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Updated Jun 13, 2019

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Canon CEO Fujio Mitarai
Fujio Mitarai
126 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, horrid corporate management"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Canon for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Very good people, mostly hardworking towards improving medical technology

      Cons

      Corporate did not understand the industry and did not put faith in the site. No communication from HR. The site felt very cutoff from corporate and it was obvious when no corporate representatives were present during large company announcements that impacted the business.

      Advice to Management

      Learn the industry and realize risks need to be taken.

      Canon2018-09-11
    • Helpful (2)

      "Japanese Micro-management"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I have been working at Canon full-time

      Pros

      Mostly good people who work together in local office.

      Cons

      EVERYTHING is done as dictated by people (mostly the Japanese corporate leadership) at Canon USA in NY. Schedule is 9-5 with one hour lunch - if you want any variation, it has to be approved by NY.

      Advice to Management

      Don't hire people while you are considering closing operations. Let people manage their own lives.

      Canon2018-08-18
    • "Research Manager"

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      Former Employee - Research Manager in Rockville, MD
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

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

      Pros

      Best team ever, across every department. Talent level in R&D really high. Decent pay and benefits, work/life balance is respected.

      Cons

      Upper management disconnected (as in, usually absent), decisions made without consultation and handed down without context or explanation.

      Canon2018-07-20
    • "Just a j-o-b"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Canon full-time

      Pros

      Nice building and parking garage.

      Cons

      No work flexibility. Need to offer remote positions.

      Canon2018-06-07
    • Helpful (2)

      "Very political and favoritism"

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      Current Employee - Administrative in Schaumburg, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Canon full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Good team and co-workers. Decent benefits

      Cons

      Upper management and favoritism. Management decisions makes no sense at times.

      Advice to Management

      Choose people that know the job not by picking favorites.

      Canon2018-06-01
    • Helpful (1)

      "File clerk"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Canon full-time

        Pros

        The free coffee , tea and sometimes lunches that the client provides

        Cons

        Not much advances no pay raise other than about 1%

        Canon2018-05-15
      • Helpful (3)

        "Beware"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Laurel, NJ
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Canon full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Decent pay. Benefits day one.

        Cons

        Terrible managers. Double stands for certain employees. During end of year reviews managers are shocked that the employee surveys were terrible and let it show for the following 3 weeks. Raises are nonexistent and the harder you work the more work you’re given with no extra pay.

        Advice to Management

        Stop promoting people who have no experience in a field. Just because they’ve been with the company or are friends with the right people. Stop with the do as I say not as a do. Way to “inner circle”. If you’re not in it....you’re not moving up. Again double standards on so many levels.

        Canon2018-06-04
      • "Bad company"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Canon

        Pros

        I have no pros for Cannon based in Jamesburg, NJ

        Cons

        The job doesn't pay well and it's really boring.

        Canon2018-04-03
      • "Senior Account Manager"

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        Current Employee - SAE in Charlotte, NC
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Canon full-time for more than 10 years

        Pros

        New and reliable technologies. Has many different divisions to look for internal opportunities.

        Cons

        A declining industry with shrinking margins.

        Canon2018-03-03
      • "Budget Admin Associate Specialst"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Canon

        Pros

        Good vacation and benefits, 401k

        Cons

        Not very innovative with their work process

        Canon2018-02-02
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