watch another brand with loads of great heritage being driven against the wall by poor business decisions and weak leadership.


  10. "Inspirational"

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    Current Employee - Sales Development Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Development Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global business who support and develop staff to perform at their best, customer centric developing long lasting and loyal partnerships

    Cons

    Usual corporate upheaval of staff and priorities, but better than most. Strong sense of support through process and plenary of opportunity within other parts of the business


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