Circus World Displays - Fast paced - never a dull moment | Glassdoor
Pros
  • "Benefits for full time employees, established company, paid training and courses, company events a few times a year" (in 11 reviews)

  • "A great place to work if you are interested in a challenging and fast paced work environment" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Sometimes one person is doing 2 people job hurts performance and work/life balance" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Company is lead by 2 managing directors who may not always be on the same page all the time" (in 8 reviews)

Employee Review

Employee Review

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"Fast paced - never a dull moment"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Circus World Displays full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great opportunity for recent graduates to gain real experience in a fast paced environment.

815 to 5 with weekends off and a good benefits package.

Lots of opportunity to grow within the company.

If looking for a job in Niagara this is your bet.

Annual performance reviews give you an idea of where you stand in the company as well as a pay increase. Often completed late, but back pay is given for every day missed.

2 monitors at workstation. May not seem like a big deal, but makes things so much easier

Cons

Very fast paced. Not everyone can handle it. Those who can't are let go (or quit shortly after being brought on)

Productivity is taken very seriously. If you need time for facebook and personal email while you are supposed to be working this job is not for you.

Pay is competitive, but sometimes managements expectations seem higher than your salary.

Constant change and high turnover can make things difficult at times.

Advice to Management

Cooontinue working towards keeping happy employees.

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Circus World Displays (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good hours and decent pay for niagara

    Cons

    tough management but they were fair


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Not For Most"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Niagara Falls, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Niagara Falls, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Circus World Displays full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people here are great

    Cons

    This company is unlike any that I know, and not in a good way. I am also very perplexed as to who the people are here that have been giving such high reviews.
    To break it down for you, this company is run by a family, with two disagreeing brothers as the managing directors. That right there is a major issue for why things are difficult. They rarely agree on issues that they should clearly be aligned with.
    One brother, is completely set in his ways and old fashioned, refuses to allow staff (who are incredibly skilled to do the work they are hired to do), to improve and create content that would benefit the brands. He would rather people follow suit to exactly what he wants, and anyone who challenges a new way/modern thinking in terms of "less is more", is quickly terminated. His respect for his employees is shown in his own punctuality with meetings, and the higher than thou attitude that is reflected in communication between team members. Having to report to him requires lengthy and time wasting write-ups or agendas, and going over every detail as to why something didnt work.
    As for the other brother, he is more up to speed and eager to create change, however his overall micromanaging, incredibly high expectations, contradictions and constant comparing to other companies creates a less than ideal work environment. Being challenged and having high goals is necessary for any person and business, but constantly being made to feel as though nothing is "perfect" and in turn feeling guilty is incredibly unhealthy.
    There is a problem with some departments being understaffed, which leads to people taking on elements of other positions (without pay increase) to cover all bases, which again in turn can become stressful and unfair. Constantly being watched either by the cameras in every corner of the buildings, or the monitoring of what is on your computer screen, gets tiring very quickly.
    There are some great products coming out of this company, however some become irrelevant and behind the times in technology, within a few short months compared to the competition. This is largely due to the fact that there is some sort of disconnect with product release dates, which are never met and often weeks or months past original times. This would be understandable once and while, but having this happen with every single product is concerning.

    Advice to Management

    Let go a little bit.

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