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Updated Jun 20, 2019

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Canon CEO Fujio Mitarai
Fujio Mitarai
127 Ratings
  1. "Nice People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Canon full-time

    Pros

    Pleasant staff Helpful individuals Opportunities for advancement in some positions

    Cons

    Pay was low compared to other companies like it.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.

    Canon2018-01-14
  2. Helpful (1)

    "A great company, yet some flaws like them all"

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    Former Employee - Site Representative - Lead in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Growth potential and a reputable brand to be proud of.

    Cons

    Discriminatory behavior of persons with disabilities. Had difficulty obtaining necessary equipment to work. Didn't advance, although was prompt and reliable. A common trait of hushed assumptions of ability. Severe micromanaging with certain individuals. Trust. Lack of outreach to distant employees for core office. Set and forget kind of feeling.

    Advice to Management

    Everything matters.

    Canon2017-12-20
  3. Helpful (3)

    "5 Star company"

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    Current Employee - Remote Customer Service Representative in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Canon for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay management that cares Great camaraderie Great benefits Best job!!

    Cons

    I have no cons... I dont know what these people are talking about. Ive been here for 5 years and have no plans to leave. I think it is very well fun and cant say enough wonderful things about it. Plain and simple-- Awesome!!!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing!!

    Canon2017-12-04
  4. "Lay-off"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Canon full-time

      Pros

      Free and ample parking spots.

      Cons

      Recently, there was a lay-off.

      Advice to Management

      Consider other alternative ways to save money before laying people off.

      Canon2018-01-15
    • Helpful (1)

      "Very bad Management at all levels"

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      Current Employee - N\a in Itasca, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Employees are heart and soul of company

      Cons

      Management style are the yes people, promoting no growth.

      Advice to Management

      Start promoting the individuals that are respected and know the systems! Too many "yes" managers, company does not grow with that management.

      Canon2017-12-20
    • "Business analysis specialist"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Office is new and clean

      Cons

      Work under super micro management was extremely stressful . Low pay , no growth opportunity for local staff

      Advice to Management

      Japanese management don't know how to build team work harmony bw Japanese staff and local staff

      Canon2017-12-29
    • Helpful (1)

      "Don’t do it"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Canon full-time

      Pros

      Ok benefits. Insurance very expensive.

      Cons

      Over work you. Bad salary. No room for growth. Management does not care about you. Your opinion does not matter. No bonuses. Crappy Raises if any.

      Advice to Management

      Don’t expect quality if you can’t give it

      Canon2017-12-28
    • Helpful (3)

      "Outlook grim"

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      Former Employee - Associate Specialist in Rockville, MD
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

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

      Pros

      Great work hours (35 hour work week, salaried), amazing coworkers, free parking. A lot of trust put in lower level workers to complete tasks.

      Cons

      Despite the trust to control the amount of work completed, many people have no work ethic and do not get reprimanded for poor performance. People are not promoted, and if they are, it is not based on contribution to the company. Secretive nature of the business and executive management doesn't understand the biotech industry AT ALL, making poor production, marketing, and inventory decisions while severely under-appreciating...

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      Advice to Management

      Quit talking behind each other's backs and have discussions like adults.

      Canon2017-11-17
    • Helpful (3)

      "A REALLY TOUGH PLACE TO WORK"

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      Former Employee - Senior Solutions Sales Analyst in San Francisco, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Decent benefits, good training but constant certifications in multiple areas and products

      Cons

      Management only supportive during the first few months you are there. Afterwards their expectations of employee development unrealistic and un supportive. Extreme pressure to know all aspects of the job very quickly with very little forgiveness.. No respect for work life balance. Sales quotas way too high; bonus levels impossible to attain, Lack of team atmosphere between sales and solutions teams.

      Advice to Management

      Employee satisfaction depends on how realistic the goals are and continued support

      Canon2017-11-06
    • "Great place to work, excellent exposure"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Canon full-time

      Pros

      excellent exposure, supportive management, full control and visibility of sales cycle

      Cons

      Low base, but no complaints if you are doing well

      Canon2017-11-09
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