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"An industry leader, but bogged down in inefficient processes and lack of communication between departments"

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Current Employee - Sales in Guelph, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Sales in Guelph, ON (Canada)
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Canadian Solar full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Working on projects that involve Solar Power
Large vertically integrated company

Cons

Inefficient office procedures
Lack of communication between departments
Lack of direction from senior management

Advice to Management

Need to show some vision and some direction of the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Canadian Solar

  1. Helpful (8)

    "Going downhill"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The CEO has a good vision but needs to up the morale. Company has a relatively good product for a good price.

    Cons

    The company is too focused on cutting costs/corners in every level at the expense of its employees. Employees are constantly worried that they will be fired/laid off due to management's fear tactics. There is a lot of nepotism, favortism, and backstabbing going around. Employees that have been there for years have not seen raises. Low to zero appreciation for employees or their efforts.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in managers that are not just out for themselves but that see the big picture and genuinely are interested in seeing their employees develop. The employee morale will see a boost if you do this. Invest in your employees and see them as an asset instead of a liability. Ditch the fear tactics.


  2. "Hard work. A good thing overall."

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in San Ramon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Solar (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good team. Good people. Room for advancement. Work hard and you can make a difference.

    Cons

    If you complain a lot or don't like hard work don't come here. Lots of work. Can be hard to keep up with. You will not have 40 hr weeks here. Don't be a whiner or complainer.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more capable individuals quickly to keep up with the workflow. Being pushed beyond 60 hrs a week really burns people out. Even the great go getters.


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