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Updated Jan 23, 2023

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Found 61 of over 74 reviews
2.9
46% Recommend to a Friend
39% Approve of CEO

Found 61 of over 74 reviews

2.9
46%
Recommend to a Friend
39%
Approve of CEO
Canoo CEO and Chairman Tony Aquila (no image)
Tony Aquila
27 Ratings

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  • "Leadership has no idea what to do, what is happening and were basically hired because they know the CIO or whatever….(in 7 reviews)
  • "Poor management with no practical vision of the future.(in 3 reviews)
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  1. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to learn

    Jan 23, 2023 - Power Electronics Engineer in Torrance, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Get to work with cross functional teams on wide range of topics

    Cons

    Fewer resources and advancement isn’t easy

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Fun until it isn't

    Jan 11, 2023 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work schedule PTO Starting Pay

    Cons

    Zero recognition for hard work. No raises or bonuses. No communication from top down.

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  4. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Awful Environment and Management

    Dec 29, 2022 - Executive Assistant in Justin, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    None... Maybe the snacks and drink options

    Cons

    Cult like verbiage. Severe lack of communication on everything. Manipulative and mean behavior by management.

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  5. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good tech - Worst place for people

    Dec 25, 2022 - Software Developer in Torrance, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Working on fun and nice projects

    Cons

    One of the worst company in terms of people management. This company is managing people like slaves. The most you work and invest time, the less recognition you have. First time of my life where a company is giving less and less benefits

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    Dec 8, 2022 - Data Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Experienced workers - Flexible to employee needs

    Cons

    - Unorganized at some times

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  7. 2.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Leadership get out the way

    Dec 6, 2022 - Customer Journey Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Cool product, great opportunity to bring something unique to market

    Cons

    Continued shift in market fit, chasing opportunities that aren't fully aligned, poor leadership, mismatched talent vs roles.

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  8. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Worst experience possible

    Nov 29, 2022 - Senior Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The offices in LA are stylish and the aesthetics of the cars are quite good too.

    Cons

    The engineering team seemed to be inexperienced and the management was poor at best. Can only speak for a handful of people that I mostly interacted. I have no doubt that there are many talented engineers in this company. Probably I was extremely unlucky.

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  9. 1.0
    Current Employee

    Money is not the reason to join this company

    Nov 11, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The LV/LDV is very cool looking.

    Cons

    C Suite fails (Canoo speak earn a 0) as leaders. It’s group that will use up the best in people and then leave instructions for someone else to terminate them. Zero transparency, employees learn info from social media which the executives seem to applaud. Expect to be micromanaged and your coming and going from the office recorded. Almost everyone has been required to return to the office even if you were hired to work remotely. Have COVID? Big project? Come to work anyway. The money is a lure, if you have other opportunities DO NOT pass them up to work at Canoo. It could be a foolish decision.

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  10. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Sketchy Outlook

    Nov 9, 2022 - Senior Software Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    A few smart folks working there

    Cons

    No money, major technical challenges as a result of the incompetence of the founding technical team . Executive leadership is disorganized, lacks transparency, and basic communication skills.

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  11. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great Pay

    Oct 31, 2022 - Manager in Livonia, MI
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent Pay and opportunity to take on more roles.

    Cons

    Indecision of where vehicle to be built. High Turnover of great engineering employees.

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Canoo has an overall rating of 2.9 out of 5, based on over 74 reviews left anonymously by employees. 46% of employees would recommend working at Canoo to a friend and 23% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Canoo employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Canoo. This rating has improved by 8% over the last 12 months.

46% of Canoo employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Canoo 3.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.6 for culture and values and 3.0 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Canoo to be career development, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be management, culture, senior leadership.

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