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Canon USA Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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  • Upper management completely insulated from low status "working (in 17 reviews)

  • Senior Management runs department without internet marketing knowledge and fakes it (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canon USA full-time

    Pros

    stability, financially sound, big company

    Cons

    not much career advancement, no flex time


  2. "Good place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canon USA full-time

    Pros

    It was a good place to work.

    Cons

    I really have no "cons."

  3. "Solid company"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is very solid with excellent benefits. People are nice and tend to stay with the company for a long time.

    Cons

    Very conservative which can be good and bad. Things move slowly which can be frustrating at times. Sales are on the decline.

    Advice to Management

    Use your abundant cash to make some great acquisitions and integrate them into the company well. Work hard to eliminate overlap in the company.


  4. "Sr. Software Development Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work in a global company. Stable. Friendly working environment.

    Cons

    Some hierarchy. Slow to change.

    Advice to Management

    Break the mold. Dare to change.


  5. "Organized, structured"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Melville, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Can learn about global, giant company.
    Structured, yet many opportunities.

    Cons

    Deep hierarchy .
    Sometimes slow moving

    Advice to Management

    more opportunities to periodically understand top management policies and strategies would be useful


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Not a great culture"

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

    I have been working at Canon USA full-time

    Pros

    Job Security since they rarely fire or lay off people

    Cons

    Treat their employees like children who have to be monitored at all times.
    Poor pay.


  7. "Recepyionist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Canon USA full-time

    Pros

    Great and friendly environment. Good experience by all means.

    Cons

    Nothing i enjoyed working there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Was a great company at one time"

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

    I worked at Canon USA full-time

    Pros

    Let me think.......paycheck, I guess

    Cons

    Nowhere to move up. No flex time. Regions are treated like stepchildren.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Run Forrest, run!"

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    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It beats bagging groceries. or flipping burgers. Some days.

    Cons

    Where to begin?
    Japanese culture too thick for an American company. College educated professionals treated like children by arrogant managers.
    Upper management completely insulated from low status "working
    people." They even have their own elevators and parking garages (really!)
    Pay is not anywhere near competitive.
    They still use LOTUS NOTES In 2017! We are supposed to be a technology company!
    Zero career growth. Zero advancement. They have tuition reimbursement but make the rules so difficult that you can't use it. I had to pay out of pocket for classes just to help DO MY JOB BETTER! I just look at it as an investment in getting a new job.
    They make a mockery of standard od modern HR standards.
    Benefits not up to par with other large companies.
    Work/life balance? What is that?

    Advice to Management

    Pointless. They will NEVER listen.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Marketing manager"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Melville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice office
    Decent benefits - vacation and insurance
    Covered parking garage
    Nice cafeteria
    Business casual attire
    Access to camera equipment

    Cons

    Terrible senior management with only Canon experience
    Strong Japanese culture that's unwilling to adapt to Americans
    Slow to make changes/adapt to changing trends
    Okay with being mediocre
    Below average pay
    Too much focus on being on time - there is a strict 9-5 policy
    Inflexible with working parents
    Antiquated processes
    Still believes in moving boxes - not the customer experience
    Working with low-talent colleagues.

    Advice to Management

    Retire current executives
    Bring in experienced senior leaders from outside
    Adapt to new trends
    Promote employees based on experience and not tenure
    Pay for experience and hire better talent
    Empower your employees and HR to make required changes


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