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"The technology is leading edge however the leadership remains outdated"

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

Pros

Develop excellent products - proud to represent quality. An excellent name to have on a resume, as it's large and has a strong reputation, brand recognition. The environmental focus is admirable.

Cons

Poor management, lack of versatility and ability to change with current trends. Not employee focused. Salaries are below what competition offers. Treatment toward employees is less then satisfactory and moral is poor as a result.

Advice to Management

Take leadership courses. Focus on the employee loyalty effect, as it transfers to customer loyalty. Learn how to be leaders in delivering the message of quality through innovative means (not just relying on an established reputation as leaders in technology) and demonstrate an ability to change with the times - a good example is Rogers communication. Pay according to standards. People want to be associated with a company that is forward focused.

Other Employee Reviews for Canon

  1. "ci-tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Quezon City, Quezon City (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Quezon City, Quezon City (Philippines)

    Pros

    - You'll learn discipline
    - You'll learn a lot
    - The infrastructure for promotion is obvious; you can choose where to take your career.
    - You'll meet many people that you can learn from
    - Some get the opportunity to travel

    Cons

    - Too much stress
    - Too many rules

    Advice to Management

    - Please listen to the employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Pressure cooker environment"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Autonomy at the job and the ability to make decisions are the best reasons to work at Canon. It's a relatively flat structure which gives employees access to senior managers. You're also expected to have a good grasp of all the different functions within the business as there just aren't enough people to work the jobs. As a result, you kind of fill in the holes regardless of what your position is at the company.

    Cons

    It's a pressure cooker environment - especially as a Japanese company. The roles aren't necessarily defined enough that you get a lot of extra work put onto you. They expect a lot without paying enough or providing enough support or benefits. They don't have enough employees and they're not open to change.

    Advice to Management

    It feels like senior management just doesn't get it sometimes. They're very removed from the employees and they get all of their suggestions and "strategic" thinking out of a textbook.

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