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  1. 2.0
    Current Employee

    New chairman not inspiring any confidence in this company

    Apr 5, 2021 - Employee in Torrance, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -Solid, working level people [who are getting demotivated by the day] -Skateboard is neat -Product portfolio is actually impressive, and aims to let Canoo own a unique segment of the market (which is more important than just pumping out cars for volume)

    Cons

    Having a new chairman start at Canoo was initially exciting news. However, the last few months have been painful as this company is struggling getting a grip on what it wants to be - as it seems one individual is driving the fate of this company. This is not only toxic, but demoralizing as it seems the working level people are left to figure things out - while management of this company is working with "the board" (one person) to figure out what the definition of this company is. This leaves the "working level" people to define their own paths - with other working level peers in other departments. When processes are eventually implemented, they are implemented with complete disregard to how it can impact the current working level individuals, and are almost always done with no follow-up with the actual individuals doing the work. What this has created is the worst kind of startup environment - individuals working towards goals not really defined by management, with process and organizational changes not vetted with the actual individuals doing the work. Does this really inspire a workplace people are proud to be working at?

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Best Startup to work at

    Sep 6, 2022 - NVH Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Competitive salary, awesome benefits and hood product

    Cons

    Some colleagues are supervisors pets

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  2. 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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