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Found 69 reviews

3.0
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44%
Recommend to a Friend
75%
Approve of CEO
Yusaku Azuma
26 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits, family oriented company, only one layoff in 30 yrs(in 7 reviews)

  • "Atmosphere, Pay, Benefits, Outstanding Coworker talent,First rate facilities, Overall work/life balance(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "No room for growth due to a wide and top heavy organization(in 6 reviews)

  • "I enjoyed my time there no cons(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "I enjoy working for a company that cares about its employees."

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    Current Employee - Engineering Systems Specialist in Windsor, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Canon Virginia full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The company cares about you!

    Cons

    Work/life balance is fully there. A lot of expectations from employees.

    Canon Virginia2019-05-03
  2. "Master Machinist"

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    Former Employee - Master Machinist in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canon Virginia full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Atmosphere, Pay, Benefits, Outstanding Coworker talent,First rate facilities, Overall work/life balance

    Cons

    Geographical placement, as the facility is a bit difficult to navigate to.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to follow YOUR path, for it's one of THE best I personally have ever experienced

    Canon Virginia2019-04-13
  3. "It was great overall"

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    Former Employee - Wax Specialist in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good 40 hrs Opportunity for promotions Great communication

    Cons

    Drama Very strict about the simple stuff

    Advice to Management

    Great working under Deene Powell

    Canon Virginia2019-02-27
  4. "Amazing experience"

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    Former Employee - Intern 

    I worked at Canon Virginia full-time

    Pros

    Helpful environment, knowledgeable colleagues, enriching experience.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Canon Virginia2019-02-25
  5. "great palce to work"

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      Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer 

      I worked at Canon Virginia full-time

      Pros

      excellent benefits and pay Technically leading edge

      Cons

      high demands on time and no consideration for work life balance

      Canon Virginia2019-02-13
    • "Awful pay - run away!"

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      Current Employee - Transaction Clerk in Newport News, VA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Canon Virginia full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Health insurance and retirement account is pretty nice.

      Cons

      Pay is terrible, raises are non-existent. Get hired to work in one area and get moved to another without notice. Supervisors are micromanagers. Worst company I've worked for.

      Advice to Management

      Give your employees money equal to what you expect them to do.

      Canon Virginia2019-01-28
    • "Overall Wonderful Company"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Canon Virginia full-time

      Pros

      There's many opportunities for advancement within the company. The company takes great care of their employees from benefits down to special events just to show appreciation.

      Cons

      There aren't many individuals in leadership positions that are knowledgeable about their job and didn't work hard to get their position. The ones who work hard under these individuals rarely get noticed and/or appreciated.

      Canon Virginia2018-11-15
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      "Current Employment"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend

      I have been working at Canon Virginia full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Established Professional Relationships with coworkers, 2- 1 week Shutdowns, Education Assistance, Facilities have nice infrastructure (gyms, break rooms, cafe)

      Cons

      Nepotism is high in this company, many family members and friends get first pick towards promotional opportunities for current/new positions If you are a minority with the exception of Japanese don’t expect advancement especially as a woman (only 2 black directors and they are men) Transfer of Knowledge lacks - CVI literally circulates directors from one facility to the next so no form of teaching/learning for new...

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      Advice to Management

      Reward & recognize your employees Listen to your employees (knowledge & innovation comes all shades, sex and ages) Share the wealth

      Canon Virginia2018-07-20
    • "Company overview"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Canon Virginia full-time

      Pros

      Stable job, great benefits, extra PTO added after 5 years of being employed

      Cons

      Employees are older, managers are usually employees who have worked at the company for years, they end up getting promoted whether they are qualified or not

      Canon Virginia2018-06-22
    • "Poor Management"

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      Current Employee - Technician in Newport News, VA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Canon Virginia full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Good benefits. Clean for a factory. Bathrooms are cleaned twice a day. Nice campus.

      Cons

      Severe management issues in many departments. Canon does a management shift every year or two to "introduce fresh ideas" to the departments. In the last 5yrs I've had 4 different managers. This makes it very hard to advance when your boss knows nothing of your work and often comes from a department that is completely different than the one they move to. This means they spend months learning their new department and crew...

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      Advice to Management

      Clean house. Make everyone follow the same rules. Listen to those on the floor and the reviews on this site. It's shocking how many people on Glassdoor have similar reviews.

      Canon Virginia2018-06-22
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