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"Good company with strong Japanese management influence."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Success, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Success, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Canon USA full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Pretty good benefits and good discounts on slow selling company photo and office products.
New management of Human Resources Department will hopefully improve the way management treats rank and file employees. Long Island headquarters is a beautiful new building.

Cons

Don't be even a minute late or your supervisor will be calling you into a discussion about it. The human resources business partners (employee relations) track and report everything. Be careful about what you tell them. If you like sitting extremely close to your coworkers you will love the new cubicles in the Melville location. Be sure to see them before you accept a job offer.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you are doing. A few untrustworthy key people should find work elsewhere.

Other Employee Reviews for Canon USA

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Very stable, great people, but company lacks communication"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Melville, NY
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Melville, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canon USA as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People - You'll meet great co-workers ( varies by department)
    Stability - (pro) People usually stay long term. Good place if you like stability.
    Work Security - based on interacting with many employees, it takes a lot of effort to get fired (part of Japanese culture), unless they really don't like you.

    Cons

    Company communication
    Stability - (con) hard to move up because people stay within their roles for a long time
    Slow innovation
    Conservative about money - ie: paying for your own coffee; meals are not subsidized

    My advice:
    Japanese Work Culture - High execs are majority Japanese. Research and learn about the culture if your manager is Japanese or you will be dealing with executives.

    Advice to Management

    Communication, Communication, Communication


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great products and people, but things have changed"

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    Former Employee - National Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canon USA (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Canon has always been known for innovative products and that trend continues to this day. For the most part, the people are great to work with and most of them stay for many years even thought the pay is not very high.

    Cons

    Management has lost touch with what has made Canon great over the years...the PEOPLE! Without great people, Canon is destined to fall short of its goals. Managers tend to micro manage sales people while cutting back on support and resources. This is a recipe for failure.

    Advice to Management

    Decide what kind of organization you want to become and make the changes needed to accomplish it. Give sales the resources needed to succeed.

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